Aspen was founded in 1988 with the aim of improving forestry workers’ work environment where they were spending whole days in harmful chainsaw exhaust gases. It was Roland Elmäng, a fuel expert at Volvo, who saw the benefits of using alkylate in chainsaws instead of regular petrol. It all started in Lerum at Lake Aspen, hence the name. Today Lantmännen Aspen’s business is based in Hindås outside Gothenburg. The company is a member of the Lantmännen Group, one of the biggest corporate groups in the Nordic region.