• Loimijoki Spikfabrik founded 1886 in Loimaa Finland
  • Chain manufacturing commences in Loimaa 1904
  • Snow chain manufacturing starts 1930’s in Sweden Gunnebo, Loimaa Finland and at company Tellefsdal in Norway.
  • 1951 Loimaa chain factory acquired by Fiskars
  • Gunnebo SuperGrip forest chain launched 1963
  • Chain factory in Loimaa moves to OVAKO Oy 1979
  • OVAKO develops IB20 high grade boron steel which is optimal steel to the chain factory
  • Clark Tracks manufacturing starts in Dumfries Scotland 1988
  • Matti W forest chain family launched 1992
  • 1993 OFA Oy Ab acquired Loimaa chain factory and starts focusing traction chains
  • 1997 Gunnebo acquires OFA Oy Ab and starts centralizing traction chain products to Loimaa
  • 2004 Gunnebo strengthens the traction chain business by acquiring Norwegian competitor Tellefsdal specialised in light chains
  • 2007 Gunnebo completes its product family by acquiring Clark Tracks in Scotland
  • 2010 Closure of chain manufacturing in Norway and moving of operations to Loimaa, Finland
  • 2012 Incorporation of traction business and establishing Nordic Traction Group
  • 2013 Establishing of sales company to St Petersburg , Russia (OOO Nordic Traction)
  • 2015 Accent Equity acquires Nordic Traction Group from Gunnebo Industries AB
  • 2015 NordChain brand replacing Gunnebo chain brand
  • 2016 Introduction a new chain brand, GripX to light weight snow chain segment