Next step towards the planned generational change for Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik A/S.
Jeppe Bergmann Rasmussen, 52, and Managing Director of Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik A/S since 2017, has now become co-owner of the company which has been his place of employment since 2012.
”This is a generational change being implemented exactly as planned, ” says Henry Pedersen, who has been the sole owner of Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik A/S since 1998.
The company which was established back in 1956, has since 1998 developed from a forge with its focus on local customers to a modern, specialized manufacturing company with a global market vision. Today, Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik A/S has a significant export share and the company’s solutions for plant constructions and manufacturing plants have thrilled customers worldwide – even in Australia and Chile.
”The company has experienced a significant development during the last 5-10 years, and I’m no youngster any longer,” explains Henry Pedersen and continues:
”Jeppe and I have talked about this for some time now, and the time was right for the generational change right now. New and younger capabilites need to be run in position in order to continue the company, and I am absolutely sure, that Jeppe is the right person to take the lead”.
The company will continue to be part of the local community.
Moreover, Henry Pedersen explains very clearly, that the most important considerations related to the generational change has been to secure that the company would remain an anchored part of the local community, and this includes that the workplaces remain.
”Some might have seen it differently, but for me this was far more important than the economic output.”
Jeppe Bergmann Rasmussen admits that it gives him a sence of pride and reverence to get the responsibility for the continuation of the business – and feel the faith from Henry Pedersen in proportion to performing the task – and explains at the same time:
”I feel that I have gradually achieveed a wide business knowledge as well as business values and potentials. That’s why I am prepared for the task, and I see the future of the company with huge confidence. We have very skilled and comitted employees, we offer unique solutions, we produce high quality products, and we benefit from great credibility in the market.”
Jeppe Bergmann Rasmussen says at the same time that it gives safety and stability, that Henry Pedersen has made commitments to continue as employee and co-owner in the coming years.
Dronevideo from Karmsund Protein
Ship loader on its way to Karmsund Protein at Karmoy on Norway.
Loading ships with fish meal from new factory build by Karmsund Protein.
PRESS RELEASE: Jeppe Bergmann Rasmussen has been appointed Managing Director of Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik A/S
As of August 1st, 2017, Jeppe Bergmann Rasmussen has been appointed Managing Director of Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik A/S. This appointment is part of a generational change in the company.
Henry Knudsen Pedersen, owner of Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik A/S, will continue in the company as owner and working chairman of the Board, and he will take care of his key customers as previously.
During the last 5 ½ years, Jeppe has been working for Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik A/S as Salesman on both the domestic market and markets worldwide. Jeppe thus has large knowhow from inside the company. Before Jeppe started working for Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik A/S, he worked as Sales Manager for Dan-Corn A/S (now Sukup Europe).
Jeppe will be in charge of the daily management in the company and will continue the positive development in Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik. Both Jeppe and Henry see many possibilities for the company in the future. This goes for both present areas but also new markets are very interesting.
“Our company has a number of faithful customers, and we are in an almost constantly growing segment – at the same time we can see, that our machinery and knowhow can be used in new areas”, says Henry Knudsen Pedersen.
“Therefore, we have to gear the company for the future challenges in close corperation with our competent colleagues already working in our company”, says Jeppe Bergmann Rasmussen.
Both Henry Knudsen Pedersen and Jeppe Bergmann Rasmussen are looking forward to the future corporation where both of them will wear “a new cap”. During the next year, Jeppe will also be part of the owners of Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik A/S.
July 31st, 2017.
Henry Knudsen Pedersen
Owner and Chairman of the Board
Jeppe Bergmann Rasmussen
For further details please contact Jeppe (mobile +45 20804189) or Henry (mobile +45 20804181)
Two new ships for Artic
The two new ships for shipping company Artic in Norway is finished and the one is already operating up in Tromsø and the northern coast line.Fjordvejs Maskinfabrik A/S has delivered the complete unloading system and weighing system for the ships.
Mounted ship unloader
Video of mounted ship unloader for unloading fish feed in Norway – number two is on its way.