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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    December 14, 2023

    Vestergaard Company, and Lejre Municipality have signed a partnership agreement to get more elementary and middle school students interested in the opportunities for various career trajectories in vocational education.

    Lejre Municipality wishes to prepare the students for future education and Vestergaard Company has an interest in getting more proficient skilled workers in Lejre Municipality. The agreement between the partners includes initiatives such as representatives from Vestergaard Company visiting all schools in the municipality at least once a year and more internships at Vestergaard Company distributed across the entire school year.

    In addition, a yearly education and career fair will be hosted by Vestergaard Company. At the fair, all manufacturing companies in the municipality can participate with a booth. At the same time, educational counselors from the vocational schools participate to inform and guide the students about the different educational opportunities offered by the vocational schools. All 8th-grade students from the municipality, their parents and teachers are invited to the fair.

    “Preparing our students to choose an education and future career in the best way possible is a very important task. That’s why we are so pleased to sign this partnership agreement with Vestergaard Company. Together, we hope to be able to spark interest in vocational education, which is important to our future,” says Tina Mandrup, Mayor of Lejre Municipality.

    “In a time where many are trying to win the students’ favor, we hope that by showing what a vocational education can be used for, we can get more people to choose this path. We hope that we can help by creating both attention and increased interest in the many types of jobs that a manufacturing company offers. Naturally, it could benefit us and other companies in Lejre Municipality, but also others employing skilled workers,” says Stefan Vestergaard, Managing Director of Vestergaard Company.

    Earlier this year, Lejre municipality received Ørneprisen (The Eagle Award) for being the municipality with the largest increase in students choosing vocational education in Denmark.

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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 15, 2022

                Vestergaard Company is announcing a new vacuum toilet service truck which will be shown for the first time at GSE Expo in Paris.

                The new toilet service truck is a standardized 3,000 liter version and can be delivered with or without a mixing system for rinse water. The units can be both electrical, which is shown at the exhibition, and diesel. The electrical version follows Vestergaard’s strong focus on sustainability and is priced at a very competitive level.

                Please come see the unit in operation at the Vestergaard Company stand EX34

                For more information, please contact sales@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.

                Vestergaard Company, September 15, 2022

                e-VTS Flex
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                  September 14, 2022

                  Vestergaard Company showed the first electrically operated Elephant BETA in Munich three years ago. Since then the unit has been perfected and is now in operation in 6 airports around the world.

                  There was of course skepticism around the electrically operated Elephant BETA when it was presented in 2019. Would it be able to deliver on its promises? Would it be too difficult to charge the units? Would it mean a completely new mode of operation?

                  Customers have proven all this wrong. Yes, it is a different mode of operation, but mainly for the better. Deicing is now virtually silent. The chassis engine is not idling and spewing out CO2 and other carcinogens inside the airport. The e-BETA can deice 10-20 aircraft on a single charge.

                  Customers across Europe and North America are now gradually replacing their existing fossil fleet with new electrically operated ones. One customer reports back that they see an 87 per cent reduction in CO2. But even with half of that number, the e-BETA is contributing to minimizing the environmentally negative impact of ground support equipment.

                  The e-BETA can now be delivered with a 40 or 62 kwH battery size. The units have an onboard charger for plug-in, and in situations where there is not enough time for plug-in charging, the Volvo engine can charge the battery in 30 minutes – or about the time it takes to drive to the re-fill station and back.

                  Please come see the unit in operation at the Vestergaard Company stand EX34

                  For more information, please contact sales@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.

                  Vestergaard Company, September 14, 2022

                  e-BETA Stuttgart
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                    September 13, 2022

                    Vestergaard Company will present its first fully electric deicer at the GSE Expo. The e-Mini MY Lite is on a Vestergaard electrical chassis and the fluid is heated electrically as well.

                    A year ago, Vestergaard Company introduced its first e-Mini MY Lite deicer for smaller regional airports. The e-Mini MY Lite services aircraft up to B757 with a tank capacity of 4,000 liters. The first version was on the Vestergaard 12 T electrical chassis with diesel heaters.

                    Now we are introducing a new version with electrical heating of the fluid.

                    The e-Mini MY Lite comes with a 40 or 62 kwh battery 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.

                    Please come see the unit in operation at the Vestergaard Company stand EX34

                    For more information, please contact sales@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.

                    Vestergaard Company, September 13, 2022

                    e-Mini MY Lite
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