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History

LEAX Group has in a short period of time grown from a small company with only two employees to a group of eleven companies with about 1200 employees. Below you can read about some of the milestones that make the LEAX Group history.

2017

  • LEAX 3.0 takes place: After leading the company for 18 years, Roger Berggren becomes a member of the board of directors and leaves his operational role. Henrik Fagrenius steps up from Deputy President to CEO of LEAX Group.
  • LEAX Group turns 35!
  • Telecom businesses are sold and LEAX become a minority owner of Arkivator Telecom.

2016

LEAX Group receives Quality Excellence Award 2016 from Meritor.
  • First order from Huawai, the giant, to BA Telecom.
  • BA Telecom successfully launched its manufacturing in India.
  • LEAX Group receives Quality Excellence Award 2016 from Meritor.

2015

  • LEAX do Brasil delivers the two first propeller shaft, a pair of P644, thanks to the know-how transferred within LEAX Group.
  • New structured gearbox production at LEAX Brinkmann – Helical cut planetary gear reducers (PL-SS).
  • LEAX Hungary receives the Certified Supplier Award by Toyota.
  • LEAX Group production network wins largest order in LEAX’s history: the annual sales will be around 200 MSEK and total contract value is more than 1 000 MSEK.
  • LEAX Group wins the Great Supplier Award from FKG.

2014

Grand Opening of LEAX Heat in Latvia
  • LEAX Group’s goal of presence in all BRIC countries achieved.
  • Grand Opening of LEAX Heat in Latvia.
  • New Antenna series from LEAX Arkivator Telecom.
  • Stock storage at LEAX Rezekne is extended.
  • Roger Berggren receives the EOY prime – Entrepreneur of The Year!

2013

LEAX Arkivator Sweden, LEAX Arkivator Telecom, LEAX Hungary and LEAX China were founded in August when Arkivator Industry and Arkivator-Exir Telecom were acquired. LEAX hereby acquires two plants in Sweden, one in Falköping and one in Tidaholm, one plant in Mezökövesd in Hungary and one plant in Kunshan in China. The acquisition includes LEAX Arkivator Telecom, a supplier of wireless communication to global customers with the headquarter in Gothenburg, in Sweden.

LEAX Brinkmann was founded the 1st of April 2013 when LEAX acquired the business of Gebr. Brinkmann GmbH in Detmold, Germany.

2012

LEAX celebrates 30 years (1982 - 2012) with a big jubilee party that lasts two days.

2011

In June 2011 LEAX is officially established in Araucária, Curitiba, Brazil. LEAX Group hereby expands its current establishments in Sweden and Latvia by forming a new LEAX company in South America called LEAX do Brasil. The official inauguration of LEAX do Brasil was held in March 2012.

2008

LEAX Baltix sets up its second factory in Latvia, in the city Rezekne close to the Russian border.

2007

LEAX starts taking over the site in Falun.

2006

Agreement with Scania regarding taking over their site in Falun.

2005

LEAX acquires ABB´s Machine Shop in Ludvika.

2004

LEAX Mekaniska is certified according to ISO/TS16949.

2003

LEAX Group starts own production in Riga, Latvia.

2002

GenerPro is certified according to ISO9000 and ISO14000 by BVQI.

2001

LEAX Group starts a new company in Riga/Latvia. LEAX Baltix will provide LEAX Group and our customers with mechanical components. LEAX Baltix will also work with consultancy and education within quality, environment and production technology. Q Control opens its second regional office. This time in Stockholm.

2000

GenerPro is founded and becomes one of the first independent contract manufacturers of power generation equipment. LEAX takes over the axle production from ABB Motors and the dog clutch production from Arvin Meritor. LEAX Mekaniska AB is certified according to QS 9000, which means that we're allowed to deliver to the automotive industry.

1999

The production area increases with 4000 square metres. Q Control opens its first region office in Malmö.

1997

LEAX Group is certified according to ISO 14001 by BVQI.

1996

LEAX acquires Kuggservice in Köping and a third "leg" is added to the LEAX Group.

1994

LEAX and Q Control are certified according to ISO 9001 by BVQI.

1993

Q Control was founded.

1991

LEAX Mekaniska AB's turnover in 1991 was 10 MSEK with 18 employees.

1989

LEAX Mekaniska acquired a small manufacturing company named Åke Ohlsons Mekaniska. The work with quality system according to ISO 9000 started.

1987

First expansion to our own facilities. Turnover of 4MSEK

1982

LEAX Group was founded by Lennart Berggren and Axel Seger (LeAx).