A Danish business adventure
Idealcombi was founded in 1973 by the brothers Bent and Henning Søgaard in their parent’s barn in Hurup in western Jutland. The business quickly grew bigger, and, in 1981, it was transformed into the public limited company Ideal Vinduet A/S with 20 employees. Only a few years later – in 1984 – the two brothers opened a new 3.500 m2 window factory in Hurup where the revolutionary window system known as CombiFrame was established in 1988, in a business partnership with KPK Døre og Vinduer under the name CombiFrame A/S. A few years later, all of CombiFrame A/S was taken over by IdealVinduet A/S.
First with the latest
As the first window manufacturer in Denmark, Ideal Vinduet started in 1998 to quality-optimise and finger joint heartwood (removing the knots in wood) using a new high-technology system. That marked the begining of further expansion of the company, which, in a merger between Ideal Vinduet A/S and CombiFrame A/S in 2002 under the name of Idealcombi A/S, opened a sales department and agencies in London, Ireland, Scotland and Iceland. For four consecutive years, from 2002 to 2005, Idealcombi made it to Berlingske Nyhedsmagasin’s annual Gold1000 list of Denmark’s biggest companies and occupied a well-earned position among the elite companies in the Danish corporate sector. By 2004, the total production area exceeded 56,000 m2 and the London sales office also moved into a new and bigger premises.
Throughout the years, the Søgaard brothers’ flair for innovation and product development has been the engine of the fact that Idealcombi is the first in the market to introduce the latest technology and is several steps ahead in terms of interpreting market demands and needs. In 2005, Idealcombi was the first to introduce the innovative Warm Edge spacer bars as standard in all windows and doors (a thermoplastic spacer in double-glazed windows, which minimises the risk of condensation forming at the edge of the pane).
In 2007-08, Idealcombi invested in another 17,000 m2 factory equipped with a state-of-the-art high-technology production system in the industry at a time when other businesses, due to the recession triggered by the financial crisis, decided to cut back and not make any new investments. The brothers’ flair for market trends and foresight as to future energy requirements led to the launch of a completely unique new low-energy window by the name of Futura+ in the late summer of 2010. Right from the beginning, the project was a tremendous success and has since been followed by Nation Energy and Futura+i, which, in concert with Futura+, represent Idealcombi’s low-energy products.
The future is safe
In just over 40 years, Idealcombi has succeeded in developing from a two-man business in a barn in Hurup into Denmark’s biggest independent window manufacturer with a production area of 117,000 m2 and more than 600 employees, who, on Danish ground, develop and manufacture some of the best and most energy-efficient windows and doors in the world. A true Danish business adventure.
The beacon in the Danish window industry
Our mission is:
- To generate profits and maintain independence
- To focus on the customer with eye level consultancy
- To maintain Danish jobs
- To achieve a high degree of focus on costs
- To manufacture our products with respect for the environment
- To be innovative in terms of products and production
Our vision is clear
Our Vision 2015 is based on the following five key action areas:
- Quality – in everything that we do
- Supply – we deliver on our promises
- Costs – that create value
- Market – development generates growth
- Employees & health and safety at work – in the spotlight
Values paving the way for attitudes and culture
Idealcombi’s values define the fundamental attitude and culture that the company wants to serve as the foundation for its employees in their working lives and to be visible to customers, partners and stakeholders.
- Quality in everything that we do
- Unity and loyalty
- Respect for one another
- Positive atmosphere
Idealcombi actively considers the environment in every phase of production. Our environmental policy aims at ensuring that we revise and optimise our production processees on an ongoing basis so that we continuously make sure to keep our energy consumption and adverse environmental impact at a minimum.
Furthermore, we develop our products constantly to ensure that they comply with the environmental standards and requirements that society and legislation lay down for us all as citizens. Idealcombi’s products rank among the most energy-efficient in the market.
We use FSC®-certified wood from sustainable forestry. Waste wood from production is used for heating our own boilers, while aluminium waste is recycled. Glazing waste is also recycled.
We apply the most environment-friendly products for all types of wood surface treatment. For instance, we have introduced the 2ØKO surface treatment system for all external and exposed wooden elements on windows and doors. The wood is primed with a fungicide as an alternative to the traditional porosity sealing, which contains turpentine as a solvent. All the surface paint on wooden components is also water-based.
Idealcombi A/S was founded in 1973 and is Denmark’s biggest manufacturer of windows and doors made of wood and a combination of wood and aluminium. The company is family-owned, has its head office in Hurup, Thy, and currently employs a staff of about 540 at locations in Hurup, Copenhagen, Aarhus, London, Dublin and Oslo.
Press officer: Brian Skov, Marketing Manager
Guidelines and use
The logo is made up of a symbol (frame section) and a logo type (company name, Idealcombi). The two elements may not be moved apart or enlarged or reduced in relation to each other.
Clear space and size
To ensure that Idealcombi’s logo is clear and easily legible, it must have a clear space to other elements around it, corresponding to 1 x the width of the symbol. The minimum height of the logo is 5 mm for the purpose of readability. There is no maximum logo size.
The logo may be positioned horizontally or vertically, but not at other angles.
The logo is used as illustrated in the colours blue and black (respectively Pantone 295C/CMYK 100,60,0,40 and BlackC/CMYK 0,0,0,100). The colours may not be changed, and the logo may not be made transparent. In exceptional cases, the logo may appear only in white (negatively) or only in black.
The logo is sometimes used with the pay/off “Enhancing windows”. The rules are the same as for the logo without the pay-off. But the minimum height is 12 mm to ensure the readability of the pay-off.
If you have any questions about the use of Idealcombi’s logo or need another format, you are welcome to contact the Marketing Department