1928 - Three linoleum manufacturers – German, Swedish and Swiss – form the Continentale Linoleum Union
1950 – 1973 - Diversification into related products such as carpets and vinyl flooring
1973 and 1974 - Adhesives activities hived off from linoleum business to be developed independently. Continentale Linoleum Union is renamed Forbo to reflect the wider portfolio of activities
1975 – 1994 - Forbo evolves into a worldwide group operating on five continents: acquisition of a flooring business in Britain; diversification into wall-coverings and high-pressure laminates
1994 - Acquisition of Siegling, specializing in process and conveyor belt systems
1996 – 1998 - Divestment of wall-coverings and laminates activities
2000 and 2001 - New strategy focusing on four divisions: Linoleum, Vinyl, Belting and Adhesives. Divestment of industrial activities, including extruded profiles, decorative products and coated textiles. Carpet business spun off in management buyout. A series of minor acquisitions to strengthen Adhesives business
2000 – 2003 - Adhesives gains world stature by acquiring Swift, operating worldwide from the USA, Europe and Asia. Belting business expands in Britain. Linoleum and Vinyl merged to create Forbo Flooring. Now three strategic businesses: Flooring, Adhesives and Belting
2004 – 2006 - Strategic focus on three core divisions reaffirmed. Restructuring and measures to raise profitability. Acquisition of Chinese adhesives manufacturer specialized in hot-melt and water-based adhesives
2007 - New branding and growth strategy; three core divisions – flooring, adhesives and belting – renamed Flooring Systems, Bonding Systems and Movement Systems, operating under the Forbo brand with an integrated business strategy
2008 - Forbo acquires the lightweight PVC conveyor belting business from Fenner Dunlop (Charlotte) Inc. North America as a further step to strengthen its Movement Systems division. Acquisition of Bonar Floors, a major European flooring manufacturer in the contract flooring sector. With this, Flooring Systems strengthens its leading position as a systems provider of resilient flooring solutions in the commercial market
2012 - Focus on leading market positions through the sale of the industrial adhesives activity, including synthetic polymers, which belonged to the Bonding Systems division. Continued development of building and construction adhesives activity by running it as an independent unit in the Flooring Systems division
Human beings are our potential for success. Forbo promotes the career and personal development of its employees. In this way the experience and personality of each individual is enhanced for their own as well as for Forbo's benefit.
For us this means:
We have 5,000+ employee in different fields such as production, quality management, maintenance, research and development, purchasing, logistics, IT, marketing, communications, sales, finance and accounting, human resources as well as management positions. Our team is full of highly skilled professionals who are masters and have achieved various accolades and have set up the milestone in their respective fields. With the guidance of our proficient professionals, we are successfully meeting the varied requirements of clients in accordance with their specifications and preferences under the given time line. Our team members work as a family with integrity and harmony to achieve unconditional client satisfaction. It is our aim to attract new active and enthusiastic talents to support our teams.
We are inclined towards client satisfaction where we provide the superlative degree of quality products meeting our esteem clients' expectation under stipulated time period. We have come out in the market with competitive price for our clients. Most importantly, we are committed towards quality and facility to deliver numerous products under the given time frame. On the particular demands of the clients, we provide these highly beneficial products within the given frame of time.
Some of the attributes that make us the first choice of our clients are as follows: