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Freetrailer now in Norway too

Freetrailer Enters The Norwegian Market

Freetrailer which is now in its 10th year opened up in Norway this month.

Freetrailer continues its rapid growth and enters the Norwegian Market

An initial location with IKEA forms the basis of Freetrailer’s entry to the Norwegian market. The company which was started on an idea that rentals of small trailers used for moving stuff should be way less expensive and not least way less a cumbersome procedure and experience than the available avenues offered has had an impressive track record already and now stands to continue its growth with even greater magnitude.

The idea maker, Aksel Blomgren Ambjørner, was frustrated that a simple rental of a simple trailer ran in excess of $100.-, thought that there ought to be a better solution for people and aired his frustration to his friend Allan Sønderskov Darre, who got inspired to actually do something with the idea and soon Freetrailer was formed.

A couple of years in and the duo partners sought out Mikkel Pitzner for some specialized expertise and knowledge in an area that they were considering for the business and this was the first introduction to the business for Mikkel Pitzner. Mikkel Pitzner got so intrigued with the concept and the very unique business model that it was soon agreed that he should form the third leg of the partnership. A price was agreed upon and Mikkel Pitzner bought a third of the Holding company that owns the Freetrailer activities and operations.

About 3 years ago, Freetrailer moved into Sweden too with the first Swedish location. Growth there continued rapidly and so today in addition to covering all of Denmark, Freetrailer also has a substantial presence in most parts of Sweden.

Freetrailers noticeable growth has resulted in 6 consecutive awards of the prestigious Gazelle award from the Danish newspaper Børsen.

Freetrailer Gazelle 2014

A similar growth is expected for Freetrailer’s new presence in Norway and Freetrailer is ready and so appears the market to be.

 

 

 

Food For Thoughts

I often hear or read complaints in the US how much one has to pay in taxes, for public sector and for the expenses of government supplementation here.

Of course I agree with the sentiments to great degree, but here’s something to put it in perspective by looking at current situation in the Danish economy (the information is taken from the Danish newspaper Børsen, which will be published tomorrow):

  •  Today only 1.9 million people are working in the private sector.
  • They are paying the highest taxes (measured as tax collection across everything including your personal income tax as well as taxes on goods and services).
  • They pay for 800,000 employees in the public sector
  • and they pay for government supplementation to 2.1 million Danes, of which half are pensionists, while the rest are in the work-able age group

Food For Thoughts…