Becoming the Salix Group of today.

Our long history started as early as 1892 when the construction and building wholesaler Thomée was founded in Malmö, in the far south of Sweden. The Salix Group we know today was formed in 2006 when the Group, which Thomée was a part of, acquired the Isaksson Group (today known as the Habo Group). When the time came for a change of ownership in 2015, Lomond Industrier was acquired by Volati. The new owners saw and cultivated the potential in our well-managed and growing group of businesses with strong brands in the Nordic hardware and building material trade. They formed the business area Volati Trading. In 2021, governance was decentralized and the business area changed its name to Salix Group, had its own board and expanded powers. Today, our curiosity about the future is as strong as ever and we feel well equipped for our continued journey.


Gunnar Eiklid, Nibu and Skanco are acquired and strengthen our existing operations in Norway.
Embo Import is acquired and strengthens our position in the Swedish paint trade.


Business area Volati Trading changes its name to Salix Group.
Duschprodukter is acquired and further strengthens our presence in the Baltics.


Heco Nordiska is acquired and together with the FAST brand forms one of the Nordic region’s leading fastening companies.
Finnish Pisla, with strong brands such as Muurikka and Opa, is acquired. Pisla is the largest acquisition to date outside Sweden and adds an opening to the Baltic market.


Väggmaterial and Swekip are acquired.


Our business area within Volati continues to grow through the largest acquisition to date; T-Emballage.
Volati’s sales exceed SEK 4,000 million.


Volati is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Lomond Industrier forms the basis of Volati Trading (later Salix Group), one of three business areas within Volati.
Miljöcenter and Kellfri are acquired into Volati Trading.
Volati’s sales exceed SEK 3,000 million.


Lomond Industrier is acquired by the growing industrial group Volati based in Stockholm, Sweden. With sales of approximately SEK 1,100 million, the acquisition is Volatis’ largest to date.
Volati’s sales exceed SEK 2,000 million.


Norwegian Sørbø Industribeslag is acquired.


The holding company changes its name to Lomond Industrier. The Group’s logistics and administration are concentrated in Malmö, Sweden.


HDF-Bolagen in Halmstad, Sweden, are acquired into Thomée.


Thomée, founded in 1892, acquires the Isaksson Group (later known as the Habo Group), founded in 1921, in Habo, Sweden. Together, these long-established companies form the backbone of the group. The last producing companies are divested and operations are concentrated on trade, mainly in the hardware and building material industry.
Norwegian Industribeslag is acquired into the Habo Group.

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