On 1 December 1948, Frode Laursen started his haulage firm in Vitten with one lorry. He was a far-sighted man and during the 70s he created the basis for combining storage and transport. Frode Laursen died in 1980, and the company, which was taken over by his son Niels Laursen, went through some tough years. This led him to sell the company to Thorkil Andersen, who took over 50% in 1988 and the remainder in 1989. The company’s course changed and today Frode Laursen A/S is known as a reliable, efficient and dynamic international company, with activities covering the whole spectrum of services in the field of logistics and shop-based services. Today, more than 60 years after its foundation, the company has more than 2,300 employees, 1,000 lorries and 550,000 m2 of multishare warehouses as well as activities throughout the Nordic countries and in Germany.