History of the company
The history of KE Fibertec AS
goes all the way back to 1963 when manufacturer Keld
Ellentoft (KE) began making filterbags for industry. In 1996
KE Fibertec was established in a management buyout by two
leading employees, Henning S. Jensen and Carsten Jespersen.
In March 2007, Managing Director Henning S. Jensen sells his
shares to Jysk-Fynsk Kapital AS, and Sales Director Carsten
Jespersen is appointed new managing director.
Behind Jysk-Fynsk Kapital are five well-known Danish family
foundations, AHF Holding (Faber Gardiner), Genua A/S (the
Primo group), Hoffmann Capital A/S (Arovit Petfood), L.
E. Kristiansen Erhvervsinvest ApS (Tvilum Scanbirk), and Vald.
Birn Holding A/S (the Valdemar Birn group).
From 1996 to 2009 KE Fibertec has undergone a
huge development both as to turnover and staff. From approx.
40 employees in 1996, today's number of employees is around
110, and subsidiaries have been established in the UK, Germany, and
the USA as well as the production company KE Fibertec Væveri.
With the acquisition of Euro Air A/S and Euro Air CZ
(production company of Euro Air in the Czech Republic) in
2007, the KE group has strengthened its position as the world's
leading manufacturer of textile ducting.
KE Fibertec was first marketed by Induscool in the UK, then up
until 2004 by JSP Airfridge. Since 2004, KE Fibertec UK have been
selling the products under their own name.