• 1940

    In 1940, Haldor Topsøe founded the company that bears his name in the belief that fundamental research combined with a deep understanding of customer needs would bring the benefits of catalysis to businesses worldwide.

    Today, more than 70 years later, and with catalysis involved in 90 percent of the world’s industrial chemical processes, Haldor Topsøe A/S is helping customers raise the sustainability and profitability of global energy production and manufacturing processes on a global scale.

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    1940Haldor Topsøe founds the company on April 10

  • 1946

    1946Haldor Topsøe at Stengaarden with his first staff

  • 1978

    1978Haldor Topsøe turns 65. Celebrating with his wife Inger at the river that runs past the headquarters

  • 1980

    1983Haldor Topsøe accompanied by HM the Queen of Denmark and HRH the Prince Consort at Risø’s 25 year anniversary

  • 1983

    1983Haldor Topsøe meets Indira Gandhi at Tivoli during her stay in Denmark

  • 1991

    1991Haldor Topsøe receives the Hoover Medal in recognition of his unselfish, non-technical services to humanity as an engineer

  • 1993

    1993Haldor Topsøe among internationally highly recognized scientists at the forerunner of Topsoe Catalysis Forum

  • 2007

    2007The company is now one hundred percent owned by the Topsøe family

  • 2008

    2008Haldor Topsøe is made Knight of the Grand Cross of the Dannebrog Order. The award includes a coat of arms designed specifically for the Knight

  • 2011

    2011Haldor Topsøe with children from the KAFCO school in Bangladesh

  • 2013

    2013Building on our foundation in catalysis, we expand into new business areas with innovative solutions that will transform the businesses of our customers and partners