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Martin Magnusson & Co AB
Industry Clothing
Founded 1936
Headquarters Hestra, Sweden
Key people
Claes Magnusson, Co-owner
Svante Magnusson, President and Co-owner
Products Gloves
Revenue SEK 155.1 million (2009)[1]
Number of employees
30 (2009)
Website http://www.hestragloves.com/

Hestra (operating as Martin Magnusson & Co AB) is a family-owned company that designs and manufactures gloves. Founded by Martin Magnusson in 1936, the company makes gloves for Alpine skiing, Freeskiing, Casual and more.

The company's flagship store is in Stockholm, Sweden.



Martin Magnusson start manufacturing gloves in Hestra, Småland. The first gloves were work gloves for lumberjacks. The gloves were made from strong leather and reinforced with rivets to withstand the hard work in the forest.


Slalom skiing comes to Hestra. A slalom slope is established at the local mountain Isaberg. Skiers arrive by train to try the new sport.


The second generation takes over.


Hestra upgraded its Patrol Gloves.

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