2005 Aluwave AB is founded within the Chalmers University business incubator program, focusing on electronics cooling material science. The work results
in a material of our own, Alunat™, a direct ceramic-on-heat-sink solution.
2006 Aluwave is awarded the first Alunat-based contract for an LED application. Alunat is commercialized to a ceramic-based metal core printed circuit board. We notify an increasing demand for LED modules. Aluwave is appointed as a Certified Solution Partner, as the first Swedish company, in the Future Electronics Lighting Solutions network.
2007 Several customers in the general, automotive and outdoor lighting industries select Aluwave as a provider of complete LED modules and design services.
2008 Aluwave provides customized LED modules with configurable functions and parameters. Customers are mainly lighting industry manufacturers demanding short development cycles and a unique design based on proven technology.
2009 Several new LED projects are secured including street lighting, medical applications and touch screens. Aluwave participates in a research project of optimized lighting for forestry vehicles, and starts to use infrared and ultraviolet LEDs in different applications.
2010 Aluwave presents an LED module family concept. This concept enables large producers to purchase modules with varying form factors but providing a common solution for LED, driver, optics, sensors and control systems. Aluwave is elected as a Premium Lighting Partner by EBV Elektronik.
2011 Focus is now on customers in our four market segments; General, Street, Technical and Vehicle lighting. We now invest in a new, larger facility and a production line of our own. Aluwave is appointed as member of the Swedish lighting association, Belysningsbranschen.
2012 The number of customer projects increase, now also into the retail segment. Our business now includes everything from customized LED-modules to design and production of complete fixtures. A supply chain for the purchase of casting, glass and accessories is established in Asia. Aluwave is appointed as a partner in “LED-light-for-you”, a global industry network initiated by Osram.
2013 This year, sales increased by 100% which results in expansion activities internally; an increased facility area, several recruitments and a doubled capacity of the surface mounting by implementing an additional production line.
2014 Investments are made to ensure quality, logistics and traceability of product versions. Once again, we expand our facility, now in the purpose of installing a high-bay storage and making room for more staff. A new Aluwave company, including a production site, is established in China. This to be able to supply LED solutions locally to our customers’ assembly plants and to develop our supply chain in the region.
2015 Investments in manufacturing capactiy and long-board capabilities. First customer moves its entire manufacturing of fixtures to Aluwave.
2016 Manufacturing floorspace increased in the factories both in Sweden and China. Additional customers moves fixture manufacturing to Aluwave. Additional investments in Quality monitoring systems.
2017 Capacity rampup of 2-foot boards for edgelit office fixtures. Factory in China receives ISO 9001 certificate.