History

Ahlstrom was established in 1851 in Finland and has over the centuries developed from a diversified conglomerate to a global high performance fiber-based company.
Key milestones in Ahlstrom's history

1851

Ahlstrom was founded and timber trading, shipping and sawmill operations started to grow

1931

Ahlstrom Group was Finland’s largest industrial enterprise, with more than 30 manufacturing units and over 5,000 employees

1963

Ahlstrom acquired Cartiere Bosso S.p.A. in Italy, which made Ahlstrom a pioneer in international operations

1985

17% of Ahlstrom’s people were working outside Finland

1998

73% of Ahlstrom’s people were working outside Finland 

2006

Ahlstrom Corporation was listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange

2011

Ahlstrom is among the oldest Finnish companies when celebrating its 160th anniversary. The company has production facilities in more than 20 countries

2013

Ahlstrom's Label and Processing business combined with Munksjö.

2016

Ahlstrom and Munksjö announced their merger plan.

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