Be-Ge History

The Be-Ge Group has a successful and interesting history that we are very proud of. Here is a timeline from 1934 to today.

1934

Bror Göthe Persson took over the import and sales of Ford motorcars in Oskarshamn.

1941

Be-Ge Bil became sales agent for Scania Vabis trucks and is today the world’s oldest private Scania agent.

1946

Be-Ge Karosserifabrik AB was established.

Be-Ge Hytten
Be-Ge Förarstol pluto

1949

The first modern suspended driver seats for trucks were developed.

1951 

Be-Ge Bil became sales agent for Volkswagen.

Butik skyltfönster Be-Ge
Interiör, hytter

1962

The expansion continued and a factory was built for the manufacture of truck cabs also in the Netherlands.

1966

The coachwork factories were acquired by Scania Vabis of Södertälje. The manufacture of truck cabs is still in Oskarshamn and is one of Kalmar County’s largest employers. The manufacture of the driver seats, to be fitted in the truck cabs, remained a Be-Ge production that continued in the new company Be-Ge Stolindustri AB. Later on the name of the company was changed to Be-Ge Industri AB, which after another renaming is today’s Be-Ge Seating AB.

Be-Ge Hytter, interiör, historik
Be-Ge interiör, hytter, historia
Be-Ge Lastbilar och traktorer

1987

Be-Ge Förarmiljö AB was established in Kolsva, Sweden specialising in the sales of driver seats and equipment for forest machinery.

1990

The seat manufacturer Nyström Nordpatent AB in Umeå was acquired giving Be-Ge Industri AB a wider product programme with bus and truck seats and also office chairs. Bil & Maskin AB in Vetlanda was acquired, which increased the region for the sales of cars and trucks

Be-Ge bilder historia
Åstorp Be-Ge historia

1993

Be-Ge Traktor & Maskin i Åstorp AB started and became the general agent for Zetor tractors and Agrostroj agricultural machines. In the same year Bilcenter i Oskarshamn AB was established for the sales of Seat, later on also Skoda private cars.

1996

Be-Ge Industri AB was certified according to ISO 9001.
Be-Ge Industri AB, Be-Ge Seating AB
Be-Ge Personbilar AB Oskarshamn

1999

The vehicle companies were certified according to ISO 9002.

2000

The activities in Umeå, Sweden were moved to Oskarshamn and the industrial facilities in Umeå were sold
Be-Ge bilder historia
Be-Be Industri AB, Be-Ge Seating AB
Be-Ge Seating A/S building

2001

Jany Scandinavia A/S and Vald. Nielsen & Son A/S in Denmark, also Oskarshamns Plåtindustri AB were acquired.

2002

Billackeringen E. Johansson AB in Oskarshamn was acquired as a future development of vehicle and industrial paint work.

Be-Ge Lackering AB byggnad, building
Be-Ge Ullmanstolen, kontorsstolar

2003

The two Danish companies Jany A/S and Vald. Nielsen A/S were merged and the Copenhagen office closed down. In the same year the rights were acquired to market the office chair called “Ullmanstolen”

2004

Be-Ge 70 years.
Be-Ge 70 år
Be-Ge Personbilar AB bilhall

2005

The vehicle plant in Oskarshamn was extensively enlarged.
Be-Ge Traktor & Maskin i Åstorp AB was sold.

2006

Be-Ge Företagen AB acquired 80% of the Lithuanian company UAB Amersanas and 1/3 of the industrial company Stece AB in Mönsterås, Sweden. Be-Ge Seating UK Limited was established in Coventry, England.

Hamnområde Be-Ge Baltic UAB
Be-Ge Stece AB byggnad pressfabrik D

2007

Be-Ge Företagen AB increased its share holdings in Stece AB to 50%.

2008

Be-Ge Baltic UAB and Be-Ge Stece AB became wholly-owned subsidiaries of Be-Ge Företagen AB.
Be-Ge Baltic UAB building byggnad
Be-Ge Stece AB byggnad, building
Be-Ge 75 år

2009

Be-Ge Personbilar AB celebrates its 75th anniversary. Be-Ge Fastigheter AB is established.

2010

The partly-owned Be-Ge Förarmiljö AB is sold and the name is changed to Förarmiljö i Sverige AB.
Be-Ge Förarmiljö

2012

A new service centre for Scania opens in Hultsfred, Sweden.

2014

Be-Ge Industri AB acquires 80% of Savas Seating B.V. in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands, including the subsidiaries Savas Qualitätsitze GmbH in Germany and Savas N.V. in Belgium.
Savas building
Savas building

2015

Savas Seating B.V. with subsidiaries became whollyowned subsidiaries of Be-Ge Industri AB and the name changed to
Be-Ge Savas Seating B.V

2017

Frysen Invest AB with the subsidiaries Visby Tunga Fordon AB and Visby Fordonfinanas AB are acquired, whereby the region for trucks is expanded with the county of Gotland. The property Järneken 5 is aquired to ensure future needs of assembly capacities of seats in Oskarshamn.
Be-Ge Lastbilar AB, Visby byggnad
Be-Ge Frapett AB sound absorbers, ljudabsorbenter

2018

The companies Frapett Produktion AB and Mönsterås Pressdetaljer AB, both based in Mönsterås, are aquired.

2019

In order to identify the core business, all companies within the Be-Ge Seating Division are renamed to Be-Ge Seating followed by the respective country’s company name.
Be-Ge Seating B.V. office building
Be-Ge Seating AB building, byggnad