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TePe is a privately held Swedish company founded in 1965.
We care for healthy smiles.
Our vision is for people to be able to keep their teeth for life. It is our aim to raise awareness of preventive dental care, interdental cleaning and the connection between oral and general health. Through our functional quality products, we strive to make good oral health possible for everyone. Healthy teeth – throughout life.
TePe´s business concept is to develop, manufacture and sell high quality, functional oral hygiene products, in collaboration with dental expertise.
Our well-known TePe Interdental Brush, together with our toothbrushes, special brushes and dental sticks, are used daily by consumers and dental professionals in 60 countries worldwide.
TePe has 250 employees and a turnover of 500 MSEK. All design, development and production takes place at TePe's headquarters in Malmö, Sweden. TePe has subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Preventive dental care since 1965
The history of TePe began in 1965 when wood-carver Henning Eklund developed a new kind of dental stick in cooperation with professors of the School of Dentistry in Malmö. The dental stick was triangular to fit the natural shape of the interdental space.
In 1973, Henning's son Bertil Eklund developed the business by manufacturing the first toothbrush. Today more than 25% of all toothbrushes purchased in Sweden come from TePe. The interdental brush was introduced in the early nineties and rapidly became TePe’s leading product.
TePe is still owned by the Eklund family. Headquarters and all production remain under the same roof for a reliable and flexible manufacturing process.
History of TePe: An infographic