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Media Relations

In this section you can read the latest news about KOMPAN. You will find specific contact information on each news, but you can also contact us at: +45 20 25 13 89 for more information.

Please note that all news are not available in English and Danish and there might be slight differences between the two language versions.

  • We challenge families to be active

    New collaboration between KOMPAN and Strong Viking Family Run will stop tendency of inactive play and trigger people to be active in a fun and social way with new thrilling obstacle courses for the public space.

  • Varsel i SLOTTSBRO

    Pressmeddelande, Slottsbro 2017-04-20

  • New and innovative Robinia design solution 2017

    KOMPAN, the world’s leading manufacturer of playground equipment has over the past few years, seen growing demand and interest in its Robinia products. In 2017,KOMPAN will be adding a number of new structures to its Robinia portfolie like amazing Castles and Ships from KOMPAN Design Studio as well as sand & water play designed specifically for children's sand and water play. Get inspired here:

  • New assortment for Toddler and Preschool supporting maximum play value

    KOMPAN aims to maximize benefits for our smallest citizens with a new product range

  • New training solution from KOMPAN

    KOMPAN has developed a completely new training solution that combines innovative and compelling training equipment, with the support of a training app and the possibility to connect with local trainers.

  • Prize for Innovative Design for Children Furniture

    The products of KOMPANs INDOOR FLEX system have been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2016 for their outstanding “innovative design for children’s furniture”. INDOOR FLEX is a furniture system that has been especially designed for nurseries, day-care facilities and playgroups.

  • KOMPAN launches a new and innovative Robinia design solution

    KOMPAN, the world’s leading manufacturer of playground equipment has over the past few years, seen growing demand and interest in its Robinia products. In response, the company has decided to build a completely new factory exclusively dedicated to products made with Robinia wood.

  • KOMPAN opens new Fitness Institute and offers a complete fitness range

    KOMPAN, the world’s leading manufacturer of playground equipment and a pioneer in playgrounds that promote health, learning and social inclusion, is pleased to announce an exciting new initiative, the KOMPAN Fitness Institute.

  • Nordic Capital divests KOMPAN, the world’s leading playground equipment manufacturer

    New ownership group will continue to strengthen KOMPAN’s leading market position focusing on global growth.

    Nordic Capital Fund V, (“Nordic Capital”), has reached an agreement to sell Danish-based KOMPAN, the world's leading innovator and manufacturer of outdoor playgrounds and playground equipment, to a group of Danish investors. The new owners will continue to drive the company’s growth and consolidate its position as a global market leader.

  • KIRK KAPITAL acquires 25% of the shares in KOMPAN

    Today the Danish family-owned investment company KIRK KAPITAL acquired 25% of the shares in KOMPAN, the world’s leading manufacturer of outdoor playgrounds and playground equipment, as the pension fund PFA has sold its shares in KOMPAN.

  • The SMART Playground: Screen Time with a Clear Conscience

    “This is the world’s first playground with its very own app”, says Stig Mose Henriksen, Group Marketing Director for KOMPAN, the company that has developed the interactive SMART Playground™. “It combines the physical playground with a digital learning concept based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales; stories we all know like The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and The Tinderbox.”

  • KOMPAN reported record results for 2011

    Earnings were on the increase, net result was DKK 101.4 million equivalent to an increase of 21.1% and consolidated revenue came in at DKK 1,416 million for 2011.

  • KOMPAN acquires Norwegian Natura Norge

    This acquisition is an extension of KOMPAN strategy to control and expand sales channels and sales approaches in international key markets.

  • New Head Office with Main Focus on Play.

    Over the last 5 years KOMPAN has progressed in spite of the financial crisis. Today, another important milestone is celebrated when KOMPAN opens its new exciting head office in Tietgen Byen, Odense, Denmark.

  • KOMPAN acquires Dutch OVAAL SPEELCONCEPTEN

    The global market leading manufacturer of playground equipment KOMPAN A/S has with effect from 1 July 2011 acquired the activities of the Dutch company OVAAL SPEELCONCEPTEN. OVAAL SPEELCONCEPTEN will strengthen KOMPAN with a direct sales channel for the Dutch and Belgian market of natural playgrounds.

  • KOMPAN reaches agreement on closure Bommelland production facilities and social plan

    KOMPAN, headquartered in Denmark and the world's biggest specialist in playground solutions, has decided to close down its Bommelland production facilities in Zaltbommel.

  • KOMPAN reported record results for 2010

    Earnings were on the increase, and consolidated revenue came in at DKK 1,388 million for 2010, equivalent to an increase of 25%.

  • KOMPAN to move Dutch Bommelland production facilities

    KOMPAN, headquartered in Denmark and the world's biggest specialist in unique playground solutions for all age groups, has submitted a request for advice to the Dutch works council regarding the proposed closure of its Bommelland production facilities in Zaltbommel.

  • To Play is to Live

    "To Play is to Live" is the vision for Odense, and play is at the front in the whole of Funen. KOMPAN is one of the most important players to emphasise the importance of play. You can see the broadcast on the following video link produced by TV2 Fyn.

    http://www.tv2fyn.dk/article/260360?autoplay=1

  • KOMPAN acquires Go Play in Ireland and Unique Playgrounds in Northern Ireland

    The acquisitions are an extension of KOMPAN's strategy to control the sales channels in international key markets. Both Go Play and Unique Playgrounds have been independent distributors of playground solutions from KOMPAN since 2002 in their respective markets.

  • Danish Prime Minister visit KOMPAN

    On Tuesday June 8, the Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, made a visit to KOMPAN. You can see the Prime Minister's experiences with the global leader within playground solutions on following video links produced by TV2 Fyn.

    http://www.tv2fyn.dk/video/31358
    http://www.tv2fyn.dk/video/31357
    http://www.tv2fyn.dk/article/232703

  • KOMPAN’s new headquarter in the Tietgen City

    The world leader within playground solutions, KOMPAN, has chosen to place the new global headquarters in "Tietgen Byen" just outside Odense. At the same time, KOMPAN and the municipality of Odense initiate a close cooperation in order to make Odense the "The Capital of Play".

  • Record result for KOMPAN

    The world's leading playground producer - KOMPAN - finished with a record result in 2009. In spite of a slight reduction of revenue, the profit performance rose to the highest level in history.

  • KOMPAN takes major lead in Danish Playground Market

    The playground manufacturer KOMPAN expands its position as the absolute leader in the Danish and Nordic market with the acquisition of three companies. In a joint acquisition KOMPAN acquires the majority holding of DICA, Albert Knudsen, and uniQ nordic from the family owned company HJH Aps, and thus KOMPAN obtains a total of 45-50 percent of the Danish playground market.

  • KOMPAN receives Danish award ‘Let's Play'

    The municipality of Funen has awarded the KOMPAN Group with the commercial Danish award ‘Let's Play'

  • KOMPAN acquires Play Mart Benelux

    KOMPAN – one of the global leaders in the playground industry – is pleased to announce its takeover of the Belgium based company Play Mart Benelux NV (PMB) from the European indoor playground manufacturer The Play Co.

  • KOMPAN continues progress in spite of the financial crisis

    Despite a slowdown of the market the playground producer KOMPAN ended 2008 with a revenue growth in the size of 11 % (before currency) to reach approx. DKK 1.2 billion. This is evident from the annual accounts 2008, which is published today.

  • Christian Dyvig new chairman for KOMPAN

    Christian Dyvig takes over the position as chairman. Jesper Mailind, who
    has been chairman until now, continues as deputy chairman.

  • KOMPAN expands global sales network

    2009 KOMPAN acquires The Play Practice Ltd in Scotland

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