Lubrication system specialist marks 100 years in business
Hans Jensen Lubricators Ltd is today managed by the brothers of the fourth generation
A Danish maritime company is celebrating 100 years in business which it puts down adapting with ever changing needs of the industry.
Family run Hans Jensen Lubricators Ltd is today managed by the brothers of the fourth generation, CEO Rasmus Hans Jensen and COO Christian Hans Jensen.
“Continuing a business through 100 years is a privilege that only few will experience, and we are very proud that the company my great-grandfather founded in the early part of the twentieth century is still going strong,” said Rasmus Hans Jensen.
In 1917, Hans Jensens Maskinfabrik was founded with the purpose of maintaining and repairing irrigation systems for gardening and agriculture.
Back then, an order placed by the machine and shipbuilding company Burmeister & Wain (B&W) went on to make Hans Peter Jensen among the first in the world to develop a mechanical cylinder lubrication unit.
Today, both the company’s production facilities and top management are located in the city of Hadsund in Denmark.
Over the years, subsidiaries in China and Singapore have been established, which have strengthened the company’s position for global supply of cylinder lubrication systems for two-stroke marine diesel engines and stationary engines.
During recent years, the activity level within the shipbuilding industry has been low due to an excess capacity. But this has not deterred Hans Jensen Lubricators from providing its advanced cylinder lubrication systems to older vessels.
Over the years, and especially within the last decade, various new products have been added to the company’s product range. This includes products such as HJ SIP, HJ Lubtronic, HJ Mechtronic and HJ Synchro Drive.
This year, the company will launch yet another new product for the international market of cylinder lubrication systems.