THE ASPEN STORY
ROLAND ELMÄNG FOUNDED THE ASPEN COMPANY IN 1988 ON THE SHORE OF LAKE ASPEN, NORTH OF GOTHENBURG IN SWEDEN.
He had the idea to produce a better fuel for chainsaws when he read an article in the Swedish newspaper “Skogen” about the problems faced by forest workers exposed to exhaust fumes from chainsaws and brushcutters. He realized there were fuel components that would work much better – both for people and machines. The introduction of alkylate resulted in dramatically improved working environment for the Swedish forestry workers.
To begin with, Aspen was only available as a premixed 2-stroke version “Aspen 2T”, but demand for a cleaner fuel for engines which didn’t require a fuel/oil mix meant that Aspen 4T was created. These fuels are now marketed as Aspen 2 and Aspen 4, and over 400 million litres has been sold worldwide.
Aspen works in all countries with the same mission: To develop, market and distribute fuels with unique benefits, and which reduce the negative effects for people, machines and the environment. Focusing on all users of smaller engines, they want customers and partners to gain experience in their cooperation. Their method is characterized by care, simplicity, and continual development.