The Nine United Family
Nine United is a privately held family of companies. The Nine United family covers a range of different areas; design, architecture, inventory, branding, garment accessories, window decoration, CSR and sustainable development projects.
In our everyday work, we aim to dream big and act humble, which is reflected in our approach to every new project.
Welcome to Nine United.
The story of Nine United began in 1975, in a small town called Ringkoebing on the western coast of Jutland when Troels Holch Povlsen founded the Danish clothing company BESTSELLER.
As BESTSELLER grew, new areas were explored and new business opportunities started developing. The Nine United family began to take shape in the early 2000s and is still growing every day. The family blood and values still run through both BESTSELLER and Nine United, and this shared legacy is an important part of the Nine United history and spirit.
AND CREATING A GOOD WORKING ENVIRONMENT
IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR LIFE.
WE NEED TO REMIND EACH OTHER TO VALUE
AND CHERISH A GOOD WORKPLACE.
Nine United A/S was established in 2001 and today functions as an administrative office for all companies in the Nine United family across the world.
Our Finance Department, Legal Department, IT Department and Personnel Administration provide consulting service regarding administration and day-to-day operations. Nine United A/S is furthermore responsible for obtaining financial statements and reports from all companies in the Nine United family.
One of Nine United’s primary purposes is to create a common platform for corporate identity and code of conduct as well as for sharing information, ideas and knowledge, which all companies may benefit from.
The Nine United main office is located in beautiful surroundings in the old customs house by the waterfront in Horsens, Denmark.
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Since 2003, furniture design has been a big part of the Nine United family. Our design portfolio is diverse and includes both classic and contemporary designs from brands &Tradition, Frandsen, Verpan and Stellarworks.
&Tradition is engaged in the production and sale of classic designs by iconic craftsmen such as Verner Panton and Arne Jakobsen, but they also lend a voice to contemporary designers. Andtradition.com
FRANDSEN has been designing, producing and marketing lamps since 1968. It is important for us to design lamps in beautiful materials, and to make sure that our products are signalling quality and taste. Frandsen.com
VERPAN is a Danish furniture and lighting manufacturer dedicated to the works of Danish design icon, Verner Panton - designs that all bring life, movement, colour and light into homes, offices and public spaces. Verpan.com
Stellar Works stands for a renaissance of refined culture and Asian aesthetics. Inspired by the long standing craft and industry of traditional cultures, it represents a commitment to bridging the gap between old and new, east and west – in attitude, form and application. Stellarworks.com
For contact information, please visit the brand websites.
Nine United owns and administers properties in a number of countries including Denmark, UK, Belgium and Spain. The properties include both commercial and private tenancies, some in smaller cities in Denmark and Belgium and others on high streets in London and Copenhagen. All properties are carefully renovated with profound respect for and high regard of the original spirit of the building
Among the more notable properties are Højbrohus and Louise’s House in Copenhagen, where you can find HAY House and Uniqlo respectively. Another noteworthy property is the beautiful Lindencrone Mansion on Bredgade in Copenhagen.
Outside of Copenhagen, the Customs House in Horsens is one of the more extraordinary properties. The listed building sits on the harbour front and is home to several of Nine United’s companies.
In London, the beautiful properties at 16 and 34 Queen Anne’s Gate are among the most noteworthy. They are located in the area of Westminster right between Parliament Square and St. James’ Park, and houses Nine United offices and showroom.
firstname.lastname@example.org / Nine United Properties Denmark: +45 4282 0000 / Nine United Properties UK: +44 (0) 789 4587 388
CSR Capital A/S is a privately held Danish investment company focusing on sustainable, social and environmental investments mainly in small and medium-sized businesses. It is CSR Capital A/S’s belief that private sector investments should be planned reasonably and on a long-term basis and thereby contribute to promoting the development of sustainable, financial and social initiatives.
CSR Capital A/S was founded by Troels Holch Povlsen with the purpose of ensuring financial growth and development in the countries and regions that have contributed significantly to BESTSELLER’s and Nine United’s success.
CSR Capital A/S makes direct investments and is actively involved at board level and through close cooperation with our local partners. The investments are made on the basis of international principles of social responsibility.
Investments are mainly focused on sustainable projects in China and India. The investment projects include a factory that produces pickled chili peppers and a
De 5 Gaarde was originally conceived as a production cooperation between 5 castles and manor houses in Denmark of which Constantinsborg, Gyllingnæs and Schackenborg remain today.
With the objective of refining good raw materials into high quality and reasonably priced products, De 5 Gaarde has established itself as a significant supplier of food products to the Danish consumers since 2002.
