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Our History

 

 

Luvata’s history can be traced back to the 16th century, making it one of the oldest manufacturing companies in the world. When it was bought by Nordic Capital in 2005 as Outokumpu Copper Products, it was made up of over 60 companies doing business in over 40 countries.

In 11 years under Nordic Capital, the Group has been transformed by significant expansion and acquisitions as well as introducing improvement programmes in operations, sales, procurement, communications and leadership. As a result, profitability has more than doubled.

The Group has earned top market positions in many markets by applying its distinctive manufacturing and metallurgical expertise to its customers’ challenges – its mission being “Partnerships beyond metals”: promising to improve products, improve processes and reduce the costs of doing business.

Luvata has gained strong positions in an unusually broad range of markets including hospital equipment, science, renewable and conventional energy, automotive manufacture, building and process heating/cooling, food and beverage cooling, architecture, consumer products, electronics and many others.

  • In 2011 the Group sold its Rolled Products division to Aurubis
  • In 2016 the Group sold its Heat Transfer Solutions division to Modine Manufacturing Company
  • In 2017 the Group sold its Special Products division to Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, and its Asian Tubes operations to Zhejiang Hailiang Co. Ltd

The Group continues to own its tube-manufacturing facilities in Mexico and the United States of America. Its portfolio of about 40 sub-brands and technologies continues under the various new owners.

Partnerships beyond metals

At Luvata, we are committed to partnering with our customers to help them increase their competitiveness. Our products and services enable our customers to improve operational efficiency, improve products and reduce tied-up capital. 

Our name "Luvata" comes from a Finnish word meaning "to promise".



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