It started in 1923
It was at the timber company Otto Hultén of Malmö where the founder of today’s Fredricsons Trä began his career in the wood products industry. When Otto Hultén started to have financial problems, Karl Fredricson decided to start up on his own.
Step by step towards Arlöv
In 1923 he founded the company Karl Fredricson. After a few years, the East Förstadsgatan premises in Malmo became too small, and the company moved to new premises next to where the Technical Museum is located today. It went so well for Karl Fredricson that he was soon forced to move the company again – then to Sallerupsvägen. In 1965 the company moved to its current address in Arlöv.
In the early years, Karl Fredricson sold mainly Swedish timber. It was in the 50’s that Karl Fredricson became known for offering customers’ solid wood and veneers from around the world. During this period teak, for example, became a popular wood. In 1955 Karl Fredricson became a limited company. In the Autumn of 1958 Karl Fredricson died, after which his sons took over the running of the company.
In the early 80’s Karl Frericsons introduced today’s unique and very successful transport scheduling system. In Autumn, 1988 the company was bought by the Andersson & Sjöberg Group. This led to the biggest expansion phase in the history of the company and in 1992 the company adopted its present name Fredricsons Trä AB. Apart from Fredricsons Trä the Andersson & Sjöberg Group consists of AB Andsjö, and Andsjö Fastighets AB.
In the mid-90’s the range was broadened further to include windows, doors and flooring materials, which today are distributed through building and flooring distributors. It was during this time that Elof Hanssons wholesale operations in Malmö were acquired.
Five facilities that serve the entire country
In Autumn 1998 Fredricsons Trä acquired the AB Skanditräs facility and its operations in Vaggeryd. In the same year the Finnforests plant, Göteborgs Trä & Fanér Wood & Veneer, was acquired at Stora Holm in Gothenburg. The companies were merged with Fredricsons Trä AB on 1 July 2004.
In June 2007, Scandinavian Träimporten AB’s operations in Stockholm were taken over and in February 2012 operations were started at the company’s fifth plant in Rönås, Kyrkhult, outside Olofström where AB Viking Timber previously had a processing unit.
In 2014 the well-respected Eric Jahrsten AB in Gothenburg was acquired, and the wholesaling was immediately moved to Stora Holm and integrated into Fredricsons Trä existing operations in Gothenburg. We now have five facilities under the same name that serve our customers throughout Sweden in the best possible way.
In the 50’s Karl Fredricson became known for being able to offer customers solid wood and veneers from around the world.