History

NOTE over the years.

1999
1999

The NOTE group is founded, originating from EuroSupply Nordic, in Sweden, with a subsidiary, EuroSupply Central Europe, in Gdansk, Poland.

The business concept is to produce electronics-based products in Central Europe for Swedish customers jointly with collaboration partners.

1999
2000
2000

To get own manufacturing in Sweden, a merger is conducted with Norrtelje Elektronik in Norrtälje. In connection to that, the goal for the business is set; “To become a large, Swedish-owned, close, complete and global electronics manufacturer.” The group is aiming for an initial public offering within five years.

NOTE starts its expansion in Sweden, in order to establish themselves close to the customers. Trienta in Torsby, Sweden, is acquired.

2000
2001
2001

The joint name NOTE is created, and the companies are renamed. The group now consists of the parent company NOTE AB and the subsidiaries NOTE Gdansk, NOTE Norrtelje and NOTE Torsby.

NOTE Components is formed to co-ordinate the group’s purchasing agreements. The company has sourcing functions in northern Europe, Central Europe, and Asia.

2001
2002
2002

Acquisition of Xperi in Lund, Sweden, and its plant in Tauragé, Lithuania. The companies are rebranded to NOTE Lund and NOTE Tauragé.

2002
2003
2003

Acquisition of BEVE Electronics in Borås, Sweden, which is rebranded to NOTE Borås.

Acquisition of ITAB Elektronik’s plants in Nyköping and Skänninge, Sweden, which are rebranded to NOTE Nyköping-Skänninge.

2003
2004
2004

NOTE is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

2004
2005
2005

The incorporation of three new units begins; NOTE Skellefteå (former Ericsson) in Sweden, NOTE Hyvinkää (former Point Product) in Finland, and NOTE Pärnu (former Paitec) in Estonia.

2005
2006
2006

The plant in Borås is closed down.

Acquisition of Nordic-Printdesign in Norway, which is rebranded to NOTE Oslo.

2006
2007
2007

NOTE’s manufacturing capacity is expanded through two 50% owned operations. One is in Tangxia, China, named IONOTE, and one is in Krakow, Poland, named NOTEFideltronik.

2007
2008
2008

Acquisition of Proqual in Gloucestershire, UK, which is rebranded to NOTE UK.

A mechanical production unit in Järfälla, Sweden, is acquired and rebranded to NOTE Components Järfälla.

Acquisition of Norteam Electronics in Oslo, Norway.

2008
2009
2009

Norteam Electronics is merged with NOTE Oslo, which is rebranded to NOTE Norge.

NOTE acquires the remaining 50% of the Chinese operation, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary. Later, the company name is changed to NOTE Electronics (Dongguan).

2009
2010
2010

Divestment of NOTE Skellefteå.

Closure of NOTE Nyköping-Skänninge, NOTE Tauragé and NOTE Gdansk.

The 50% holding in NOTEFideltronik in Poland, is divested.

2010
2015
2015

Divestment of NOTE Components Järfälla.

2015
2016
2016

Divestment of NOTE Norge.

2016
2018
2018

Acquisition of Speedboard Assembly Services in Windsor, UK.

2018
2021
2021

Acquisition of iPRO Holdings in Haddenham, UK, including a sourcing organisation in Asia.

2021