C.F. Nielsen - Newsletter July 2019

The latest C.F. Nielsen News

In this July issue we introduce to you the following topics:
  • How the Shimada Extruder press found its way to Europe
  • New Regional Sales Manager
  • Customer case: GEBI Group, Serbia
  • C.F. Nielsen at the Ligna Fair in Hannover, Germany 2019
  • Upcoming events
  • Summer vacation
How the Shimada Extruder Press found its way to Europe
In 2016 C.F. Nielsen bought the rights from the UK based company New Air, to produce the Shimada Extruder Briquetting Press. But the technology dates even further back to the late 1940’ies.

Pat Donohoe, today an independent consultant in the Timber Industry, left Ireland in 1981 to go visit the original “Shimada” factory in Japan. In Japan there was a great tradition of building screw presses, mainly using the briquettes for heating. Back then Japan had an impressive 100 small factories producing briquettes. In addition to briquetting presses  Shimada also produced jet dryers, milling equipment and fixed kilns for making charcoal.

Being an optimistic entrepreneur and seeing a flourishing market for briquettes in the early 1980’ies, Pat Donohoe bought 7 machines and brought them home to Ireland. They called the factory “Callanwood” and the brand name was “Heat logs”. In the beginning the factory produced 20.000 tons briquettes per year. Due to the volume in peat production and cheaper oil prices in the late 1980’ies, the factory was struggling commercially.

In the early 1990’ies the company further developed and started looking into activated carbon, but as they couldn’t get enough funding for the project, they had to end it.

In 1993, Pat Donohoe sold all equipment to South Africa. In a nutshell, Callanwood was 25 years ahead of its time leaving a market open for C.F. Nielsen today.
New Regional Sales Manager
C.F. Nielsen is happy to announce that as of May 13th, Dennis Lindberg has been assisting the CFN Sales Team. Dennis is the new Regional Sales Manager with primary focus on Scandinavia, The Balkan Peninsula, Greece and Turkey. Dennis will take on more responsibility for other markets later on.

Dennis has an Academy Profession Degree in Financial Management and has worked as a Sales Manager for most of his professional career. Dennis is a world traveller, giving him a high language proficiency in both Danish, English, Norwegian, Swedish and German.

Please welcome Dennis and if you wish to contact him you can send him an e-mail: or call +45 26770053
Customer case: Gebi Group, Serbia
One of our newest customers is the Gebi Group in Serbia. Gebi employs over 300 people, and is a leader in the production of animal feed and feed additives on the Balkan Peninsula. Their products are distributed to more than 2000 shops in the region.
From their production Gebi has a large amount of residues, which they try to re-use in the best possible way. They have a large amount of sunflower shells, which they want to utilize in the local market and in 2018 they decided to invest in two briquetting presses producing consumer briquettes from sunflower shells, which can be seen in the enclosed pictures.
The briquetting line consists of two BP5510, saws and a packaging line, producing briquettes in a diameter of 75 mm.
C.F. Nielsen at the Ligna Fair in Hannover, Germany 2019
The LIGNA Exhibition 2019 was a great succes for our companies, with visitors from all over the world. It was interesting meeting each of you and learn about your briquetting projects.
At this year's Ligna we presented to you the "One stop shop for briquetting" together with our sister company RUF Briquetting Systems. Exhibition together has already showed to result in some profitable synergies and the new collaboration was well received by the visitors.
Upcoming events
Are you wondering where you can have a chance to meet us the next time?
RWM, Birmingham 2019
We invite all our business partners, customers and friends to meet us at the Power & Energy Africa, International Trade Exhibition in Nairobi Kenya from July 25-27th 2019.  Our Regional Sales Manager Henrik B. Christiansen will be attending the event. For further information, please contact him via e-mail:

We are also attending the RWM Exhibition at booth No. N13 in Birmingham, UK from September 11-12th 2019. Our Regional Sales Manager Esben Mikkel Vestergaard will be attending together with our Scottish dealer David Harper from the company SteelViper. For further information, please contact Esben via e-mail:
Summer vacation
Most of the staff at C.F. Nielsen will be on summer vacation from 5th to 26th July. We will be back at your full service on 29th of July 2018.

Need assistance?
You can contact us on our main number +45 98337400 or at or +45 24523324 for immediate assistance.
We wish you a great summer!
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