Since 1925 Trangia is the synonym for light-weight cooking equipment. It all began with household pots made of aluminum, developed by the founder John E. Jonsson. It was only when the Swedes began to have more and more holidays and the demand for camping gear rose, that Trangia shifted its focus and started to work on cooking equipment especially for those on the go in the great Swedish outdoors.
In 1951, the first prototype of the nowadays well-known cooking system came onto the market. The compact complete sets are still manufactured in Sweden, in the village where everything began: Trång. The name of the company Trangia is derived from the name of the village, the ending "ia" stands for "in aluminum". The family business is now run by the third generation and the fourth generation is already working to optimize the assortment of light, windproof cooking sets.