History

Højgaard and Schultz was founded in 1918 by Knud Højgaard and Sven Schultz. The company soon receives a number of projects at home and abroad. One of these projects was the construction of Lillebæltsbroen which was initiated in 1928 in collaboration with Monberg & Thorsen. This was the start of a long collaboration that led to the merger of the two companies to become MT Højgaard in 2001, at which time also Højgaard Holding A/S was founded. Denmark’s most significant player within the building and engineering sector, MT Højgaard, had become a reality.

Highlights in the history of Højgaard Holding:

1918

Knud Højgaard and Sven Schultz found the construction company Højgaard & Schultz.

1925

Højgaard & Schultz initiates one of Europe’s biggest contracting assignments: the construction of the port in Gdynia, Poland.

1928

Højgaard and Schultz commence the construction of the Lillebæltsbroen in collaboration with Monberg & Thorsen.

1935

Højgaard & Schultz completes the construction of the port in Gdynia, Poland.
Lillebæltsbroen is complete.

1952

Højgaard & Schultz completes the construction of the Bellahøj buildings in Brønshøj, the first high-rise buildings in Denmark.

Danish Arctic Contractors (today Greenland Contractors) is established as a partnership by seven contstruction companies. Højgaard & Schultz and Monberg & Thorsen are amongst them.

1984

Højgaard & Schultz and Monberg & Thorsen jointly construct Farøbroerne.

1993

Both Højgaard & Schultz and Monberg & Thorsen participate in the consortia that construct Storebæltsforbindelse.

2000

Højgaard & Schultz and Monberg & Thorsen complete their work on Øresundsbroen.
Højgaard & Schultz and Monberg & Thorsen install the foundations of 20 offshore wind turbines in Middelgrunden off Amager. Offshore wind turbine foundations have since become their speciality both at home and abroad.

2001

Højgaard & Schultz and Monberg & Thorsen merge to become Denmark’s largest building and construction company, MT Højgaard. At the same time Højgaard Holding A/S is founded. MT Højgaard wins the EU environmental award for their Overflow Regulation Module (ORM), which prevents seepage of polluted water after heavy rain.

2002 -2006

After the merger and the setting up of MT Højgaard, Højgaard Holding adopts a new strategy whereby units which were not connected to the construction business should be disposed of. During the course of the years 2003 – 2006 Betonelement, Secil (Portugal) and the shareholding in Denerco Oil were sold off. After this Højgaard Holding’s activities consisted of 100% ownership of Højgaard Industri A/S (Svellefabrikken) and a 54% ownership of the jointly managed company MT Højgaard A/S.