December 14, 2023

Vestergaard Company og Lejre Kommune har indgået en partnerskabsaftale, der skal få flere folkeskoleelevers øjne op for mulighederne for forskellige karriereveje i erhvervsuddannelserne.

Kommunen har ønske om at forberede eleverne til fremtidige uddannelser, og Vestergaard Company har interesse i at få flere dygtige faglærte i Lejre Kommune. Aftalen mellem parterne indeholder bl.a. besøg af repræsentanter fra Vestergaard Company på alle kommunens skoler mindst en gang om året og mere erhvervspraktik hos Vestergaard Company fordelt over hele skoleåret.

Herudover arrangeres også en årlig uddannelses- og karrieremesse hos Vestergaard Company. På messen kan alle kommunens erhvervsvirksomheder deltage med en stand og samtidig deltager også uddannelsesvejledere fra erhvervsskolerne for at informere og vejlede de unge om de forskellige uddannelsesmuligheder, som erhvervsskolerne tilbyder. Til messen inviteres alle kommunens 8. klasser med forældre og lærere.

”Det er en virkelig vigtig opgave at klæde vores folkeskolelever bedst muligt på til at vælge uddannelse og karriere. Derfor er vi meget glade for denne samarbejdsaftale med Vestergaard Company. Vi håber, at vi sammen kan skabe interesse for erhvervsuddannelser, som er så vigtige for vores fremtid”, siger Tina Mandrup, borgmester fra Lejre Kommune.

”I en tid, hvor vi er mange, der kæmper om de unges gunst, håber vi på, at vi ved at vise, hvad en erhvervsuddannelse kan bruges til, kan få flere til at vælge denne vej. Vi håber, at vi kan hjælpe med at skabe både opmærksomhed og øget interesse hos de unge for de mange typer jobs, der ligger i en produktionsvirksomhed – naturligvis til gavn for os selv og andre virksomheder i Lejre Kommune, men også for alle de øvrige, der beskæftiger faglærte”, siger Stefan Vestergaard, administrerende direktør i Vestergaard Company.

Lejre Kommune modtog tidligere i år Ørneprisen for at være den kommune i Danmark, hvor der har været den største stigning i andelen af elever, som vælger en erhvervsuddannelse.

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    September 28, 2023

    Vestergaard Company is excited to announce its partnership with United Ground Express (UGE) as the North American Launch customer for two innovative products: The Elephant® e-Mini MY Lite and the new and redesigned e-VTS units.

    Both fully electric deicing and vacuum toilet service units are built on the electric chassis Vestergaard e.

    “We are thrilled to introduce our two new, sustainable ground support units in North America. In collaboration with UGE, we support their UGEco mission for an environmentally committed and carbon-neutral future”, says Peter Haug, Vestergaard’s VP Sales North America.

    The electric chassis – Vestergaard e – is available in 9, 12, and 20 MT configurations, with a 27 MT unit planned for the near future, providing equipment commonality for parts and improved efficiency for operators and maintenance training.

    With Vestergaard’s electric GSE-units, operators can operate equipment in closed gate areas with zero emission and no small particle pollution. Furthermore, noise is practically eliminated as there is no need for engine idle on the ramp.

    Together, Vestergaard and United Ground Express are driving sustainable aviation solutions, shaping a greener tomorrow.

    For more information, please feel free to contact Peter Haug (peter.haug@vestergaardcompany.com) or Brian Janssen (Brian.Janssen@unitedgroundexpress.com)

    Vestergaard Company A/S designs, produces and services airport equipment based on advanced technology. The Vestergaard product line sets the standard for quality, functionality, and durability in the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) industry, primarily supplying: Deicing Systems, Vacuum Toilet Service systems, Water Service Systems and Aircraft Washing Systems.

    United Ground Express is focused on connections – connecting customers to their destinations, to people and to the moments that matter most. As a subsidiary of United Airlines, United Ground Express and employees support operations and flights across the U.S., welcoming and serving customers each day.

