In 1996, Bergman & Beving celebrated 20 years as a listed company. Sweden was still its largest market, followed by other Nordic countries. But it now also had operations in Poland, the Baltics and Germany. In 1997, the EU took the decision to introduce the euro, and the Group was consequently restructured to strengthen its competitiveness and growth opportunities. The subgroups were formed into four business areas: Electronic Components, Industry, Tools and Equipment and Meditech.