History in Brief

TWO CENTURIES OF REFRACTORY EXPERTISE

At Höganäs Borgestad , we started producing refractory bricks in 1825, almost at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

Our production unit is still based in Bjuv, Sweden. We are a modern company with strong roots in Swedish industrial traditions, committed to exceptional quality, ongoing innovation and the highest professional standards.

History in brief

Timeline

2001

Restructuring of the refractory business. Closing of three plants in Poland and one in Norway.

1998

Höganäs Bjuf Asia Pacific founded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1998

Borgestad Group acquires Höganäs Bjuf in Sweden and GZMO, which has 3 plants in Poland.

1932

New factory completed at Höganäs Bjuf, with the first tunnel kiln in operation.

1890

First production of chamotte brick at Borgestad. Borgestad Fabrikker issues its first product catalogue.

1886

Gunnar Knudsen founds Borgestad Fabrikker in Skien, Norway, initially to manufacture brick for the domestic market and saggars for porcelain mnufacture. Subsequently, business focuses more and more on serving Norway’s industry with high-quality refractories.

1876

First brick production in Bjuv, Sweden

1873

Start of Höganäs mining operations in Bjuv, Sweden

1825

First production of refractory bricks in Höganäs

1797

Höganäs Stenkolsverk coal mining company founded