Long history in Nybro
In 1857, Kährs is founded in Nybro, deep in the heart of a Swedish forest, where Johan Kähr the elder sets up a shop crafting wooden utility goods. Today, 160 years later, our operations are still based in this small, rural Town.
Early sustainable thinking
In 1919, Gustaf Kähr, grandson of the founder, takes over the company and changes its name to AB Gustaf Kähr. Under his leadership, the company develops and becomes an important and innovative producer of wooden doors, toys, furniture and floors. Gustaf was dedicated to finding efficient ways of using sustainable wood raw material and improving the stability of wood when used in building materials.
Engineered parquet floor
In 1941, Kährs is awarded a patent for the invention of today’s modern engineered hardwood floor, the multilayer floor. After World War II, the home market booms and many families build a small house of their own. This means an increased demand for parquet floors, regarded as essential for the more representative parts of every house.
The company stopped producing toys in the late 1950’s.
Currently, Kährs is the leading manufacturer of wood flooring in Europe