- Being one step ahead is absolutely crucial for us. The collaboration with Holmen Timber has been going on since 1980 and we exchange experiences all the time. This is a win-win situation, as we develop products together that are best in class in terms of both quality and sustainability”, says Jørgen Bonderup, Strategic purchase manager.
The success story began in 1973 when Idealcombi was founded by the brothers Henning and Bent Søgaard. Together, they made the first windows in their parents' barn in Thy, Jylland. For a number of years, the sons Martin and Mikael Søgaard have been at the helm of the business, which now consists of 500 employees, and has a turnover of EUR 85 million.
"Our manufacturing process for windows is very complex. Our products do not belong to the standard range in the market – they are unique, which requires many special solutions.
This means that Idealcombi's quality requirements at all levels are extremely high. It is important to find the right partners throughout the whole chain to ensure best possible choice when it comes of materials and, at the same time, always be open to new designs/constructions and production methods.
Idealcombi also has a very clear sustainability profile and their windows belong to the absolute top layer in terms of energy efficiency. Holmen's FSC-labeled wood products are an important component of the whole concept as the raw material meets the high requirements for e.g. high core wood share, twig/knot spacing and suitable annual ring width.
“It's not just the quality awareness that lies in our DNA. Equally important is that our entire chain consists of sustainable materials and processes. Our customers expect maximum sustainability. That is also representative for our products that are expected to last for 70 years!”
Idealcombi was founded in 1973 and is Denmark's leading window and door manufacturer. Manufactoring takes place at six modern production lines in the over 100,000 m² window factory in Hurup in Jutland/Jylland?. The company employs around 550 employees in Hurup, Aarhus, Copenhagen and England and has a turnover of EUR 85 million.