    Vestergaard Company, September 28th, 2023

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      September 27, 2023

       

      Vestergaard Company is pleased to announce the order from FSM Group for six additional Elephant® e-BETA units for the Calgary International Airport (YYC), located in Alberta Canada. The six new units are in addition to the 12 de-icing units purchased in 2022 for the Calgary Central De-icing Facility and will be in operation this fall 2023.

      “We are delighted to once again have earned the trust of FSM Group and to be recognized for our dedication to quality and sustainable innovation,” says Vestergaard’s Anders Larsen, Chief Sales Officer. “This order not only reaffirms our position in the market but also motivates us to continue pushing the boundaries and setting new industry standards.”

      In partnership with the Canadian Airline Consortium and the Calgary International Airport Authority, the Vestergaard Elephant® e-BETA leads the Global GSE De-icing industry in assisting our customers meet and exceed their environmental commitments to reduced greenhouse gases towards a carbon neutral future.  By leveraging the Canadian Consortium structure, the airline community operating out of YYC can cost effectively implement a fleet replacement plan that brings them one step closer to meeting their environmental goals.

      The Elephant® e-BETA is electrically operated with a hybrid option for driving to meet customer needs and has been in operation throughout Canada, the US and Europe for several years.

      Come see the Elephant® e-BETA in operation at the Vestergaard Company GSE Expo International 2023 stand 1103.

      Vestergaard leads the industry with our in-house built electrical chassis that is in use with the e-VTS Flex lavatory, e-WS Flex water service and Elephant® e-Mini MY Lite fully electric deicing units.

      For more information, please feel free to contact Peter Haug (peter.haug@vestergaardcompany.com) or Chris Stavropoulos (cstavropoulos@fsmgroup.ca)

      Vestergaard Company A/S designs, produces and services airport equipment based on advanced technology. The Vestergaard product line sets the standard for quality, functionality, and durability in the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) industry, primarily supplying: Deicing Systems, Vacuum Toilet Service systems, Water Service Systems and Aircraft Washing Systems.

      Vestergaard Company, September 27th, 2023

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        September 26, 2023

        Vestergaard Company is pleased to announce pivotal organizational expansion to the manage the significant growth we are experiencing in NA.


        Brock Crocker is promoted to Managing Director of VCUS where he will oversee the full North American organization, including the increased assembly/manufacturing taking place at our facilities in McHenry.

        Peter Haug is promoted to VP of Sales North America, responsible for developing our NA sales organization further. Peter will spearhead efforts to expand market presence, enhance customer relationships, and drive sales growth.


        Kalie Sadowski, Customer Service Manager, has been added to the organization to manage our enhanced service programs. Vestergaard Company’s globally recognized Service Program will cater to customer needs with a team of factory-trained technicians offering various service options, including annual service inspections and comprehensive summer overhauls for both Vestergaard Company and Kalmar Motor units. Kalie brings extensive experience in contract management and custom service solutions. Kalie will play a key role in customizing customer service requirements to ensure high-quality service and support.
        These changes underscore Vestergaard Company’s commitment to delivering superior service to North American customers and fostering innovation and growth in this dynamic market.


        For more information, please feel free to contact Brock Crocker, (brock.crocker@vestergaardompany.com),CSO, Anders Larsen (al@vestergaardcompany.com) or Peter Haug (peter.haug@vestergaardcompany.com)

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          February 16, 2023

          Venice Airport has benefited from the use of the Danish produced Vestergaard Elephant® BETA deicers for years. A fleet of 7 Vestergaard BETAs enables a safe winter flying season with around 500-600 de-icing operations per season at Marco Polo Airport. Especially the morning ice and frost situations require a high level of commitment from the team on site.

