My mother had lived her entire life in a circus wagon. My mother and father then found a small flat in the poorest area of Copenhagen. This was the first time my mother had ever lived in a place without wheels underneath the floor boards. During the war it was difficult to get raw materials for the brushes, but being used to life on the farms, my father went to the countryside and cut the horses’ tails off, for which the owners charged him only a small sum. In this way he was able to continue making brushes throughout the war.
In the early 1950s, my father was one of the first to manufacture tractor brushes. This system is still used today, among other things for snow clearing.
In the mid-1960s, my father bought a machine shop following the death of the previous owner. This factory is among the oldest in Denmark as a supplier for radio manufacturers. In 1970 I was hired as a smith. Now my father had three employees in his machine shop. As the radio and television manufacturers closed down, we found new customers within the electronics, drug and process industries.
The factory has always been a subcontractor. We manufacture chassis, cabinets, faceplates, tanks and control panels and perform turning and milling tasks.
Though our founder is now dead, his visions of putting the customer first, making them feel welcome and serving them well are still alive in A.K.S. The same is true of his vision that A.K.S. should continue to grow. This is achieved through competent, well-trained and committed employees and by constantly investing in the latest technology in order to make the best quality goods at the lowest price and in the shortest delivery times.
In order to achieve the best, competitive prices, A.K.S. has, among other things, set up a factory in Poland.
We have established ourselves in the city of Swinoujscie, which is one of Poland’s biggest ports. It is the Polish city closest to Denmark.
Swinoujscie has several ferry departures to Denmark every day, which means that we can also deliver goods from Poland “just in time”.