Our parent company, Copenhagen Group A/S, was established by our President and CEO, Jeppe Handwerk, in 2005 with the supply and delivery of 15 special-built trucks to the Limited Interim NATO Response Force CIS Capability in Afghanistan and 36 armoured vehicles to ISAF’s headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.
In 2007, we establish Copenhagen Contractors A/S to bid for construction and facility management contracts for NATO-led missions in Afghanistan.
In 2007, we win a contract with NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) for the supply, delivery, installation and operation of a forensic (mortuary) facility at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.
On the basis of this contract with NAMSA, we establish our first office outside of Denmark at Kandahar Airfield.
Later in 2007, we acquire IM Jensen, a Danish-owned vehicle service repair company operating two services centres in Afghanistan.
In 2007, we establish Copenhagen Election A/S for the supply and delivery of electoral materials to parliamentary elections worldwide.
In 2008, we win the first few contracts for the provision of electoral materials, i.e. indelible ink and ballot boxes, for elections in Lebanon and Egypt.
In 2008, we win yet another contract with NAMSA for the supply, delivery, installation and operation of a state-of-the-art fitness (gym) facility at Kandahar Airfield.
In 2011, we establish Copenhagen Global A/S for the supply and delivery of trucks, vehicles and equipment to international organisations and national government agencies worldwide.
In 2011, we win our first long term agreement for the provision of heavy duty trucks, fire trucks and buses to international humanitarian missions worldwide, together with our long-term Italian partner, IVECO S.p.A. – part of CNH Industrial.
Over the course of the next few years, we win a number of long term agreements for the supply and delivery of trucks, vehicles and equipment to international organisations worldwide together with CNH Industrial.
In 2013, we establish Copenhagen Arctic A/S, together with DynCorp International LLC, to bid for the Thule Base Maintenance Contract with the United States Air Force (USAF).
In 2013, we win our first contract with the Danish Defence for the provision of wash-down and disinfection services worldwide.
In 2016, we close down our operations in Afghanistan by handing over our last facility, the mortuary at Kandahar Airfield, to the United States.
In 2017, we launch Copenhagen Group A/S 4.0 – a new post-Afghanistan strategy for our company.
In 2020, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we launch Copenhagen Medical A/S as part of Copenhagen Contractors A/S in order to offer rapid COVID-19 test kits by SD Biosensor Inc. and COVID-19 testing services to public and private customers in Denmark.
Our logo, the “star”, is of special importance and meaning to our President and CEO, Jeppe Handwerk.
The “star” was designed as a trademark for “Odense Konservesfabrik”, a Danish cannery, by Jeppe Handwerk’s great grandfather back in 1927, when he founded the company.
The star is inspired by the Verda Stelo, the “Green Star”, used by Esperanto speakers.
Facts & Figures
6 Business Units
40+ Countries Worldwide
DKK 185 Million, Annual Revenue