Our origins

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.

Black and white photo from the 50's. A concentrated man doing tests in the laboratory.
Black and white advertising poster from the 30's or 40's. A handsome gentleman dashing dressed in Devold's  Blueshirt