Celebrating our 15th anniversary
Today, we are celebrating our 15th anniversary. What started out as a small business in a tiny backyard apartment is now an established market leader in project shipping.
THORCO PROJECTS was founded in 2003 as a collaboration between THORNICO, Thor and Christian Stadil, a young and energetic Thomas Mikkelsen and the industry veteran and now retired, Finn Spring. It all began in modest premises on top of a tiny backyard bike shop in Svendborg, the historical maritime town of Denmark.
From here, the team quickly grew the business. The fleet was continuously expanded, the first newbuildings ordered and a strong global platform took shape with numerous offices worldwide in Asia, North and South America as well as Europe.
Today, THORCO PROJECTS has become a global market leader in providing innovative, customized and highly efficient solutions to global fortune 500 companies as well as more local and privately-owned business.
“I am very proud today. This is definitely a milestone to celebrate,” Thomas Mikkelsen, CEO and Partner, says. “We have become an established player in the market and are actually one of the oldest of our industry. Due to the low economic barriers, we are currently experiencing an increase in the number of newcomers trying to enter the market. However, technical and performance barriers remain high and we are confident that an experienced counterpart with a proven track record will prevail. Over the last 15 years, we have acquired the experience and in-depth know-how to ensure our clients reliable and efficient solutions,” he adds. ¨Nevertheless, it has been quite the journey to get where we are now. We have had to take the good with the bad at a time of great change for our industry. Still, we have managed to build and maintain a vast platform and have gathered a strong team worldwide, who together, across markets, time zones and borders, deliver the highest standards and services at all times. It is due to our great flexibility, ingenuity and strong innovation skills that we are where we are today,” he explains. “Moreover, we have made innumerable acquaintances which have led to close partnerships and longstanding friendships. So, I would really like to take this opportunity to thank all of my colleagues, our business partners and friends for their valuable support and cooperation over the last 15 years, we are looking forward to many more,” he ends by saying.
Christian and Thor Stadil have equally looked forward to this day of celebration of THORCO PROJECTS, an integral part of their conglomerate. “We went into business with great aspirations to become one of the largest players in project shipping. The entire team, spearheaded by Thomas Mikkelsen, have led the way and even in bad times they have continuously been able to manoeuvre, finding and creating new opportunities to develop and strengthen the business to become and remain among the largest in the industry.”
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