Jonas Øglænd, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jonas Øglænd

Norwegian businessman

Date of Birth: 18-Jan-1847

Place of Birth: Høyland, Rogaland, Norway

Date of Death: 06-Oct-1931

Profession: entrepreneur

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Jonas Øglænd

  • Jonas Øglænd (18 January 1847 – 6 October 1931) was a Norwegian merchant and industrial entrepreneur. He was born in Høyland, as the youngest of ten siblings at a small peasant farm.
  • After he was confirmated, he moved to Sandnes to work for two of his older brothers who had business there.He started a small business on his own in Sandnes in 1868.
  • In the late 1890s his sons acquired the Scandinavian agency for the bicycle brand "The World".
  • They eventually started producing their own bicycles, and the factory developed into the largest bicycle factory in Norway.
  • Øglænd also started a cloth factory in 1926.
  • After Øgland's death the family-owned factories went through further expansion.
  • The bicycle brand D.B.S.
  • was introduced in 1932, and the factory also produced the moped brand Tempo.

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