Bona AB

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Bona AB
Family-owned company
Industry Products for the installation, renovation and maintenance of wooden floors
Founded 1919
Founder Wilhelm Edner
Area served
Key people
Kerstin Lindell (CEO and President)
Products Adhesives, Finishes, Oils, UV-finishes, Sanding machines, Abrasives, Floor care products for wooden floors
Revenue SEK 1,3 billion (2011)
Number of employees
512 (2011)

Bona AB is a family-owned company founded in 1919. With its headquarters in Sweden, Bona is now present in more than 70 different countries all over the world through subsidiaries and country distributors. Bona provides products for the installation, maintenance and renovation of wooden floors throughout their lifetime and also supply UV coatings to leading international producers of wooden floors

Bona pioneered waterborne finishes in 1979, presenting the patent in 1982.[1]

Bona has production facilities in Sweden, Germany, the USA and China.


The Bona story started in the 1890s, when Wilhelm Edner opened a grocery shop in Malmö, Sweden selling coffee and various household products. The years went by, the business developed and, during the 1910s, floor wax came into the picture; a completely new product on the Swedish market at the time. In August 1919, Wilhelm Edner registered a company called Aktiebolaget Bona. This is the date that Bona, the floor care company, was founded, since then the company has exclusively worked with the treatment of wooden floors. In 2012, Bona AB became the official hardwood floor care sponsor for the NBA.[2]

As of January 2007, Kerstin Lindell is President and CEO.


Bona has products and solutions for contractors, homeowners and parquet producers. Their product portfolio, the Bona System.


Renovation with waterborne finishes, dust free and ergonomic sanding machines and silane-based adhesives.


Offers a product range for renovation and maintenance adapted for use by end consumers.

Parquet Producers[edit]

Bona is the supplier of UV-coatings to international producers of wooden floors.