History

History

Graphite and composite applications become ever more and more complex in the same way we have steadily increased our expertise, accumulated experience and grown us strong.

Svenska Tanso AB has been around since 1981 and is the market leader in the Nordic and Baltic countries and on a good way into new countries.

Today we are about 40 employees at our headquarters and production facility in Jönköping, other sales offices are located in Stockholm and Karlshamn.

Our product areas is graphite and technical carbon for electrical, metallurgical, chemical and mechanical applications, natural/synthetic graphite powder, electrode materials, consumables, spare parts and accessories for electro-discharge machining (EDM), carbon fibres and process materials for the composite field and some ores and metals.

We also have a furnace department performing service, maintenance, temperature and furnace optimization of all commercially available vacuum furnaces.

We invested early on to be quality and environmentally certified according to ISO 9001/14001 and became the first company in the industry with both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

We acquire our graphite materials from the Japanese Toyo Tanso Co., Ltd., whose business group we are part of. Toyo Tanso is a pioneer in the field of synthetic graphite and is today the world’s largest producer of isopressed graphite. This gives us a strong partner supplier of graphite of the highest quality and the ability to deliver products of the utmost class.

Svenska Tanso AB was awarded the DIAMOND DIPLOMA from credit rating company Bisnode (part of Dun & Bradstreet) in 2015, this after having maintained the highest possible credit rating score AAA for more than 20 consecutive years.

Milestones

1981 Svenska Tanso AB was founded

1986 Moves to a new office

1992 Builds our own facilities

1996 Certification according to SS-EN ISO-9002
(as the first company within this field of business)

2000 Expansion of the factory

2000 Certification according to SS-EN ISO-9001

2003 Certification according to SS-EN ISO-9001:2000

2003 Certification according to SS-EN ISO-14000:1996

2004 Acquire new facilities

2005 Implementation of ERP software, including production planning

2005 Open sales office in Stockholm

2005 Development of our own EDM BRASS WIRE
(Well recognized for its high quality and reliability)

2006 Certification according to SS-EN ISO-14000:2004

2006 25-years anniversary

2011 Purchase of more land for further expansion

2012 Further expansion, EDM division moves in to new facilities

2014 Further expansion, Furnace division moves in to new facilities

2015 Svenska Tanso AB was awarded the DIAMOND CERTIFICATE by credit rating company Bisnode D&B, this after having maintained highest possible credit rating AAA for more than 20 consecutive years.

2016 Open sales office in Karlshamn