On this page I will tell you a little about ourselves; who we are, where we are situated and what we stand for.
Many of the customers who buy our machines are only aware of the brand name on the machine. Not many of them know that they are using a product manufactured by the largest and most experienced producer of grinding machines in Europe. Actually, we were the first to develop and start up serial production of the well-known industrial belt grinders.
Our experience in grinding and polishing goes way back; some of our key staff have worked with the manufacture of grinding machines for a great part of their lives.
The wide range of products we market all have one thing in common – they are known for their quality and good name. We produce most of the machines ourselves, either in our factory in Brovst or in co-operation with very competent, qualified sub suppliers in Denmark and abroad. Others are produced on a private label basis by high-quality factories abroad. These factories are specialists in their own field and we have co-operated with them for several years.
Even though we do not manufacture all machines ourselves, they are often manufactured according to our specifications and we can guarantee the quality.
My father started in this business in 1961. He was an employee at Trige Titan for 18 years. At that time, Trige Titan was a very large motor factory. As a result of rationalization and other initiatives, the division in which he worked was closed down. Even though he was offered employment with responsibility for sales elsewhere in Denmark, his consideration for his family, and the wish to remain in the area in which he was born, prompted him to start up Scantool with its own production in 1980.
Later on, it became possible for him to take over KEF-Motor with all their machines and key staff from his old employer, Trige Titan. Later again, he bought the Swedish Arboga grinding machine division. He now owned Europe’s best expertise in the field of grinding machine production and the Scantool Group was founded.
In 2005, we bought our biggest competitors over the past 25 years – HM Machinery A/S and HM Teknik A/S in Thisted. This enlarged our programme significantly.
At the same time, we reinforced our know how and expertise in sheet-metal processing significantly when we took on the former HM Machinery’s key employees.
The Scantool Group consists of five private companies:
Scantool A/S, Arboga A/S, KEF-Motor A/S, HM Machinery A/S og Scantool Group APS
– all companies are owned by the Nielsen family.
Welcome to the world of the SCANTOOLGROUP.