          Equipped with a telescopic spray boom and a highly movable spray nozzle, the Elephant BETA deicer can reach heights of 21 m. The impressive reach of the Elephant® BETA ensures effective deicing as applying the heated deicing fluid as close to the snow and ice on the aircraft as possible maximizes the effect as hardly any heat and fluid is lost when spraying.

          Safety is a top priority for the operators of the million-dollar aircraft, therefore the BETAs are equipped with sensors – tusks – that immediately switch off further movement if they touch an obstacle.

          The deicing tusks have been a good solution for many years, but as technology advances, aircraft materials are also changing, and the new generation aircraft are constructed with carbon composite materials. Accidental mechanical contact with these new fuselage structures requires inspection of this area and may result in flight delays.

          To keep up with technological developments of aircraft and to avoid flight delays in such situations, Venice Airport decided to upgrade their trucks with a new technology Vestergaard Company has created: a new radar system, which enables contact-free safe de-icing. The tusks are replaced by a radar system near the deicer spray nozzle, which initially slows down the movements of the deicer when approaching an obstacle and indicates this visually and audibly and stops it completely in minimum distance reached – with the radar system an aircraft touch is avoided completely.

          Retrofitting of the first vehicles was possible for the newer generation of the BETAs and was carried out in January 2023. A Vestergaard mobile service team did the installation directly at Marco Polo Airport and the units were able to quickly resume de-icing with the new technology – the first ones modified in that way in Italy.

          At present numerous aircraft have already been de-iced with the radar-equipped BETAs and Andrea Florian, safety supervisor at Marco Polo Airport, is absolutely delighted with the ease of use and added safety of this option. It works reliably in any weather; be it fog or precipitation.

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            November 30, 2022

            Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne is happy to announce the delivery of their first Vestergaard deicer – the Elephant® e-Mini MY Lite.

            The Elephant® e-Mini MY Lite to Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne is the first fully electrical deicer delivered globally marking a significant step in ground handling sustainability and fitting perfectly in Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne’s sustainable strategy of reducing carbon emissions, as part of VINCI Airports, to reach net zero emissions by 2050. A new step has thus been taken by the airport, with the financial support of SMACFA (Syndicat Mixte Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne), in the electrification of airport ground handling vehicles, alongside other actions already deployed such as the replacement of all of the lighting system with LEDs or the introduction of temperature instructions to reduce the energy consumption of buildings.

            The e-Mini MY Lite is built on the “Vestergaard e” – electrical chassis and the fluid is heated electrically as well. The deicer services aircraft up to B757 with a tank capacity of 4,000 liters.

            The e-Mini MY Lite to Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand has a 40-kwh battery (a 62-kwh battery is also a possibility) and can handle 8-12 deicings depending on rate of contamination/fluid needs and can drive 40-75 km on a single charge. The unit comes with on-board charger for the chassis and plugin for the heater.

            Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, the leading tool for developing economic and tourist attractiveness, is the gateway to the Auvergne region and its many tourist attractions. Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport has been managed by the VINCI Airports group since 2008. This delegated management contract is part of the process of decentralising the management of French regional airports. It includes the operation, maintenance and upkeep of the airport platform: terminal building, runways and equipment as well as commercial facilities.

            Vestergaard Company has a high strategic focus on sustainability within ground handling continuously developing the Vestergaard units to accommodate the journey toward more sustainable airport operations. Vestergaard Company has a goal of offering a full product line for performing CO2 neutral ground handling operations by 2030. The fully electrical e-Mini MY Lite marks yet another step of the journey for reducing environmental footprint by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

            Damien Le Gac, Country Manager Vestergaard Company France, says: “Vestergaard Company is proud to supply its first 100% electrical deicer, the e-Mini MY Lite to the Airport of Clermont Ferrand Auvergne and Vinci Airports. We hope the new unit will be a big success for this – for us – new customer, and we are happy to be able to contribute to the ambition of Vinci Airports to reaching zero emissions by 2050.”

