Feb 28, 2018

Meet the 2018 Transatlantic Company of the Year Finalists!

AmCham Denmark, in partnership with American-Danish Business Council, is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Transatlantic Company of the Year. We congratulate these outstanding companies and wish them well as AmCham’s independent jury evaluates their accomplishments. The winner will be announced at our March 16 Transatlantic Summit.

Danish-based KMC develops, produces and sells innovative and cost-effective potato-based ingredients to the global food manufacturers. KMC has a turnover of approx. 250 mio. USD of which 95% is exported to around 85 countries. Our non-GMO and non-allergenic ingredients fit well with vegan and free-from food trends and we offer specialized expertise in areas such as replacement of dairy proteins in imitation cheese, removal of eggs from dressings and reformulation of jelly candy without gelatin.

LEO Pharma
LEO Pharma is a foundation-owned, research-based pharmaceutical company with a well-established presence in dermatology and skin inflammation diseases.  Founded in 1908, it is the first real pharmaceutical company established in Denmark and throughout its history, LEO Pharma has served individuals and societies by breaking new grounds in healthcare and demonstrating a lasting commitment to patient care. Currently, our products are marketed in more than 130 countries globally and we are proud to have over 5,400 employees operating across 61 countries. Together, we help people achieve healthy skin.  LEO Pharma’s global headquarters are in Ballerup, Denmark and its US office is located in Madison, New Jersey.

SimCorp is a leading provider of investment management solutions and services to the global financial services industry. Investing around 20% of its annual revenue in R&D, SimCorp helps its clients operate with more efficiency and stay ahead of ever-changing industry demands. SimCorp’s core solution, SimCorp Dimension, is used by almost half of the world’s Top 100 investment managers. Listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen, SimCorp has more than 20 offices globally, covering all of Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific.

Siteimprove is a world-leading software provider that transforms the way organizations manage the quality of their website and digital presence to users across all relevant platforms. Siteimprove helps customers manage their website through automated quality assurance, accessibility, analytics, SEO and more. Globally, more than +6000 organizations use Siteimprove’s software and the company currently employs 500 people across nine offices around the world, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Minneapolis, Oslo, Sydney, Toronto, and Vienna. Siteimprove was founded by CEO, Morten Ebbesen in 2003 and the U.S. market has played a key role in the company’s growth.

Ørsted is the recognized global leader in the successful development, construction, and operation of commercial-scale offshore wind projects. With a 20+ year record of success, Ørsted has built 23% of the total offshore wind capacity in the world – more than any other company – in Denmark, Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands, and is in early development stages in the US and Canada. Ørsted employs 2,253 people in its wind power business unit and is committed to creating local jobs through green energy.

Weibel Scientific
Weibel Scientific is the leading global producer of Doppler radars for use in aerospace, defense, and missile defense industries. Weibel has worked with US space and defense agencies since 1983 and is a close strategic partner to US defense company Lockheed Martin, with whom Weibel in 2017 won a historic contract from US defense. Weibel radars have secured safety for the astronauts onboard NASA space shuttles and rockets since 2005, and the same proven technology offers unique capabilities to ballistic missile defense. Weibel employs more than 100 people and is located in Allerød, near Copenhagen, Denmark.