About Addtech

Addtech is a Swedish publicly listed technology trading group. The business comprises over 130 independent companies that sell high-tech products and solutions to customers chiefly in the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors in around 20 countries. Addtech creates optimal conditions for the profitability and growth of subsidiaries.

Addtech has strong values and clear strategies that are based on a shared willingness to take responsibility and on respect for the individual. We believe that freedom with responsibility is the best way of running a multi-facetted business like ours.

Our core values are simplicity, efficiency, change, responsibility and freedom, which permeate the day-to-day work of the organisation.

Our history dates all the way back to Sweden in the 1870s when Adolf Fredrik Hedengran established a factory in Eskilstuna for the manufacture of iron and steel products.

1870 – Adolf Hedengran established factory producing iron and steel products in Eskilstuna.

1896 – The factory was taken over by Eskilstuna Smidesprodukter AB, after which production focused on a range of bolts.

1908 – The company was purchased by the newly formed Eskilstuna Fabriks AB. Working under this name, it produced chains for the first time in 1912.

1912 – First chains produced in Eskilstuna Sweden.

1933 – Bultfabriks AB from Hallstahammar acquired the company. This resulted in the personnel in the Eskilstuna factory starting to produce steel windows under the product name Fenestra.

1986 – Opened in the UK to support major British forklift manufacturer.

1990 – First major OEM customer buying leaf chain assemblies.

1992 – First ever corrosion protection leaf chain in world.

1995 – First ever how much worn leaf & roller chain gauge patent.

1995 – Started in-house manufacturing of leaf chain anchors.

2011/12 – Major investment in automated manufacturing Starts.

2013/14 – Introduced new MLC tooling for increased fatigue life on leaf chain.

2017 – Upgraded SuperShield leaf chain to 1000 hours of corrosion protection.

2017 – Relocated to a new purpose-built production facility.