Company

HISTORY

 

1820

Högfors ironworks are founded in Karkkila, Finland. The foundry operations start in 1823. Karkkila foundry is the oldest still operating foundry in Finland.

1858

The Pori foundry in Finland is founded.

1918

Rauta- ja Metallivalimo Suomi is founded in Helsinki, Finland.

1953

Främmestad, currently part of Componenta, is founded iin Sweden.

1985

The Högfors foundry is acquired from Kymi-Strömberg.

1986

Suomivalimo acquires Santasalo-Vaihteet, which continues as an independent company.

1988

The Pori foundry is acquired from Rauma-Repola. Santasalo-Vaihteet shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

1989

Suomivalimo becomes JOT-Yhtiöt.

1990

 Främmestad machine shop is acquired in Sweden.

1993

Santasalo-Vaihteet acquires the shares of JOT-Yhtiöt and the Santasalo-JOT Group is founded. The Group's foundry operations are called JOT Components.

1999

The gear operations of Santasalo-JOT are sold to Metso. The name of the Santasalo-JOT Group is changed to Componenta.

2000

Componenta focuses on foundry operations and its shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

2005

Componenta acquires the majority shareholding in De Globen, which is a foundry company in the Netherlands.

2006

Componenta acquires the majority shareholding in a Turkish Döktas Dökümcülük Ticaret ve Sanayi, which focuses on cast iron and aluminium components.

2016

Componenta's Finnish and Swedish operations are filed for restructuring. Componenta Netherlands is filed for bankruptcy. Operations in Turkey continue normally.

2017

After the confirmation of the restructuring programmes in Finland and Sweden, efficiency programmes continue. The Turkish operations are sold. 

2018

Componenta operates in contract workshop business. Componenta has iron foundries in Pori and Karkkila, Finland as well as a machining and painting shop in Främmestad, Sweden.