Danske Commodities (DC) was founded in 2004 by banker and entrepreneur Henrik Lind, who saw potential in bringing divided national energy markets together through international trade. Using his experience from a previous job in the energy sector, Henrik started trading electricity across the border between Germany and Denmark, with the first trade implemented on 1 November 2004. For several years, DC was a relatively small company with a handful of employees trading from a modest office at Ny Banegårdsgade in Aarhus.
2010 was the start of a tremendous period of growth for DC. Within three years, the company quadrupled its turnover, moved to new headquarters and tripled the number of employees. In 2014, a consolidation took place. The aim of the consolidation was to make the organisation leaner and more flexible and to reduce the cost of operations. As the markets matured, so did we. 12 business teams were merged into two overall business units to ensure greater efficiency in the organisation and thus provide customers and counterparties with even better services. And the company has continued to grow steadily ever since, achieving its best result ever in 2018.
What began as just a handful of people and a visionary idea is now a pioneering energy trading company with around 320 employees that trades power in 39 markets and gas in 23 markets. And as of 1 February 2019, we became part of the Norwegian energy company Equinor, positioning ourselves for further growth.