            Hervé Bonin, Managing Director of Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne – VINCI Airports: “This is not the first time that Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne has entered the aviation history books. As early as 1916, Michelin built the world’s first concrete-paved runway on the current site of the airport for the needs of the Bréguet aircraft built for the French army. In 2021, the airport was the 1st in France to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). We are proud to be able to offer and implement, in Clermont-Ferrand, immediate and effective responses to aviation decarbonization challenges, led by VINCI Airports »

            Emmanuel Bouhier, Director of the Syndicat Mixte of Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne: “The Syndicat Mixte and, through it, the local authorities, carry out the airport’s investments. The investments ensure a future for this public infrastructure necessary for the territory for its economic, cultural and social attractiveness. The future of air transport today depends on the decarbonization of activities in flight but also on the ground. In all important transitions, pioneers are needed. The Syndicat Mixte is proud to fulfill this function of general interest by hosting today at of Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne the first electric de-icer in the world! »

            Press contact Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, Cindy HUGON-DUPRAT : c.hugonduprat@aeroport-clermont.fr

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              September 12, 2022

              Vestergaard Company and Kalmar Motor are pleased to announce that Vestergaard Company has acquired the remaining shares in Kalmar Motor, hereby being the sole shareholder of the company.

              Vestergaard Company’s acquisition of Kalmar Motor is a natural next step in the close cooperation between the companies. The strategic partnership began in 2017 and have proved very fruitful and beneficial for both. Since its beginning the cooperation has developed and expanded, where the companies today work closely on both Sales and Service.

              “We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to continue the proud legacy of Kalmar Motor. We are extremely proud to be able to bring together the best-in-class products and offer our customers a strong brand such as Kalmar Motor. Both companies place a great emphasis on delivering highly efficient and sustainable airport equipment to customers around the world”, says CEO at Vestergaard Company, Stefan Vestergaard.

              Magnus Johansson, CEO at Kalmar Motor adds: “It has been important for me to ensure the continuity of Kalmar Motor – for the benefit of the customers and employees. Our long-term partnership has been a success, and I am confident Vestergaard Company is the best owner to take Kalmar Motor to the next level.”

              Vestergaard Company and Kalmar Motor will continue as independent companies and brands. Magnus Johansson will continue as Board member in the Board of Directors, offering his support in the transition period. The cooperation between the companies will be further strengthened to position each better for future growth. In the short term, investments have been made to increase the production capacity in Kalmar Motor, in order to keep up with the growing demand for their innovative electrical tractors.

              For more information please contact:

              Stefan Vestergaard, +45 4642 2222 or sv@vestergaardcompany.com

              Vestergaard Company A/S designs, produces and services airport equipment based on

              advanced technology. The Vestergaard product line sets the standard for quality, functionality

              and durability in the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) industry, primarily supplying: Deicing

              Systems, Vacuum Toilet Service systems, Water Service Systems and Aircraft Washing Systems.

              Kalmar Motor AB is a company specialized in vehicles for moving aircraft. The company was established in 1969, is privately owned and is located in the city of Kalmar Sweden. Product range today include both conventional towbar tractors and towbarless (TBL) tractors with capacity of handling from regional aircraft up to wide bodies.

              Vestergaard Company and Kalmar Motor, September 12th, 2022

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                May 24, 2022

                In 2022 Vestergaard Company celebrates its 60th anniversary.

                Vestergaard Company was founded in 1962 by Godtfred Vestergaard, father of Stefan Vestergaard, who has been CEO of Vestergaard Company since 1996. Here in 2022, several members of the 3rd generation of the Vestergaard family are also involved with the company.

                Godtfred Vestergaard was a true entrepreneur, and already as a boy, he had an abundance of extraordinary ideas. In 1969 he developed his first aircraft deicer – the so-called Beanstalk – which was sold to SAS in Copenhagen. This idea set off the development which has led to the current product range within Ground Support Equipment.

