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Our history

More than 90 years of knowledge and innovation

Our history

In December 1924, gold fever breaks out around 30 km north west of Skellefteå. The first ore deposit is discovered in Fågelmyran, laying the foundations for what today is the Boliden Group. Two years later, the first ore is mined and a flourishing community soon grows up in Boliden.

Timeline

2010s

Major investments, expansion of Garpenberg, a new gold mine and acquisitions in Finland, and more.

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2000s

New Boliden, big transactions and investments in the billions.

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1990s

Canada, Chile and company restructuring.

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1980s

New owners take over the company, and Boliden starts acquiring a number of companies in Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden, among others.

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1970s

Kaldo technology and the acquisition of recycling companies.

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1960s

Aitik mine start-up and important chemical production.

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1950s

Electric underground railway and the aquisition of Garpenberg.

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1940s

New mines, lead ore and modernizations.

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1930s

Smelting plant, economic growth and a prosperous mining district.

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1920s

Mine aquisitions, new companies and Ivar Kreuger.

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Contact

Boliden Head Office

Boliden Group
Klarabergsviadukten 90
P.O. Box 44, SE-101 20 Stockholm
Tel: + 46 8 610 15 00
Fax: + 46 8 654 80 90