Roar Pels more than 60 years of experience
When Roar Amundsen founded his tannery in 1945 he had 14 competitors in the
Roar Amundsen started in 1942 his career as an employee in Nordisk Skinnforening (Nordic Skin Association) in Sandvika, outside
Main customers, farmers and hunters
In the beginning Roar Pels had wholesalers of skin as his main customers, over time he had to find new customers and today the largest customers are farmers and hunters. As a part of the production they started up by buying skin of fox, moose, marten, reindeer and other wild animals. Roar Amundsen bought machinery from all competitors closing down, and as a result of the expansion he had to rebuilt 8 times to get the space he needed. Roar Amundsen underline that hard work always has been the main focus for the company.
Tanning of skin from wild animals
Jørn Amundsen, who’s running the business today, is a dedicated hunter and knows all about tanning skin. The customers today are mainly farmers and hunters, you can deliver all kind of skin and you receive them back tanned. The company is also buying skin for resale.
“I am a lucky man who has taken over a well-established business. Now I put all my honour and efforts in to taking care of the family traditions, but have also taken new directions. Now for instance we, amongst others, focus on tanning hunting trophies. Handle trophies needs a great deal of knowledge and experience. We are working with tanning for full size mounting animals and here we are 100% professional.” Concludes Jørn Amundsen