                Since the Beanstalk, the Elephant® deicers have been continuously developed, and several new product types have also been added to the portfolio, including units for aircraft washing as well as units for water and toilet servicing of aircraft.

                Vestergaard Company provides products and solutions in a quality league of their own. The main focus of today is sustainability. Vestergaard Company has already brought the first fully green products to the market and within the next few years the full product range will be available in sustainable versions.

                In addition to the company’s 60 anniversary Vestergaard Company also celebrates the 25th anniversary of Vestergaard Company North America and the 10th anniversary of Vestergaard Company in Thailand in 2022.

                The company focus remains on producing and delivering equipment that optimizes customer’s daily operations, and on ensuring that aircraft can takeoff safely and on time!

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                  April 21, 2022

                  Airpro has made a significant investment in electric deicers to be used at Helsinki Airport. Greener aviation is the future and Airpro is dedicated to being a part of this journey.

                  Airpro has made a significant decision to place an order with Denmark-based market leader Vestergaard Company for four Elephant e-BETA deicers to be delivered for next winter season. With this 4M€ investment, Airpro continues its journey of creating greener ground handling in Finland.

                  Airpro is committed to helping its customer airlines to meet their goals of reducing CO2. With this strategic decision, Airpro is the first ground handling company in Finland to be able to offer electric de-icing services. It also makes Helsinki Airport the first airport in the Nordics and fourth in the world to have electric deicers.

                  “This investment emphasizes our dedication to creating high-quality green ground handling for our customers. There would have been more affordable diesel units in the market, but even in these challenging times in our industry, we want to continue according to our fleet strategy and focus on energy and emission efficiency in all our GSE. Elephant e-BETA deicers with its new technology answers our needs perfectly”, says Acting Managing Director Joona Hurmerinta from Airpro.

                  Vestergaard Elephant e-BETA deicer is unique in the GSE industry. After final testing last year, equipment with the latest technology is now in use in a few locations globally. For Airpro the sustainability issues and approach of Vestergaard Company played an important role.

                  We are thrilled about Airpro’s desire to provide electric ground handling solutions to their customers. The new Elephant e-BETA technology reduces greenhouse gasses and sound emissions and creates better working conditions for the personnel, which has always been an important value for us in Vestergaard. One of the things we share with Airpro.”, says Sales & Marketing Vice President Lars Barsøe from Vestergaard Company. 

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                    April 12, 2022

                    Vestergaard Company is very excited to be exhibiting at the GXE Expo Europe 13-15 September at Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre.

                    At the GSE Expo Europe, Vestergaard Company will be on stand EX34 where we will show the new and most recent Vestergaard GSE solutions with special focus on our sustainable product line.

                    We welcome all your questions regarding our company, products, and services. There will be representatives present for all our international markets as well as representatives with in depth knowledge of both our service team and our data transmission system.

                    Register your place here. The GSE Expo Europe, Paris is a show designed by the GSE community to best meet the needs of the GSE Community. Your attendance is free subject to meeting our qualifying criteria.

                    Key benefits of attending GSE Expo Europe:

                    The world has changed – ensure your GSE strategy keeps up: The pandemic has triggered the biggest change in front-line equipment usage on the apron in a generation. Make sure your strategy stays relevant with advice from GSE industry leaders and the chance to witness new equipment features.

                    Discover autonomous vehicles/sustainable kit and advanced safety features: Check out all of the latest developments from the world’s top suppliers under one roof.

                    A community show geared to your needs: Tailor made by major equipment manufacturers to serve as a targeted forum for helping customers overcome the biggest challenges facing the GSE market.

                    Premium Networking: Enjoy quality dialogue with experts. Click here to view the exhibitor list.(link to https://www.gse-expo-europe.com/exhibitors)

                    GSE Expo Europe is brought to you by IAMEA in partnership with GHI.

                    Vestergaard Company cordially invite you to join us  in Paris this September

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