1929 -Sigurd Lewerentz, the internationally famous architect, founds IDESTA to design and make door and window units in metal and glass.
1940 -IDESTA buys AB BLOKK, a former manufacturer of IDESTA’s door and window units.
1956 -Sigurd Lewerentz hands responsibility for, and management of, the company to his son, Carl Lewerentz.
1968 -IDESTA buys Svenska Stålprodukter AB, a sales company, and Stans- och verktygsfabriken AB, a manufacturer of stainless steel products such as saucepans and healthcare items.
1971 -Implementation of a new stainless steel system for Gastronorm containers under the EssNorm brand and standard.
1984 -Carl Lewerentz sells IDESTA to Berema AB, a company in the Atlas Copco group.
1988 -The Swedish agency for the American Cambro, which manufactures plastic serving and storage equipment for restaurants and commercial kitchens, is acquired.
1989 -IDESTA is bought by Industrikapital, an investment company (its first acquisition).
1993 -Operations are split into the AB IDESTA Kök and IDESTA Byggsystem AB business companies.
1994 -The Swedish agency for the American Edlund, which manufactures stainless steel scales and can openers, is acquired.
1996 -The Swedish agency for the American Hamilton Beach, which manufactures mixers and blenders, is acquired.
1998 -IDESTA is acquired by the refrigeration company Coldator Sweden AB.
2000 -IDESTA is acquired by the Wahlström family.
2000 -IDESTA acquires façade system company Stålpart AB (went bankrupt in 2002)
2001 -IDESTA acquires the business of the former Steeltech/Electrolux factory in Malmö and forms the IDESTA Foodtech AB subsidiary.
2004 -Development of a new, stainless steel heat pump for single and multi-family buildings. The pump is the basis of a new business area, IDESTA Heattech.
2005 -Acquisition of the business of AMSTA Rostfritt AB. This is moved from Kolbäck to Eskilstuna and merged with AB IDESTA Kök.
2005 -Establishment of a new, half-owned company, IDESTA Kapp, in Izmir, Turkey, for the manufacture of stainless steel Gastronorm containers.
2008 -The business of Erland Östlund Smide AB (special welding operations in Köping and Kungsör) is acquired and the name changed to Weldor AB.
2009 -Bröderna Jakobssons Smide AB in Kolsva (manufacture of floodgates for small and medium-sized hydroelectric power stations) is acquired.
2009 -Manufacture and sales of heat pumps are hived off from IDESTA Foodtech AB to form a new subsidiary, Mecaterm AB.
2011 -IDESTA Foodtech AB acquires Standardbox AB, producer of transport trolleys for heated and cooled food under the SDX brand.
2014 -IDESTA Byggsystem closes its operations due to decreasing demand. The IDESTA group thereby leaves its original business after 85 years, but aims forward into new ventures.