About Søe-Jensen & Co.
High quality traditions since 1862.
Søe Jensen & Co.
Tradition & quality since 1862
The company is founded as Hansen & Søe-Jensen in 1862, but in the 1930s Hansen and Søe-Jensen stopped their cooperation.
Production and sales continued on Amager under the name of Søe-Jensen & Co.
Søe-Jensen & Co. has for more than 150 years produced door handles and fittings, as well as special tasks for many of the larger buildings in Denmark, especially in the Copenhagen area. The material has primarily been brass, but many other surfaces and materials are produced.
The company moved the factory to Godthåbsvej in Frederiksberg in the 1950s and opened a store in Skindergade, Copenhagen. K., that later in the 1960s moved again to Gråbrødertorv.
The company has i.a. produced many of the original grips and fittings for Amalienborg Castle. One of the back plates was called Amalienborg which is known today as Hauser long sign.
DSB (Danish railway company) has been a large and regular customer over the years. We have produced the toilet locks (busy / free) and the door handle called Coupe for train carriages, which have also become a classic, and now can be found in many Danish homes. Back in the 1900s, there was also the production of door handles for cars. In recent times, Søe-Jensen & Co. has delivered to i.a. Kokkedal Castle, Esrum Monastery, Hotel D’angleterre, Tranekær Castle and the new post office hotel Vila Copenhagen.
In 1962, Henrik Westergaard started working at Søe-Jensen & Co. He bought the company in 1986.
Today the company is located in Amaliegade 4, 1256 Kbh. K and owned by Henrik's son Christian Westergaard.
Christian Westergaard also owns the production company in Poland, which supplies directly to Søe-Jensen & Co. This means that Søe-Jensen & Co. has 100% control of all stages of production, and can guarantee products of the highest quality. This is also the reason why Søe-Jensen & Co. can provide lifetime warranty on all door handles.
When we talk about production, it is important to emphasize that the products are manufactured by manual processes, just like 150 years ago. It is without comparison the most expensive form of production, but also by far the most beautiful.
Production starts with sand casting, based on metal alloys with a very high content of copper. After this, each and every product is manually sanded and subsequently polished.
Precisely the alloy with a high copper content helps to ensure the best quality brass which can both seen and felt. Thanks to that, the products are much heavier than the machine-made products you can find on the market from China and India, and on the other hand, they have a completely different and more golden color that only becomes more beautiful when they are patinated.
The company in Poland is responsible for special assignments, both within the traditional areas, typical for Søe-Jensen & Co. and also has considerable experience in lamp production.