About C.F. Nielsen

More than 70 years of briquetting experience

C.F. Nielsen is the leading manufacturer of mechanical briquetting presses. We supply briquetting solutions all over the world for production of industrial type of briquettes for use in big boilers at heating plants etc. and log type briquettes to be used in fireplaces and ovens by private consumers.

The raw material is agricultural waste, wood waste and other biomass products.

World leading briquetting machine manufacturer

Through the development of machines, C.F. Nielsen A/S created a culture, which still exists today – development and production of machines in close contact with customers. We work closely with our customers to ensure that our solutions meet their future demands and expectations.

This philosophy, combined with supply of briquetting machines for many different applications, enables us to constantly innovate and adapt our machines to the latest market requirements, so that we can continue to deliver the strongest and most efficient briquetting machines in the world.

In-house specialists

Our in-house specialists offer a wide range of services on everything from testing raw material to after sales advice. Lately we have also added engineering of complete briquetting plants. Our production facility uses the latest technology available and employs highly specialized people to make sure our machines are the best on the international market.  We hold very high standards in terms of machine security and performance which gives you reliable machines that will last for many years.

Our Area Sales Managers all have international experience and will be able to give you advice on a wide range of aspects related briquetting including equipment, raw material preparation, calorific values and on-site management of briquetting plants. We cooperate with the best suppliers worldwide to ensure quality in all aspects of our business. Our After-Sales Service Team ensures that our customers obtain maximum up-time and running years on their equipment as well as minimum maintenance and repair costs.

Media

For any media related questions, please contact Marketing Coordinator Maria Thomsen.

The C.F. Nielsen NEWS section is continously updated throughout the year. Here you are able to find articles, press releases, case stories and other topics related to briquetting. Are you looking to write about briquetting, attend international exhibitions, don’t hestitate to contact us.

Early beginning

Company Founder Carl Frederik Nielsen set up shop in Baelum, Denmark in 1889. After travelling around Europe, he bought the local forge, but soon after realized that in order to grow his business, he needed to add new activities. The production of cast iron was the early stepping stone to building a future engineering company that today produces a variety of mechanical briquetting presses.

The C.F. Nielsen history spans over 130 years and the company has expanded considerably throughout the years. C.F. Nielsen today offers several briquetting presses and solutions, and most are tailor-made to our customers.

In the timeline below, we show a quick overview of important C.F. Nielsen highlights over the past 130 years:

Family owned company for more than 100 years
C.F. Nielsen A/S continued to be fully owned by the Nielsen family until 1998, when Henning M. Larsen acquired 50% of the shares. Two years later Henning M. Larsen became full owner of the company. Under his leadership the company continued to grow and expand internationally.

In 2007 Mogens Slot Knudsen and Dansk Kapitalanlæg A/S acquired C.F. Nielsen A/S. The new owners wanted to continue and intensify the positive development of the company and strengthen the company’s positions as one of the leaders in this field.

In 2007 Mogens Slot Knudsen and Dansk Kapitalanlæg A/S acquired C.F. Nielsen A/S. Later in 2007 Bogma AB was merged into C.F. Nielsen A/S of Denmark, and the name of Bogma AB was changed to CFN Bogma AB. Bogma AB was founded in 1939 and has been selling briquetting machines in Scandinavia and around the world since the beginning of the 80s.

Present Ownership 
C.F. Nielsen A/S is today owned jointly by Mogens Slot Knudsen, Managing Director and Henning M. Larsen, Chairman of the Board. The shares were bought from Dansk Kapitalanlæg A/S in 2011.

C.F. Nielsen celebrates its 125th anniversary 

On February 19th 2014, C.F. Nielsen celebrated its 125th anniversary. A book was published to mark the date: “From local workshop to an international business”.

On July 1 2018, the family owned German company RUF Maschinenbau GmbH acquired C.F. Nielsen A/S. RUF is the world leading manufacturer of hydraulic briquetting presses and C.F. Nielsen is the world leading manufacturer of mechanical briquetting presses. The two companies will continue to operate as independent companies and the management of C.F. Nielsen will continue. The two brands RUF and C.F. Nielsen will continue and focus will from the beginning be on combined marketing efforts.

Company values

C.F. Nielsen is a well-established company, with a history of more than 125 years. Through the years the company has managed to adapt to new times and during this time we have kept some of our key values and learned to implement other new values.

Our company’s values today are:

  • Meeting and exceeding customer expectations
  • Creating results through people
  • Being a reliable and trustworthy business partner
  • Securing the future through Ingenuity & Innovation
  • Creating value through service
THE SALES ORGANIZATION

At C.F. Nielsen we are very dedicated to serving our customers. Many of our employees have been with the company for more than 10 years- and some for even more than 25 years.

Please contact us with your inquiries or further requirements.

Markets

Our skilled Regional Sales Managers each handle specific markets:

Mogens Slot Knudsen: France, Italy, Belgium

Bo Andersen: Sales Representive in Asia and Australia

Dennis Lindberg: Scandinavia, Bosnia, Croatia, Greece, Middle East, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

Esben Vestergaard: Belgium, Canada, England, Ireland, Latin America, Portugal, Spain, the United States, Holland

Henrik B. Christiansen: Africa, Austria, Eastern Europe generally, Germany, Israel, Russia, Switzerland, the Baltic States, Middle East, Greece, other Balkans

Mogens Knudsen - Managing Director
Bo Andersen - Sales Representative
Dennis Lindberg - Regional Sales Manager
Esben Vestergaard - Regional Sales Manager
Henrik Christiansen - Regional Sales Manager
Maria Thomsen - Marketing Coordinator
Martin Christensen - Service Coordinator
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