About DEFA

We belive in innovation
Bård Klungseth

Bård Klungseth CEO DEFA Group

Our goal is to make people’s lives easier, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. We provide products and services that improve the way people charge, preheat and secure their vehicles, light up their buildings and roads, control their cabins, document their driving and much more. We are dedicated to keep creating great products through continuous improvement and innovation.

DEFA is a Norwegian company, founded in 1946. We currently have more than 400 employees on 3 continents. Our products and services are distributed in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Vision

1. We believe that we exist to make great products

2. We believe in continuous improvement and dedication to innovation

3. We believe that deep collaboration drives innovation

4. We believe in the value of simplicity

5. We believe in focusing only on the projects that are truly important to us

Values

Honest
Creates trust

Target oriented
Focus on continuous improvement

Innovative
Creative, simple and effective

Committed & Inspired
Dedicated and positive

History

DEFA launched its first engine heater in 1960. At the end of the 70’s, DEFA introduced its PlugIn system, making it easier to install electrical preheating in cars.

In the 80’s DEFA introduced the first complete WarmUp system, a zero idling and fully integrated
and programmable charging and heating system. (engine heater, cabin heater, the first onboard
battery charger in the engine compartment, and a 12V timer installed in a car). In 2005 DEFA
established Technology Wuxi as a separate production unit in China.

DEFA enjoys a leading position in Europe in the area of electrical automotive heating and charging
systems. DEFA is also the global leader in supplying and handling charging stations, facilities and administration solutions for electric vehicles.

DEFA manufactures its products in three main facilities in Norway, Sweden and China. We are proud to have employees with more than 20 years experience at DEFA.

DEFA has offices across the world with the main office for North America located in Markham
Ontario. DEFA North America is offering support in the areas of marketing, sales, technical and
customer service. We also provide support in engineering, such as test installations and training.