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Codan Rubber founde by Albert Theilgaard

1908

Founded by engineer Albert Theilgaard. He had invented and patented a method of vulcanization resulting in the possibility of reusing old rubber.

Codan sneaker production

1920-30

The production of sneakers and boots gets mechanized with the introduction of conveyorbelts. Introduction of shift work.

Dansk Galoche- og gummifabrik

1925

Established as ‘Dansk Galoche- og Gummifabrik’. Manufacture of rubber footwear, tyres for bicycles, mouldings and profiles.

Codan employed an increasing amount of women

1930-40

The factory reached a level of 500-700 employees. The share of women workers  was gradualy increasing.

First OEM contract to Volvo and Nilfisk

1954

The first OEM contract to Volvo and industrial hoses to Nilfisk.

Footwear production ceases

1960

In the 1960s the factory ceased production of the non-profitable footwear.

Codan name change

1964

The company
changes name to
Codan Gummi A/S

Monberg & Thorsen

1975

Part of the Monberg
& Thorsen Group

Licence agreement

1977

Licence agreement concerning sealings
and hoses

Codan joint venture

1980

Joint venture in Thailand and Malaysia

Codan expansion

1980-90

Expansion strategy:
France, Spain, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Thailand, Malaysia, China and Australia

Codan acquisition

1984

Codan acquire
Schiønning & Arvé
and J.M. Birking

ISO9001

1988

Codan achieves the
ISO9001 Quality certificate

Contact with Renault

1989

First significant 3-year contract to Renault

Rubber hose assemblies

1995

Production change from only rubber hoses to include assemblies

Shaped ruber hose production

1997

Established shaped rubber hose production in the UK

Part of Maersk Group

1998

Part of Maersk Group

PTE profiles

1999

Established production
of TPE profiles

Tube bending

2000

Established own tube bending facility in Køge

China joint venture

2005

Joint venture in China

Maflow SPA

2007

Ownership to
Maflow SPA, Italy

Danish ownership

2009

Danish ownership

Codan expands

2014

Codan are expanding
into new markets

Extrution machines

2015

New investments in extrution machines and expanded production facilities

Move to new location

2016

Growth inspires relocation

 

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Codan Rubber A/S    Værkstedsvej 45-49, DK-4600 Køge, Denmark

Tel. +45 56 64 64 64     Fax +45 56 64 65 48     Mail: info@codan.com     www.codan.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Codan Rubber A/S    Værkstedsvej 45-49
DK-4600 Køge, Denmark

Tel. +45 56 64 64 64     Fax +45 56 64 65 48    
Mail: info@codan.com     www.codan.com