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.
Production and storage facilities exceeds 4100 m2 on two locations and covers 28 extrusion lines and approx. 40 employees.
We export 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 production includes 3 shifts and continuous investments are made to ensure sufficient capasity.
The company's growth has secured several impressive titles:
- Business Price 2013 - Vordingborg Erhvervsforening
- Børsen's Gazelle 2014 - Børsen
- DI Initiative Price 2014 - DI Sydsjælland
- Successful Company Price 2020 - BDO and SparNord
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.
In 2019 the company name is changed to Knudsen Extrusion ApS to signal the core activity, which is the processing of plastics by the extrusion process and at the same time maintain the strong brand, which is connected to the Knudsen name.
The new name will be easier to communicate to customers outside of Denmark as a result of the internationally sounding name.
As of July 1st 2021 Peter Rosenkrands is sole owner of Knudsen Extrusion after Christian Knudsen has sold his share after more than 30 years of ownership. Peter Rosenkrands will continue to develop and expand the company to meet new market requirements and regulations.