Bona marks 100 years

MALMÖ, Sweden — Bona is celebrating a century in the hardwood floor care and maintenance business. The family-owned company now has a presence in more than 90 countries and a global team of nearly 600 employees. “Over the last century, Bona has evolved from a supplier of floor wax to a global innovator of sustainable systems and practices that bring out the beauty of floors,” said CEO Kerstin Lindell. “At the centre of it all, we have embodied our values of passion, performance and pioneering in everything we do from our products to our company culture to our business practices.” Bona’s founder, Wilhelm Edner, originally owned a small grocery shop in Malmö where among other products, he also sold bonvax, an agent which created a polished and protective surface when applied on the wood floor. Sensing the product’s potential, he incorporated Bona AB in 1919.