Founded by engineer Albert Theilgaard. He had invented and patented a method of vulcanization resulting in the possibility of reusing old rubber.
The production of sneakers and boots gets mechanized with the introduction of conveyorbelts. Introduction of shift work.
Established as ‘Dansk Galoche- og Gummifabrik’. Manufacture of rubber footwear, tyres for bicycles, mouldings and profiles.
The factory reached a level of 500-700 employees. The share of women workers was gradualy increasing.
The first OEM contract to Volvo and industrial hoses to Nilfisk.
In the 1960s the factory ceased production of the non-profitable footwear.
changes name to
Codan Gummi A/S
Part of the Monberg
& Thorsen Group
Licence agreement concerning sealings
Joint venture in Thailand and Malaysia
France, Spain, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Thailand, Malaysia, China and Australia
Schiønning & Arvé
and J.M. Birking
Codan achieves the
ISO9001 Quality certificate
First significant 3-year contract to Renault
Production change from only rubber hoses to include assemblies
Established shaped rubber hose production in the UK
Part of Maersk Group
of TPE profiles
Established own tube bending facility in Køge
Joint venture in China
Maflow SPA, Italy
Codan are expanding
into new markets
New investments in extrution machines and expanded production facilities
Growth inspires relocation