Bernt Eckerström, the founder of the Colmec group, begins his work in the tire industry with an employment at Goodyear’s test department in Norrköping. Later he gets employed as a salesman by Michelin in 1961.
Together with a companion, Bernt Eckerström buys a tire workshop supplemented with conventional equipment for retreading of truck tires.
Together with his companion, Bernt Eckerström starts a retreading factory for cold retreading of truck tires, under the trade name Colmec.
The tire shops are sold and the focus is on the development of the retreading factory.
Bernt Eckerström becomes sole owner of Colmec.
New stock hall of 4 950 sqm is organized on a new asphalt surface in Norrköping, with a capacity of 33 000 truck tires.
New warehouse organized in southern Poland of 6 000 sqm.
New warehouse of about 7 700 sqm in Norrköping on newly purchased land, covering 26 500 sqm for warehouse and distribution.
New investments in the factories in Sweden and Poland, including new scanography machines. Total investment cost is about 15 million SEK.
We have also made a significant investment in logistics and sales in northern Sweden with new sales representatives and an increased number of trucks. We are now nationwide.
Colmec establishes a full scale service and sales organization in Finland under the name Colmec Oy.