Nøsted & is a family-owned Norwegian industrial company with head office in Mandal, Norway.

The company was founded by Alf Nøsted in 1939 when he established «Norsk Kjettingindustri -Alf Nøsted AS» in Mandal. Since then, the company has grown steadily through organic growth and acquisitions and is today a global company with appr. 370 employees developing, manufacturing, and delivering solutions for multiple purposes across the world. Our biggest product segments are:

  • Traction products for forestry and construction equipment, tractors, and heavy transport
  • Lifting chains for the offshore industry, trawl chains for trawlers, and mooring chains for fish farms
  • Tractor implements, different types for forestry and road maintenance

Our brands

Nøsted & manufactures and delivers goods and services under the brand names Igland, Trygg, and Fram. We also produce and sell Slingmax, a high-quality synthetic fiber round sling for lifting operations, and we distribute Yoke lifting & material handling equipment.

Our brands

Nøsted & has for over 80 years produced chains under the brand name TRYGG. TRYGG is a world leader, and is designed, developed and produced at Norway’s only chain factory. The 10,000 sqm chain factory located at the outlet of the Mandal River produces chains for use in transport, agriculture, construction, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, industry, oil and offshore.

The TRYGG portfolio consists of a wide range of chains for wheeled vehicles, from smaller vehicles to the largest construction and forestry machines. TRYGG forest belts were introduced in the autumn of 2020 and are the result of several years of testing and development.

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Our vision is to create

New opportunities for lasting connections.

It’s all about connections. Each connection is a new opportunity for a long-lasting relationship. When we work together – and together with our clients and partners- we take an active role in defining the solutions of the future.


Our products are produced at our factories in Mandal, Kragerø, and Lithauen. Product development, laboratory, and research departments are located at our head office in Mandal.

Quality has the highest focus in everything we do. Our quality system is certified by DNV according to ISO 9001 and includes all activities, from subcontractors to delivery of finished goods. We use modern technology in our production.

In 2014, the company invested almost NOK 100 million in production, which included the establishment of a new test center and the development of a completely new automated production line. Our hardening is world class, and allows us to produce chains and components of extremely high quality for various purposes.



Through long-term relationships, smart establishments and strategic acquisitions, we have built stone upon stone to develop a company that is in the best interests of our community and the community of which we are a part. Overall, we represent proud brands and more than 350 years of production experience. Nøsted & was established in 2019 as a result of the merger of the companies in what was then referred to as the Nøsted Group. The Nøsted Group consisted of eight independent companies; Nøsted Kjetting AS, Igland AS, Kjættingfabriken, AS, Marwin Løfteteknikk AS, Nosted Mechanika UAB and Chaine Select Inc, which are now all gathered and represented through a joint company – Nøsted&.