1919 –1955

Stralfors’ business is based on a long tradition.
On 10 June 1919, a man by the name of Thage Carlsson set up a combined printing works, book and stationery shop, and stamp factory on Södra Järnvägsgatan in the small town of Ljungby in Sweden.

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Stralfors’ business is based on a long tradition. On 10 June 1919, a man by the name of Thage Carlsson set up a combined printing works, book and stationery shop, and stamp factory on Södra Järnvägsgatan in the small town of Ljungby in Sweden.

In 1936, Thage changed his surname to Stralfors, so the business was also given a new name, Stralfors Boktryckeri AB. The reason for this was that Thage's two brothers, who had been travelling the world and studying, felt that the name Carlsson was too common, so all three of them changed their surname.

Thage's daughter Gerd met the man who was to be her husband, Göthe Parkander, In Gothenburg in 1948. Göthe was given a job with his future father-in-law the same year, and in 1953 he was invited to take over the business.