For 10 years Simon Bak has been the brain and inventor of over 100 robot systems, which have automated production activities at our customers. The first 8 years at ScanRobot A/S and the last 2 years in Blaaholm A/S. At Blaaholm we mark the anniversary and look back on the amazing development of the company and the high-tech robot projects at the customers. We wish Simon great congratulations with the anniversary.
Simon is a problem solver
We visited Per Kjærgaard, owner and founder of Kjærgaard Paprør. Per has cooperated with Simon the last 8 years, and Blaaholm has delivered 4 robot systems to Kjærgaard and the fifth is underway. Per tells:
“At Kjærgaard Paprør we have over the last 10 years optimized our production and increased our turnover by 50% just from automatization. Our employees are also happy about the development we have been through.
They have less challenging lifting jobs and they can feel their bodies being physically strained less than before. We will gladly continue the collaboration with Blaaholm and plan to incorporate more robot systems in the future” tells Per Kjærgaard.
Simon finds solutions, where others give up
Behind Simon is a team of dedicated technicians at Blaaholm. The cooperation is strong, with a large mutual respect. We ask service technician Bill Schmidt and project manager Søren Bach about their work with Simon.
Bill Schmidt laughs and says: “Simon is messy, but he really knows how to solve the technical challenges we stumble upon. Where the rest of us are ready to give up, Simon will find a way, he is indispensable for us.”
Søren Bach sarcastically adds: “Simon is exceptionally good at purchasing without a purchase number. He gets away with it, since he is such a charming man. When I work on projects and he does reviews on them, he is good at asking in a nice manner, why I have chosen to solve it in that particular way. It is great to get constructive feedback and we always get a nice dialogue about the projects to get the right solution.
The development of robot systems began back in 2008. In Blaaholm there was an increasing amount of inquiries on robot systems already back in 2005. This made Torben Blaaholm act and he contacted Simon Bak, who was known in the field as an experienced robot engineer. Together they founded ScanRobot in March 2008 with Simon Bak as managing director.
For the next 8 years ScanRobot rents work space at Blaaholm and develops robot projects. The company grows and continuously adds new employees. In the fall of 2016, Blaaholm A/S buys ScanRobot A/S and combines the banners under the Blaaholm name. The reward for Simon in the new setup, is less focus on administrative tasks and more focus on development and sales.
In March 2018 we can confirm a steady growth in robot and automation in Denmark. Our current clients continuously invest in robots and automation to optimize their production, and we often get inquiries from new clients.