Nardos A/S Denmark
Nils Erik Aamann
In 1980 Nils Erik Aamann-Christensen started the company Nardos A/S based on a long life interest in growing plants plus an enormous information retrieval as to their content, how they act, and how to use them.
A view from the factory to the fields
The study of nature as a living laboratory and an inexhaustible well of resources and possibilities has been a constant inspiration for development and renewal since the start of the company.
The first foundation was made in 1975 at the organic horticulture Holkegaard near Ebeltoft (East-Jutland Denmark) where Nils Erik grew organic vegetables for restaurants and health food shops in Aarhus. At the same time a laboratory was established where the products from the organic growing were employed in the production of crèmes and lotions for skin care.
Today Nardos produces quality products both for humans and animals.
In 1996 Nardos moved to Knebel situated within the beautiful nature in the heart of Mols – a setting that is in total harmony with the basic inspiration behind the company. This inspiration has resulted in a practical philosophy whose goal is to make the fascinating varieties of the natural biochemical actives in plants obtainable in products that can cure or ease a various number of diseases and problems in humans and animals.
This philosophy makes a very high demand in the production, i.e. :*)
- All active ingredients in a Nardos product must be of biological origin
– no unnecessary additives are accepted.
- Only raw materials that comply with the sever demands of cleanness and quality are used.
- All raw materials must be documented by their content and actions.
- None of the ingredients in the production must cause damage to the environment.
- The production processes must be done as gently as possible so the value added active ingredients are maintained in the finished product.
Nardos A/S develops and produces a various number of products for personal use: shampoo, crème, lotion and liniments plus balsam and gel for sore muscles and joints, skin problems etc.
Nardos A/S is also registered at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries: The Danish Plant Directorate – no. 208-R862033 – as Nardos A/S has a production of dietary supplement for dairy cows. This production is made for the big veterinarian company J. Kruuse A/S Denmark.
Nardos A/S develops and produces products for many Danish and foreign companies branded with Nardos A/S or with own label. Nardos A/S has 10 employees.
Nils Erik in the laboratory
In 2007 Nardos A/S extended the stock capacity by 600 square metres. We already have 800 square metres, so to our company it was a relatively big extension. Within these 1400 square metres we have built a laboratory containing all thinkable modern equipment.
In recent years Nardos A/S has been working on introducing GMP, a pharmaceutical standard which gives you the permission to produce pharmaceuticals. GMP (General Manufacturing Practise) is a very useful quality programme at the same time, based on common sense and ensures that mistakes rarely happen.
*) an example:
In our Aloe range we only use organically grown Aloe Vera of the quality set up by The Aloe Science Council. That means the Aloe has undertaken a special gentle treatment to maintain the active ingredients in the plant. International Aloe Science Council supervises that the instructions are followed exactly.
It is scientifically documented that Aloe Vera is most effective when the juice is used in the ratio 1 to 1; that means that only pure undiluted juice is used. All Aloe Vera products from Nardos are made of pure juice and we have a high content of the juice in our Aloe Vera products. Scientifical research has proved that you have to use a lot of Aloe Vera on the skin before it has an effect.
In our Calendula Balsam (marigold lotions for the whole body) we have used both an oil extract and water based extract from the marigold flower to ensure that the positive effects from the marigolds flowers against all kind of skin problems are maintained. Of course we have combined this with natural oils of the highest quality. Calendula Balsam is a very popular product as it helps against dry, rough and irritated skin. We have many people with psoriasis and other skin problems which have shown good results.