It’s 1953. Eric och Signe Rahmqvist establish a small office supply company. The basic idea is that you must get to know the customer to really understand what needs they have and how best to help them.
We have grown since the start, but we stay true our philosophy: to give you the best solutions for your needs, we need to spend time with you at your workplace and fully understand your challenges. This way we help you create a more fun, more efficient and sustainable workday.
No single solution fits all your needs. Through our field work, we tailor unique solutions just for you. In order for you to get the most out of your solution, we help you with installation and education. Rahmqvist is a family company with independent brands, all with a unique touch and expertise.
The key to sustainability is to get away from the wear and tear mentality that exists today. We created our first environmental policy already in 1983 and were first in Sweden to ISO-certify us for both environment ISO 14001 and quality ISO 9001. We have also signed the UN Global Compact, where we demand that all our suppliers comply with the UN's ten principles on human rights, labor law issues, the environment and anti-corruption.
We review all our products and exclude those who do not meet our high standards. We are continuously making our transports more efficient and environmentally friendly and avoid air freight. In addition, we climate-compensate our entire company car fleet. We make it easy for you to make sustainable choices with our own environmental label Rahmqvist Green Choice that we label our environmentally friendly products with. We also have a quality label to highlight exceptionally durable products for use over a long period of time and that are on the opposite end of the wear and tear products on the market.
We're proud of Rahmqvist Foundation Center, our orphanage in South Africa. Here, homeless children get a safe place to grow up with nutritious food, clean drinking water and education. Leif Rahmqvist founded the orphanage because of the childrens vulnerable situation in the nearby town of Alldays.
Eric and Signe Rahmqvist - founders of Rahmqvist, 1953
Rahmqvist is locally controlled with sales companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Great Britain, Estonia and Latvia. Apart from our sales offices we are represented with our products via other distributors and sales channels in Hong Kong, Russia, China, Poland, Lithuania, South Africa and Dubai. Our Business Group Managers have utmost responsibility for the development of their respective brands.