Knudsen Extrusion ApS is an order-producing subcontractor, who specializes in extrusion hoses, tubes, profiles and flat tapes in a variety of thermoplastic materials.
The products are supplied to various types of industries, such as oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, automotive and wind turbine factories among others.
The key focus is to be a flexible and reliable partner, who offers ideal solutions to standard and special requests.
The latest expansion added 800 m2 to the production area, which brings the total business area to 4100 m2 and covers 28 extrusion lines and approx. 40 employees.
The company exports to more than 30 countries worldwide and are constantly striving to increase the level of export even further.
To ensure flexibility under a steady growth and reduce delivery time, the company established a night shift and invested in four new production lines in 2015 and one in 2018.
The company's growth in recent years has secured several impressive titles:
A place on Børsen's Gazelle list for 2014. Knudsen Extrusion ApS (previously Palle Knudsen Kunststoffabrik ApS) have had a growth of 128%, which puts the company at no. 1089 out of 1513 companies in Denmark, who all fulfil the criteria set by the Danish financial newspaper Børsen.
DI's Initiative Award 2014 for the region of South Zealand. The Mayor of Vordingborg Mr. Knud Larsen and DI South Zealand's Vice President Kim Jørgensen, awarded the prize to CEO Peter Rosenkrands.
Business Prize 2013 from Vordingborg Erhvervsforening.
Company visit by Prince Henrik in 2013, in connection with the royal visit in Vordingborg Municipality.
On February 1st, 1959, the visionary pioneer, Palle Knudsen, started his own business in the old gas plant in Præstø. Primarily, the production consisted of plastic hoses for pneumatics.
Since then the buildings have housed a growing company, still working according to the same good and sound principles: production focusing on flexibility, quality and innovation.
Vision and expansion
Palle Knudsen’s visions quickly made expansion necessary, and the company grew steadily through the 60’s and 70’s.
In spite of oil crisis and governmental constraining measures, the success called for investments in new production equipment and buildings in order to meet the increasing demands.
Energy and innovation
In 1990 the 2nd generation, Christian Knudsen, took over management, and as per 1994 he became the owner of the company.
Christian Knudsen energetically introduced new innovation; among other things he initiated production of profiles for the conveyor industry.
In 2007, Peter Rosenkrands, became the new CEO and moved forward with implementation of ISO9001 certification and introduction of LEAN management.