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Our history 2018-02-09T15:32:56+00:00

Our history

A green company with a long history. That is one way to describe Fiskeby. Already in the 1630s Queen Kristina handed us a privilege letter to start paper production. Today we are the only mill in Scandinavia that offers a packaging board made by 100% recovered fibre.

Fiskeby is one of Europe’s oldest manufacturers of paper. Over the years we have made everything from wall and silk paper to today’s packaging board manufactured from recovered fibre.

Our story starts in 1637 when Nils Månsson and Anders Mattsson receive a letter of privilege from Queen Kristina with permission to start paper production in Fiskeby. The letter becomes the starting point for a paper mill that will use discarded textiles as raw material for many years to come.

Handmade manufacturing continues in Fiskeby until 1852. Technological development is moving rapidly in the world at this time and as a result, a revolutionary machine mill is established in Fiskeby in 1872. Almost a century later, in 1953, Fiskeby installs a new board machine and launches Multiboard.

The board machine is rebuilt in 1987. In 2010 the mill is complemented with a new solid fuel boiler and in 2015 Fiskeby inaugurates its own biogas plant.

Even today, all our manufacturing takes place at the same location where everything began almost 400 years ago, at Motala River’s outlet to lake Glan in Norrköping. With the exception of a short interruption in the mid 1800’s, the production has been ongoing since Queen Kristina’s privilege letter in 1637.

Timelime

1637
Fiskeby receives a privilege letter
1852
Interruption in production
1871
A limited company is formed
1872
The machinery mill is built
1942
The company is acquired
1953
The era of recovered fibre begins
1969
Investment in new machine
1985
Name change to Fiskeby Board AB
1987
Rebuilding
1990
The company is acquired once again
1994
Microbiological water purification
2003
New ownership constellation
2007
Today’s owner takes over
2008
Back to Fiskeby Board AB
2010
New solid fuel boiler
2013
New pallet packaging line
2014
Multiboard Premium is launched
2015
Fiskeby’s biogas plant is inaugurated