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Focusing on growth, sustainability and excellent products When Bjarne Lynddahl discovered that there was a demand for hoses and pipes used in milking machines in 1973, he decided to realise his dream of becoming selfemployed and LYNDDAHL A/S was born. Since then the Danish company has become one of northern Europe’s biggest and most trusted manufacturers of extruded hoses and profiles for all applications. By Josefine Older Steffensen | Photos: LYNDDAHL A/S
building in Ribe, Denmark. More and more industries were added and today LYNDDAHL manufactures hoses and profiles for automotive, industry, building, garden, water treatment and offshore applications.
To meet the demands of the dairy farmers, Bjarne Lynddahl bought a machine that could develop the plastic tubes and profiles needed and placed it in his garage. From there, Bjarne and his wife, Jenny, ran the business in their spare time before it became their full-time job in 1976.
It was also in 1976 that the business was moved away from the garage and into a new 650-square-metre manufacturing
In 2010, the Lynddahls’ son, Rasmus, took over the company after working there for five years. “I came in with some new ideas and my parents and I created
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a plan for a gradual generation change,” explains Lynddahl. “It was also incredible to have my parents on the sidelines as it made the transition very smooth.” Lynddahl took over at a difficult time, with the financial crisis spreading to every corner of the globe. “It did mean that we had to trim the business and make it as efficient as possible, but it also means that we are more efficient today than we’ve ever been.”
Custom-made products LYNDDAHL offers its customers the ultimate experience in product design and manufacturing. They can help to design the perfect hose or profile or manufacture directly from drawings, making the process simple and easy.