Milestones

Milestones

The 150-year old history of Loomis counts numerous important events and acquisitions. Here is a summary of the major milestones in the history of Loomis.

  • 1852 During the gold rush in California, Henry Wells and William Fargo founded Wells Fargo & Co
  • 1860 Wells Fargo & Co took over operations on the western end of the Pony Express
  • 1905 Lee Loomis founded the Cleary Creek Commercial Company during the gold rush in Alaska
  • 1925 Loomis Armored Car Service is formed
  • 1934 Erik Philip-Sorensen founded Helsingborgs Nattvakt in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • 1960 Wells Fargo Armored Services is founded
  • 1972 All companies owned by Erik Philip-Sorensen are united under the brand Securitas
  • 1979 Loomis Corporation is sold to Mayne Nickless
  • 1981 Securitas is divided between Erik Philip-Sörensen's two sons
  • 1985 Investment AB Latour steps in as a new owner of Securitas
  • 1991 Securitas is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange
  • 1997 Loomis acquired Wells Fargo Armored
  • 2001 Loomis, Fargo & Co, merged with the Securitas Group
  • 2004 Securitas acquired Valiance in France
  • 2006 Securitas split the operations into separate security companies. Securitas Cash Handling Services took the name Loomis
  • 2007 Loomis made three acquisitions: G4S cash handling operations in France, Guardian Armored Security Inc in Michigan US and Brinks' cash management operations in the UK. Meanwhile, Loomis Cash Management Ltd in the UK is sold
  • 2008 Loomis is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stock Exchange in Stockholm and acquired French Keepway
  • 2009 Loomis acquired Finnish Ponsec and established a subsidiary in Slovakia
  • 2010 Loomis acquired: Badger Armor Inc., 1st Armored Inc., and Hammond Services in the US and the Czech company Fenix​​. In Sweden, the company acquired the cash in transit company Visira.
  • 2011 Loomis acquires Pendum in the USA, thereby becoming the market leader in the US
  • 2011 Loomis acquires 60 per cent of the Turkish cash and value handling company Erk Armoured
  • 2012 Loomis expands into South America through the acquisition of the Argentinian company Vigencia
  • 2014 Loomis acquires VIA MAT Holding AG. The acquisition enables Loomis to expand its service offering by adding international valuables logistics. As a result of the acquisition Loomis is the market leader in cash handling in Switzerland.