Alex Andersen Ølund A/S

History

2019

At the end of February 2019, the first part of Alex Andersen's new domicile will be ready and the office staff will move in. Shortly afterwards, all activities will be moved from the two locations on Holkebjergvej to the new buildings and Alex Andersen is ready to handle the spring of 2019 at the new domicile.

2017

Alex Andersen takes over the flower transport from Palle Holmegaard Transport A/S

At the end of 2017, construction of a new domicile begins.

2014

The year where the company can celebrate its 50th anniversary and wins the Danish Transport award 2014.

In the same year, Alex Andersen BV stops shipping goods to England. Instead the efforts are made to empower Alex Andersen Ølund A/S in the shipping of flowers between the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia.

2009 - 2013

In 2009, Alex Andersen Ølund A/S moved its head office from Stige to Højme close to the motorway.

The company is now run by the brothers Ib, Tommy and Jan Andersen jointly.

In 2012, Alex Andersen Norge A/S starts up in Larvik. The company is thus strengthened in its distribution in Norway.

The company starts shipping fruit and vegetables in 2013 with the acquisition of Midtfyns Godstransport. Alex Andersen Frugt og Grønt A/S has a season offset from Alex Andersen Ølund A/S and the two companies can thus cooperate and help each other during the busy periods.

2006 - 2008

In 2006 Alex Andersen Ølund A/S acquires the transport company Ove Østergaard -Lund ApS and in 2007 the two employee groups move together in our buildings in Stige. Today, with the merger, we are even stronger and have expanded our market area to include large parts of Central Europe.

1995 – 2005

Alex Andersen Ølund A/S belongs to the circle of important traders on Funen. The company is still family run with Elin and Alex at significant positions. Their three sons have become co-owners and a generational change is beginning to take shape. The company counts approx. 140 cars and approx. 250 employees. The main domicile is still on Funen, but now branches are also being opened in Greve and in Sweden, Helsingborg.

Alex Andersen has built up a fine-meshed network of routes across most of the country with pick-ups several times a day and transshipments in several places in the country.
“I believe that we are chosen for our quality and reliability. For our customers, it is absolutely crucial that they can trust us and that we abide by agreements and times… ”, says Elin in an interview with a local newspaper in 1998.

1994

In 1994, the company counts 45 cars and approximately 70 employees and Elin and Alex receive the business award in Otterup that year. The then chairman of the Business Council, Per Hedegaard, justified the choice with these words:

“The couple has understood how to combine great diligence with a stable development, so that their company today is one of the industry's largest and most recognized transport companies. By being a good example for the company's 70 employees, Elin and Alex Andersen have created an employee spirit where responsibility, punctuality and kindness are part of the company's image… ”

1977 – 1994

While the 80s were tough times for most businesses on Funen, Alex Andersen Ølund grew at his own stubborn pace until 1994, when things suddenly went fast. Alex Andersen takes over Båring Blomster, starts doing export, opens a branch in Aarhus, moves into new premises in Stige and transfers to A/S.

1976

In 1976, six gardeners from Nordfyn inquired about the possibility of driving flowers. It was Elin and a driver who started the flower transport in a small van.

1964

In 1964, Alex Andersen bought the freight and haulage business from Robert Jensen, which in the future would focus on tourist traffic.

The company grew and this was primarily due to Alex Andersen's disciplined time planning, but also the good relationship with the individual customer.

Elin got into the picture pretty quickly and started managing the office work. Ever since, the two have shared the tasks between them.

For the first many years, Alex and Elin carried milk, beets, and gravel.