A Solid and serious family business
Thortrans is a solid and serious family business with over 40 years in the transport sector. The company was started by Thorbjørn Kristensen in 1972 and today it is run by his sons Henrik and Lars Kristensen.
At Thortrans we take pride in operating our business according to laws and regulations, this is one of the reasons why we have been in business for over 40 years.
Thortrans employs about 160 employees, of which 100 are drivers. We serve companies in all industries and organize first class transportation solutions to suit any need.
Our fleet consists of 90 articulated lorrys, 15 lorrys and approx. 150 trailers.
From December 1st 2015, 75% of Hvejsel Møbeltransport was bought and Hvejsel became part of Thortrans. Along with Hvejsel, Thortrans offers private movers service, private delivery and installation in the Nordic countries, Hvejsels offices is located in Aarhus and Copenhagen, Hvejsel will continue as an independent part of the group.
From February 1st 2013, Anders Sørensen's Furniture Transport A/S became a part of Thortrans, and by doing that two of the industry's major players were brought together under one roof.
From January 1st 2013 Thortrans & Conway are now the Scandinavian agents of Tramo Furniture transport in Italy. Through Tramo we now offer furniture logistics worldwide.
In October 2012, we acquired Conway Furniture Transport Aps, which operates in Norway, Sweden and Finland. This meant that we now cover the entire Nordic region.
Over the years the acquisition of Kubik Furniture Transport and Børge Jensen Furniture Transport has made us leading in the industry, and in 2007 we opened the new 6000 m2 headquarters.
In 2001, we opened a 7,000 m2 warehouse in northern Randers. We offer storage of all types of goods. The total storage area has since been extended to 25,000 m2. In 2013 we moved our warehouse to Randers south, to more modern premises. Since 1979 Thortrans has been warehouse owners and administrators.
We have a installed tracking and navigation management systems in all vehicles. Our drivers can just plot in the destination and concentrate on driving. Our management system keep the drivers informed, so they always know where the next job is. By using this system the vehicles are in optimal use and saves fuel.
Thortrans has its own garage, where we constantly inspect our trucks thoroughly and continuously renew the vehicles. We analyze fuel consumption and comply with prescribed service intervals. At our garage, we employ three mechanics who constantly optimize our vehicles carrying capacity and performance, prevents possible mistakes and discover any flaws before serious problems arise.
Thortrans celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012. The same year the family behind Thortrans celebrate its 100th anniversary in the haulage industry.
The Social Thortrans.
The culture and ethics at Thortrans dictates that we take a great social responsibility. To take an example; those people who for various reasons have difficulty finding a regular job. More than 10% of our staff started on special terms, but has later been employed on the normal terms. In addition, in collaboration with the Municipality of Randers we created a department where we constantly have 10-15 people in work placement in order to assess these people's readiness for a normal job.
Thortran's ambition is to be the best in it's field, in terms of the way we operate and develop the business, environmental protection and employee satisfaction. We want to create a creative company focused on our customers, growth and development and make a noticeable difference. We want to be an inclusive workplace where employees like to work, where we almost operate like a large family, where there is room for diversity and social responsibility, and not least room to think big and dream. We make a difference.