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History

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A Global Company with a Proud Local Heritage

TAJCO has a 70+ year history of manufacturing and selling car parts.

TAJCO’s history is the story of a company that started out on a small scale in provincial Denmark and turned into a global company supplying quality niche products to some of the world's biggest car manufacturers.

TAJCO currently employs more than 1,100 employees in Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, the US as well as the city of Ningbo, China.

TAJCO’s global footprint is expected to develop further over the coming years to secure high customer service and competitiveness.

Timeline

2016: The TAJCO manufacturing site is opened in Malacky, Slovakia

2013: A second manufacturing facility is opened in Ningbo, China

2012: It is decided to terminate the production of exhaust trims for the aftermarket (direct sales to consumers via retail outlets)

2011: TAJCO becomes supplier to Chrysler

2010: TAJCO becomes tier 1 supplier to Volvo and GM

2008: A sales company is established in the US with a sales office in Michigan. It is decided to develop TAJCO into a premium exhaust trim specialist for the global OEM market, and all production is relocated to Ningbo, China

2007: The city of Ningbo, China, becomes TAJCO’s principal production location

2006: TAJCO is a company in rapid growth, and this presents a number of new managerial challenges. Kurt and Frank Lorenz decide to hand over the reins to a professional board of directors and a new management team. This year is also marked by the building of a new factory in Ningbo, China. TAJCO is now working globally and employing about two hundred people in China, Denmark and Germany. The company becomes certified in accordance to the automotive industry’s stringent TS 16949 standard in Denmark, and in China the following year. This is later changed to a group certification

2005: The first production of parts for the aftermarket begins in Ningbo, China

2004: It is decided to start up production in China with effect from April, 2005. TAJCO  becomes tier 1 supplier for Audi (VW Group). The company now employs 130 employees

2003: TAJCO becomes ISO 9001 certified, resulting in greater acceptance in the automotive industry. As a result, Frank and Kurt Lorenz’s eyes are opened for the potential scale of the market for TAJCO, if the company can supply the German automotive industry directly. With Kurt and Frank as the driving forces, focus on development intensifies substantially, and for the next few years, the two brothers are responsible for all development. TAJCO is also achieves to become ISO 14001 certified during 2003

2002: TAJCO achieves the ISO 9000 certification. A tier 1 agreement with Daimler Chrysler is made

2001: Svend Aage Lorenz leaves TAJCO. Frank and Kurt Lorenz take over the Sales department. TAJCO now has approximately 35-40 employees

2000: TAJCO produces its first stainless steel exhaust trims for BMW and becomes tier 1 supplier to the world-renowned brand.

1999: This year marks the beginning of a new era in TAJCO’s history: The company becomes a direct supplier to series production at BMW. At the same time, VW Group can be added to the list of OEM customers

1997: Svend Aage Lorenz’s two sons, Kurt and Frank Lorenz, take over the production

1992: TAJCO acquires one of its competitor in Germany. This paves the way for better access to the German car accessories market and customers such as BMW and Mercedes. Daimler AG becomes a new OEM customer

1988: TAJCO acquires the company RACO and its production of pressure-moulded battery terminals. As a result, TAJCO becomes an even more interesting business partner in the aftermarket for automotive equipment. The product portfolio now comprises exhaust trims, pressure-moulded pole shoes and jump-start cables. The same year, TAJCO lands the first OEM order for exhaust trims from BMW. This marks the beginning of rapid growth and the  award of several prizes, including that for company of the year

1986: Svend Aage Lorenz acquires TAJCO and moves the company to Grindsted, Denmark. The production is streamlined for exporting, primarily to the German market, which remains TAJCO’s most important market to this day

1955: The first production of exhaust trims for the aftermarket (direct sales to consumers via retail outlets) takes place

1946: Tage Jensen establishes the company 'Tage Jensen & Co.' in the town of Esbjerg on the west coast of Denmark. The company name is later shortened to TAJCO. During its first 30 years of existence, TAJCO produces various types of traditional Danish crafts products, alongside the production of exhaust trims for cars and sales of car parts