Company / History
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 EUR 1,2 billion (2021).
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
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 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
A. Ahlström is a strategic industrial owner with core investments in the global space of forest and fiber technologies. We are a family-owned company with a long history of more than 170 years. We create value for owners by investing in industrial companies, real estate, and forest.
Our current portfolio includes privately held companies Munksjö Paper AB, Ahlström Invest B.V. (including a significant ownership in Ahlstrom Oyj), Bast Fibre Technologies Inc, Metsäkonepalvelu Oy, GPV Group A/S and M&J Recycling A/S. In addition, significant holdings in listed companies Detection Technology Plc, Glaston Corporation and Suominen Corporation. We also have major real estate and forest holdings, which are managed by our fully owned subsidiary, A. Ahlström Real Estate Ltd.
We develop leading businesses.
A. Ahlström Oy, Eteläesplanadi 14,
P.O.Box 169, 00131 Helsinki
Tel. +358 10 888 18