About Protex

Protex AS is a manufacturer of well-established proprietary brands and a highly-valued manufacturing partner for a number of Scandinavian brand suppliers.

Protex AS

Head office


Sales office





2007 (Protex AS 1966)


100% Norwegian, family owned


Protex Balti AS

Protex Balti AS


Development, purchasing, cutting, sewing, logistical solutions, advanced research and development

Head office



Scandinavian / Estonian


100% Norwegian, family owned

Number of employees





Tallinn & Pärnu (Estland)


Mainly Scandinavian high-quality brands

Mission & Vision


Protex AS is a manufacturer of well-established proprietary brands and a highly-valued manufacturing partner for a number of Scandinavian brand suppliers.

Our aim is to lead the market with our proprietary niche products while remaining a preferred manufacturing partner for other brand suppliers because of our availability, flexibility and expertise.

To achieve these goals , we always invest in essential expertise and technology and are constantly searching for solutions to give us and our partners the edge in a tough, international market.


Protex AS shall lead the market with their propriety niche products.

Management Philosophy

Strong customer focus and continual company development

At Protex, we care about our customers and partners. We listen to their needs, we keep our promises and we are proactive communicators.

Every day, we strive to satisfy our customers by delivering goods of high quality, on time and at the right price.

Efficient and Innovative

At Protex, we always ask ourselves what we could be doing better and how we can maintain and further develop good customer relations. This is a continuous process, achieved through investment in new and better technology and in skills upgrading for our employees.

Our story

Protex has a long history of successful change and innovation, adapting to shifts in markets and technologies.


Protex history dates back to 1966, when then the 24 year young and eager entrepreneur David Engan became owner of a small firm named Trønderplast in Alen village, Norway.

David's motto has always been "It is not about having ideas – it is about making ideas happen". Suitable to given nature and the surrounding mountains of North-Western Norway, the company started to produce outdoor wear and tents. Through strong entrepreneurial drive and determination David made his ideas happen and three decades later the small family company had a big circle of loyal customers, more than 50 employees and had changed the name to Protex.

In 2002, after almost four decades of "making ideas happen" in Protex, David gave place for a new generation as he wrote over his company to his daughters Margrethe, Marie and Gunhild. Even though David has left his active role in Protex, he still visits all Protex sites on regular basis to make sure that we still live and breath the motto of making Protex and our customers ideas happen.


Today Protex is a trusted textile service provider to the Scandinavian market and is still managed within the Engan family. Even though the company now has several hundreds employees, has the commitment and personal care for customers, cooperation partners and employees has remained at same high level.


The vision of Protex is to be the top textile service provider in Northern Europe. Beside its activities in traditional textile manufacturing, Protex has successfully positioned itself as an innovation driver and partner in the development of tomorrow's smart textile solutions.