The story behind AK-Centralen


On 1/7 1996 AK-Centralen’s sister company, the contracting company Super Køl A/S, started monitoring and optimising clients who had installed Adap Kool@ and who were service clients at Super Køl A/S.

2 years previously the discount chain, Fakta, had decided to convert all of its then approx. 250 stores to Adap Kool@ and approx. 100 stores were converted on 1/7 1996.

In 2003 Super Køl A/S was monitoring approx. 350 stores.

There were many inquiries about monitoring and optimisation from clients and chains who were not service clients at Super Køl A/S.

At the beginning of 2004 AK-Centralen A/S was founded and offered its services to the whole Danish convenience market with surveillance, management and optimisation of refrigerating installations.

By the end of 2004 there were approx. 500 subscribers and approx. 6 persons affiliated to AK-Centralen A/S with weekly business hours of 90 hours a week.

From 2005 to 2010 AK-Centralen was continuously expanded so that on 31/12 2010 there were approx. 900 subscribers and 10 full-time operators. Business hours were expanded to approx. 120 hours a week.

On 1/10/2013 AK-Centralen AB was established in Sweden as a subsidiary of AK-Centralen in Denmark.

On 1/1-2014 AK-Centralen DK has over 1500 Danish supermarkets as clients and the centre in Denmark employs 16 operators. Business hours are 24/7-365.

On 1/3 2014 the first alarm handling started at AK-Centralen AB Sweden based on a chain contract with Netto Sweden.