With hard and humble work, the company JIMCO in Denmark has made 2020 the best year in the company’s 29-year history. JIMCO’s revenue has increased significantly and in 2020, the company received the largest order ever from a company in the food industry in the US, which ordered products for millions.
JIMCO’s CEO and owner Jimmy K Larsen says that “we have hired several employees, who are happy to make an international difference here from the small Danish island, Langeland.”
Still, it is Larsen’s feeling that the knowledge of the company is limited on Langeland. As Larsen says: “If you ask people in the global food industry if they know JIMCO, they know who we are. But if you ask the customers in the small city Rudkøbing on Langeland is it not certain they know us.”
Environmentally Friendly Treatment
JIMCO produces equipment for air purification and surface disinfection, which removes odours, bacteria, and viruses with UV-C light and Ozone technology. The method is environmentally friendly and has received the EU’s environmental award for the development of clean technology.
The demand has naturally been especially high during the corona pandemic, but it is not the main reason for the progress, says Jimmy K Larsen. He goes on to say that “this is due to a solid effort to expand the knowledge to JIMCO. Our solutions are patented, and all our products have a documented effect.”
95% of JIMCO’s products are exported. There are many customers from the food industry because the air purifiers reduce odour and fire hazard. JIMCO’s products are installed in the hoods of a third of all McDonald’s restaurants in Denmark and JIMCO has made an agreement with McDonald’s that JIMCO equipment in the future will be installed in all new McDonalds restaurants in Denmark. The products are delivered in addition to McDonald’s in a wide range of other countries. For example, McDonald’s Ukraine within the last three years has installed the equipment for more than 20 of their restaurants. Hong Kong has also more installations and the burger chain’s restaurant is headquartered in Chicago.
The next target is to get the same status at McDonald’s in the rest of the world as in Denmark. The products are also used in office environments, and JIMCO also manufactures small air purifiers for private home. Larsen says: “For example, to people who are suffering from asthma or KOL who has told us that the machine is a great help.”
Good location in Rudkøbing
When the internationally oriented company is located in Rudkøbing, it is simply because this is where Larsen lives. The company’s growth does not change his desire to stay on Langeland.
Larsen, who is happy that his company can contribute positively to Langeland’s business community, says: “Economically, it can clearly pay off and it is also a super good place to be. Here is a very well-functioning business network.
“Last year, the company held a conference at the headquarter in Rudkøbing for dealers from all over the world. We were 28 nations together under one roof. This will also benefit the local hotel and restaurants, which made food for the customers. We are really looking forward to being able to do this again.”