Polyform AS was established in Ålesund, Norway in 1955, and has enjoyed steady growth ever since. Since 2011, the company is owned by its former chairman Geir A. Gunnlaugsson and CEO Vidar Aasestrand. To enable further development of the company, an executive decision was made in 2016 to find a new owner; in February 2017 Ernströmgruppen stepped in as new owners of Polyform.
“The main reason for choosing Ernströmgruppen as the new owner was their long-term owner strategy, free from an exit agenda. They also have the ambition and resources to further develop the company and provide us with the benefits of belonging to a larger organisation (Ernströmgruppen's ecosystem). The positive chemistry between our companies, right from the start, was another highly contributing factor. This is all in line with our plans and wishes to continue growing the company, organically – and through acquisitions.”
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