In 1976 Bent Jensen, the current CEO and owner of LINAK, was reluctantly persuaded by his father to take over the family company Christian Jensen and Sons. A small company with 7 employees established in 1907 by his grandfather. In 1976 it manufactured flat belt pulleys, V-belt pulleys, grinding mills and forges. Not quite what the newly graduated mechanical engineer had in mind for his future.
However, Bent Jensen decided to give himself five years to rationalise the existing production and come up with a new product to help expand the company for the future. After only three years he achieved his goal and since then the company has gone through quite a transformation.