Fristad Plast is a family run business founded in 1967 by Leif Forsström. The company specializes in plastic production with a focus on injection moulding. In addition to that, the business has 50+ years experience of product development to offer customers.
Today, Fristad Plast has 10 000 m2 of production area at three locations. Two in Fristad and one in China. In total, Fristad Plast are proud to employ 60 persons. The company is still very much a family business, with three gererations active.
With its 55 years of history, Fristad Plast has seen a lot of milestones worthy to remember. In this history section you’ll find a selection of these.
The first factory
23 october 1967
The company was founded by Leif Forsström, in his home garage in Fristad.
The first machine for injection moulding was purchased.
During 1976 Fristad Plast started to produce life bouys. This was the start of a long journey to develop the life bouy into its current prouction methods.
move to expressvägen
Fristad Plast moves to its current location at Expressvägen in Fristad.
The location on Expressvägen is expanded with additional space.
Expressvägen is expanded a second time.
For a third time, Expressvägen is expanded.
swedflex – china
Fristad Plast goes to China! To further meet customers demands, Fristad Plast opens a subsiduary in China, Swedflex. The business idea is to offer “swedish production in Asia”.
Fristad Plast launches a new venture within water safety equipment. The brand RescueLife 247 is founded and launches at the nordic market.
Expressvägen is expanded a fourth time. This time the expansion includes a brand new conference floor, to fulfill all needs for meetings within the growing company.
31 august 2021
Fristad Plast closes the fiscal year with a record breaking 36% growth of turnover. A fantastic achevment made possible by all dedicated employees during the challening times of the pandemic.
Fristad Plast presents a new graphic profile, with a new logo and signature colors. The red ring honours the long history of dedication to life saving equipment, as well as symbolising the focus on circularity within the entire company.
Fristad Plast is growing! The construction of a second factory in Fristad is started. This facility will be the home to the growing business of logistics and the expanding brand RecueLife 247.