History

OUR HISTORY - FROM INDUSTRY INNOVATOR TO SPUNLACE LEADER

  • 1794 At the age of 24, Jacob Holm started a grocery store in Copenhagen
  • 1800s Diversification of business by venturing into shipping and ship fittings, including rope manufacturing
  • 1950s Production start of synthetic PP fibers
  • 1979 Poul M. Mikkelsen acquired a majority of Jacob Holm
  • 1990s Construction of first nonwoven production site in France
  • 1990s Divestment of fiber business and sole business focus on developing new, value-added spunlaced applications
  • 2000s Construction of new spunlace production site in the USA
  • 2014 Acquisition of Sontara® assets from DuPont™ (2 production sites in USA and Spain)
  • 2015 Completion of construction of additional production line in the USA