The 160-year old history of Loomis counts numerous important events and acquisitions:
Wells Fargo & Co is established during the California Gold Rush. Later the company becomes co-owner of the legendary Pony Express – the first express mail service in North America.
Lee Loomis starts a company that uses dogsleds to provide Alaska’s miners with supplies.
The Loomis Armored Car Service is formed and is the first to use an armored vehicle to transport cash. The company expands for many years in Western USA and Canada.
Erik Philip-Sorensen founded Helsingborgs Nattvakt in Helsingborg, Sweden.
All companies owned by Erik Philip-Sorensen are united under the brand Securitas.
Loomis acquires Wells Fargo Armored.
Securitas splits the operations into separate security companies. Securitas Cash Handling Services is named Loomis.
On December 09, Loomis is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
2011 – 2012
Loomis acquires Pendum in the USA and becomes the US market leader. Loomis expands into South America through the acquisition of the Argentine company Vigencia.
Loomis acquires VIA MAT and expands its service offering to include international valuables logistics. The acquisition also makes Loomis the market leader in this segment in the Swiss market.
Loomis acquires the Global Logistics operations from Dunbar Armored, Inc., enabling Loomis to expand its services in the U.S. by adding domestic and overnight services to the existing international service line of business.
In August, Loomis acquires Bankernes Kontantservice A/S in Denmark. The acquisition makes Loomis the market leader in Denmark.