Since 1946

Our History

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 our customer’s evolving technological, safety, comfort and styling needs.

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A multi-generational family business

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 John and Kurt 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.

1946

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

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1968

H.O. Bostrom begins developing and manufacturing standard and specialized seating to meet customer-specific requirements.

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1971

H.O. Bostrom starts developing configurable product lines, engineering and manufacturing everything from seating and accessories for off-road vehicles to self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) brackets for firefighters and electro-coated pedestal suspensions for marine helm seats.

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1975

H.O. Bostrom Company Inc. is incorporated in the state of Wisconsin.

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1976

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

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1990

H.O. Bostrom moves to a 4.5-acre modern manufacturing facility in Waukesha, WI, enabling even further expansion of product lines.

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1994

H.O. Bostrom begins exporting precision-engineered seating to international customers.

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2005

H.O. Bostrom becomes ISO-certified, embodying their dedication to providing customers with high-quality products and services.

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2022

Paul Bostrom becomes H.O. Bostrom's third-generation company president, leading the company in the production of highly engineered products while promoting growth and development into new markets.

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2026

H.O. Bostrom will celebrate
it's 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 customers results in durable, ergonomic seats that boost performance.

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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