Graakjær has more than 40 years of experience in designing and constructing barns in total contracting, using this experience to drive innovation within stable concepts for the future.
Graakjær is an expert in ensuring the optimal price of a well-planned construction process that ensures a complete construction delivered on time with intelligent and environmentally optimized barn buildings. Modern barn buildings allow for reduced emissions and energy consumption - thus positively contributing to a reduced climate impact. In addition, the barns provide a better working environment and a higher animal welfare, which is reflected in increased production. Optimizations that ultimately contribute positively to the bottom line and thereby the farmer's economy.
Graakjær is a full-service contractor with many interdisciplinary processes and profiles in the organization for example: building advice, environmental advice, sketching, project management, building management and planning. A big part of this work is carried out by Graakjær's own, competent and experienced employees, but an increasing proportion of the services are delivered directly by the suppliers. Outsourcing of part of the assembly and construction is part of the company's growth and optimization strategy to meet increasing global demand and complexity, minimize risks and ensure flexibility in the projects. But it also complicates management and the opportunities to ensure quality and time management.
The increasing complexity of the construction processes is reflected in both the economy, project management, public relations, working environment, labor market regulations, building profile and choice of solutions, especially when building many buildings abroad.
Graakjær wishes to continue to be a pioneer and market leader in full-service solutions and implement the best possible toolbox to manage projects with many stakeholders involved. The future agricultural buildings and project management must be flexible to meet regulations and requirements that are still unknown, as different types of contractors make different demands for optimal project management, workflows and customer access. To sum up, ensure that Graakjær's solutions can still be competitive, durable and efficient far in to the future.
Graakjær wants to challenge the future’s project management and planning with a focus on flexibility, economy, work environment, logistics and the possibility of internal and external benchmarking of the services provided.
In the future, the farmers’ selection of both production and suppliers, will focus on sustainability, durability and operating and maintenance costs with the aim of a more flexible production in the next 25 years.
This places new demands on Graakjær's project management models in accordance with the chosen suppliers of, among other things, materials, feed management, fixtures, ventilation and environmental technology, which are increasingly directly involved in the projects during the construction and installation phase. Especially in the Norwegian market, as Graakjær sees good growth opportunities now and in the long term.
In 1973, John Gråkjær established the company Gråkjær as a sole proprietorship located in the western part of Denmark. Since its establishment, Gråkjær has offered turnkey farm buildings - with the vision of offering its customers all building services from one single place.
The company is responsible for drawing, structuring and implementing the building ideas demanded by customers.Designing concepts, whatever the project is large or small, is the company’s key expertise. The company is at the forefront of developing the stable equipment and interior of the future, which means that the customer receives innovative input through the project phase.
Gråkjær is one of Europe's leading contract companies, which is clearly reflected in the company's agricultural department. Gråkjær Staldbyg has expanded both geographically and in terms of business. Currently, the company has construction activities in Germany as well as in Northern and Eastern Europe, and in addition operates with three fields of activity, including industrial and commercial buildings as well as aquaculture buildings.
The keywords for Gråkjær have always been credibility and expertise - values that since the foundation and up to today have developed Gråkjær A/S to become the largest Danish total contractor in agricultural construction.