For several years, Carsten Holm worked as an electrical engineer at Brüel & Kjær A/S. In 1989, he started his business of service and repair of electrical devices including B&K devices. Accompanied by other former employees of Brüel & Kjær, the company expanded within service, engineering, and manufacturing of analog vibration monitors, in 1992. The focus was to develop a DSP-based vibration monitoring concept to improve the monitoring of critical frequencies in pumps, blowers, decanters and even wind turbines.
The company started development of a full 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 within this industry.
After a few years, Leif Schaap and Ib Eriksen entered the company as CEO and CFO. Throughout the purchase of 50% of shares, they became partners and together built the modern and successful PCH Engineering as we know today. In 2000, the company launched the first DSP-based wind turbine monitor, the PCH 1026, which constantly has been updated with new hardware and features ever since. By 2002, the company received several certifications such as the ISO9001:2000 certificate and the first ATEX certification.
In 2015, a generation change was performed, and the company was taken over by Erhvervsinvest A/S with the intention to further develop the company.
In 2017, as part of a soft “generation change”, Leif Schaap decided to entrust the overall responsibility to someone else and instead stay as Executive Sales Director. In the search, for a new CEO who has experience with management and business development in niche markets, PCH Engineering and Erhvervsinvest chose to pass on the daily management to the former head of sales and marketing at Maersk Fluid Technology, Sune Lilbæk.