In 1986 a Swedish engineer and inventor made some important discoveries concerning the heat transfer capabilities of fluids showing laminar flow characteristics. The first product application based on these findings is the patented Laminova heat exchanger. This is widely regarded as a major technical breakthrough in liquid-to-liquid and liquid-to-air heat exchange technology.
Laminova was founded in 1989 as a greenfield operation with limited financial resources. In 1993 the Jansson family took over the company, a Swedish entrepreneurial family with diversified interests. Along with existing co-operations and partnerships in terms of technology exchange and development, the company is also developing commercial partnerships within the industry.
During the mid 1990's Laminova was rewarded business to several of the worlds leading automotive OEMs and race teams in Europe, Asia and US. Several new manufacture and assembly lines were built. By 1999 1.000.000 cores had been manufactured.
2001 Laminova become a member of the Opcon Group. Our production moved into a new modern factory at the Opcon head quarters in Åmål.
2010 Laminova and SEM owner, the Opcon Group, decided to merge the two companies together, both of them skilled automotive tier one suppliers, and utilize SEM to set even more focus on the Laminova business.
2018. SEM says “The cooling market shares little synergies with our focus areas, ignition systems, stators and sensors. Selling the Laminova business to Think Automotive Ltd, who are experts in the oil cooling business and all other aspects of vehicle plumbing, is logical and ensures that the Laminova brand will be developed successfully in the future, says Tom Gustavsson, CEO, SEM AB.
Think Automotive has been the worldwide supplier to the aftermarket of the Laminova products for many years and the acquisition is a natural step for us and will further strengthen our business as world leaders for oil cooling products. Laminova customers can rest assured that they will be taken care of in the best possible way for the future, says Robert Potter, Managing Director at Think Automotive Ltd.