Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S - 100 years

History

On this site you can read about the historical landmarks which have formed Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S through the years.

1917: The company’s start on Kastrupvej

Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik is founded by chief engineer Hans Peter Jensen on Kastrupvej, close to the present airport of Copenhagen. The mission of the company is to work with repair and maintenance of irrigation systems for garden centres and farming, among other things.

1923: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik begins the development of cylinder lubricators

B&W asks Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik to develop a cylinder lubricator because B&W has a need for separate cylinder lubrication on some of the 2-stroke engines which the company produces.

The late 1920’s: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik begins the production of mixers

Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik finds it necessary to take an interest in other activities in the late 1920’s, when the shipbuilding has almost stalled.
Therefore, the company starts a production of mixers for bakeries and large kitchens.

1929/1938: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik is established on the corner of Messinavej and Oeresundvej

Previously, Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik rented facilities on several locations on Amager, but decides to establish the company on the corner of Messinavej and Oeresundvej. The premises operate as the domicile of the company until 1972.

1947: Second generation becomes part owner

In 1947, the founder’s son, Kjeld Hans Jensen, is taken in as part owner in a partnership with the founder. This cooperation works well with a gradual ownership and management succession.

1953: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik receives a gold medal for Samson mixers

Throughout the years, Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik receives many types of distinctions.
On the mixer side, in the form of a gold medal and for the cylinder lubricators, in the form of plaquettes from Hyundai, Mitsui and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, among others.

1960: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik takes a new production technology in use

Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik purchases the first NC machine as early as in 1963. The NC technology is a precursor to the later CNC technology.

1966/67-1970: Space problems on Messinavej and establishment in Hadsund

Towards the end of the 1960’s space problems becomes an issue on Messinavej.
The solution turns out to be a small factory on Smedevaenget in Hadsund, which Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik starts to use on March 1st 1970.

1968: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik renounces the production of mixers

Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik renounces the production of mixers as a consequence of the space problems on Messinavej.

1970: Hans Peter Jensen passes away

Hans Peter Jensen passes away at the age of 80.

1972: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik establishes in Hadsund

Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik moves definitely to Hadsund in February 1972.

1973: Third generation becomes part owner

Hans Peter Jensen is taken in as part owner of Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik I/S on January 1st 1973.

1973: The first oil crisis

The consequence of the oil crisis is a slowdown of the economical activities and thus a drop in the sale of cylinder lubricators.

1973: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik initiates a new product line

Due to the slowdown of the sale of cylinder lubricators, Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik initiates a new product line consisting of machining in accordance with customer specifications.This product line exists during the period 1979-1986/87.

1975: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik adjusts the production technology

The demands of the time are increasing. Therefore, Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik adjusts the production technology to CNC technology in order to meet the new demands for uniformity, precision and efficiency.

1978: The first expansion of Smedevaenget

Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik experiences space problems on Smedevaenget and therefore builds a new production workshop to the existing, and at the same time the administration is expanded.

1980: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik sells off the mixer production

Around 1980 Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik decides to sell off the mixer production.

1988: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik establishes a new board of directors

Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik establishes a new board of directors whose members are chosen outside the group of owners.

1991: The second expansion of Smedevaenget

Again, Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik expands the production centre on Smedevaenget.
This time an assembly shop is added to the existing workshops. 

1992: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik turns 75 years

Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik turns 75 years.

1992: ISO 9000

Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik begins to adjust the working processes, procedures and routines according to the rules for ISO 9000.

1993: Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik formalises the ownership structure

Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik decides to formalise the various ownerships which have existed through the years, to a holding structure. At the same time, the company is renamed from Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik to Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S.

1993: New part owner is taken in by Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S

Thomas Jensen (3rd generation) joins Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S as a part owner.

1995: Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S introduces strategic planning

Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S initiates a systematic work on strategic planning.

