75 years of experience

Beckmann’s history

Our history begins in 1946. Olav Beckmann is a young man with creativity, can-do spirit – and an idea. He works on various projects, until early in the 1950s, when he has enough funds to get started on the idea he has nurtured: School backpacks!

“Children need good school backpacks!”

Production begins in the tiny living room in the Beckmann family home. Models are drawn, samples sewn and the backpacks tested out on the Beckmann’s and neighbours’ children. Precision and quality were impor­tant values. The classic leather backpack is launched at the start of the 1970s – and sales really begin to take off!




We carry the idea forward

We are proud to continue Olav Beckmann’s business concept. Every day, we work hard to find the right materials, optimise functionality and design so that customers get what they expect from Beckmann. Today, Beck­mann is the market leader in Scandinavia for backpacks for the first day at school.

A school backpack has a tough life…

Backpacks are filled with heavy books and damp gym clothing; they are thrown around in the playground and used as a seat cushion throughout the school year. It is important to us to reassure you that Beckmann backpacks undergo stringent quality controls and are thoroughly tested before they are carried on your back.

Your back has to last a lifetime!

Our backpacks are designed to ease the strain on the back and shoulders. Hip belt, chest strap, back supports and good padding makes the back­pack feel lighter. Knowledge should be easy to bear.

The heritage from Olav Beckmann remains our cornerstone. Our aim is to make the best school backpacks in the world.

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