Our business

Almost 40 years of experience, which each day is made available to our customers

It all began with J.J. Stål, which was founded in 1979 by sheet metalworker Jens Jensen, primarily as a supplier to the ice cream industry. The proud craftsmen's traditions have been carefully preserved, in spite of the fact that the company has developed from a traditional craftsman's enterprise into a modern industrial group of companies.

Today the company consists of two sister companies, each with its own superior knowledge of how to create solutions that are precisely right for our customers.

  • Jensen Metal A/S, Denmark with 4,500 sqm and 45 employees.
  • LSEZ "Jensen Metal" SIA, Latvia with 16,700 sqm and 245 employees.

It all began with ice

In 1979, J.J. Stål was founded by Jens Jensen in Aarhus, Denmark. The new company was an out-break of O.G. Hoyer A/S, whose tradition for manufacturing equipment for the ice cream industry dates back to 1948. Over the years, J.J. Stål's skilful employees have travelled the world and helped set up ice cream factories in all corners. In recognition of the potential on the American market, Jens Jensen and his son set up a subsidiary, J.J. Steel Inc., at the beginning of the 1990s, and at the end of the 90s they decided to put the Danish part of the company on the market in order to concentrate on their activities on the American market.
 
In 2000, Scanvaegt International A/S acquired all of the activities in J.J. Stål A/S. It was during this period that the company developed extensive knowledge of conveyor systems, in particular for the food industry.


Time for renewal

Lars-Bo Christensen

In 2003, as part of a major strategic reorganisation of the company, the owners appointed Lars-Bo Christensen CEO and, in 2004, Lars-Bo bought into J.J. Stål A/S.
 
It was now time for the company to develop from traditional craftsman's enterprise to a more modern industrial firm. By August 2004, subsidiary J.J. Stainless SIA had already been established in Latvia. In 2007, a carbon steel department was added to the activities and, in 2008, the company bought into the carbon steel activities in the neighbouring company in Latvia. In February 2011, the two Latvian companies were merged and, at the same time, not without great deliberation, the entire company in Denmark and Latvia was renamed Jensen Metal.
 
In 2015, the ownership of the company in Latvia changes so that the two companies in Denmark and Latvia respectively now are sister companies and the two entities are 100% on its own and independent of each other.

The company in Denmark supplies the ice cream industry, although it has developed into a service provider for a significant number of new industries. The key is our employees, their commitment and adaptability, and their ability to acquaint themselves with new things.
 
Early spring 2018 Jensen Metal in Denmark gets a new CEO, and Lars-Bo Christensen continues as chairman of the Danish company and CEO of the Latvian company.
 
Søren Strunge - the new CEO of Jensen Metal A/S - provides the Danish company and its customers with in dept knowledge of the purchasing aspect and is able to give customers a complete picture of what Jensen Metal A/S can provide for them. 
 
In June 2018 Jensen Metal purchases the defaulted Silkeborg Maskinfabrik A/S, and saves a 100 year old history of the company. The company is a subsidiary of Jensen Metal A/S and is named New Silkeborg Maskinfabrik an is mainly a machining company as all welding tasks is overtaken by Jensen Metal.
 
In May 2020 Jensen Metal moved New Silkeborg Maskinfabrik from Silkeborg to 600 meters from current address in Hasselager, Aarhus and at the same time it is now incorporated 100% into Jensen Metal. 
 
Jensen Metal A/S has approximately 60 employees and 5.800 squarmeters of production as well as more than 30 in-house skills.
 
Søren Strunge