The brothers Gunnar and Ivar Kjellin founded Katoplast in 1972. The “Katoplast” name originated from the letters (Ka)ri and (To)ve in the names of the spouses of the company promoters. The business started in Gunnar Kjellins garage, with the owners as the only employees.
The activity moved several times to larger locations. In 1983 it was decided to build our own factory premises in Tistedal, a small town in municipal Halden.
The new premises opened in the autumn of 1984. There has been need for some enlargement since this.
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Katoplast is currently investing heavily in automation and modern machinery, a process which minimizes deviations and errors in detain. We work constantly with development and improvements.
Today our workforce consists of 18 people, and our annual turnover in 2020 was approximately 23 million NOK.
Katoplast is owned and operated by married couple Laila and Trond Vidar Kjellin. Trond Vidar is one of the sons to one of the founders, Grunnar Kjellin.
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