From local shop to global scale
In 1941, Aage Valdemar Kjær established AVK as a local machine shop. The main task of the business was the production of compressors for refrigeration and refrigerating plants for customers from all over Denmark.
His guiding principles were quality, continuity and close customer relations. He knew that the products were in order, and therefore he was able to offer an extensive product guarantee. These guiding principles were important values, which I brought along when I took over his machine shop in 1970.
These values have made AVK grow from a local firm with 5 employees to a Group with +3,900 employees supplying products to customers worldwide.
Our Expect…AVK brand concept helps us reach even higher. We must expect more from ourselves and deliver products and services that live up to and exceed our customers’ expectations. This is why I expect that every single one of our employees worldwide will do their utmost to live up to these goals.
The guiding principles and the connections back in time must form the basis of our principles in the time ahead. This way, AVK will also be the safe choice in the years to come.
Niels Aage Kjær
Owner and CEO