N.C. Nielsen is named after its founder. It all started when Niels Christian Nielsen opened a village smithy in 1946 on the same address in Balling where the company is located today. Like all other village smiths at the time, his main tasks were shoeing horses and forging iron rings for wheels but he also had a knack for seeing the possibilities in the increasingly mechanised farm industry. Gradually, he expanded his business with farm machines, concrete mixers and lifts for tractors.
In 1970, Niels Christian Nielsen took a decisive step which determined N.C. Nielsen's development from a local player to a nationwide company: He bought two used forklifts in Copenhagen which he sold quickly, revealing the potential of this type of machines.
1973 - N.C. Nielsen takes over the Danish agency for Linde forklifts. Niels Christian Nielsen is at the head of the company with his sons Poul and Per Nielsen. Number of employees: 7.
1986 - The department in Karlslunde on Zealand opens. N.C. Nielsen offers a nationwide service organisation. The number of employees has grown to 44.
1996 - The associated company Scantruck is established with focus on contractors' supplies. The number of employees has grown to 113.
2000 - N.C. Nielsen takes over the Danish agency for Terberg terminal tractors.
2005 - The Terberg agency is expanded to the Swedish and Norwegian markets. Terberg Scandinavia is established.
2007 - The product range is expanded with SMV Konecranes. The number of employees has grown to 183.
2012 - New sales department is inaugurated as the latest of a number of major expansions. More than 18,000 sqm are now under roof, including Scandinavia's largest showroom for vehicular machinery. The same year, N.C. Nielsen takes over the agency for Combilift.
2014 - Heavy duty machines get their own showroom.
2016 - In collaboration with BILA robotics, N.C. Nielsen establishes AGV Scandinavia, a company to ensure a strong position in the market for automated guided trucks.
2016 - N.C. Nielsen enters into a collaboration with Scheuerle from Germany regarding the sale of SPMT trailers for heavy goods.
2017 - N.C. Nielsen becomes the official distributor of the word known Allison Transmission in Denmark, on the Faroes and in Greenland.
The company currently has a staff of more than 225 employees and has a turnover of more than DKK 675 million a year.