Our home town

Karl Olsson
There is a statue of Karl Olsson, the founder of the company, in Grimsås town square. Inaugurated in 2008 the bust was donated by Karl Olsson's son Sten Olsson and sculpted by the artist Björn Bergsten.

Grimsås is a small community with 900 inhabitants, located in the Tranemo municipality in the Västergötland region. It is in a thriving region which has a long traditional of successful entrepreneurs and small businesses.

The community started growing when the railway reached it more than a hundred years ago. Although trains no longer stop here, the railway strongly influenced the town's development. 

Nexans is the largest employer in Grimsås with a wide range of job opportunities. A large number of companies in many different sectors are less than half an hour away.

The town has schools for all ages, sheltered housing and plenty of leisure activities.

The local football club, Grimsås IF, is famous from the 60s and runs programmes for children and young people.

The leisure club IKO Fritid has facilities around the Fritidsstugan pavilion, catering for various interests including illuminated trails, a skating rink, spinning, boxercise, golf, tennis, boules and photography. There are also changing rooms and a great area for barbecues.

For nature lovers, the local area offers plenty of scope for fishing, hunting, woodland trails, mushroom and berry picking.