About Mekan

Even that Mekan was founded in 2007, the story goes back to the 70s……

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Mekan products is present in 4 continents so far

The history

 

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.

The people

The people

Per Milborg Pedersen, Founder and CEO

1991-1994 : Educated Metal Worker.

1994-1996 : Metal worker at SAWO Hydraulic.

1996-2002 : Workshop Manager at SAWO Hydraulic.

2002-2004 : AP Graduate in Production Technology, specialized in manufacturing management.

2004-2007 : Production Planner at Simrad (Maritime Electronics Development and manufacturing).

2007-          : Founder and partner in Mekan, managing, administration and design

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, specialized in machine construction and design.

1997-2002 : Test fixture engineer at Simrad (Maritime electronics) and Cetelco  (Mobile phones).

2002-2007 : Founder of Toolinvent  - design and manufacturing of tools, fixtures etc. for the electronic industry.

2007-          : Founder and partner in Mekan, design and manufacturing

Bo Poulsen, Toolmaker

Bo has been employed at the workshop since 1989 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 since 1999 and primarily  does all CNC jobs. Henning is also hardcore radio amateur and has a great knowledge in Electronics.

Anders Hansen, designer/engineer

Anders started at Mekan in 2017 and primarily does design/engineering of fixtures, tools etc. Anders is definitely a fast learner in this niche. Anders has a background as AP Graduate in Production Technology.

Esben Fræer, designer/precision mechanic

Esben started at Mekan in 2018 and primarily does design and manufacturing of fixtures, tools etc. Esben has a back ground from Aarhus University and has done many spectacular precision mechanic parts and assemblies.

Martin Christenen, Toolmaker and CNC operator

Martin has been employed at the workshop since 2018 and does various manufacturing of parts at manual and CNC-machines.

Nicolai Sørensen, Precision mechanic trainee

Nicolai started his education for precision mechanic in 2018. His ambition is to be the best precision mechanic in Denmark and his very experienced colleagues will help him reach his goal.

The facillities

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.