Process Engineering has been providing consultancy for companies in the processing industry for more than 20 years. It all began with two engineers in a small office in Fredericia; today, there are five regional offices across Denmark and two offices in Norway in respectively Oslo and Stavanger. The number of employees has risen from two people to more than 100 people. The history of Process Engineering A/S is characterised by development and growth.
Below you can read about the history of Process Engineering A/S from the beginning in 1999.
Process Engineering A/S’ history
Due to an increasing interest from our Norwegian customers Process Engineering opens another office abroad. This time in Bryne close to Stavanger.
Process Engineering is elected ‘The Best Work Place in Denmark for Senior Employees’ and listed as one of the best workplaces in Denmark in general.
Process Engineering opens another office abroad. This time in Den Bosch in the Netherlands.
We get our fourth certificate from “Great Place to Work”.
After a slow start of 2021, we are again experiencing great activity. In particular, we are experiencing great success with our increased focus on the industries; Energy & Renewables, Industry, Food & Biotech and Pharma. Especially, there is a great demand for green projects.
Changes are happening in the organisation and a COO is hired to handle activities in Denmark. CEO Poul B. Jakobsen passes on the baton and concentrates more on the activities abroad.
We get our third certificate from “Great Place to Work”.
The office in Sorø relocates to a spacious, new office.
Process Engineering inaugurates its first foreign office in Oslo, Norway.
For the fourth year running, we obtain an AAA credit rating and we are one of 17 companies with the same rating within the consulting engineering industry in manufacturing and mechanical engineering.
We also get our second certificate from ‘Great Place to Work’ and reach the 22nd place on the list of Denmark’s Best Workplaces in the category “medium-sized companies with 50-499 employees”.
We are awarded a fifth Gazelle plus Spar Nord and BDO’s “Success Business” 2019. In addition, we are nominated in both EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Owner of the Year with Poul B. Jakobsen winning the Prize of the Year in the South Jutland region, where he is mentioned for his focus on the company’s purpose and values, which place employees and customers at the centre.
2019 is also the company’s 20th anniversary, which is celebrated with a trip to Hamburg for all employees.
Our Danish company, Process Engineering A/S, is ISO 9001-certified, we are given an AAA credit rating for the third time running and we are awarded Gazelle company for the fourth time running. At the same time we are certified for the first time in Great Place to Work and achieve a 30th place on the list of Denmark’s Best Workplaces in the category “medium-sized companies with 50-499 employees”.
A new strategy called 3xPE is presented and sets the direction for growth until the end of 2025.
Process Engineering is awarded a Gazelle for the third year running, we are nominated as EY Entrepreneur of the Year and as Owner of the Year in the Region of South Jutland. In addition, we are given an AAA credit rating for the second year running.
It is a record-breaking year with a financial bottom line that has quadrupled to over DKK 7 million.
Process Engineering receives Fredericia Kommune’s Business price as Company of the Year in Fredericia.
The West Zealand office relocates to larger offices in Energiens Hus in Sorø. Also the Brøndby office moves into larger offices in Glostrup.
For the second year running, we are rewarded Gazelle company and at the same time we are given an AAA credit rating.
All departments are merged into one company. Until this point the various offices were registered with their own CVR number.
Our Danish company, Process Engineering A/S, is authorised as a consulting company in the physical area, we are ISO 9001-certified, two employees are trained as Security Coordinators and we receive our first Gazelle statuette.
Our West Zealand office moves from Kalundborg to Sorø.
The fifth regional office in Denmark opens in Aalborg, which means that Process Engineering now covers the entire country and is able to easily reach out to customers.
2013 has extra focus on the company’s growth: by the end of 2018 we have decided that we must employ 100 people and Process Engineering must be among the three preferred consultancy companies in the Danish processing industry.
Process Engineering celebrates its 10th anniversary with a trip to Munich with all employees. One more office in Zealand opens in Kalundborg.
Our growth continues, and yet another office opens – this time in Aarhus – so customers north of the Fredericia headquarters can easily be serviced. However, in Fredericia the office has become too small and the office that is there today is being constructed.
The office in Fredericia is supplemented by an office in Brøndby from where costumers east of the Great Belt are better served.
Process Engineering is firmly established in the process industry and has grown from two employees to 12 members of staff. Among other things, a secretary is hired to handle administration, invoicing and salaries – all of which Poul B. Jakobsen and Lars Rune Ellehaven have handled themselves until this point.
In the same year Poul B. Jakobsen becomes the sole owner of the company.
New EU regulations for pressure vessels are introduced, which means that Process Engineering can make its breakthrough in this market. At this point we are involved in designing pressure vessels that have to meet the new requirements, and this is precisely why we are some of the first ones in Denmark to thoroughly understand the regulatory framework.
In the same year Process Engineering is transformed into a public limited company.
Process Engineering was founded in 1999 by the two engineers Poul B. Jakobsen and Lars Rune Ellehaven in Fredericia. They knew each other from previous work, and, after a five-year partnership, they incepted their own consulting company. They saw the need to help companies in the processing industry at short notice. This was the beginning of Process Engineering as we know it today.