history & milestones
The year 2015 was a milestone in Micro Matic history. The company’s production of keg extractor tubes for the draft beer industry reached a total of 100 million.
The number highlights Micro Matic’s unique position on the global market and tells the story about a great product combined with visionary leadership and talented people.
Micro Matic entered business in 1953 and as with most great enterprises, the beginning of Micro Matic were modest. With constant focus on innovating practical customer solutions Micro Matic grew from its humble beginning to a global leading company with manufacturing and sales locations across the globe.
1950-1980: The early days:
1953 - Foundation of Micro Matic
1968 - Micro Matic is converted into a limited company
1970 - Micro Matic starts production of extractor tubes
1974 - C.C. Nielsen and Svend-Aage Nielsen acquires the company
1975 - Micro Matic exports more than 90% of turnover
1940-1970: The early days:
1946 - Foundation of Andale by Henry Anderson and Wally Dale
1947 - First step into beer dispensing equipment
1961 - Design and introduction of the Snaplok®
1968 - Introductiom of the first range of stainless steel beer dispensing equipment to Australia
1980-1990: Shaping the conglomorate
1981 - Micro Matic A/S relocates to a new building at Holkebjergvej, Odense - present headquarter
1983 - Micro Matic Germany and Micro Matic Luxembourg are established.
1985 - Micro Matic A/S is listed on the Danish Stock Exchange
1986 - Micro Matic aquires Triax A/S
1988 - Acquisition of Draft Systems Inc., renamed to Micro Matic USA Inc.
1989 - Micro Matic aquires Nassau Door A/S
1970-1990: shaping Andale
1986 - Commissioned by CUB to supply the required equipment to convert every hotel in Victoria to Snaplok® stainless steel fittings.
1990-2000: Going global:
1994 - Micro Matic China is established
1998 - Acquisition of Thelen & Rodenkirchen, renamed to Micro Matic GmbH.
1998 - Acquisition of Richard Millington Ltd., renamed to Micro Matic Ltd.
1999 - Acquisition of Draft Services Inc. and Johnson Enterprises Inc., which becomes a part of Micro Matic USA Inc.
2000 - Current Shareholders acquires all shares and de-list the company from the Danish Stock Exchange.
1990-2000: Andale’s expansion
1991 - Andale and Swann Brewery are making major changes to the way draught beer was dispensed breaking with beer stations and chrome plated brass standard equipment found across Western Australia
1992 - Opening outlets in Adelaide and Brisbane
1990's - Investments in new machinery, higher quality, and increasing manufacturing capabilities with the ability to operate machinery 24 hours a day, seven days a week
1998 - Andale Python P/L is founded becoming the Australasian distributor for Valpar Industries in beer and postmix python
1999 - Release of the new glycol system to the Australian market
2000-2010: Growing great:
2001 - Micro Matic Dispense Service Ltd. and Micro Matic Dispense Service Scandinavia are established
2002 - Acquisition of EAC Japan
2002 - Micro Matic Dispense Service is established
2004 - Acquisition of SC Beverage AB and establishing of MM Service Center AB
2004 - Establishing of Micro Matic UAB
2000-2010: Growing great
... - aquiring 6 premises...
2010- Full focus on beverages:
2013 - Micro Matic acquires BevTec AS, Norway including subsidiaries in Sweden and Finland
2015 - Nielsen & Nielsen Holding changes name to Micro Matic A/S
2015 - Divestment of Triax Multimedia
2015 - Acquisition of Valpar Ltd., which becomes a subsidiary of Micro Matic A/S
2015 - Acquisition of Bech Design, which becomes a subsidiary of Micro Matic A/S
2015 - Acquisition of Elogic systems
2016 - Divestment of Senmatic A/S
2016 - Triax Systems and Elogic merges into new business unit, Elogic Systems A/S
2016 - Divestment of Nassau Door A/S to Assa Abloy
2016 - Micro Matic is awarded with the Danish "E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2016"
2018 - Divestment of Elogic to VIA equity A/S
2021 - Acquisition of Gast Serwis, Poland
2021 - Acquisition of Andale Beverage Systems, Australia
2010 - : a new future
2021 - Andale becomes Andale Micro Matic after acquisition