Saturday, January 2, 2016

AJUNGILAK German Special Forces Sleeping Bag



Sleeping Bag 
NSN : 8465-12-342-6220








Exceptionally warm military sleeping bag from German Army - Bundeswehr. Used by special forces called KSK, during extreme expeditions. Made of high quality materials. 

Sleeping bag manufactured under contract using the latest technologies. It is extremely light andvery warm, the comfortable temperature is -20 degrees C, while the extreme temperature is -30degrees C.

Equipped with a waterproof bag with compressive straps that allow significantly reduce the size ofsleeping bag, so it takes up minimal space




























Ajungilak History
1855
Michael Breien starts business, called Mechanisk Wattfabrik, in Chr. Kroghsgt 16, Oslo, Norway
specialises in making waddings from recycled cotton and wool, for mattresses, pillows, clothing and upholstery
1869
Business has a turnover of NOK 60,000 Norwegian Kroner and a staff of ten
Jacob Breien sells the factory to Georg Richard Fuglesang
1889
Make their first sleeping bag, filled with reindeer hair and kapok
North Pole expeditioner, Fridtjof Nansen, co-develops ‘first extreme sleeping bag’
1990
sale are now 100,000 Norwegian Kroner with a staff of fifteen
Georg Richard Fuglesang’s three sons join the business
1903
Georg Richard Fuglesang II runs the business
1920
make their first down sleeping bags
1932
Georg Richard Fuglesang II joins the firm and focuses on the sleeping bag business
Martin Mehren and Arne Hoygaard crosse Greenland using the sleeping bags
They propose new word for sleeping bag range,“Ajungilak” said to be Inuit for “warm greeting” or “comfort”
1945
Turnover is 525,000 Norwegian Kroner with a staff of twenty five
1947
A new 3000 m2 factory is completed with modern carding and sewing machines
1950
make their first synthetic sleeping bag
1960
production spreads to a second factory in Honefoss (50 km NW of Oslo)
1963
an old wool factory in Berger (60 km S of Oslo) purchased for processing of down and feather for new range of sleeping bags and quilts.
1964
fourth Georg Richard Fuglesang join A/S GR Fuglesangs Sonner to build the down and feather division
1969
exporting to Sweden, Germany and United Kingdom, via Helly Hansen
1970
all production in Oslo moved to a 4,500 m2 factory in Honefoss
1973
add on a 1,100 m2 warehouse
product range centres on only bedding and sleeping bags
establish the British sales company, Snuggledown of Norway (UK) Ltd
1979
UK business becomes a production company and a new building is purchased in Milton Keynes, UK
1980
parent company renamed as Ajungilak A/S
German subsidiary established in Hamburg
1991
purchase the assets of bankrupt Nordiska Fjader AB (Northern Feather) of Malmo, Sweden
With Northern Feather purchase acquire new technology, modern production machinery and substantial market share in Sweden
1997
Snuggledown of Norway (UK) Ltd sold
focus is concentrated exclusively on outdoor products
1999
all production in Norway ceases, due to prohibitive costs
sleeping bag production is moved to a Ajungilak facility near Beijing, China
2001
acquired by Switzerland’s Mammut Sports, whose parent company is Conzzeta Holding
wins “Gear of the Year” award in German magazine ‘Outdoor’ for best synthetic bag
2002
wins “Gear of the Year” award in German magazine ‘Outdoor’ for best synthetic bag
2003
wins “Gear of the Year” award in German magazine ‘Outdoor’ for best synthetic bag
launches world's first seamless synthetic sleeping bag. Insulation is spot-laminated to bag shell.
2004
wins the best award in German magazine ‘Outdoor’ for both synthetic and down bags
2005
Mammut’s sales are 150 million swiss franc

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