Krabat was formed as the result of Tom-Arne Solhaug fathering a son with cerebral palsy in 2003. For several years the frustration grew over the lack of aids that were available, and not at least the desire to have aids that did not exist. Krabat was started to make these aids. Tom-Arne Solhaug and Fredrik Brodtkorb founded Krabat AS in 2006.

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Krabat develops, manufactures and markets high quality aids for children and youths. Krabat’s products are innovative, functional and aesthetically attractive. Krabat never makes any compromises at the expense of product function, aesthetics or quality.

Krabat makes aids that facilitate mastering and progression. For the child to master the aid and to make progress, it must be fun and interesting to use. Krabat aids encourage activity; they are not passive products. With the progression follows the need for other, and hopefully, fewer aids. When a child progresses to the extent that he/she no longer needs a Krabat aid, an important goal has been attained.

The Krabats

In addition to engineers, Krabat also employs its own physical therapists, occupational therapists, industrial designers and technicians. All the necessary expertise required to develop and manufacture the pioneering products is found within the company.

In 2018, Krabat was acquired by Addlife and merged with Hepro, which has extensive experience in the development of technical aids for the elderly and welfare technology.
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Ugly-looking aids promote stigmatization. Aids are often visible and used frequently, therefore an attractive appearance is very important. An appealing and functional design also contributes to the aid being used more often, and greater progress can be expected. Attractive aids give the child more dignity, which makes him/her feel prouder.

Functionality for all users

All the products are developed with children in min, however all other users are also considered. Parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, kindergarten staff, school staff and many other individuals also operate the aid. Because of this, Krabat places great emphasis on all the people involved with the child perceiving the aid as functional, purposeful and attractive.
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An aid is rarely used in just one situation. The aid is transported and used both indoors and outdoors during winter and summer alike. Aids must therefore be adapted to a wide range of different situations and be easy to transport.


All Krabat products are recognized as high-quality products when it comes to their function, aesthetics and workmanship. Krabat’s staff are welcoming, provide good service and maintain a high level of profesionalism. The company is certified in accordance with the quality standard ISO 9001.
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Product development process

The products are developed in collaboration with children, parents and professionals. All products are thouroughly tested, and feedback is taken seriously. Modern tools are used in the product development process and test results are well documented. Krabat has a close and good partnership with desgners, industrial designers, engineer groups and sub-suppliers at home and abroad.

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