On 17 May 2019, Solar will turn 100 years.
We will mark this special occasion by publishing an article on the 17th of each month marking different events in our history.
We hope you will join us on the journey!
Chapter 1 - 1912-1919:
An ambitious entrepreneur moves to Kolding
At 21, Jacob Jørgensen moves to Kolding in February 1912 to become an independent merchant. He is determined, has seen the potentially huge market for metres, and aims to become a Nordic importer of semi-manufactured metre parts from the English company Solar Works.
Chapter 2 - 1919-1925:
Financially strong and visionary businessmen establish a new company in Kolding
Jacob Jørgensen is not in doubt about his role. He continually wants to run a business and invest in becoming a significant value-creating player in the changeable electrical trade. He is aware that it will require more operational and working capital to accommodate the wider group of customers with a wider assortment of products, and he is determined to find a financial partner.
Chapter 3 - 1925-1930:
Danish radio production established in Kolding
With a keen interest, Jacob Jørgensen observes how the people's interest in radio reception has increased since the first tests in 1923. When several radio stations like the British BBC are established, the visionary merchant has no doubt that broadcasting is going to become a mass media. Jacob Jørgensen is sure that the radio quickly will become widespread and a common household item, just like electricity.
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