Anchersen was founded in 1997 by the then 22-year-old Poul Anchersen. Since then the company has experienced a constant growth and gone from being a one bus company in Ringsted to being a company with more than 400 employees and 120 buses.
Our customer base primarily consists of companies and other private sector parties. However, 40 % of the turnover comes from bound contracts for driving schoools and kindergardens with the municipality of Copenhagen
These bound contracts are an important part of our business, as they ensure employment for our drivers all year.
DAILY BUS SERVICE
In 2007 Anchersen made a bid on Movia’s tender for service buses. At first we won the bid for three lines and then another ten in 2008, and by 2010 there were 15 buses and 21 drivers in our bus service department.
From the beginning we have focused on raising the quality of the bus service in
Copenhagen, which is reflected in the high quality levels in all bids by Anchersen.
Our efforts have been acknowledged by our passengers, as we were awarded
“Operator of the year” in 2010 and 2011.
ORDINARY DAILY SERVICES
In 2011 we became a new player in the ordinary daily services of the Copenhagen area. In Movia’s largest bid so far, Anchersen won the operation of seven bus lines, which meant a tripling of the number of employees and buses. It also meant that the old bus garage had become too small, and we began the construction of our current facilities at Avedøre Holme.
In 2014 and 2015 Anchersen was involved in the establishment a number of new companies. These include Red City Buses ApS, which operates sigthseeing buses in Copenhagen and Copenhagen Info ApS, which is a tourist information company. These two companies fusioned with the open-top company Red and Blue at the end of 2015, at which point they moved out of Jernholmen under the name Touristry.
In August 2015 Scandiwear ApS was established. Scandiwear produces corporate clothing and company gifts. In 2015 Anchersen also took over the coach service company Vridsløsemagle Turistfart, which continued under its own name.
2015 was also the year we won bus line 4A in Movia’s A12 bid, winning another 33 buses and 120 employees.
BERGKVARA – A STRONG PARTNER
The constant growth of the company is noticed by the investors and in 2009 Anchersen got a new stable partner in Sweden’s largest private sector bus company, Bergkvara Buss. Today Bergkvara owns 49 % of Anchersen and is represented in the board, but does not take part in the daily operations. The partnership means that we operate more than 650 buses combined in Denmark, Sweden and Germany, which gives us a big competitive advantage in both our coach and daily service departments.