Maskinfabrikken Fuglsang has been located at Langerak at the East Port in Aalborg since 2019, when the company established itself in an 8,500-square-metre new factory. In 2021, the North Jutland-based machine factory expanded, and today has 10,000 square metres of production facility capacity and 2,000 square metres of administration premises. Now, another expansion effort might be on the horizon.
Maskinfabrikken Fuglsang has thus merged with Aalborg Maskinfabrik and Aalborg Maskinfabrik Stål, and all activities will now be united at the East Port.
The new company, STERKE, will be one of Denmark’s largest wind energy sector component and equipment manufacturers. The three companies are joining forces to solve even larger projects in the future wind energy, offshore, and marine industries.
– Our customers increasingly expect us to deliver bigger, more complex orders while maintaining top-notch quality, safety and environmental considerations. Tackling these future tasks requires the proper facilities, which we have at the East Port location. There’s enough space and suitable facilities to expand the business, while we can still be close to customers and like-minded industry players, thus creating an innovative environment and an attractive workplace, says the future CEO of STERKE, Allan Jakobsen.
Maskinfabrikken Fuglsang has strong competencies in welding and construction of large, complex steel structures, while Aalborg Maskinfabrik has its own engineering and development department. With all competencies under one roof, it is now STERKE’s ambition to become a serious international player in the development, production, assembly, and service of large, complex turnkey solutions.
Opportunity for growth and development
STERKE choosing the port of Aalborg as its business location is no coincidence. Gathering forces at the East Port means there is enough room for collaboration initially, while the company can also expand further in the long term, ensuring good growth and development frameworks.
Additionally, STERKE has the ambition to be a supplier of steel structures for future wind turbines and offshore wind farms, which often require unhindered quay access. With 200 metres to the quay and proximity to the railway terminal, the new site at the port of Aalborg is, therefore, ideal.
– The Port of Aalborg is close to the airport, motorways, railways, and, of course, the port, making equipment and component transport across the quay or via train or road easy. STERKE will be a significant subcontractor for the wind and offshore areas, which aligns well with our ambition to become a central hub and a focal point for the wind industry. We are, therefore, pleased that STERKE has seen the potential in a location at the port, just as we see potential in welcoming STERKE amongst our other prominent wind players, says Kristian Thulesen Dahl, CEO at Port of Aalborg.
If the merger goes according to plan, all 150 employees will move into Langerak by the end of 2023.
For further information, please contact:
- Allan Jakobsen, CEO, STERKE, tel. +45 40 30 22 70
- Kristian Thulesen Dahl, CEO, Port of Aalborg, tel. +45 99 30 15 01
- Press service: Maja Thordahl Schou, Head of Branding & PR, Port of Aalborg, tel. +45 22 61 83 08 and email@example.com