DOLLE A/S was established in 1982, when founder of the Dolle Group, Carl Dolle, bought the production plant from the Dane, Erik Torrild. The plant, which at the time manufactured both household furniture and attic stairs, was given the name DHW A/S (Dänische Holzverarbeitungswerke).
Erik Torrild was the CEO until 1998, when he passed the reins onto the current CEO, Francois Grimal. Under Francois’s leadership, DOLLE A/S has developed rapidly and secured an influential international profile as one of the most modern wood-manufacturing companies on the market.
Originally, the plant in Frøstrup exclusively produced loft ladders for the German market; but since the 1980s, the product portfolio was expanded to include space-saving stairs, spiral staircases and modular staircases. In addition to wood, DOLLE A/S now manufactures stairs and banister systems in aluminum, steel, plastic and glass.
In 2006, Dolle established a production plant to produce metal products in the Chinese town of Suzhou; and in 2008, a plant to produce wood components was launched in Ukraine. The site in Ukraine has since evolved from exclusively manufacturing components to also producing finished products for sale to the East European market. Today, DOLLE A/S is the European market leader in attic stairs and banister systems, in addition to which it exports to numerous countries outside Europe, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, the USA and Russia.
Located in Minneapolis, MN, the American division of DOLLE A/S – Dolle USA – was established in 2011 bringing modern, innovative European-designed staircases and railing systems to the US Market. Dolle products are exclusively sold through professional builders, home center stores and through hand-selected online e-commerce web stores.