Nilfisk, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment, has been successfully listed as an independent company on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange (Nasdaq Copenhagen). According to Nilfisk CEO Hans Henrik Lund, the listing, which has been celebrated by Nilfisk employees across more than 50 locations worldwide, will not lead to any significant changes for Nilfisk’s more than 250,000 active customers.
“We will continue to run our company as we have for the past 111 years, focusing on developing and bringing to market innovative and high-quality products and services,” said Lund.
Nilfisk has successfully been a part of NKT Holding since 1989. The listing of Nilfisk gives investors all over the world a unique opportunity to invest in the attractive professional cleaning industry on a transparent and regulated stock market.
Nilfisk-Blue Ocean Robotics partnership
Nilfisk and Blue Ocean Robotics have announced that the two companies will begin a strategic co-operation to develop intelligent cleaning machines and robots for both the Danish and global markets. The co-operation will complement Nilfisk’s existing partnerships in the robotics field – an area that is expected to comprise up to 10 percent of the company’s turnover within five to seven years.
The co-operation should lead to a robot transformation of selected Nilfisk cleaning machines in the years ahead.
The two companies plan to work together to develop selected Nilfisk products in close co-operation with customers from the industry. The process is a proven approach for the Danish robot company, which has built its business around “disruptive innovation.” This involves a number of integrated technology platforms (TP-X) and a set partnership model (RoBi-X), where Blue Ocean Robotics and Nilfisk together will develop the products.
“There is a very good match between the technology and capabilities that Blue Ocean Robotics possesses and the solid market position Nilfisk has. It’s an optimal starting point for creating the cleaning industry robots of the future,” said the three Co-CEOs of Blue Ocean Robotics, Claus Risager, Rune K. Larsen and John Erland Østergaard.