It started as a one-person business producing furniture, sconces, and toothbrush handles in a shed of 20 square metres.
The history of Ekeri is a story about unyielding entrepreneurship and innovation and a development from artisanal production to large-scale manufacturing.
The company is founded
Bror Eklund founds a company named Eklunds Snickeri, focusing primarily on carpentry.
Products manufactured by the company include doors and furniture.
Trailers and kiosks
In addition to superstructures and trailers, Eklunds Snickeri begins manufacturing caravans and horse-drawn carriages.
Ekeri specialises in transportation equipment and primarily in covered trailers and trailers with tarpaulin sides. In the 1970s, management of the company transfers to Lars and Henrik Eklund.
The factory that is still used today is built in the 80s. During this decade, Ekeri also starts exporting to Sweden and Norway.
Ekeri specialises in side-opening superstructures and trailers. The third generation joins the business. Exports to countries beyond the Nordic region begin.
Ekeri’s quality assurance
Important investments in quality and sustainability are made as Ekeri receives quality and environmental certification.
Ekeri turns 70
Ekeri celebrates its first 70 years. By this point, over 70% of Ekeri's production is being exported. Turnover continues to grow.
Ekeri expands its factory site with a brand new factory building for the door- and sandwich panel production.
The year is characterised by substantial investments. Ekeri acquires the Swedish company OF Ekeri and thereby gains a stronger position on the Swedish market.
The Finnish company Ko-Me-Sa Oy, which produces chassis components, is also acquired and becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ekeri.
Ekeri has established itself as a leading supplier on the Nordic trailer market and can look back at a staggering development. In the last 25 years, there has been a sixfold increase in turnover, and the future is looking bright as ever.