Founded in 1945

History

1945 - 1962

1945

Founded on 17 August by Erik Vinther & K. E. Larsen under the name Vinther & Larsen.

1951

Asanigården, where Vinther & Larsen was renting, burns down and almost everything is lost

1961

Vinther & Larsen builds its own premises on Marsk Stigs Vej in Viborg’s industrial district

1962

Vinther & Larsen is registered as a private limited company (A/S).

1965 - 1989

1965

Another big fire hits the company, and only the administration is saved.

1976

After the two founders pass away, Vinther & Larsen gets new management.

1978

The new management brings together a number of hardware chains in a new company, NB Engros A/S-

1980

The last relocation of the company to the current address Gl. Skivevej in Viborg is concluded.

1986

Management leaves to establish Fusager & Høgh A/S.

1989

Merger of Vinther & Larsen A/S and Fusager & Høgh A/S.

1995 - 2004

1995

Parent company goes bankrupt – Fusager & Høgh now owned by Danske Bank.

1997

Fusager & Høgh creates the first in-house brand under the name Funktion.

1998

The Norwegian Jernia Group acquires Fusager & Høgh A/S.

2000

Under new management and with a name change to F&H of Scandinavia A/S, a new strategic plan is targeted at focusing on the Scandinavian market.

2002

To anchor a local presence, Egil Syversen AS, Oslo and Jestrade AB, Stockholm are incorporated into the Group.

2003

The new strategy bears fruit, and F&H of Scandinavia makes its first profit in 16 years.

2004

The Lyngby Glas brand is bought by the founder’s son.

2005 - 2009

2005

The Jernia Group is sold to Canica AS, which is owned by Norwegian billionaire Stein Erik Hagen.

2006

Danish company A-L Isenkram A/S, Norwegian company Løkken Trading AS and the Danish brand Södahl are acquired.

2007

The Norwegian company changes its name to F&H AS Norway, and moves into new premises with a showroom. In the same year, the first high-rise warehouse is built on Gl. Skivevej in Viborg.

2009

F&H Asia Ltd. is established in Guangzhou, China.

2010 - 2014

2010

Løkken Trading merges with F&H AS Norway and a new administration building and showroom are established in Viborg.

2011

The Nuance design brand is acquired.

2012

F&H establishes its first celebrity brand with pastry chef Mette Blomsterberg.

2013

The Swedish company F&H AB Sweden is established in new premises with a showroom.

2014

F&H can introduce another celebrity brand – this time with chef Claus Holm.

2015 - Today

2015

F&H becomes an independent corporation, a direct subsidiary of Canica AS.

2016

Together with health realist Christian Bitz, a tableware range that focuses on health is introduced. In the same year, it becomes necessary to use a large external high-rise warehouse in Viborg.

2017

Additional administration offices and yet another new high-rise warehouse are constructed in Viborg. The ‘Kitchen Living Dining’ store opens in Ringsted Outlet with retail sales to the private consumer.

2018

F&H Group A/S is established as a joint holding company for F&H A/S and Thuesen Jensen A/S. In the same year, the two brands Zone Denmark and Villa Collection are acquired.

2019

F&H acquires the old Danish brand Rosti, makers of the Margrethe Bowl, and in the same year, the ‘Kitchen Living Dining’ Concept Store opens in Copenhagen.

2020

The Swedish brand Gense AB is acquired and its own company is established in Germany – F&H GmbH. In the same year, F&H Group realises a turnover of more than DKK 1.2 billion.

2021

The Norwegian companies Bastian and F&H are merged into F&H Group A/S and moved to new premises, where a ‘KitchenLivingDining’ showroom is also established. Also in Sweden, Sebastian and F&H are merged into F&H Group AB. F&H GmbH establishes the ‘KitchenLivingDining’ showroom, conference facilities and shop in Berlin.