Our journey to building a better future

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Our journey to building a better future began on September 1, 1933, when Mads Clausen founded Danfoss in his parents’ farmhouse in Nordborg, Denmark. Since then, the business has grown from a solo enterprise into one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative and energy-efficient solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification. 

We are now celebrating our 90-year anniversary as a company that's stronger than ever and ready for the future. 

Highlights from 90 years of engineering tomorrow to build a better future 

Passion for innovative customer solutions has been ingrained at Danfoss since Mads Clausen’s very first inventions. From the thermostatic expansion valve for refrigeration systems, to one of the world’s first radiator thermostats for regulating heating, to the world’s first mass-produced frequency converters, all the way to today's telematics used for precision farming, all the way to breakthrough technologies driving the green transition.

Mads Clausen - Danfoss founder

Mads Clausen

From a single valve and an unquenchable desire to succeed, Danfoss founder, Mads Clausen, created a global business that still sets the standard for innovation today.

The Danfoss DNA

The Danfoss DNA

Our DNA is about keeping the essence of Danfoss and sits right at the heart of our Core & Clear strategy.