Gunnar Tillander invents the first orienteering (protractor) compass.
The Silva company is established in December
Bröderna Kjellström and Instrumentverken (Silva brand) established, based on invention of liquid filled compass
Bjorn Kjellstrom begins Silva U.S.A. operations as The Silva Company (later Silva, Inc.). Compass assembly factory in Indiana.
Silva Orienteering Services established to support the sport of Orienteering in North America.
Kjellstrom founds Silva Ltd. of Canada.
Silva expands with the acquisition of an injection molding plastic equipment
Type 15 (Ranger) deluxe model compass introduced, with mirror sighting system, and adjustable declination
New manufacturing plant for Instrumentverken was built in Sollentuna
Tillander founder family become a 100% owner of all shares. Bröderna Kjellström company is renamed Silva Sweden AB
Silva launches its first marine electronic instrument
Silva Ltd in UK was established
Silva France S.A.R.L. was established
Silva Far East Hong Kong was established
Instrumentverken was renamed to Silva Production AB
Launches the world first handheld GPS with an integrated digital compass
Bjorn Kjellstrom dies
Silva Sweden AB acquires all shares in the Brunton Company in USA
Silva Production and Silva Sweden AB is merged into one company Silva Sweden AB
Silva Germany was established
Silva China, production plant, was established
Silva’s Marine business is gathered into one company Silva Nexus Marine AB
Fiskars Corporation acquires Silva Sweden AB
Silva Sweden AB now