TePe is a family-owned Swedish company founded in 1965. We develop, manufacture and sell high quality, functional oral hygiene products in cooperation with dental expertise.
Our vision is to raise the awareness about preventive dental care and interdental cleaning. We are proud to say that our products contribute to better oral health, thereby improving life quality for people all over the world.
Our well-known TePe Interdental Brush, together with our toothbrushes, special brushes and dental sticks, are used daily by consumers and dental professionals in more than 50 countries worldwide.
TePe has 220 employees and a turnover of 450 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.
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.