Since 1946

About H.O. Bostrom

H.O. Bostrom is a global manufacturer of ergonomic seating systems to leading multi-national original equipment manufacturers and dealers of both on and off-road products.

We engineer innovative seating solutions to meet customer’s evolving technological, safety, comfort and styling needs.

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Our commitment to
quality & innovation

From first design to final manufactured product, our stringent testing processes mean we create seating that exceeds industry regulations. H.O. Bostrom provides high-quality technical seating and prioritizes ethical, collaborative customer partnerships. Customers benefit from our knowledge, personalized service and the efficiencies of our state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.


Our history

H.O. Bostrom is a family company, founded by Harry and Astrid Bostrom in 1946. They developed the company into a successful business before passing the reins to sons Kurt and John in 1976. John's son, Paul Bostrom, has now stepped into the role of company president, marking the third generation of leadership over 75 years later.

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Over time, our focus evolved—what began as a automotive and truck fleet cushion upholstery service expanded into a leading manufacturing business of highly engineered seating and related products.

Today, we serve our customers through every phase of their seating journey, from providing reliable seating that sets industry standards, to developing new and customized products that meet customer-specific needs.

Our mission and values

H.O. Bostrom is a global provider of innovative, safe and ergonomic seating systems and components for on and off-road vehicles, mobile equipment and custom applications in partnership with our customers.

We are dedicated to providing a better seating experience in on/off-road vehicles and marine vessels. We value accountability and teamwork, principles that guide how we work with you to deliver precision-engineered seating solutions.

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Single-source seating systems

We design, engineer, assemble and service innovative seating solutions that meet your most technical needs and surpass stringent standards - all from one supplier.

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Continuous improvement

We invest in the continual improvement of our products, implementing customer and end user feedback to ensure our seats just keep getting better.

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Engineering excellence

We invest in our teams’ development so they consistently deliver seating with features that are innovatively designed and intuitive to use.

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Certified quality

H.O. Bostrom has been ISO certified since 2005 and has been recertified to the current standard of the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.

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Optimized operations

We follow 5S workplace practices conducive to visual control and lean production, and Lean Six Sigma practices to deliver customer value through efficient operations.

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Relationship driven

From semi-custom designs through service parts, we implement Lean production methods and 5S workplace practices to deliver consistent quality and value through efficient operations.

H.O. Bostrom timeline


H.O. Bostrom was founded by Harry and Astrid Bostrom, initially as an automotive and truck fleet cushion upholstery service.

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We began developing and manufacturing standard and specialized seating, meeting OEM’s specific requirements and even manufacturing their designs.

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We began developing our own product lines, engineering and manufacturing everything from seating and accessories for off-road vehicles to SCBA brackets for firefighters and E-Coated pedestal suspensions for marine helm seats.


H.O. Bostrom Company Inc. was incorporated in the State of Wisconsin.


John and Kurt Bostrom took over the family business and moved the company to the city of New Berlin, WI.


We moved to a 4.5-acre modern manufacturing facility in Waukesha, WI, enabling us to expand our product lines even further.

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We became ISO-certified, showing our dedication to providing customers with high-quality products and services.


Paul Bostrom became our third-generation company president, leading the company in the production of highly engineered products while promoting growth and development into new markets.


H.O. Bostrom will celebrate our 80-year anniversary.

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Why choose us for your seating

At H.O. Bostrom, we engineer innovative seating and nurture valuable relationships. Our collaboration with OEMs results in durable, ergonomic seats that boost performance.

And our service offering is second to none. We focus on your exact requirements before delivering an innovative, single-sourced seating solution.

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Get in touch

Want to know more about our innovative seating products? Give us a call.

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Explore your seating options

If you’d like to explore your options, drop us a line and find out what we can do for you.