1961: The founder of Scantool, Jens-Martin Nielsen, began his career in 1961 at Thrige. Thrige continued to be a major manufacturer of engines with winding plants in Aalborg / Nørre Tranders. Today, motor windings are manufactured at our factory in Brovst.
1980: During the 1970s, the company’s fortunes changed and Jens-Martin decided to retire and started developing the Scanslib 200. It was a very successful product, and it turned out to be the basis for Scantool. Several new products were developed, including the iconic industrial belt sander Scantool 75.
1987: Scantool moved to Brovst and acquired KEF. In 1990, Scantool acquired another company, ARBOGA, and became the only manufacturer of grinding machines and polishing machines in Scandinavia.
2005: At the beginning of 2005, Scantool acquired HM Machinery A / S and HM Teknik A / S. With that, Scantool was now a powerful company that offers its products SCANTOOL, KEF, ARBOGA and HM Machinery.