1968 - Hugo Jönsson founded Polykemi

Hugo Jönsson founded Polykemi on March 1, 1968. The company’s mission was to manufacture and sell custom-designed plastic compounds to Scandinavian plastics consumers, as it still is, though the entire world is now our market.

1968 - Factory Ready

On December 1, 1968, the new factory opened its doors, with 450 m2 of production and warehouse space as well as 150 m2 of offices and staff facilities. Work began with two production lines on an alternating two-shift and three-shift schedule.

1968 - At the inn

On December 10, 1968, the 14 people involved to date in the construction project celebrated at the Fenix Restaurant in Ystad. The final bill for the evening was SEK 897, though the food only cost SEK 189; liquid refreshments accounted for the difference. Need we add that spirits were high that night!

1968 - First advertisement

Here is one of the company’s very first advertisements in 1969 which was carried in PlastForum.