In 1979, Ingvar Svantesson decided it was time to improve the conditions for hikers, campers and all other outdoor enthusiasts, by reducing camp gear to a minimum. Function was crucial to the design. It had to be as lightweight, durable, and as compact as possible. Ingvar shared his vision with Jan Andersson, a former captain in the Swedish Army. Jan understood that this type of product needed to work even in the most primitive conditions. Together they introduced a new age of tableware and accessories to the outdoor world.
Ensuring high standards regarding quality and material along with respect for the human and environmental resources, the duo decided to manufacture the products in the local surroundings of there home, Borås, Sweden. In 2011, the company was handed over to Erik Andersson, Jans son. Still located in Borås, Sweden, the company was officially named Wildo®, honouring everything thats wild about the founders and the outdoors.