1877: Sea captain Helly Juell Hansen founded Helly J. Hansen Regnklæde-Fabrik (Rainwear Factory)
1932: Lifejackets and marine safety equipment launched
1976: Work and survival suits launched
1995: Hansen Protection established as a separate company in the Helly-Hansen Group.
Hansen Protection introduces Integrated Services on the NCS (Norwegian Continental Shelf).
Acquisition of FCO Maritim; offering sales and rental of suits.
1997: Acquisition of Bergen Redningsdrakter; offering servicing of suits.
1999: Acquisition of SeaTex; manufacturer of boat canopies
2002: Acquisition of Seilmaker Larsen; manufacturer of special products
2004: Acquisition of Ascon; production and sales of TPAs (Thermal Protective Aids)
2007: Acquisition of Jens Sagen/Hübert; manufacturer of boat canopies
2010: Move to new facilities in Moss, Norway
2011: Hansen Protection acquired by Montague Private Equity; as a spin-out from the Helly-Hansen Group
2013: IKVII Fund acquires controlling stake in Hansen Protection
2014: Acquisition of Biardo; a specialist in rentals, sales and maintenance of survival suits and lifejackets in the Netherlands
2017: Acquisition of Lyngsøe Rainwear, manufacturer of protective rainwear in Denmark
2018: Acquisition of 50% of the shares in HeliPPE; supplier of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) rental services to the offshore wind power industry