Newsletter Denmark


FREJA adjusts in top management

In May 2019, FREJA adjusted in top management and added new competencies.

FREJA founder, Jørgen J. Hansen, stepped back as Group CEO and has since May 1 used his expertise as working Chairman of the Board in FREJA Holding. Jørgen has been managing the daily operations of FREJA, since he started the company back in 1985 with a partner.

Until May 1, Ulrik Rasmussen was Managing Director Denmark, but has now taken on the new role as Group CEO for FREJA. Ulrik, who has been with FREJA since 2010, has been Managing Director in both FREJA Norway and FREJA Denmark.

FREJA’s previous Regional Director Denmark West, Jan Sunde, has been appointed the new Managing Director for FREJA Denmark. Jan has since 2017 been a part of the Danish country management team. About the new position, Jan says: “I look forward to the collaboration with all the highly skilled colleagues in FREJA, where everyone has an important role and team effort is crucial for our success. I would like to say thank you to FREJA’s top management for trusting in me to take over from Ulrik”. The recruitment of a new Regional Director Denmark West will be effectuated during 2019. Until then, Jan will also continue in this role.

In connection to the above, FREJA has strengthened the future management team by recruiting Nicolai Præstholm as Group Business Development Director. Nicolai started May 1, 2019 and has already started to work with development projects on Group level. Before, Nicolai worked as a consultant at Implement Consulting Group and he was also a member of the Board in FREJA Holding.


FREJA sends out the CSR Report for 2018

At FREJA, we have chosen to take responsibility. We value Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and it is an integrated part of the way, we run our business. We are proud to send out the newest CSR report for 2018 that documents our initiatives. The CSR report has been developed with the purpose of creating greater transparency through all levels of the supply chain. This will make it easier for you to understand where you can optimize your supply chain in order to run a more sustainable business.

FREJA develops effective transport and logistics solutions for a world in motion and we strive to reduce our imprint on the environment throughout our value chain. “FREJA is a responsible company with things in order – this is applies to everything from our Code of Conduct for the haulers, to our innovation concepts and employee development – trainees as well as managers. Our focus is on people and we believe that well-being and motivation drives a sustainable business” says FREJA’s Managing Director in Denmark, Jan Sunde.

For this reason, CSR is one of the strategic areas that our business is built upon. Within CSR we have 7 priority-areas, which the report for 2018 follows: 1) climate & environment, 2) human rights, 3) working conditions, 4) financial and business affairs, 5) local community, 6) good management, and 7) good business practice.

The CSR report maps our business activities for Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway according to UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The goals we focus on in the report are primarily 3) Good health and well-being, 8) Decent jobs and economic growth, and 9) Industry, innovation, and infrastructure, together with 4) Quality education, 5) Gender equality, 12) Responsible consumption and production, and 17) Partnerships for the goals.

In 2019 we expect to be able to present the business activities for our newly opened department in China, as well as for our department in Poland, which we last year acquired with the purchase of Transcargo. The purpose of this is to develop a CSR report that covers the whole FREJA Group.

You can read the CSR report for 2018 here [click]

For further information please contact QES Manager Eric Clausen at ecl@freja.com


FREJA expands in Poland

In FREJA we experience a growing interest in the management of our customers’ complete transport and logistics needs from pure road transport in all of Europe as well as Air & Sea solutions, to the handling of containers, storage and pick & pack services. Therefore, we are creating new opportunities in Poland.

On a 76,000m2 large site located 20 km from Szczecin center we are constructing a new domicile where we expect to move in during May 2020.

The first part of the project was tearing down the old buildings. This part is proceeding as planned and the next step will be the construction of the new buildings, which will include 1,400m2 office facilities, 5,400m2 high bay storage (10 m high) and 4,600m2 cross docking + pick & pack area. The warehouse facilities will be heated or prepared for heating in order to have the necessary flexibility and ability to solve our customers’ current and future needs.

The outdoor area will be equipped with flagstones giving us parking facilities for 150 trailers. We will construct areas for frigo-trailers (power plugin), adblue refueling prepared for the future, and a 500m2 large garage for repair of trailers.

The indoor facilities will include common rooms, sleeping rooms, showers, and kitchen facilities for drivers.

The fenced facilities will be manned 24/7 at the entrance, where we will be able to inspect all trailers by use of scales built into the road, and the address will be a turning point for FREJA’s road transports in and out of Scandinavia.

In addition to the new buildings we have kept two existing warehouses with a total of 4,400m2, which are already full..

The office environment will be built in two floors considering the working environment. The location is only two kilometers from the central highway S6 direction Swinoujscie/Gdansk and S3 direction Pozna – very central for the transport flow to and from Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and the EU.

If you wish to know more about the possibilities in Poland, please feel free to contact Torben Mortensen at tor@freja.com


Once again Himmerland hosted a fantastic golf event

From May 22 to 26 the Danish region of Himmerland and FREJA welcomed hosted happy people and showed amazing entertainment in connection with the golf event Made in Denmark. 2019 was the first year with FREJA as presenting sponsor. FREJA set its mark on hole No. 10, which was dressed in FREJA’s red and white colors, and the VIP lounge hummed with FREJA identity. At hole No. 10, 400 customers, suppliers, and FREJA employees enjoyed the magnificent surroundings and enjoyed fantastic golf.

“It was wonderful and impressive surroundings at Made in Denmark. You were very accommodating when we arrived, and we enjoyed good food and entertainment – and your tent was perfectly placed with a great view of the three best holes,” says Camilla Kristiansen Customer Service & Logistics Coordinator at Best Friend Denmark A/S.

The days in Himmerland are very unique and very special. Customers and FREJA employees meet each other and establish new relations. You see and meet FREJA in a very different way, as one of our customers said afterward: “Thank you very much to FREJA and all FREJA employees for a splendid event! We had a fantastic experience in Himmerland and enjoyed meeting FREJA” – John Nybo, CFO at Skjern Papirfabrik A/S.

Unfortunately, Made in Denmark was not won by a Dane this year, but by the Austrian player Bernd Wiesberger. However, Danish Martin Leth Simonsen created a success on Thursday by making a hole-in-one at hole No. 16. This gave him two wonderful Caria carts (one for himself and one for his caddie).

The hours in our tent with customers and suppliers were spiced up with visits from well-known Danes such as Anders Dahl Nielsen, Mads Conrad, Victor Svendsen, Lucas Bjerregaard, and Thomas Bjørn, who shared their stories from their careers as professional athletes.

One of the major events in the FREJA tent was the visit of Thomas Bjørn, who brought his Ryder Cup trophy with him and very entertainingly shared his experiences from the Ryder Cup team and the tournament in 2018 with 150 FREJA employees and business associates.

It is obvious that both FREJA employees and customers enjoy the days in Himmerland. One of our commercial employees said to me afterward: “After a full week in Himmerland with lots of customers and good experiences, I am extremely proud of working in FREJA”.

In FREJA we already look forward to May 2020 and to welcome you once again to Made in Denmark presented by FREJA in Himmerland.

Jan Sunde

Managing Director Denmark
+45 4060 5600
+45 9670 5005
jsu@freja.com

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