Originally, Johannes Pedersen was a bus driver, but in 1965 he started using all his spare time producing rubber mounts for cars, rubber hammers and ashtrays. This gave him the financial possibility to invest in tools and machines for the production of spare parts for his biggest interest: cars. Johannes Pedersen died in 1992, 63 years old. Since then JP Group a/s has grown to a well-established and strongly consolidated business with activities worldwide and premises of a total size of 42,000 m2.
Martin Pedersen, the CEO of JP Group Holding a/s, was born in Viborg on the 5th August 1958 and has been the owner of the company since 1992, when he took over from his father, Johannes Pedersen. Martin Pedersen started working at JP Group a/s in 1983, only a few years after the establishment of the company.
Johs. Pedersen Maskinfabrik a/s is founded and employs two persons
Our manufacturing company for production of heat exchangers, exhausts and body parts is founded
The trading company JP Group a/s exporting spare parts for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda is established.
Johs. Pedersen passes away. Martin Pedersen assumes the position as CEO.
JP Group a/s expands the range of spare parts for Opel. In 2006, Ford, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are also included.
In the year 2001-2006, JP Group a/s establishes sales offices in central parts of the world.
JP Group a/s moves to new administration and warehouse facilities (17.000 m2).
JP Group a/s buys Quinton Hazell Germany, and SSI, USA - and adds 4.000 m2 to the warehouse in Denmark.
JP Group carries 5 brands: JP Group, Dansk, Classic Line, Jopex and SSI. Totally more than 38.000 m2 with production and warehouse.
JP Group expands, and now holds totally 42.000 m2 including production and warehouse.