RØNNE, Denmark — Queen Margrethe II of Denmark usually rounds off the summer with a cruise on the Royal private yacht Dannebrog to meet and greet her kingdom’s citizens. On Sept. 5-6, the Royal escort paid an official visit to the island of Bornholm, home of industrial laundry equipment maker JENSEN-GROUP.
Welcoming the Queen were CEO Jesper Munch Jensen; his mother, Lise Munch Jensen (widow of the late Jørn Munch Jensen); and Steen Nielsen, managing director of JENSEN Denmark and executive director for JENSEN’s Finishing Technology business unit.
Lise Munch Jensen presented the Queen with a bouquet of acorns; the acorns came from an oak tree planted on the JENSEN grounds 22 years earlier in honor of the Queen’s 50th birthday.
Nielsen gave a short presentation of JENSEN-GROUP’s activities, detailing the industry and the type of customers that JENSEN-GROUP serves. Some of JENSEN’s customers also supply to other Royal households, so Queen Margrethe and Prince Consort Henrik have certainly already been in touch with linen that has been processed on JENSEN equipment, the company says.
Jesper Munch Jensen personally guided the Royal visit. The Queen accepted an invitation to try the Jenfeed Logic Plus feeder herself, becoming the company’s first Royal machine operator.
The table linen that was fed into a test finishing line bore the official monogram of H.M. Queen Margrethe II. After successful operation, the company offered the linen to the Royal family as a souvenir.
JENSEN-GROUP maintains U.S. operations in Panama City, Fla.