The history of Chr. Olesen began in the northern part of Denmark, in Aggersund, near the Limfjord, when a young and enterprising man named Mads Chr. Olesen started a local grocery and goods store. He later expanded his shop into a hardware store and then further into supplying grain and feed to the local farmers. In the following generations, Mads Chr. Olesen’s son, Godik Christian Olesen, and grandson, Ole Olesen, developed this business into a supplier of grain and animal feed with a loyal customer base on both sides of the fjord. This success was achieved through skill, hard work, and timely attention to detail, as well as a high level of trustworthiness among customers and business partners.
In the 1990s, when consolidation in the farming industry increased, the fourth generation, Mads C. Olesen, saw new opportunities to develop the business into the distribution of feed ingredients. Through the fourth generation, Chr. Olesen has developed into an international group of companies and a “brand” surrounded by great respect within distribution of Feed, Food and Pharma ingredients.
Today, the fifth generation is onboarded, and Chr. Olesen continues to expand into global markets while staying true to the fundamental values passed down from the forefathers, which are the important base of the business.