1891 Tretorn was founded by Johan Dunker in Helsingborg, Sweden, setting the stage for one of the most enduring success stories born from the late industrial revolution.
Soon after the company's beginning, Johan Dunker's son, Henry, is hired at the age of 21 as the company’s only salesman to get the infant company off the ground. Later, he inherits the company and builds the company Tretorn, as we know it today.
Dunker’s company produces 39,000 pairs of galoshes in 1892. Just two years later, the number rises to 206,000.
1,000,000th rubber boot manufactured at Helsinborgs Gummifabriks AB on February 18, 1896.
Besides galoshes, many other items were manufactured such as hoses, bicycle pedals, and balls.
To his “extended family” of Tretorn employees, which reaches 325 in 1911, Dunker offers free health care.
Sweden introduces legislation that gave workers 14 days of vacation. Henry Dunker sets up a vacation fund...
For over 120 years, Tretorn has built a reputation for superior quality, function and innovation.