About Holger Nielsen

Holger Nielsen

Born in 1915 in the small Danish town of Randers, Holger trains as a metal spinner. Holger Nielsen makes the leap into business at the age of only 17 and almost by coincidence. It all begins one spring Sunday in May 1931 when he makes his usual visit to the local stadium to support his favorite football team. Fate has it that his ticket is drawn in a raffle, and he wins a car. Holger loves cars, but as he has no driver’s license, he decides to sell the car and invest the money in a metal turning lathe. This marks the birth of Holger Nielsen’s metal factory where, a few years later, he produces the very product that will go on to bring him fame: the Vipp pedal bin.