|Type||Private limited company|
|Founder(s)||Christen Ostenfeld (Dr Tech)|
|Headquarters||Kongens Lyngby, Denmark|
|Key people||Lars Peter Søbye, CEO|
|Services||Engineering, environmental science and economics|
|Revenue||EURm 598.1 (2010)|
|Subsidiaries||Flint & Neill|
It has been involved in more than 50,000 projects in 175 countries. It has over 6,000 employees, including engineers, biologists, geologists, economists, surveyors, anthropologists, sociologists and architects.
COWI was founded in 1930 by civil engineer Christen Ostenfeld (Dr Tech). Wriborg W. Jønson became a partner 16 years later. From 1946 to 1973, the company operated as a partnership under the name of Chr. Ostenfeld & W. Jønson. The initials of the two senior partners lent the company its name.
In 1973, the company became foundation-owned and was renamed COWIconsult, Consulting Engineers and Planners AS. In 1995, the company changed its name to COWI Consulting Engineers and Planners AS, eventually becoming COWI A/S in 2001.
In 2008 the firm bought Flint & Neill, a UK civil and structural engineering consultancy specialising in bridges.
COWI A/S is the parent company of the COWI Group. COWI is a Danish private limited company, with the COWI Foundation as the majority shareholder.
- "About COWI". COWI. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
- "1930 - 1940: A nightclub – the first step towards an international company". COWI. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
- "Ownership". COWI. Retrieved 2009-02-03.