GSV through 100 years

In 2014, GSV celebrates their 50 year anniversary. On December 30, 1964, Grunnet, Svendsen and Vaskær founded G.S.V. Materieludlejning A/S on Baldersvej in Ishøj. 

Even though the name GSV came to be on the second-to-last day of 1964, the history of the company goes even further back. 

In 1912, the contractor business Carl Nielsen Fruens Bøge was founded, and that is the oldest of the companies that GSV is made up of today. As one of the oldest equipment rental businesses in Denmark, GSV has more than 100 years’ worth of experience.

New CEO in 2008

On August 1, 2008, Dan O. Vorsholt was appointed as the CEO. Back in 1996, Dan started out as a vehicle prepper in our Odense branch, and he has held multiple positions in GSV throughout his time with the company, before he came to be the CEO.

Today, GSV is still characterized by the many values that the company was built on, like being kind, goal oriented, innovative and dynamic. More than that, unity and appreciation of good employees are values that are a big part of GSV today, as well as it was in the beginning.

GSV is made up of many different companies, and here is an overview of the development in recent times:

December 30, 1964

On December 30, 1964, G.S.V. Materieludlejning was founded by Grunnet, Svendsen and Vaskær, and has since undertaken the rental of all sorts of equipment and machinery.

December 1, 1977

On December 1, 1977, G.S.V. Materieludlejning A/S enters into a group relationship with C.N. Maskiner A/S. The companies are fusioned on June 1, 2007 after many years of close collaboration, and they continue under the name of G.S.V. Materieludlejning.

April 2015

In April 2015, GSV and Pitzner are acquired by the private equity fund CataCap, Henrik Christensen and Dan O. Vorsholt with a fusion on January 1, 2016. Pitzner is already a fusion of the rental companies AGJ, Corona and VMC with a history that goes all the way back to 1945.

The united company continues under the name of G.S.V. Materieludlejning and becomes the biggest equipment rental business in Denmark.

January 2016

In January 2016, GSV acquires both Bramsnæs Entreprenørmaskiner, who is a leading heavy machinery rental business, and also Bilsby, who is a leading supplier of modules and pavilions.

Primo 2019

In 2019, GSV acquires the Finnish listed company Ramirent Plc.’s Danish branch.

Ultimo 2019

In 2019, GSV sharpen the focus and sell the scaffolding and pavilion business to Solrød Stilladser and Temporary Space Nordics. 

In the future, the main focus will be on the core business – rental of equipment to the construction business