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Landmad was created with the objective of making local Danish produce readily available to everyone.
Landmad has established a network of dedicated local farmers and manufacturers who work with great passion and love for their craft on a daily basis. Every single one has a history that deserves to be told. In close cooperation with them, honest and authentic quality products are produced, where traditions, values and techniques are preserved / maintained.
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Studio 9 Denmark A/S was established in 2014 as a sales and service function for the Nine United buying offices in China, Turkey, India and Bangladesh. Backed by a wide range of suppliers, one of the company’s primary objectives is to establish closeness to the customer and thus obtain the best possible product.
Studio 9 Denmark A/S is a supplier of window displays and mannequins, hangers and packaging to larger international retail chains. Furthermore, the company supplies clothing accessories like e.g. buttons, hang tags, price labels etc.
In order to adapt to the need for window displays and accessories that may be part of a client’s brand identity, Studio 9 Denmark A/S has employed its own designers, who prepare presentations for the clients on an ongoing basis.
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With more than 200 employees in China, India, Bangladesh and Turkey, the Nine United sourcing companies serve as a strong and valuable entrance to the Asian market. Our offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Dhaka and Istanbul are an important link between the design and retail branding companies in the Nine United family and their suppliers, but also in regards to new distribution possibilities.
The companies in Asia were first founded in 2005 with the purpose of purchasing and supplying different items, varying from hangtags, buttons and price stickers to window decorations, shop fixtures, flooring and packaging. Today, they are also involved in sourcing furniture and home accessories for &Tradition.
firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone (DK): +45 4282 0000 / Telephone China: : +021 63231280 / Telephone India: +91 9810032925
The Nine United sales organization in Europe has 14 offices and showrooms in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Antwerp, Malaga, Bologna and Glattbrugg.
Working with design, product development, sales and e-commerce, Nine United Europe presents design furniture, lighting, accessories and textiles for commercial and residential use from brands such as &Tradition, Frandsen, Verpan and Stellarworks. You can find more information about the brands under DESIGN.
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Results can only be made by people who care
We can tell much about people’s attitude from the little things. We can train people for a job, but we cannot easily train them to have the right attitude. Our 10 basic principles have guided us since 1975 and continue to be the backbone of our philosophy, both as managers, as employees, as colleagues and as private individuals.
We wish to develop people through an open and inspiring culture. The well-being of our colleagues is important to us and we try to show it every day, in every way we can. Whatever our position and job might be, we all carry the responsibility to try and set a good example and create value in the work we do. Results can only be made by people who care.
We build our company on fairness, opportunities and a sense of responsibility towards our surroundings. We believe that cultural differences are an advantage that promotes quality, good results and strong values. Our world may be large but we strive to have closeness despite distance.
We make Nine United's 10 basic principles come alive. They guide us in the way we interact with the world around us and determine how we do business. We base our relations on trust, respect and honesty.
The feeling of being part of a family unites our company across borders, brands and departments. We help our colleagues, are proud of them and take pride in the good examples we set for one another. We treat all people as individuals but we think and act as a team.
Since 1975, we have been guided by these 10 basic principles:
We are honest
We are hard-working
We are loyal
We are business minded
We want simple solutions
We take nothing for granted
We keep our promises
We want to see results
We want to be the best
Together we are the best
WE MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER TO MAKE AN EXTRA EFFORT AND FOCUS ON THE POSSIBILITIES. IT MUST NEVER BECOME JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE. IF WE ARE ABLE TO DO THAT, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
Code of conduct - our responsibility
In Nine United, we recognize that everything we do has an impact and we each have the responsibility to contribute to a better society and environment. Our Code of Conduct gives our customers and partners insight into and guidance in our way of doing business. For our suppliers, it emphasizes the importance of conducting business ethically and in accordance with the law. The focus areas of our Code of Conduct are the working environment, social responsibility, environmentally friendly production and protection of animals. We are dedicated to working with law demands, ethical standards and international norms.
It is of great importance that production and work in general are carried out by people who are treated with respect and work under the best possible conditions. We frequently visit our suppliers’ factories, guiding them to comply with our Code of Conduct and to make sure that they undergo constant development. Suppliers and partners who are open and honest in their work and partnership are those who we wish to develop and work even closer within the future. By conscientiously aiming to develop and create solutions that last, we show that we take our responsibility seriously by helping to ensure sustainability, as well as creating a foundation we can all be
OUR COMPANY IS RUN BY THE HEART. ALL OF OUR COLLEAGUES ARE TREATED AS PART OF THE FAMILY.
Telephone: +45 42 82 00 00