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Nedschroef - a company history
Nedschroef has been continuously engaged in the production of fasteners for more than a century. The original company activity, the production of rivets for the shipbuilding industry, was started in Helmond in 1894 by Hendrik van Thiel at the same location where Nedschroef Helmond B.V. still operates. From 1894 till 1987 the company was owned and managed by the members of Van Thiel family.
In the second half of the 20th century the company gradually switched to a high-quality product range for other customers like the automotive industry. From 1990 the group expanded by making several take-overs.
The tools activity (now SMF Tools B.V.) also grew from the fasteners production activity.
In 1987 Nedschroef Holding became a stock exchange listed company (Euronext, Amsterdam).
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary, Nedschroef Holding received the Royal warrant in 1994, entitling it to use the ‘Koninklijke’ predicate in the company name.
In May 2007 Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding was taken over by Nedfast Holding B.V. (55% Gilde, 30% Parcom and 15% Top Management). After 20 years the listing on the Amsterdam Stock Exhange came to an end.
|1894||Establishment of the ‘Hendrik van Thiel’ company at the Kanaaldijk in Helmond|
|1949||Establishment of Nedschroef Octrooi Maatschappij, later renamed Nedschroef Holding.|
|1962||Establishment of the machine factory in Belgium, Nedschroef Herentals N.V.|
|1981||Establishment Nedschroef Corporation in the USA (assets sold in 2011)|
Acquisition of FCF Europa (became Nedschroef Weert BV), the company is now integrated in Nedschroef Helmond B.V.
|1987||Listed on Amsterdam stock exchange|
|1990||Acquisition of Vereinigte Schrauben Werke (Germany). This became|
Nedschroef Altena GmbH,
Nedschroef Fraulautern GmbH and
Nedschroef Lebach GmbH (assets sold in 2009)
|1992||Acquisition of Lamson & Sessions (Germany) this became Nedschroef Plettenberg GmbH and Nedschroef Langeskov Aps|
|1994||Separation of tool activities in independent company, Nedtool B.V., which was merged with SMF into SMF Tools BV|
|1994||Nedschroef Holding B.V. received Royal warrant|
|1996||Establishment of Nedschroef Fasteners BV (Netherlands), a trading company for the Benelux market.|
|1996||Establishment of Nedschroef Detroit Corp. (USA), a trading company for the sale of machines of Nedschroef Herentals.|
|1996||Acquisition of ECDI, a French trading company, now named Nedschroef Fasteners S.A.S.|
|1996||Acquisition of Westbult, a Swedish trading company, now called Nedschroef Fasteners AB|
|1997||Acquisition of tooling company SMF in Helmond. This company was merged with Nedtool B.V. and is now called SMF Tools B.V.|
|1997||Acquisition of Chaney & Bull, a British trading company now called Nedschroef Fasteners Ltd.|
|1998||Acquisition of trading company Handimex in Sweden. This company was integrated in Nedschroef Fasteners B.V.|
|1998||Acquisition of trading company Elnor in Spain, now called Nedschroef Fasteners Spain S.A.|
|2000||Acquisition of trading company Famik in France. This company was integrated in Nedschroef Fasteners S.A.S.|
|2000||Acquisition of production company SBT (bolts) in Berlin, Germany, now called Nedschroef Berlin (daughter company of Nedschroef Fraulautern G.m.b.H.|
|2000||Acquisition of production company (heavy bolts) National Bolts in Johannesburg, South-Africa. This company was renamed Nedschroef Johannesburg (Pty) Ltd. The company was sold in 2009.|
|2003||Establishment of trading company Nedright Technology GmbH, a Joint Venture company with 5 Japanese partners of which Nedschroef owns a 55% share.|
|2006||Establishment of trading company Nedschroef Fasteners Trading (Jiashan) Co., Ltd. In China.|
|2006||Acquisition of the assets of Gloerfeld GmbH (Germany). These were integrated in Nedschroef Plettenberg G.m.b.H.|
|2006||Acquisition of trading company Sanz Teremig Industrial S.L. in Spain. This company was integrated in Nedschroef Fasteners Spain S.A.|
|2006||Acquisition of production company (mainly bolts) Ferré Plana S.A. in Spain. This company was renamed Nedschroef Barcelona S.A.|
|2007||Establishment of trading company Nedschroef Bratislava s.r.o. in Slovakia.|
|2007||Take-over of Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding B.V. by Nedfast Holding B.V. (a privately-owned company).|
|2007||End of listing on Amsterdam stock exchange|
|2008||Establishment of trading company Nedschroef Brasov in Romania.|
|2009||Establishment of trading company Nedschroef Fasteners Poland in Poland.|
|2009||Sale of Nedschroef Johannesburg (South Africa)|
|2011||Sale of production facility Nedschroef Lebach (Germany)|
|2013||Establishment of Nedschroef Fasteners (Kunshan) Co. Ltd In China.|
|2014||Establishment of Nedschroef Aviation Fasteners GmbH in Germany|
|2014||Nedschroef and Shanghai Prime Machinery Company Limited (PMC) successfully complete the merger|
|2015||Nedschroef successfully acquired two new plants in Beckingen & Schrozberg|