History

Ekman over five centuries

21st century

2016

Reliance Fibres Limited, based in London UK, is acquired

2014

Ekman celebrates 100 year anniversary in China

2011

Kwok Fung (Sino HK) Enterprise Ltd, based in Hong Kong, is acquired

2006

The Ekman family and the Ekman employees acquire Atle AB's and Skandia Invest AB's shares in Ekman

2004

KC International, based in New Jersey USA, is acquired

The Recovered Materials Division is established

2002

Ekman celebrates 200 years as an incorporated company

20th Century

1995

MVI Ltd, Skandia Investment, the Ekman employees and management and the Ekman Family acquire all shares in Ekman

1992

Intercontinental Cellulose Sales Inc (ICS Inc), based in Florida USA, is acquired

Ekman becomes the world's largest independent sales organisation with focus on the forest industry, handling over 1,000,000 tons of products

1914

Ekman is the first Swedish trading house operating in China through the founding of Ekman Foreign Agencies Ltd. and the opening of a branch office in Shanghai 

19th century

1890

Ekman is one of the pioneers as the Swedish Forest Industry begins exporting pulp and paper

1802

Ekman & Co is founded by Gustav Henric Ekman, son of Peter Ekman III, and Gustaf Rudolf Prytz

18th century

1761

Peter Ekman III continues his father's business with focus on trading herring

1733

Peter Ekman II, son of Peter Ekman I, sets up a business in Gothenburg specializing in timber goods

17th century

1698

Peter Ekman I, son of Daniel Joensson Ekman, specializes in timber goods and builds a sawmill

1663

Daniel Joensson Ekman sets up a business selling iron and timber