Trangia was founded in 1925 by John E. Jonsson. His passion for technology and his zeal as a designer were demonstrated at an early age. Rejecting life as a farmer, John and his father-in-law decided to start the company that for generations has been leading the Swedish windproof stove industry. They started out manufacturing household pots in aluminium. However, as the number of holidays increased for Swedish workers in the 1930s, the demand for camping equipment grew. Trangia decided to focus on the development of cooking products specifically for camping.