For many years, PCH’s founder, Carsten Holm, worked as an electrical engineer at Brüel & Kjær A/S. In 1989, he started a service and repairs business for electrical devices, including B&K devices.
Accompanied by other former employees from Brüel & Kjær, in 1992 his company expanded into the service, engineering and manufacturing of analogue vibration monitors. The focus was to develop a DSP-based vibration monitoring concept to improve the monitoring of critical frequencies in pumps, blowers, decanters and wind turbines.
The company started developing a fully digital 2 channel vibration monitor, the PCH 1008, in 1996. Shortly after, in 1997, the company entered the wind turbine industry and developed special monitoring solutions for this industry.
After a few years, Leif Schaap and Ib Eriksen entered the company as CEO and CFO, respectively. By purchasing 50 % of the shares, they became partners and, together, they built the modern and successful PCH Engineering that you will meet today.
In 2000, the company launched the first DSP-based wind turbine monitor, the PCH 1026, which has been updated continually with new hardware and features ever since. By 2002, PCH Engineering had received several certifications such as the ISO9001:2000 certificate and the first ATEX certification.
In 2015, a generation change took place, and the company was taken over by Erhvervsinvest A/S with the intention of further developing the company.
In 2017, as part of a soft “generation change”, Leif Schaap decided to pass on the overall responsibility to someone else and stay on as Executive Sales Director.
A thorough search for a new CEO who had experience with management and business development in niche markets resulted in PCH Engineering and Erhvervsinvest entrusting the daily management to the former Head of Sales and Marketing at Maersk Fluid Technology, Sune Lilbæk.