Throwback Thursday: The RotY winner 2015 - Søren Toft-Jensen
With the upcoming Remanufacturer of the Year award 2018, we are asking previous winners what to expect and what it takes to win this prestigious award. This week: the story of Søren Toft-Jensen.
The former electrician subsequently began at Henley Management College MBA in collaboration with Houston University. A good decision, indeed. Since his return to his home country of Denmark, Toft-Jensen has repurchased his previous shareholding and has established himself as a leading European entrepreneur and specialist in the field of automotive remanufacturing.
Starting out with a one-man electrical shop on the small island of Langeland, Soren Toft-Jensen has turned his start-up, originally named Elstock, into Europe’s largest privately-owned remanufacturing company, Borg Automotive. For these achievements, and for several others, 67 year-old Soren Toft-Jensen received ReMaTecNews’ Remanufacturer of the Year Award for 2015 at a ceremony in Amsterdam. “Through constant commitment to quality and a clear vision, Soren Toft-Jensen has built a world-class company, which has contributed significantly to the reputation of automotive remanufacturing and serves as inspiration for remanufacturers across Europe,” stated by a former ReMaTec jury member.If you ask Toft-Jensen, the following is the key to Borg Automotive’s steady rise in the automotive remanufacturing industry:
- Employing the best people
- Offering quality products that give reliable lead times.
“This results in our people taking pride in the way they deal with customers,” he says. “They know that satisfied customers come back for more. Our customers grow alongside us. Good intentions are not enough."
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