Over 160 years of industrial traditions

Ahlström Capital Oy is one of Finland’s largest investment companies and part of the Ahlström family heritage – one of the most significant industrial families in Finland from the 1850s onwards. Ahlström Capital Oy was established in 2001 as A. Ahlström Osakeyhtiö was divided into Ahlstrom Corporation, Ahlström Capital Oy and A. Ahlström Osakeyhtiö.

 

 

 

 

 

Timeline

Financial and industrial assets are concentrated in Ahlström Capital Oy
2001-

Active value creation

We develop our portfolio through active board and strategy work. Our successful investments have resulted in value creation to shareholders. The company’s external fair value has increased from around EUR 200 million (2001) to over EUR 1 billion (2017). We have paid out more than EUR 150 million as dividend since 2001.

Ahlström Capital established
1950-2000

Internationalisation

A. Ahlström Osakeyhtiö becomes one of the first Finnish companies to expand their business abroad – a major milestone for Finnish industry. Starting with an investment in an Italian paper mill in 1963, today Ahlström Capital’s portfolio companies are active in 33 countries. The investment in Cartiere Giacomo Bosso S.p.A was the first significant international corporate acquisition by a Finnish company

A. Ahlström Osakeyhtiö is established in 1908
1900-1950

Expansion

Ahlström becomes a forerunner in the paper, glass and engineering industries. A. Ahlström Osakeyhtiö becomes the biggest industrial company in Finland. First steps of internationalisation: Karhula Works begins the manufacturing of pumps for the forest industry, with the licences from the American company Nash, Swiss company Sulzer and Swedish company Laval.

Antti Ahlström buys Noormarkku works in 1870
1851-1900

Foundation

Antti Ahlström starts business in the fields of shipping and sawn goods. In 1870, he acquires the Noormarkku Works, which later becomes his home and the centre of the company’s businesses. He also acquired three other Works: Kauttua in 1873, Leineperi in 1877 and Strömfors in 1886. Along with the acquisition of the Works, Ahlström received significant forest holdings, which still form the basis of the company’s forest assests today

Antti Ahlström starts business in 1851
1851

The Beginning

Antti Ahlström starts business in 1851