Göran Gezelius is appointed President and CEO of the Gunnebo AB.
Gunnebo Industries is split off from the rest of the organisation.
Gunnebo AB enters into a period of acquiring multiple companies from around the world which specialise in security solutions.
This includes Fichet-Bauche, a listed company on the French stock exchange with a history in safes dating back to 1825, and Chubbsafes, a globally recognised brand of safes established in the UK in 1818. See Brands.
Gunnebo Industries is acquired by venture capital company, HIDEF. HIDEF changes its name to Gunnebo AB and Gunnebo becomes listed on the Swedish stock exchange for the first time. The new company will focus on delivering security solutions around the globe.
The roots of the company
Gunnebo gets its name from the village of Gunnebo in the south-east of Sweden. It was here that Hans Hultman opened a forge in 1764 and started to produce hammers.
This small business grew steadily until the formation of Gunnebo Bruks Nya AB in 1889 which had several metal-working factories
This company later became known as Gunnebo Industries.