NS Anecdotes

The NS System T-shirt Campaign 2015 will be the best to date

More focus on marketing had led to a large and extensive T-shirt campaign that brings more profit than any other campaigns that have previously been run by NS System.
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NS System celebrates its 50th anniversary an Open House and a big party

NS System has its 50-year anniversary and celebrates in style. An open house arrangement was held for the public and a spectacular party was thrown for all the employees.
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NS System becomes paperless and adopts a digital workflow

In the beginning of 2015, NS System adopts a digital workflow that should improve the production efficiency.
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NS System opens a branch in Sweden in 2015 and lands its first Nordic agreement with DT Group

In 2015, NS System establishes its Swedish branch and gets its first Nordic dealership agreement with DT Group.
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NS System produces gold print for AaB, who win The Double

AaB who are sponsored by NS System win The Double in 2014 and for the occasion, NS System produces a gold print for their celebration.
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NS System holds the first NS Academy with great success

As a key element in teaching and training our customers to better sell NS System products, we created the NS Academy in the Spring of 2014 and it is being implemented with great success.
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In 2014 NS Shop is introduced – An online shop created with customers for customers

At the start of 2014, NS Shop is launched as a new and improved online shop. NS Shop is created in cooperation with customers for customers.
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NS System opens foreign branches in Norway and Finland in 2012 and 2013

As part of the company’s growth strategy, traveling salespeople are hired and branches are opened in Norway and Finland.
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In 2012, Niels Rask is named Young Business Leader of the Year

Managing Director Niels Rask was named Young Business Leader of the Year just one year after he takes over the company.
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In 2012 laser engraving enters the production program at NS System

In 2012, NS System launches laser engraving, where the logo is burned into the fabric, which to date is the latest alternative to transfers.
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In 2011 NS System sponsors Gert Rune – Ironman with just one leg

In 2011, NS System commits to one of the more distinctive sponsorships. The company chooses to support Gert Rune in his dream of becoming an Ironman with only one leg.
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In 2010 Niels Rask takes over NS System buying out his father Claus Rask

In 2010 Niels Rask buys NS System, takes over his father’s life’s work and steps in as the company’s Managing Director.
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In 2009 NS System introduces the world’s most automated production line

After a few years of development, in 2009 the new automated frame line stands ready for use.
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NS System experiences expansion and construction

In 2008, NS System initiates a sizeable expansion program that ends up doubling the size of the company’s premises at Knivholtvej from what they were originally.
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In 2007 Claus Rask retires but does not completely leave NS System

42 years after Claus Rask founded NS System he retires in 2006, although he does not let go of the company completely, as he takes a seat on the board instead.
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In 2005 NS System celebrates its 40-year anniversary for all employees

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, NS System closes for the day to celebrate with all employees.
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NS System starts the 2000s by producing digital transfers

The beginning of the 2000s is when NS System expands their assortment and begins to produce digital transfers.

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In 1996, NS System goes to the Tour of Denmark

In 1996, Claus Rask and Niels Rask go to the Tour of Denmark (Post Danmark Rundt) with a stack of Bjarne Riis T-shirts to sell to the crowd. 

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NS System cashes in on Denmark’s European Championship victory in 1992

Denmark won the European Football Championship in 1992 and the country was in ecstasy. Claus Rask had the idea of making a Euro 92 jersey as a gimmick, which turned out to be very popular.
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Claus Rask presents traffic prize to police in 1992

Claus Rask presented the Traffic Prize in 1992 for the third year running. This time the price goes to Aalborg Police.
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NS System celebrates its 25th anniversary in 1990 with a spectacular party

In 1990, NS System celebrated its 25th anniversary with an open house and a party.
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In 1988 NS System wins three transfer prizes at FESPA trade fair

NS System won three awards for its transfers in a screen printing competition at the FESPA trade fair in Amsterdam in 1988.
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In 1987, NS System launches new soft reflector together with Pjerrot 

Claus Rask and NS System launched a new soft reflector in Bakken together with Pjerrot on ”traffic day” in August 1987.
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Video production has also been part of the programme at NS System A/S

