History

For more than 40 years, we have worked to deliver the best remanufactured OE-certified automotive parts for the European aftermarket. Today we are one of Europe's largest, most skilled and most experienced companies in the automotive parts remanufacturing industry.

BORG Automotive was originally founded in 1975 under the name of Toft-Jensen Elektro ApS by Søren Toft-Jensen. At the age of only 25 years, 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. Therefore, Søren Toft Jensen in 1979 founded the company Elstock, which is one of BORG Automotive’s attractive brands today. BORG Automotive has experienced a rapid growth since 1975, and today the company is a workplace for more than 1,500 ambitious colleagues in Denmark, England, Poland and Belgium; all working together to provide the best customer experience in remanufactured automotive solutions.

2019: BORG Automotive establishes a second production site in Poland

Due to the growing demand of remanufactured automotive units, we establish another production site in Poland. This time placed in Lublin.

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Our second production site in Poland; This time located in Lublin

Our second production site in Poland; This time located in Lublin

2018: We open our Mechatronics Forum

We introduce our Mechatronics Forum - an electronic platform with the purpose of creating a network of entities interested in Mechatronics.

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2017: BORG Automotive is acquired by Schouw & Co.

The industrial conglomerate, Schouw & Co. acquires BORG Automotive in 2017. Besides BORG Automotive, Schouw & Co. owns five other large Danish industrial enterprises, and provides a solid foundation for BORG Automotive’s growth ambitions.

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2016: We open BORG Academy in Belgium

We open our very own academy in Belgium. The purpose of the academy is to educate our employees in Mechatronics.

2015: BORG Automotive wins the title as Remanufacturer of the Year

In 2015, we are awarded the prize of Remanufacturer of the Year, which is one of the most sought-after awards in the European Automotive Aftermarket.

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The new core warehouse in Poland

The new core warehouse in Poland

2014: BORG Automotive opens the largest Core warehouse in Northern Europe

In 2014, we open Northern Europe's largest core warehouse in Zdunska Wola, Poland. The new core warehouse has space for more than 1 million units.

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2013: BORG Automotive starts remanufacturing EGR Valves

Once again, we expand our product range and start remanufacturing EGR valves at our production site in Belgium. Later, when the production increased, we moved the production to our production site in Zdunska Wola, Poland.

Car Parts Industries' office in Belgium

Car Parts Industries' office in Belgium

2012: Cardone is acquired

BORG Automotive acquires the European part of the American company Cardone, which is placed in The United Kingdom and Belgium, and renames it Car Parts Industries (CPI). With this acquisition, remanufacturing of steering products begin and two new production sites are added; Steering products are remanufactured in UK and Brake Calipers in Belgium.

2007: DRI is acquired

In 2007, we acquire the well-established starter and alternator remanufacturing company, Danish Remanufacturing Industry (DRI), which is one of our recognized brands today.

2006: Remanufacturing of brake calipers begin

Continuous expansion of the product range means, that we in 2006 acquire the remanufacturing of brake calipers from the Danish company, Carl Christensen, and transfer it to Zdunska Wola in Poland.

2004: BORG Automotive is founded

A lot of interesting things happened for us in 2004; BORG Automotive A/S is created as a group identity, and TRW Inc. assigns the main license for Lucas products in Europe to us. Furthermore, we extend our product range as the remanufacturing of A/C Compressors begins. In this connection, we acquire the remanufacturing of A/C compressors from the French company, Faurecia, and transfer it to Zdunska Wola in Poland. 

2000: A new production site is opened in Poland

Increasing growth means that we move our production in Poland to a larger industrial area in Zdunska Wola.

The new production site in Zdunska Wola, Poland

The new production site in Zdunska Wola, 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. 

1991: The first production site 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 Łask in the heart of Poland.

Elstock's new office in Silkeborg, Denmark

Elstock's new office in Silkeborg, Denmark

1987: Elstock A/S moves to Silkeborg

In 1987, Elstock moves from Rudkøbing to Silkeborg, which is a more central location in Denmark. The move was a great success, and most of the company's employees chose to follow the company.

1984: The first production site 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. This production site is established in Rudkøbing, Denmark.

Elstock's office in Rudkøbing, Denmark

Elstock's office in Rudkøbing, Denmark

1979: The company Elstock A/S is founded

Elstock A/S was founded. The company was located in Rudkøbing, Denmark.  

1975: The first electro mechanic workshop was established

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 alternators shed light on the possibilities for these two product groups.