It was a happy owner of BORG Automotive, Søren Toft-Jensen, who during this year ReMaTec fair in Amsterdam, could walk on to the stage as the recipient of the prestigious ”Remanufacturer of the Year” award.
- Søren Toft-Jensen receives the award for outstanding entrepreneurship in the field of remanufacturing over close to 40 years, during which he has transformed a modest electrical repair shop in a small town in Denmark, to a European heavyweight with around 1,100 employees and significant operations in the UK, Poland and Belgium, said William Schwarck Chairman of the award jury. - Through constant commitment to quality and a clear vision, Søren Toft-Jensen has built a world-class company which has contributed significantly to the reputation of automotive remanufacturing, and serves as inspiration for remanufacturers across Europe.
It is the 11th time the award is given, and amongst former recipients, international heavyweights such as TRW and Remy can be mentioned. Though, this year the award went to BORG Automotive who, from their headquarter located in Silkeborg in Denmark, administrates and distributes auto parts to the European Aftermarket, while remanufacturing takes place in BORG Automotive’s own factories in Poland, Belgium and England.
- We are incredible proud to receive the award, explains BORG Automotive Commercial Director, Ivan Mikkelsen. - The award is the culmination of many years hard work to increase range and heighten the quality of our products. We have implemented a range of initiatives that has pushed the boundaries of what you can expect from a remanufacturing company like ours, and we are delighted to receive acknowledgement of such high caliber for the many years of hard work.
Success on many levels
Though, it is not only through awards that BORG Automotive reaps success. Since 2008, BORG Automotive has increased sales with more than 400% and sold more than 1.3 million complete units all over Europe in 2014.
The growth of the core of the business is driven by a strengthened competitiveness because of increased product quality and increased efficiency from the production in Poland. Furthermore, the position within Mechatronics has been expanded upon. With one of the broadest product ranges in the aftermarket, it has been possible for BORG Automotive to expand on existing markets, as well as expanding to new ones. As an additional benefit, the growth has reduced BORG Automotive’s costs in production, which all is part of the foundation for the award as ”Remanufacturer of the Year”.
About BORG Automotive
With more than 1,000 employees, the BORG Group is one of Europe’s largest producers of remanufactured car parts for the independent automotive aftermarket in Europe. The group produces markets and sells a range of quality products under the brands Elstock, DRI and Lucas Electrical Europe. Through the years, BORG Automotive has experienced extensive growth, as is now the supplier for some of Europe’s largest and strongest distributers and purchase groups within auto parts.