History

For 40 years, BORG Automotive have specialized in remanufacturing automotive parts, and today BORG Automotive is one of Europe's largest independent remanufacturing companies.

At the age of only 25 years the company's founder, Søren Toft Jensen, started his own electrical workshop in Rudkøbing, Denmark. In the beginning, the workshop did general auto electrical repairs but it soon became clear that there was a growing market for remanufacturing starters and alternators, and this could create new opportunities for the company. That is why Søren Toft Jensen in 1979 founded the company Elstock, which today specializes in the production and sale of starters and alternators. Since then BORG Automotive has grown, and the company today employs more than 1000 employees in Denmark, England, Belgium and Poland who on a daily basis comply with our values, and everyone play an important role in the quest for the sublime in all aspects of our business.

1975: Søren Toft Jensen established the electro mechanic workshop: Toft-Jensen Elektro ApS

In the beginning, the workshop did all types of repairs but an increase in repairs of starters and alternator sheds light on the possibilities.

1979: The company Elstock A/S is established in Rudkøbing, Denmark.

 

1984: The first factory is established

The increased demand for repairs of starters and alternators means that Søren Toft Jensen in 1984 starts a dedicated remanufacturing production of starters and alternators, and the first factory is established in Rudkøbing, Denmark.

1987: Elstock A/S moves to Silkeborg

Being located on an island restricts the growth of the company, and the move to Silkeborg, centrally located in Denmark, was the next logical step for the company's growth. The move was fantastic, and most of the company's employees chose to follow the company. This is just one example of the unique culture and dedication that exists in the company.

 

1991: The first factory in Poland is opened

Elstock A/S is one of the first in the industry to see the possibilities for production in Poland. The company establishes its first factory in the heart of Poland.

1996: All production is transferred to Poland

Having expanded the capacity in Poland, all production from Elstock in Denmark is transferred to Poland in 1996.

 

2000: Opening new factory in Poland

Increasing growth means that the company in the year 2000 moves the production in Poland to a larger industrial area in Zdunska Wola.

2004: The Group BORG Automotive

In 2004 BORG Automotive is created as a group identity.

2004: BORG Automotive starts remanufacturing A/C Compressors

As part of the strategic objectives for the company, the product range is extended. In this connection BORG Automotive acquires the remanufacturing of A/C compressors from Faurecia and transfers it to Zdunska Wola in Poland.

2004: TRW Inc. assigns the main license for Lucas products in Europa (excl. UK) to BORG Automotive A/S

 

2006: BORG Automotive starts remanufacturing brake calipers

Continuous expansion of the product range means, that BORG Automotive in 2006 acquires the remanufacturing of brake calipers from Carl Christensen and transfers it to Zdunska Wola in Poland.

2007: Danish Remanufacturing Industry (DRI) is acquired

In 2007 the company acquires the well-established starter and alternator remanufacturing company, DRI. With this acquisition a new factory in Slovakia is added. The factory in Slovakia is an increase in production capacity to meet the growing demand in the market.

2010: BORG Automotive extends the product range

2012: Car Parts Industries (CPI) is acquired

2013: BORG Automotive starts producing remanufactured EGR Valves

2014: BORG Automotive opens the largest Core warehouse in Northern Europe in Zdunska Wola, Poland

In 2014 BORG Automotive opens Northern Europe's so far largest Core warehouse in Poland. The new construction will strengthen the service level for the company's customers. In more than 3000 m2, 400,000 units are stored ready for remanufacturing. With this new warehouse the company is in a position to meet the growing demand for faster delivery and more specific units.