Mekan products is present in 4 continents so far
1979 - 2007 Erik K. Rauff og Erik Sørensen founded in 1979 the maritime electronic company, Shipmate, in Støvring. Shipmate developed and manufactured maritime communication and navigation equipment. Back in the 80s there was, compared to today, even more ”mechatronics” involved in the products, so naturally Shipmate established there own mechanical department which delivered mechanical components, tools and fixtures for the Shipmate production. Shipmate was in the 90s sold to the norwegian maritime company Simrad, later to Kongsberg, and in 2005 to Navico. Navico flagged out all activities in Støvring in 2007.
2007 - 1. april - Erik K. Rauff og Erik Sørensen takes over the workshop and employees and starts up in the name Rauff & Sørensen A/S.
2007 - 1. september - Per Milborg Pedersen buys 50% of Toolinvent owned by Claus Bo Jensen.
2007 - 1. october - Rauff & Sørensen A/S is sold to Per Milborg Pedersen and Claus Bo Jensen. And that 1. october 2007 is the official day of birth for Mekan.
2008 Mekan develops their first standard PCB fixture called P5032. It was developed together with some of our customers.
2008 Late in 2008 Mekan launched the M4030 standard PCB fixture. This fixture is a manually operated fixture with a unique locking mechanism concept which is still used today. We can only be proud of that concept, since some of our competitors more or less copied this concept…..
2009 The M4030 is replaced by the 4430. The idea behind the 4430 concept is to have a fixture with high number of possible variants on the lowest number of basic parts. And that has been achived.
2010 To be able to deliver low cost test fixtures, the M1218 hinged fixture is designed.
2011 Mekan becomes distributor of contact products from Everett Charles Technologies. An important step for Mekan.
2012 Design and manufacturing of solderwave pallets becomes a new business area.
2014 Mekan builds the first robot solution for E-14 In Odense.
Per Milborg Pedersen, Founder and CEO
1991-1994 : Educated Sheet Metal Worker.
1994-1996 : Sheet metal worker at SAWO Hydraulic.
1996-2002 : Workshop Manager at SAWO Hydraulic.
2002-2004 : AP Graduate in Production Technology, specialzed in manufacturing management.
2004-2007 : Production Planner at Simrad (Maritime electronics).
2007- : Founder and partner in Mekan.
Claus Bo Jensen, Founder and CTO
1986-1989 : Educated machinist at the very same workshop as he today owns.
1994-1996 : AP Graduate in Production Technology, specialzed in machine construction and design.
1997-2002 : Test fixture engineer at Simrad (Maritime electronics) and Cetelco (Mobile phones).
2002-2007 : Founder of Toolinvent - design, construction and manufacturing of tools, fixtures etc. for the electronic industry.
2007- : Founder and partner in Mekan.
Bo Poulsen, Toolmaker
Bo has been employed at the workshop for 25 years and has a enormous experience in tools and fixtures for the electronic industry.
Henning Thomsen, Toolmaker and CNC operator
Henning has been employed at the workshop for 15 years and primarily does all CNC jobs. Henning is also hardcore radio amateur and has a great knowledge in Electronics.
Magnus Mogensen, designer/engineer
Magnus started at Mekan in 2014 and primarily does design/engineering of fixtures, tools etc. Magnus is definately a fast learner in this niche. Magnus has a background as machinist and a AP Graduate in Production Technology, specialized in machine construction and design.
Mekan is based in Business Park Nord, which in total is 8000 m2 and before 2007 hosted Simrad and Cetelco. Today Business Park Nord has apx. 60 various companies. Business Park Nord provides all these, mostly small, companies with great facilities, reception services, kantine, conference rooms etc.
Mekan has apx. 500 m2 in the southern end of Business Park Nord. This part of the building has been the mechanical workshop for Simrad since 1985. in 2007, when Mekan took over, the workshop was rearranged and administration facilities added. Today Mekan has som very nice and bright surroundings that provides a good well-being.
Mekan has a well equiped workshop and a great variety of different materials, mechanical components etc. which contributes to a very short lead time. On top of that Mekan has a great network of subsuppliers with the required flexibility.