Once upon a time...
Concrete solutions to today’s buildings
IBF produces concrete solutions for the Danish construction industry and since its foundation in 1960 it has been a major partner in connection with construction for companies in both the private and public sectors. There is almost no place in Denmark where you cannot see the results of collaboration with IBF. Over the years, IBF have participated in a wide variety of both large and small projects with designers, architects, engineers, contractors, municipalities and government institutions. Common to all projects is that IBF's products have helped to both beautify and improve buildings and facilities through a variety of durable quality products and discipline-specific expertise.
A company with growing pains
A new era in the concrete industry began in 1960 when Johannes Rosenkilde purchased a small cement foundry in Ikast. After only a few years the space was too cramped, which was the start of the first of many expansions over the years made in Ikast - both at the factory on Lysholt Allé, also where the headquarters is located, as well as F.L. Smiths Vej in Ikast Industrial Estate East (Industri Øst).
IBF has grown over the years, both organically and through acquisitions. Mergers and the company’s acquisitions are usually done in the context of generational change as the industry has been dominated by family businesses. Many of these companies have over time been taken over by IBF, so that IBF is now nationwide. So far it has been possible, the companies have continued to be run by the previous owners/managers, although due to the slowdown in recent years, a few have closed and others merged.
Developments have included the product areas of drainage products (pipes, well chambers, separators, etc.), as well as curbs, tiles and paving stones, including specialty products, concrete roofing tiles and ready mixed concrete. This extension of the product range has made IBF a major and in particular, a stable player in the Danish construction industry.