You are hereby invited to join in for Melker of Sweden’s journey, from innovative start-up to a truly global company.
A hugh step towards realizing our dream of the most beautiful and completely sustainable kayak, Made in Sweden.
Become a part of the revolution
Founded in 2015 by serial entrepreneur Pelle Stafshede, Melker of Sweden aims to revolutionize the Outdoor Hardware industry with a focus on balancing environmental ethics and economic viability. Our approach involves continuous innovation and sustainable practices, ensuring our products not only meet user needs but also contribute positively to the planet, as we strive to create a legacy for future generations and a sustainable, impactful business.
Invest in Melker of Sweden
We have all the plant-based ingredients, a unique recipe and feather light technology for making our beautiful kayaks, and an untapped international market just longing for gliding through serene waters.
Despite a challenging global environment with wars, economic downturn and harsh investment climate - we have already been able to secure 50% of our first investment round.
Now we open up for investments also by a wider audience, meaning it's also possible for you to embark on our voyage to jointly revolutionize the Outdoor Hardware industry. Together, for the Planet.
MELKER HIGHLIGHTS @ THE PADDLE SPORTS SHOW
Pelle takes us through some of the key elements of Melker strategy going forward.
In-house & plant-based production, introduction of the all new Melker Värmdö targeted for a broader target group, and rapid prototyping with full-scale 3D printing.
market value 180 MEUR
Melker targets the premium kayak market, meaning kayaks which costs 2500 EUR and above.
Long-term goal of 10% market share and 100 MSEK turnover in 2029.
Additional growth opportunities in mass market kayaks, canoes, accessories, clothing, fishing kayaks and technology licensing and co-branding.
Plant-based, durable, and feather light technology which revolutionize the industry and help protect the waters and environment we all love.
Our all natural, sustainable and high-performance construction combines flax fibers with a solid cork core, which allows our kayaks to achieve the highest possible mechanical properties.
recent media updates
Pelle Stafshede interviewed in Forbes Magazine regarding Melkers constant innovation and green transition.
Melker Värmdö awarded Best Sea/Touring Kayak by Paddling Magazine Industry Awards recognizing significant and innovative achievements in the paddlesports market this year.
"...Melker Rödlöga exceeded my expectations and gets a PaddleTV Award for being the Best Touring kayak of the year 2023..." - Ken Whiting.
In an inspiring move towards sustainable innovation, PaperShell and Melker of Sweden, are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership. As we move into the new year, this collaboration marks the start of a journey to challenge each other to redefine kayaking with a focus on environmental stewardship and cutting-edge design.