BCM transtech a/s was founded by Torben Christiansen on the 1st of October 1976. At that time Torben Christiansen was still studying – business high school – so he worked mostly on the weekends. His workshop was at that time just 8 m², and later on extended to 12 m². After this first location the company moved to a cellar underneath a carpentry shop (60 m²) together with a round arch tent (also 60 m²) on a grass field next to the cellar. After this location we moved to a discontinued agricultural property with a floor area of 200 m². In 1987 we built the factory on Industrivej 3, with a total 600 m². In 2012 we built a new industrial hall next to the existing building on Industrivej 3, giving us an extra 1200 m² with a total of 1.800 m².In 2015 we bought Industrivej 60 – almost 5000 m² - and after the renovation of this building, we officially moved from No. 3 to No. 60 on the 1st of October 2017. As of today, bcm transtech is the owner of both buildings and both are active in our production today.
Products history before corrugated
From 1976 to 1997 the company produced a wide variety of materials and services:
The Corrugated Industry
In 1997 we received our first enquiry from a Danish corrugated factory: “Colon West” in Taulov, now a DS Smith Packaging site. This first storage system was for BOBST 1600 cassettes, 2 levels with a small lifter.
In 1998 we also delivered to “Neopac” in Randers, now a Peterson Site, and “Danapak” in Grenå, now a DS Smith Packaging site. Both of these storage systems utilized T-cranes and cassettes for BOBST 1575, 1600 and 2000 dies in 4 levels.
In 1998 we joined the FEFCO organization as a sympathizer member, and we participated in FEFCO’s 10th Technical Seminar in 1999 in Nice, France.At this seminar we had a spotlight, and we received “The 2nd Prize for Most Innovative Technical Development”, among 51 spotlights in all.More than 100 sympathizer members (suppliers for the corrugated industry) were represented in Nice in 1999, and more or less each second had a spotlight!
Thirty minutes after receiving this award, several agents wanted to represent bcm in different countries:
The Family Christiansen
Bcm transtech a/s is a family-owned company. Torben Christiansen ran the company with his brother for some years, which is the reason behind the name bcm (Brothers Christiansen Machinefactory). The word transtech is referring to “transport technologies”. Torben Christiansen’s wife, Mari-Ann Christiansen, has also been active in the company and supported Torben Christiansen all these years. Since 2001 she has taken care of the financial affairs of bcm transtech.
Today the next generation of family Christiansen is also active in bcm transtech:
Growth and perspectives
Over the years, bcm transtech has had its ups and downs like many other start-ups, especially companies working within industrial projects. Since 1997 bcm transtech has had a large focus on storage solutions for the corrugated industry. Especially for the last 10 years, bcm transtech has experienced a certain stability and growth, all based upon the corrugated industry as the main driver.
In 2015 bcm transtech had 15 employees and, by the end of 2021, this number has grown to 40 employees. In this same time period, the financial numbers have also developed satisfactorily. Since 2013 bcm transtech has been rated AAA (Bisnode).
In the future bcm transtech expects to continue the growth, both in the corrugated industry and in exploring the potential of our smart storage solutions in other industries. Further, bcm transtech has expansion opportunities in other geographical markets compared to those where we are active today.
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Thank you for your interest
Torben & Mari-Ann Christiansen, Founders and owners of bcm transtech a/s