The foundation of our business was laid in 1896 in Gr?ngesberg, Sweden. Thereafter, several different industrial enterprises became part of the Group, including Gr?ngesberg mines, the TGOJ rail business, Oxel?sund ironworks, and a shipping business. In 1969, the Group acquired Svenska Metallverken, which included an aluminium products business, an operation that would later evolve into Gr?nges. In 1972, work began on the development and -production of aluminium heat exchanger strips in Finsp?ng.
After the Gr?nges Group was acquired by Electrolux in 1980, a number of structural changes were implemented, resulting in the sale of most of Gr?nges’ businesses. What remained was the production of aluminium products. A key milestone came in 1996, when Gr?nges established a global presence by opening a production plant in Shanghai. In 1997 Gr?nges was listed on the Stock Exchange in Stockholm and in 2000 Gr?nges changed name to Sapa.
In 2005 Sapa was acquired and delisted after Orkla ASA made a bid for the company. At that time Sapa had two lines of business: rolled aluminium products and extruded aluminium profiles. In 2013 the rolled products business took back the name of Gr?nges and in 2014 Orkla decided to list Gr?nges on the Nasdaq Stockholm Stock Exchange.
In 2016, Gr?nges acquired Noranda’s downstream operations in the United States and the name of the acquired company was changed to Gr?nges Americas.
In 2020, Gr?nges aquires the Polish flat rolled aluminium producer Aluminium Konin and the name was changed to Gr?nges Konin. The same year Gr?nges also buys the remaining shares of GETEK and creates the business area Gr?nges Powder Metallurgy.