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The F&H Group is Scandinavia's largest wholesaler within kitchen equipment and household accessories,
with more than 30 brands and over 10,000 different items on its warehouse shelves.
F&H has 225 employees in Stockholm, Oslo and China, and at our Danish head office in Viborg.
F&H buys Rosti from Dutch Mepal BV
Danish hardware and home design company F&H of Scandinavia with headquarters in Viborg has entered into an agreement with Mepal BV in the Netherlands, which now means that Rosti – and the Margrethe Bowl in particular – will once again be in Danish hands. Rosti was founded in Denmark in the early 1940s by Rolf Fahrenholtz and Stig Jørgensen, and in 1971 the company was sold to A.P. Møller. Rosti was sold in 1993 to Dutch company Mepal, which has been the owner of the Rosti brand products for more than 25 years.
But now ‘Margrethe’ is moving back to Denmark. As of 1 July 2019, F&H of Scandinavia has bought the brand and thus owns all rights to sales and production worldwide. The purchase does not alter the fact that F&H will also continue to distribute Mepal products throughout Scandinavia.
The Margrethe bowl is unparalleled as the most well-known Rosti product. The bowl was designed in the early 1950s by the Bernadotte & Bjørn design studio in Copenhagen. One of the designers, Sigvard Bernadotte, who was the brother of the Danish Queen Ingrid, was allowed in 1954 to name the dish after her daughter, the then Princess Margrethe.
The Margrethe bowl has since become an award-winning Danish design icon that has been depicted on stamps and which also has a place in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. On a worldwide basis, more than 25 million Margrethe bowls have been sold.
Rosti is, however, today much more than the Margrethe Bowl, and the wide range of bowls, tableware, knives, dishes and kitchen utensils will now – with Rosti back in Danish hands – be expanded with many new products in the same high quality that the Margrethe Bowl has always represented.