List of companies of Denmark

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Location of Denmark

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost and smallest of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway. The island of Bornholm is offset to the east of the rest of the country, in the Baltic Sea. and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 square kilometres (16,573 sq mi),[1] and a population of 5.7 million.[2] The country consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands,[3] with the largest being Zealand and Funen.

Denmark has a developed mixed economy that is classed as a high-income economy by the World Bank.[4] It ranks 18th in the world in terms of GDP (PPP) per capita and 6th in nominal GDP per capita.[5][6] Denmark's economy stands out as one of the most free in the Index of Economic Freedom and the Economic Freedom of the World.[7][8] It is the 13th most competitive economy in the world, and 8th in Europe, according to the World Economic Forum in its Global Competitiveness Report 2014–2015.[9]

For further information on the types of business entities in this country and their abbreviations, see "Business entities in Denmark".

Largest firms[edit]

This list shows firms in the Fortune Global 500, which ranks firms by total revenue for 2016.[10] Only the top five firms (if available) are included as a sample.

Rank Image Name 2016 Revenues (USD $M) Employees Notes
240 Maersk container 2.png Maersk $40,308 88,355 Diversified business conglomerate in Copenhagen, primarily known for industrial transportation and shipping. The firm rose to as high as #106 in 2009, but a drop in revenues of 20% in 2006 has lead to the current position.