1997: The idea of HJ SIP arises

Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S gets the idea for HJ SIP in 1997. The purpose of HJ SIP is to ensure improved and more economical cylinder lubrication. The main improvement is that the cylinder lube oil is distributed more efficiently while improving the cylinder condition. This leads to considerable reductions of the cylinder lube oil consumption.

1998: The third expansion of Smedevaenget

Once again, Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S lacks space and therefore the production and the administration are extended. The built-up area has grown from 500 m² in 1970 to 4000 m² in 1998.

1998: Kjeld Hans Jensen passes away

Kjeld Hans Jensen passes away.

2001: Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S launches HJ SIP in Hamborg

Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S presents the HJ SIP Principle in a CIMAC- presentation.

2004: The idea for HJ Lubtronic, HJ Mechtronic og HJ Synchro Drive arises

The ideas behind HJ Lubtronic, HJ Mechtronic og HJ Synchro Drive arise as a natural extension to cylinder lubrication for mechanical cylinder lubricators. Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S wishes to bring the product into the new century by increasing the flexibility of the cylinder lubrication system by means of electronics and hydraulics.

2005: Hans Jensens Lubricators A/S performs a turnover in the daily management

Thomas Jensen withdraws from the daily management of Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S, and 4th generation, represented by Rasmus Hans Jensen, enters the management.

2006: HJ Synchro Drive

Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S launches the production of HJ Synchro Drive.

2006: From modern engine works to electromechanical industrial company

Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S is moving from being a modern engine works to becoming an electromechanical industrial company which works project oriented.

2006: Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S takes the initiative to establish itself in China

Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S and three other Danish companies establish a Danish company in China together. A Chinese employee, based in Shanghai, is hired to serve the owners. 

2006: Rasmus Hans Jensen joins the owners

Rasmus Hans Jensen joins the owners of Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S.

2007: Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S turns 90 years old

Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S turns 90 years old. Over 90 years, the company has expanded its position as the main international actor within development and production of cylinder lubrication systems for 2-stroke marine diesel and power plants.

2008: Christian Hans Jensen joins the owners

Christian Hans Jensen, 4th generation, joins the owners of Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S.

2009: HJ Lubtronic

Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S launches the production of HJ Lubtronic, which is the latest generation of cylinder lubricators.
HJ Lubtronic is hydraulically driven and electronically controlled, and presents the possibility of optimising cylinder lubrication with delivery of fresh cylinder oil with every piston stroke, in reduced and well adjusted amounts, and easy operation for vessel crew.

2009: HJ Mechtronic

Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S launches the production of HJ Mechtronic, which presents the possibility of automatic regulation of consumption on mechanical lubricators.
HJ Mechtronic ensures considerable savings in cylinder oil consumption, and is very easy to retrofit.

2011: The fourth expansion of Smedevaenget

Due to too little space at Smedevænget 3, the neighbouring plot, Smedevænget 1, has been acquired, where a new building is constructed, with the intention of accommodating sales department, reception, canteen and conference rooms.

2012: A new member is introduced in management

Christian Hans Jensen is appointed Sales Director, and is at the same time included in management. This also means that former Sales Director Rasmus Hans Jensen is made the new CEO. Former CEO Hans Peter Jensen remains part of management.

2013: Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S receives King Frederik IX's honorary award for export

The price is awarded Danish companies, which have excelled in the area of export. Some of the criteria companies have to fulfil are: increase of export over a 3-year period, export amounts to substantially more than the average in the business field, substantial increase in export over a short period and that the company hold a prominent position on the world-market. 

2014: Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S establishes sales- and service offices in Singapore

Due to a rising activity and a wish to be closer to customers a sales- and representative office is established in Singapore.  

2014: First newbuildings order for HJ Lubtronic SIP 

Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S receives the first newbuildings order for hJ Lubtronic SIP, which are to be installed on 12 newbuildings at Hyundai Heavy Industries on MAN 6G60ME-C9.2 engines. The shipowner is Petredec Services from Singapore.

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