Video production was also part of the programme at NS System in the late 1980s. A studio was established at Knivholtvej and films were produced for different purposes.
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At the end of the 1980s, NS System has machine production

In the late 1980s, NS System acquired Svends Maskinværksted, with the goal of producing machines for silkscreen printing.
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In 1987, NS System moves again, this time to Knivholtvej

In the mid-1980s, space once again became too cramped, and new premises were thus built at Knivholtvej 21, which the company moved into in 1987. This address is still used by the company today.
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NS System featured on the 1986 radio programme ‘A Workplace in Denmark’

In 1986, NS System was selected to contribute to The Danish Broadcasting Company’s radio programme ’A Workplace in Denmark’, and on 22 February 1986, one could tune in to listen to Claus Rask talk about his company on national radio.
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Mid 1980s - NS System prints the numbers on the national football and handball team jerseys

A partnership with Hummel in the mid-1980s provided NS System with the order for printing the logo and team numbers for the national teams in both football and handball, thus cementing the company’s existence with customers and bank.
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NS Systems celebrates its 20th anniversary with a change of colour and bikes for all

1985 was the year when NS System celebrated its 20th anniversary, and the company used the occasion to change the colours on its corporate logo. The anniversary was marked with a presentation of cycles for all company employees and a bike ride through the town.
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In the mid-1980s, Nordjydsk Serigrafi produces a heat transfer for Saddam Hussein

In the mid-1980s, a request arrived at Nordjydsk Serigrafi, to carry out a large order for Dansk Transfertryk. - An order of T-shirts with several motifs of Saddam Hussein himself printed on them.
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NS System sponsors Speedway talent Hans Nielsen from 1978-83

Then just 18 years old, the speedway driver and huge talent from Brovst was to be the first in a long line of sponsorships of elite sportspeople, whom NS System has supported over the years.
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Claus Rask kicks off 1981's smile campaign

In 1981, Claus Rask noted a general negativity in Danish society and decided to do something about it, which developed into the campaign 'Smile – Make Denmark happier'.
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Nordjydsk Serigrafi starts supplying heat transfers in 1980

In 1979, Claus Rask visited the US to learn more about heat transfers, seeing great business potential in these types of products. He returned with a contract giving Nordjysk Serigrafi resale rights on heat transfers from Houlobech Studios in Denmark from 1980 onwards.
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Nordjydsk Serigrafi takes care of design and decoration during the renovation of Hoffmanns Hotel

At the start of the 1970s, Claus Rask was put in charge of design and decoration during the renovation of the banquet hall of Frederikshavn's historic Hoffmanns Hotel, which was to become Tordenskiold Restaurant and Bodega. 
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Nordjydsk Serigrafi print Coat of Arms for the royal flag at Amalienborg

In 1971, Nordjydsk Serigrafi received a royal order to print the Coat of Arms of Denmark for the flags that fly over Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.
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A rocky beginning for Nordjydsk Serigrafi on Anholtvej

After the turbulent shake-up on Parallelvej and their forced relocation, they found a new space on Anholtvej that required minor renovations before it would be possible to continue operating Nordjydsk Serigrafi from Anholtvej.
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1970 sees yet another move, but only for a short time

Space had once again become too limited, and in 1970 Nordjydsk Serigrafi again moved to new facilities on Parallelvej, though this was only to last a short time.
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Nordjydsk Serigrafi moves to a new space and gets its first partly automatic printing machine in 1968

Things are going well in 1968 and Nordjydsk Serigrafi is able to move into a larger space and acquire its first partly automatic printing machine.
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Nordjydsk Serigrafi got its start in 12 m2

In 1965, earnings were modest but dreams where large, and Nordjydsk Serigrafi got its start in a space measuring only 12 m2 in the flat where Claus Rask lived at the time.
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Claus Rask starts his company with no more than a green Mascot and 72 kroner in his pocket

The year was 1965, when a young Claus Rask said goodbye to his job and set out with no more than a green Mascot and 72 kroner in his pocket to found Nordjydsk Serigrafi.
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