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Alectia Industrials Support services business consulting
ALK-Abelló Health care Pharmaceuticals pharmaceuticals
Aller Media Consumer services Media media
Alm. Brand Financials Financial services financial services
Ambu Health care Health care providers health care
Arkitema Industrials Support services architecture
Arla Foods Consumer goods Food & beverage dairy
Arp-Hansen Hotel Group Consumer services Travel & leisure hotels
Bang & Olufsen Consumer goods Leisure goods audio, electronics
Bestseller A/S Consumer goods Personal goods clothing
Bjarke Ingels Group Industrials Support services architecture
BoConcept Consumer services Retail furniture and design
Brødrene Hartmann Industrials Industrial transportation packaging
C. F. Møller Architects Industrials Support services architecture
Carlsberg Consumer goods Food & beverage brewing
Cembrit Basic materials Basic resources fibre cement manufacturer
Chr. Hansen Consumer goods Food & beverage food, agriculture
COBE Architects Industrials Support services architecture
Coloplast Health care Medical equipment medical devices
Københavns Lufthavne Industrials Industrial transportation airport
Co-Ro Food Consumer goods Food & beverage food and beverage
COWEX Technology technology
COWI Industrials Support services consulting
Daloon Consumer goods Food & beverage food processing
Dampskibsselskabet Norden Industrials Industrial transportation shipping
Dampskibsselskabet TORM Industrials Industrial transportation shipping
Danfoss Industrials Support services industrial services
Danisco Health care Biotechnology biopharma
Danish Agro Industrials Industrial machinery farm supply
Danish Crown Consumer goods Food & beverage food processing
Dansk Supermarked Group Consumer services Retail retail chain
Danske Bank Financials Banks bank
Dantherm Industrials General industries climate control solutions
DFDS Industrials Industrial transportation shipping, logistics
Dissing+Weitling Industrials Industrial transportation architecture
DLF-Trifolium Industrials Support services seed producer
DONG Energy Utilities Electricity power and natural gas
DSB Industrials Industrial transportation railway
DSV Industrials Industrial transportation industrial transport
DT Group Industrials Construction & materials building materials
EAS Industrials General industries trading
ECCO Consumer goods Personal goods shoes
Egmont Consumer services Media media
FDB Consumer services Retail supermarkets
Falck Health care Health care providers healthcare
FLSmidth Industrials Industrial engineering engineering
Foss A/S Technology analytical solutions
G4S Industrials Support services security
Global Risk Management Financials Financial services Fuel price risk management
GN ReSound Health care Medical equipment hearing aids
GN Store Nord Health care Health care providers audiological diagnostics
Grundfos Industrials Industrial machinery pumps
Gryphon Audio Designs Consumer goods Personal goods audio
Haldor Topsoe Basic materials Basic resources chemicals
Hempel Group Basic materials Chemicals coatings
Henning Larsen Architects Industrials Support services architecture
House of Amber Consumer goods Leisure goods jewelry
IC Group Consumer goods Personal goods clothing
ISS Industrials Support services facility services
IO Interactive Technology Software video games
Jet Time Consumer services Travel & leisure airline
Jorgensen Engineering Industrials Industrial engineering engineering
Jysk Consumer services Retail retail chain
Jyske Bank Financials Banks bank
Kemp & Lauritzen Industrials Industrial engineering engineering
Kopenhagen Fur Consumer goods Leisure goods fur
Lego Group Consumer goods Leisure goods toys
Leo Pharma Health care Pharmaceuticals pharmaceuticals
LM Glasfiber Industrials Industrial machinery wind power equipment
Louis Poulsen Industrials Construction & materials lighting
Lundbeck Health care Pharmaceuticals pharmaceuticals
Lundgaard & Tranberg Industrials Support services architecture
Maersk Conglomerates transportation, energy
Martin Light Industrials Construction & materials lighting
Matas Consumer services Retail drug stores
Netcompany Technology
NKT Holding Conglomerates conglomerate
NNIT Technology Software
Nordea Bank Danmark Financials Banks bank
Nordisk Film Consumer services Media media
North Media Consumer services Media media
Novo Nordisk Health care Pharmaceuticals pharmaceuticals
Novozymes Health care Biotechnology biotech
Nykredit Financials Financial services financial services
Parken Sport & Entertainment Consumer services Travel & leisure sports
PBS A/S Technology e-commerce
Pharma Nord Health care Pharmaceuticals pharmaceuticals
Pharmacosmos Health care Pharmaceuticals pharmaceuticals
Phase One Consumer goods Personal goods photography
Plesner Industrials Support services law firm
Post Danmark Industrials Industrial transportation postal
Ramboll Industrials Industrial engineering engineering
Roskilde Forsyning Utilities Electricity local utility company
Royal Copenhagen Consumer goods Personal goods porcelain
Royal Unibrew Consumer goods Food & beverage brewery
Sampension Financials Financial services financial services
Saxo Bank Financials Financial services financial services
Scandinavian Airlines System Consumer services Travel & leisure airline
Schmidt hammer lassen Industrials Support services architecture
Select Sport Consumer goods Leisure goods sporting goods
Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni Consumer goods Tobacco tobacco
STYLEPIT Consumer services Retail fashion retailer
TDC Telecommunications Telecommunications telecommunications
Terma A/S Industrials Aerospace defense, aerospace
Thorco Shipping Industrials Industrial transportation shipping
Tiger Consumer services Retail stores
Tuborg Consumer goods Food & beverage brewery
United Shipping & Trading Company Industrials Industrial transportation shipping
VELUX Industrials Construction & materials windows
Vestas Industrials Industrial machinery wind turbines
Welltec Oil & gas oil and gas wells
Widex Health care Medical equipment hearing aids
William Demant Health care Health care providers health care
Zentropa Consumer services Media film

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Area by region – StatBank Denmark – data and statistics". 
  2. ^ "Population at the first day of the quarter by municipality, sex, age, marital status, ancestry, country of origin and citizenship". Statistics Denmark. Retrieved 24 April 2016. January 2016 
  3. ^ "Denmark in numbers 2010" (PDF). Statistics Denmark. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Country and Lending Groups. World Bank. Accessed on 14 March 2016.
  5. ^ "GDP per capita, PPP (current international $)", World Development Indicators database, World Bank. Database updated on 14 April 2015. Accessed on 22 August 2015.
  6. ^ [1] (selecting all countries, GDP per capita (current US$), , World Bank. Accessed on 22 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Country Ratings", 2012 Index of Economic Freedom. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Economic Freedom of the World: 2011 Annual Report Complete Publication (2.7 MB)" (PDF). Fraser Institute. 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Global Competitiveness Report 2014–2015". World Economic Forum. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  10. ^ DeCarlo, Scott (22 July 2016). "The Fortune 2016 Global 500". Fortune. 

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