Foss A/S

FOSS is a global provider of high-tech analytical solutions used mainly in the agricultural and food industries. The company is headquartered in Hillerød, Denmark.

TypePrivate limited company
FounderNils Foss
Key people
Kim Vejlby Hansen(CEO), Peter Foss (Chairman)
RevenueDKK 2,010.2 million (2015)[1]
DKK 256.9 million
Number of employees
1,377 (2015))[1]


FOSS was founded by Nils Foss in 1956 as N. Foss Electric A/S. The first products were instruments used in the testing of moisture in grain. They were followed by analytical solutions for the dairy industry. In 1997, FOSS acquired Perstorp Analytical AB with the subsidiaries Tecator AB and NIRSystems Inc.

Nils Foss was CEO of the company until 1990 when the position was taken over by his son Peter Foss. In 2011, Torben Ladegaard was appointed to CEO while Peter Foss became chairman of the company. Ladegaard was succeeded by Kim Vejlby Hansen as CEO in 2016.[1]


FOSS is headquartered in Hillerød where a new Foss Innovation Centre was inaugurated in 2014.[2][3] The company has approximately 1,400 Employees and sales offices in 28 countries.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Foss løber fra konkurrenterne" (in Danish). -Electronic Supply. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Foss indvier nyt forskningscenter" (in Danish). -Dagbladet Børsen. Retrieved 18 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Foss Innovation Center". (in Danish). Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  4. ^ "LSag: Holbæk Kaserne" (in Danish). -Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 18 March 2016.

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