Since 1945, F&H has been meeting customers’ needs and requirements for kitchen equipment and household accessories, and today F&H is ‘The Leading brand & trading house in Scandinavia’.
Much of the credit goes to our experience combined with competent and loyal employees. Good business acumen, effective management and market knowledge are other fundamental parts of our success.
In 1945, two innovative businessmen, Erik Vinther and K. E. Larsen, founded a wholesale company under the name of Vinther and Larsen. They realised the potential of trading in the Far East long before anyone else in Denmark, thus quickly cementing a leading position in the industry.
The company’s ownership changed in the 80s, which meant a change of name to Fusager and Høgh, which to this day is strongly locally rooted and later became F&H.
The millennium heralded a new era and also new leadership at F&H. The year 2000 saw the beginning of a strategic development process focusing on growth in Scandinavia, on partnerships and branded products – hence the name and payoff: F&H of Scandinavia, Leading brand & trading house in Scandinavia.
In 2002, the F&H name was consolidated by the acquisition of two ideal partners in Norway and Sweden, respectively. The Norwegian firm, Egil Syversen AS (now F&H of Scandinavia AS) and the Swedish firm, Jestrade AB (now F&H of Scandinavia AB) were incorporated into the Group and, together with the head office in Denmark, formed the widest distribution network in Scandinavia, as the basis for maintaining and developing the Group's leading position in Scandinavia.
In 2005, the F&H Group became part of the Norwegian family-owned group Canica AS, owned by Stein Erik Hagen. 2006 was spent on consolidation within the industry, and growth via the acquisition of A-L Isenkram en gros A-S in Denmark, Løkken Trading AS in Norway and the well-known Danish brand, Södahl.
In the early summer of 2009, F&H Asia Ltd. was founded in order to get closer to the manufacturers and the rapid growth in China, and thereby strengthen the F&H Group’s competitiveness and transition from a traditional wholesaler to a brand house.
In the spring of 2011, the well-known brand in design products for the home, Nuance, was acquired in order to achieve further consolidation in the industry. In 2014 F&H established its own warehouse in China in connection with F&H Asia Ltd, which has led, among other improvements, to reduced transport requirements and the need for warehouse capacity in Viborg.
A restructuring in the summer of 2015 at F&H’s owner, Canica AS in Norway, advanced F&H from being a subsidiary of Centurie (formerly Jernia) to become an independent group directly under Canica AS, one of the largest privately-owned investment companies in Norway.
A ‘Kitchen Living Dining’ outlet shop was established at Ringsted Outlet in 2017, and in 2018 F&H established sales rights for Medusa-Copenhagen and entered into a long-term licensing agreement with Morsø in the Kitchen, Living and Dining categories.
On August 1, 2018, F&H bought out the major design brand Zone Denmark based on the self-owned brand strategy, and later in 2018, Villa Collection was added.
On 1 July 2019, F&H brought the Rosti brand back to Denmark, thus owning all rights to the sale and production of the Margrethe Bowl worldwide, and in August of the same year, the ‘Kitchen Living Dining’ Concept Store was opened in Copenhagen.
F&H has over 24,000 m2 of warehouse space at its Danish head office, with a further 9,000 m2 of warehousing at another address in Viborg – a total of approx. 41,000 pallet spaces. In addition, the warehouse in China has more than 1,000 m2 of storage.