Welcome to this brief introduction to the Danish Industrial Manufacturing sector. We hope it will give you some inspiration for looking for a job in Denmark.
Meet an expat from Romania who is working as a foreman in Denmark
Iulian is a foreman at Welcon, which is a steel manufacturing company pioneering the development of renewable energy (please find a link to Welcon at the bottom of the page). He enjoys the great work-life balance in Denmark which gives him plenty of time to spend with his family. Take a look at his story about living and working in Denmark, and what he appreciates about the industry.
World-class Danish manufacturing
Denmark is a world leader in high-tech, high-quality products, thanks to a strong knowledge base, a well-educated workforce, a flexible labour market, and long traditions of combining production with R&D. In addition, there are numerous small businesses, each specialising in different fields. Industrial manufacturing is a fundamental pillar of the Danish industry, with products ranging from generators, pumps, and thermostats to wind turbines and robotics holding worldwide recognition.
The industry is tremendously diverse with successful businesses ranging from global corporations to small, family-owned operations. Danish industrial manufacturing contributes to over a fifth of the total annual export. Innovation has now become increasingly vital in industrial manufacturing. The industry is constantly adopting the latest digitised, highly automated production technology. This proactive approach to smart automation puts Denmark at the forefront of Industry 4.0.
Manufacturing is particularly strong in the Middle, Western, and Southern areas of Jutland, which means that more than 90% of employees within this sector live outside of The Capital Region. So, if you want to develop your skills in modern product manufacturing, Denmark is the place to be.
Facts about industrial manufacturing in Denmark
According to a report made by Aarhus University:
- The industry has an annual turnover of approx. DKK 230 billion (approx. EUR 30 billion).
- More than 90% of industry employment is located outside the Copenhagen area.
- In Denmark, there are approx. 7,700 companies within industrial manufacturing.
Industrial manufacturing clusters and associations
MADE - Manufacturing Academy of Denmark (new tab)
Danish Export Association (new tab)
In Denmark, there is no statutory minimum wage, but you can have a look at the pay levels in the sector on this link
Pay levels in the sector (new tab)
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