Scan Magazine, Issue 111, April 2018

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Scan Magazine  |  Design Profile  |  Aros Maler Entreprise

The Z house. Photo: Rambøll Arkitektur

Painting the town On a building site, communication, reliability and quality are key to guaranteeing that a project is finished on time and to the highest standard. AROS Maler Entreprise (AROS Painting Enterprise) has become renowned in Denmark for being a partner that focuses on all three aspects. By Josefine Older Steffensen  |  Photos: Aros Maler Entreprise

AROS Maler Entreprise is a painting company specialising in new-builds and renovations. It is based outside Aarhus, Denmark, and has, since its establishment in 2010, worked on everything from large, new corporate headquarters to high-end apartment blocks, including several award-winning buildings. Their projects have included buildings drawn by the world-renowned Danish architecture company BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). “We really care about being there for the clients we’re working with. Our policy from the beginning was that when we’re working on a project, we make sure that 18  |  Issue 111  |  April 2018

our clients know we’re there, where to find us, and that they can contact us at any time. We get to know each other incredibly well, which is hugely important for the smooth running of the project,” explains Simon Elkjær, owner of AROS Maler Entreprise.

Further developments The most important assets that AROS Maler Entreprise has are its employees. “We are always looking to make improvements for our more than 80 employees to ensure that their needs are met. If we have the best-trained and happiest employees, we can provide an even better

service. We often get clients asking for particular people that they’ve worked with before,” says Elkjær. In September 2017, AROS Maler Entreprise got itself a sister company, as AROS Development was established. The same people are behind it, but it specialises in autoclaved aerated concrete. From the start, AROS Development has been hugely popular; in fact, it is fully booked for many months to come. “We noticed that there was a gap in the market for this type of concrete and have found it very beneficial to be able to offer both painting and concrete,” Elkjær explains. “I think one thing that’s important is that we’re not afraid to say no. If we don’t have the capacity to deliver the quality we want to, whether that’s painting or concrete, then we’d rather say no to a project, instead of doing something that doesn’t live up to our quality stand-

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