History

Our history and milestones since the outset of BEWI in 1980.

BEWI’s milestones

Since the outset in 1980 on the island Frøya off the coast of central Norway, the dedication to creating value to our customers, the society and our owners have established BEWI as a driving market force by offering sustainable solutions in innovative and efficient ways.
  • 1980

    BEWI was founded by the Bekken family on Frøya in Norway. Focus on the packaging and building insulation products.

  • 2014

    The merger of BEWI and EPS manufacturer StyroChem into BEWI Group, and acquisition of packaging operations from SCA Packaging.

  • 2016

    Investment in extrusion technology in Porvoo, Finland.

  • 2017

    Acquisition of Finnish XPS manufacturer and Swedish packaging operations.

  • 2018

    Acquisition of the Dutch company Synbra as well as operations for fish boxes and automotive components.

    Launch of Circular recycling operations.

  • 2019

    Acquisition of the Danish and Belgian recycling operations Eco Fill and Eurec, as well as the Saint-Gobain EPS operations in France.

    Launch of the world’s first 100% recycled EPS.

  • 2020

    Establishment of a recycling company in Portugal and Circular Denmark.

    Acquisition of insulation factory in Norrköping, Sweden, Dutch recycling company Poredo and BEWI Drift Holding in Norway.

    Entering the UK market by acquiring a minority stake in Jablite Group.

    Listing on Oslo Stock Exchange.

  • 2021

    Acquisition of majority stake of Danish paper packaging company Honeycomb Cellpack

    Acquisition of majority stake of listed Polish company IZOBLOK

    Acquisition of UK based recycling company Volker Gruppe

    Acquisition of Belgian insulation company Kemisol Group

  • 2022

    Invests in a new recycling hub in Stockholm

    Acquisition of the paper packaging company Trondhjems Eskefabrikk

    Acquisition to become 100% owner of UK-based insulation and packaging company Jablite Group

    Acquisition of Berga Recycling Inc., a trading platform for materials for recycling

    Acquisition of the Lithuanian insulation company BalPol

    Acquisition of the leading European packaging and insulation company Jackon Holding