From local shop to global scale
In 1941, Aage Valdemar Kjær established AVK as a local machine shop which carried out a number of tasks in the local community. Subsequently, the main task of the business became the production of compressors for refrigeration and refrigerating plants, with customers from all over Denmark.
The guiding principles were quality, continuity and close customer relations. He knew that the products were in order, and therefore he was able to offer an extensive product guarantee.
These were important values, which I brought along when I took over his machine shop in 1970, and the production of valves was initiated. Values, which have allowed AVK to grow from a local firm with just 5 employees to a group of more than 4,800 employees supplying customers worldwide.
Still, we must deliver products that we know are in order, and quality, continuity and close customer relations must always be the core values and guiding principles of our business.
However, this is not all. We want to build a continuously stronger brand, and to always be the preferred choice of our customers. This is the best way for us to follow, to ensure the continuity of AVK in the years ahead.
Our Expect...AVK brand concept helps us reach an even higher level. We must expect more from ourselves and deliver products and services that live up to and exceed our customers' expectations. This is why I expect that every single one of our employees worldwide will do their utmost to live up to these goals.
The guiding principles and the connections back in time must form the basis of our business in the time ahead. To choose AVK is the right choice.
Niels Aage Kjær
Owner and CEO