|Anders Johnsen, together with his wife Ingrid Johnsen owner of Tractive, and chief designer of the Tractive gearboxes started making his own transmissions already 1974. He started his working career at a company which made gears. A rally driver of his own, he saw a potential for better drive trains and soon had his own company making gear trains for rally and racing.
In the 80:ies the concrete cutting business of the company took most of Anders time and the motorsport side of the business had to step back.
||In 1991 the concrete cutting business was sold and Anders started developing gearboxes again. However, the demand for new concepts for concrete cutting machines was big and Tractive now design and produce two product lines, the motorsport transmissions and the concrete cutting machines.
Anders is still a rally driver in his free time, something which is very valuable for the design and development of the transmissions.