Choices since 1853
Sometimes, we borrow things from the past to create a better future.
We at Devold have made choices for 170 years. We opt for long-term relationships with our employees, methods that are gentle on both animals and the environment, and, where possible, we opt not to use plastic. We make choices that create a better future for us and our planet.
The year was 1853, the place was the weather-beaten coastline of Western Norway. The newly trained industrialist Ole Andreas Devold returned home (Ålesund) from Germany full of optimism.
Devold’s success coincided with the first major polar expeditions of the late 19th century.