Kathrine Andersen Chocolate has moved into brand new and modern premises in Soeften northwest of Aarhus. The production facilities have been upgraded significantly and, at the same time, the production planning has been fully digitized with barcodes, production numbers, digital overview and registration of all processes.
Since 2007, director and business owner, Jakob Skovsgaard, has been head of the chocolate producer in East Jutland, Kathrine Andersen Chocolate, whose name dates to 1877 where Kathrine Andersen was born. The chocolate factory was established in 1898 when Kathrine Andersen started selling confectionery and cakes from her private home.
With more than 120 years of history, Jakob Skovsgaard is not only at the forefront of Denmark's oldest chocolate factory, but also brand-new premises and modern production facilities with associated chocolate shop.
From the very beginning, Jakob Skovsgaard learned the traditional chocolate skills, when he deliberately started from the bottom, learning from the former owner, Henrik Larsens. Henrik Larsen had many of the old recipes in his head. In this way, Jakob Skovsgaard was able to maintain respect for the traditional work.