Nefab has experienced major changes since it was founded in the 1920s. The same spirit remains, a flat organization with short decision paths. A dramatic development has occured, from having been a production-oriented company, to now being a market-oriented, global service company.
Target segments and Global accounts
At the start of the present decade, the company's focus on selected market segments intensified. With the geographical structure as a base, complemented by a global segment and customer-oriented sales organization, greater attention is being paid to developing existing customer relationships and creating new business opportunities in priority market segments.
Market and service focus
At the turn of the millennium, the company adjusted the strategic direction in order to better address its customers' needs. The vision of becoming the global partner for complete packaging solutions was established. The company expanded into a number of markets and acquisitions were made to enhance the level of competence within complementary packaging materials and service areas.
At the start of the 1980s, Nefab began to broaden its horizons and start looking at markets outside Sweden. The expansion began in the European markets, before spreading further to North and South America as well as Asia. Nefab is continuously striving to provide a local service for global customers.
In the 1960s and 1970s, expendable and reusable packaging were developed together with Ericsson, the company's largest customer. The "Nefab box" became more or less standard in the telecom industry.
In 1923, Sigurd Nordgren opened a carpentry workshop in Ovanåker in Hälsingland, Sweden. Two of his sons took over and started the production of bakery trays made from plywood and steel strip. In 1949, the sons' company, Nordgrens Emballage FABrik (NEFAB), received its biggest order for 1,000 bakery trays, signaling the start of what is today a market oriented global service company.