Introduction og Dansugar
Introduction og Dansugar
DescriptionDanisco A/S was created in 1989 through a merger of the two old C.F. Tietgen companies The Danish Sugar Factory (founded in 1872) and De Danske Spritfabrikker (founded in 1881) as well as A / S Danisco (Danish Trade and Industry Company). Actually, Danisco was already created in 1923 as Dansk Handels og Industri- Compagni by De Danske Spritfabrikker. In 1934, the state wanted a clear separation between the liquor company and the other companies controlled by the liquor factory. As a result of the Act on Liquor Factory's exclusive concession for the manufacture of spirits and yeast, Dansk Handels and Industri-Compagni were therefore separated as an independent company under the name Danisco (a contraction of Dansk Handels and Industri- Compagni). The separation took place by the fact that the shareholders in Spritfabrikkerne got a DKK 200 share in Danisco for every DKK 1000 share they held in the Liquor factories. Liquor factories' export department, which was responsible for the export of yeast, dry yeast, aquavit, liqueur and spirits, and the company's interests in other companies, primarily the Danish Fermentation Industry, The Danish Explosives Manufacturers, M. Aarsleff & Co. and Dansk Gelatine Fabrik, were transferred to Danisco A / S, which got office in Kristianiagade 8 in Copenhagen. In 1939, Danisco also acquired Grindstedværket, and in 1988 Grenaa Papfabrik. Danisco A / S (from 1989) was led by CEO Palle Marcus and was a regionally based conglomerate that covered products such as packaging, frozen vegetables, potato chips, sugar, alcohol (eg schnapps and Old Danish) and food ingredients. as emulsifiers known to bind water and oil to, for example, margarine. At that time, the company had approx. 12,000 employees and a turnover of around DKK 13 billion. kr. In 1992, Danisco took over the Swedish sugar industry when Sockerbolaget AB was purchased by Cardo AB. With the change of management in 1997, when Alf Duch-Pedersen became Managing Director, a new strategy also focused on food ingredients. In 1999, Danisco A / S acquired the Finnish ingredient company Cultor and also sold De Danske Spritfabrikker to the Swedish Vin & Sprit AB in 1999. Focus on ingredients also meant a shift away from regional focus to being a global company with sales in 100 countries and presence in over 40 countries. Danisco expanded its position in the ingredient area with the acquisition of Rhodia Food Ingredients in 2004, making Danisco the world's second largest producer of dairy cultures. In 2005, Danisco also acquired the entire enzyme producer Genencor, which Danisco had received half with the purchase of Cultor. With Genencor, Danisco became the world's second largest producer of enzymes for both food and industrial use  (the largest producer is Novozymes). In 2007, Danisco sold its flavor division Flavor. It had a very small market share close to vanilla that it was leading, but Swiss Firmenich bought it and a partnership was established between the parties. In 2009, Danisco divested its sugar division to German Nordzucker, which renamed the division to Nordic Sugar. Until June 2011, Danisco was led by Tom Knutzen. The company is among the world's leading manufacturers of ingredients for the industry both in the form of food ingredients and industrial ingredients. A new important focus area for the company is biotechnological solutions. This applies, for example, to enzymes for bioethanol and BioIsoprene, which is a bio-based material for the production of rubber. At the end of the financial year 2008/09 (April 2009), Danisco had approx. 7,000 employees and an annual turnover of around DKK 13 billion. kr.