Our history

Who we are

KOMPAN’s purpose is to help our customers create healthier and happier communities, and we have done this since 1970.

A round dot and a square world

Когда Том Линдхардт увидел, как дети любят заниматься его искусством, возникла идея превратить его работы в игровые скульптуры. В 1970 г. компания KOMPAN была основана соучредителем Хансом Могенсом Фенне-Фредериксеном.

В 70-е годы изменился стиль жизни: многие люди стали жить в городах, а не в сельской местности. Эта урбанизация вынуждала архитекторов планировать большие и зачастую безымянные районы общественного жилья. Том заметил, что "окружающей обстановке не хватает цвета и текстуры". Поэтому он создал круглые и красочные игровые элементы, с помощью которых дети могли перемещаться по жилым кварталам. Это придало району индивидуальность и самобытность, и детям было на чем играть.

Спустя полвека его наследие продолжает служить ориентиром для детей в первые веселые годы жизни и, конечно же, чем-то особенным для игр. Это философия, которая по-прежнему является частью нашей ДНК.

Beautiful and timeless design for kids

Tom worked hard and long to perfect his play designs. He wanted them to be striking and attractive in a timeless way. His first product was the Crazy Hen, which today, five decades later, is an iconic modern classic.

This philosophy of designing beautiful and timeless play features is still in our DNA.

Since then KOMPAN has invented and created:

  • the springer concept

  • the colourful playhouse

  • 3-dimensional rope structures

  • 360-degree play

  • the modern playground based on free play, including the Supernova

  • reinvented wood and nature play as well as thematic play based on play value

  • outdoor fitness with adjustable resistance

  • It is in our DNA to give customers beautiful sites that look inviting for decades.

Half a century later...

We are the global leader in outdoor play and fitness areas

We design, manufacture, and install more than 1,000 playground or fitness sites every month somewhere across 90 countries – of these, 30 countries do so through our own direct operation and the remainder through carefully selected quality agents and partners. That is one installation every 44 minutes!

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Play and fitness that develop users

Along with the urbanization of the early 1970’s, more and more were women moving into the job market. This meant that an increasing number of children were starting daycare, putting pressure on the children to develop their essential proficiencies – their physical, social, cognitive and creative skills. That is why KOMPAN created a team of child experts, the KOMPAN Play Institute, to devise products to help development. The abstract themes of products such as Moments Story Makers foster the world of fantasy in the child’s mind, igniting role play and developing social skills.

This philosophy is reflected in our name. Kompan comes from Danish word for companion and lifelong friend. The playgrounds should be the travelling partner of the child throughout development. In the same way, KOMPAN has a Fitness Institute, KFI, that collaborates with universities in order to make products that have a positive impact on the physical well-being of the adult users. On a public level, a healthier community is more economically and environmentally sound. Tax money spent on an outdoor fitness bike reduces the line in the doctor’s waiting room.

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