The Caljan Story
A fascination of conveyors starts the Caljan Story in 1963
The Caljan story began in Aarhus, Denmark in 1963. Svend Jansen, an electrical engineer and Kaj Calundan, who had a commercial background, were fascinated with conveyors. By 1965 Calundan and Jansen Engineering Company and Machine Factory had become an international company with customers in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the Benelux and the UK.
The Caljan story truly began to take shape in 1967, when the first Telescopic Conveyor was developed. In 1980, the company name was changed to Caljan – which had become a notable brand in the conveyor industry.
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The Caljan Story moves onwards with transition and growth
The brand became truly international in 1991, as the American chapter of the Caljan story began to unfold in Denver.
In 1992 Deutsche Bundespost placed an exceptionally large order and the Caljan story continued with further growth. The Caljan story reached a pinacle; preferred supplier in the field of Telescopic Conveyors.
American Rite-Hite Group becomes part of the Caljan story
In November 2001 the American corporation Rite-Hite, founded by Arthur K. White in 1965, acquired the company and yet another chapter was added to the Caljan story.
The Caljan story; a strong narrative characterised by growth
Caljan Rite-Hite has become a thoroughly consolidated group employing more than 400 people. Caljan products are exported to more than 60 countries through direct channels and via a comprehensive network of distributors.