The properties of plastic, lightness, flexibility and cost-effectiveness make plastics suitable for manufacturing of high-tech products as well as everyday goods. During the 1930s and 40s, the first generation of plastics emerged: ethylene plastic, styrene plastic, PVC, acrylic plastic, amide plastic and nylon plastic. Nylon socks became in vogue and the bakelite phone adorns its place in peoples’ homes.
By 1945, plastic had become a very important material in industrial applications and in everyday life. In Sweden, Perstorp was the leading producer of plastics at the end of World War Two. In 1948 two employees at Perstorp decided to create something new. They founded AB Carlsson & Möller in the town of Bjärum, southern Sweden.
With business growing steadily, C&M moved to Helsingborg in 1976. The company was now a wholesaler for both thermoset plastic and thermoplastic and had opened a small workshop.
1983 was a milestone for the company with C&M becoming g the agent in Sweden for Polypenco. C&M gained access to new materials with strong brands such as Nylatron, Fluorosint, Torlon and new technologies for casting and sintering.
With demand rising, C&M joined the Indutrade Group. This enabled the company to provide even better systems and construction solutions along with broader technical competence and improved know how in logistics and purchasing. C&M became a technology consultant, which placed stricter demands on service, installation and processing.
In 1986 the company moved in to newly built premises in Helsingborg. Investments have been made regularly in new machinery to strengthen the company’s position as the leading supplier of components made from polymer materials.
At the start of the 2000s the company’s delivery capacity and quality systems were improved and a new IT and business system was introduced. This further boosted our ability to make reliable deliveries and offer the best service.
C&M celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2008. We are proud to be one of Sweden’s oldest and leading companies within construction plastic, and we remain proud of our products, services and skills.
Our collected strengths make us a great partner.
AB Carlsson & Möller is founded.
Move from Bjärum to Helsingborg.
Business sold to Svenssons.
The company was now a wholesaler for both thermoset plastic and thermoplastic and had opened a small workshop.
C&M become agent for Polypenco (now Quadrant).
Move into current premises.
Investment in two new milling machines.
Investment in additional milling machine.
New business system implemented.
Investment in controlled measuring machine.
Investment in forth milling machine.
Investment in 4-axle lathe and strip milling machine.
Investments in lathe, milling machine and kiln.
LEAN manufacturing started.
Investment in robotised picking and storage handling.
LEAN production 2-year follow-up.
Investment in planer.
Extensive expansion of warehouse, office, etc.
New Spinner milling machine installed for improved machining capacity.
New CMS router installed.
Mazak lathe and a Spinner milling machine installed.
Another CMS router installed.
New router CMS installed, Östling laser marking machine and measuring stones and mobile measuring equipment from Creaform were installed.
Solar cells were installed on the roof along with a new Okuma lathe and a new Deckel-Maho cutter.