Danish concrete company Unicon A/S and Danish transport and logistics company Frode Laursen A/S set up a joint company, Danish transport and logistics services provider Skancon A/S, it was reported on September 26, 2005. The new company will begin operations as of October 1, 2005. Skancon will start with a staff of 200 and a total of 180 transport units. The company will be responsible for all logistics and distribution operations for ready-mixed concrete to Unicon’s Danish customers.
At present Unicon is specialised in the manufacturing of ready-mixed concrete, delivered directly to the construction sites mainly in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Frode Laursen will provide logistics services to construction sites and construction markets through its Systems division. Skancon will be headquarterted at Frode Laursen’s head office in Hinnerup, near Aarhus, on the Danish Jutland peninsula. Michael Froelich was appointed managing director at Skancon.