history & milestones
Valpar Micro Matic, based in Bangor, Northern Ireland, was established in 1982 and is known globally for being the first company in the world to produce machine made python.
Since this groundbreaking invention, Valpar Micro Matic continues to be the world leading manufacturer of python and tubing.
In 2015 Valpar became part of the Micro Matic group joining a team dedicated to bringing you innovative, leading-edge products and services. Micro Matic is the global market leader in the supply of keg couplers, keg spears and dispensing solutions to the brewing industry.With an innovative mindset, a clear investment strategy and visionary leadership, Micro Matic has pioneered industry leading draft beer products and services since 1953 and are today active worldwide.
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
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
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.
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
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
2019 - 60% of the ownership is passed on to the 2nd generation
2021 - The last 40% of the ownership is passed on to the 3rd generation
2022 - Acquisition of Porta Lancastrian, United Kingdom
2023 - Acquisition of Disptek Group -Taprite, DSI, Vin Service, and Disptek UK