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Sapa Aluminium Hoogezand

Sapa Aluminium Hoogezand

Scandex Aluminium NV (later Sapa) in Hoogezand was founded by Pieter Keijzer, Lars Bergenhem and Nils Bouveng.

The first discussions about the project to place an extrusion plant in the Netherlands took place in 1970. The direct reason for this project was the situation between the EC, which was then constituted, and Scandinavia which did not want to take part in the EC. One of the consequences was that duties within the EC did no longer exist, but Scandinavia had to pay them furthermore.

That’s why Nokia Finland, together with Sapa Sweden, decided to set up an extrusion company within the EC. The reason why they chose the Netherlands was the similar mentality between Dutchmen and Scandinavians. And the location Hoogezand was selected for its favorable position within Europe.

1971

Scandex Aluminium NV starts with a 1.650 ton press (Press 1).

1974

Expansion with an Anodizing line of 1 million m²

1975

Qualanod Certification

1979

Construction of an office block, first floor

1985

Nokia sells its shares to Sapa

1988

Acquisition of Goedlicht BV in Etten Leur (lightbands)

1989

  • Expansion with a 2.800 ton press (Press 2)
  • Acquisition of Comhan Holland BV in Uithoorn (lighting signage and trade

1994

  • Foundation of the holding Sapa Nederland BV
  • Certification ISO 9002

1995

  • Replacement of the 1.650 ton press (Press 1) by a 2.200 ton press
    (Press 3)
  • Name change from Scandex Aluminium into Sapa Aluminium BV

1998

Start Single Bearing Network Centre (in house die production)

1999

Sale of Comhan Holland BV

2000

  • Installation of a Friction Stir Welding machine (moved to Belgium in 2005)
  • Expansion with a vertical powdercoating line

2001

  • Automation of the die storage
  • Qualitcoat Certification

2002

  • Goedlicht becomes Sapa Plus (machining centre voor Sapa
  • Certification GSB

2006

  • Renovation of the anodizind department
  • Closure Sapa Plus, Etten Leur

2007

Joint Venture between Sapa & Alcoa Extrusion

2008

  • Construction of a winding line for special special packaging
  • Automation of the anodizing line

2011

Certification EN 15088 (CE)

2012

  • Expansion insulation line
  • Acquisition of a foiler

2013

Norsk Hydro and Orkla sign the 50/50 Joint Venture between Hydro and Sapa. 1/9/2013: foundation of the Joint-Venture company Sapa