Nowadays, news gets posted fast, updated fast, and gets old fast. Granberg's story is different. Ours is a long-standing adventure about hard work, the joy of creating, deep roots, and new opportunities.
Out here in our little place called Bjoa, a tiny village nestling on the hills overlooking the fiords, where honest work, humble conditions, and the will to survive are embedded in the DNA of its few inhabitants, our story began.
It all started with a man and a vision. Paul Granberg dreamed of creating a better life for his family and a safer community. In the fast-growing industries of the 60s, he saw and understood the increasing need for hand protection; welders, steelworkers, fishermen - young men, husbands, and fathers labouring in the unforgiving harsh conditions of Western Norway.
With his two bare hands, a piece of leather from America and the support of his young family, Paul set out to make his dream and his vision reality. Down in the cellar of his yellow brick house, together with his wife and four children, Paul Granberg sat down to design, cut, and sew the first-ever Granberg glove. The story of Granberg’s quest for perfection for hand protection had just begun.
The family was soon serving the burgeoning needs for hand protection all over Norway.
As time went on, new products were added, the number of satisfied customers grew, and steadily both production volume and optimism also grew in the yellow brick house.
Adversities were overcome by focusing on customers' needs and adapting to ever-changing markets. The customers’ expectations increased as the world became smaller due to globalisation. Building the company was an adventure and a never-ending learning process.
Paul Granberg is long since gone, but his vision and legacy live on through his son, Ole Marthon Granberg, who for the last 25 years has been at the helm of Granberg AS, leading the company where it is now.
Today, Granberg AS is a proud and well-established company with a worldwide client base and a continued focus on product design and product development for customer satisfaction. This has made it possible to recruit the best talents and develop the strongest brands in the industry. Patented materials and products, as well as innovative solutions that best serve our customers, represent what and who we are.
We take pride in our history and our innovations. Most of all, we take pride in the testimonials from real-life people who use our gloves every day.
The yellow brick house is still there, a symbol of our determination and our roots. The vision that was planted continues to grow, branching ever further around the globe. Today, Granberg AS is an international company, protecting and supporting important hands all over the world.
After more than 60 years in business we are still creating, still innovating, and still determined to provide your business with the best possible gloves.
With us, your hands are safe.