Dragons history

Dragon has produced abrasive paper since 1892. See how Dragon became one of the world’s leading manufacturers of abrasive paper

1890 4 May

Oscar Weitemeyer establishes Københavns Smergelfabrik as the first and only of its kind in Denmark


Københavns Smergelfabrik is taken over by Edward Julius White and his partner, Emil Frederick Grunth, both have been employees of the company since 1910


Københavns Smergelfabrik merges with the largest hardware wholesaler, JE Møller's Widow & Co., but sandpaper is still marketed under the name "Københavns Smergelfabrik"


The company converted to public limited company


The dragon fly (Odonata-Anisoptera) is designed by the renowned industrial designer Henning Seidelin (1904-1987) and registered as the current trademark and logo


The company moves from Østerbro in Copenhagen into newly built facilities in Maribo on Lolland



Queen Margrethe II visits Maribo and Københavns Smergelfabrik and is on that ossasion presented with a dragon fly in 14 carat gold


The paint and lacquer group Flügger A/S acquires the company. Flügger decides that the trademark must be included in the name of one of the company’s subsidiaries, and thus it is changed to Color Dragon A/S and later to Dragon A/S


Bang & Jørgensen A/S, takes over the company


Blue FF takes over the company


Dragon Holding A/S takes over the company