The Nine United Family
Nine United is a privately held family of companies. The Nine United family covers a range of different areas; design, architecture, inventory, branding, garment accessories, window decoration, CSR and sustainable development projects.
In our everyday work, we aim to dream big and act humble, which is reflected in our approach to every new project.
Welcome to Nine United.
The story of Nine United began in 1975, in a small town called Ringkoebing on the western coast of Jutland when Troels Holch Povlsen founded the Danish clothing company BESTSELLER.
As BESTSELLER grew, new areas were explored and new business opportunities started developing. The Nine United family began to take shape in the early 2000s and is still growing every day. The family blood and values still run through both BESTSELLER and Nine United, and this shared legacy is an important part of the Nine United history and spirit.
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Nine United Properties Denmark owns and manages a number of properties in Denmark. The old Customs House by the harbour in Horsens is one of them. It houses several offices, among these Nine United Properties Denmark, MTHP and Nine United Denmark’s Horsens office. Nine United Properties Denmark administers both commercial and private tenancies. The properties are primarily located on high streets in major cities.
Among the more notable properties is Hoejbrohus in Copenhagen where HAY HOUSE and Café Norden are located. Another property is Louise's House which is also located in Copenhagen. A noteworthy property is the beautiful Lindencrone Mansion on Bredgade in Copenhagen. Profound respect for and high regard of the original spirit of the building is reflected in the renovation and repair work of each property owned by Nine United Properties Denmark.
Telephone: +45 42 82 00 00
Nine United Denmark started in October 2002 as a collaboration between Troels Holch Povlsen and HAY founders Rolf Hay and Mette Hay with the design of 12 new pieces of furniture for BESTSELLER offices. The key words back then were simplicity, beauty and functionality and still are today. In 2003, the first HAY store opened in Pilestraede, Copenhagen.
An increasing demand for office furniture in BESTSELLER, combined with Troels’ knowledge and passion for antique furniture, as well as Mette and Rolf’s talent and dedication, fostered a new area of business. The ambition was and still is to encourage the return of Danish furniture design to the innovative greatness of the 1950s and 1960s, but in a contemporary context.
Affordable prices and good quality means that every piece of furniture is available to everyone and made to last. A collaboration that began with a line of office furniture in Denmark has now grown to be an international design brand. Today, Hay brand stores have opened in Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, China and Australia, and our products are available through a wide network of dealers worldwide.
Telephone: +45 42 82 02 82
The beautiful property at 16 Queen Anne’s Gate in London is home to the activities of Nine United Properties UK in the United Kingdom. It is located in the area of Westminster right between Parliament Square and St. James’ Park. Troels Holch Povlsen bought this first property on Queen Anne’s Gate in 2006. Today, Nine United Properties UK also owns 34 Queen Anne’s Gate and several other buildings in the London and Cambridge areas. The office of Nine United Properties UK is primarily engaged in the management of the properties in the United Kingdom but also the management of antiques and other related business.
Telephone: +44 (0) 77 99 12 44
CSR Capital is a private, Danish development company. The aim of CSR Capital is to support local businesses in some of the least developed countries around the world. The philosophy is that good investments can and should help foster development and create the basis for sustainable economic, environmental and social growth and welfare in any society. The company was founded by Troels Holch Povlsen and developed in close cooperation with Sven Riskaer. The purpose is to help the regions and territories that have played an important part in the success of BESTSELLER and the other companies in the Nine United family.
From cooling systems for the shipping industry in China, mango pulp production in India to yoghurt production in Africa; all of CSR Capital’s projects are carefully chosen. Frequent visits and closeness to our partners and project sites ensures the right conditions for cooperation - and helps to create a better foundation for further development.
Tel: +86 10 6587 3522
Nine United Turkey was established in 1992 as a buying office for BESTSELLER. Today the office also supplies the HAY brand with bed linen, antique quilts, cushions, tea towels and towels in various qualities and is also specialized in shop inventory and shop fittings.
Our location in Turkey and extensive network of suppliers provide us with competitive and durable products of high quality.
Telephone: +90 212 358 47 00
Fermes Françaises is located in The Camargue region in the southern part of France near the mouth of the Rhône river. With more than 830 hectares, Fermes Françaises holds one of the biggest farms in the Camargue. The region is - with its warm climate - home to the desirable red-brown rice sorts which, due to the special soil conditions, have a characteristic flavour and texture.
Originally, Fermes Françaises became part of the Nine United family in 2008 to supply the Danish company, The 5 Farms, with a wider selection of products. Today, however, the rice and corn, that Fermes Françaises produces, are sold exclusively to external customers. Apart from farm products, Fermes Françaises also offers the rare attraction of hunting wild boar and ducks on the small - and only - island in the Rhône River.
Nine United China was founded in 2005 with the purpose of purchasing and supplying different items mainly to BESTSELLER. The products vary from hangtags, buttons and price stickers to window decorations, shop fixtures, flooring and packaging.
With offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, Nine United China serves as a strong and valuable entrance to the Asian market, both as the link between our companies, Nine United Denmark and Studio 9 Denmark, and their suppliers, but also in regards to new distribution possibilities.
MTHP is the administration company for a number of Nine United companies.
It was founded in 2001 and is situated in historic surroundings by the waterfront in Horsens, Denmark. Facilitating knowledge sharing and providing administrative services, MTHP supports all Nine United companies in various fields of business such as bookkeeping, personnel administration, IT, legal assistance and management.
The main focus of MTHP is to ensure the continual development of a shared platform for corporate identity, code of conduct, information, ideas and knowledge that all the companies can benefit from.
Telephone: +45 42 82 00 00
Results can only be made by people who care
We can tell much about people’s attitude from the little things. We can train people for a job, but we cannot easily train them to have the right attitude. Our 10 basic principles have guided us since 1975 and continue to be the backbone of our philosophy, both as managers, as employees, as colleagues and as private individuals.
We wish to develop people through an open and inspiring culture. The well-being of our colleagues is important to us and we try to show it every day, in every way we can. Whatever our position and job might be, we all carry the responsibility to try and set a good example and create value in the work we do. Results can only be made by people who care.
We build our world on fairness and opportunities. Embracing cultural differences promotes quality, extraordinary results and positive values. When meeting remoteness with closeness, we become one world.
We make our 10 basic principles come alive by being humble and hardworking. Our co-operation is based on trust, partnership and honesty. We treat all people as individuals but think and act as a team.
The backbone of this company is our family feeling. We help each other and have unlimited faith in our family members. We show our identity in the good examples we set for one another. We are proud of our family Is it both our link to the past and the foundation of our future.
Since 1975, we have been guided by these 10 basic principles:
We are honest
We are hard-working
We are loyal
We are business minded
We want simple solutions
We take nothing for granted
We keep our promises
We want to see results
We want to be the best
Together we are the best
We must always remember to make an extra effort and focus on the possibilities. It must never become just another day at the office. If we are able to do that, everything is possible.
Code of conduct - our responsibility
In Nine United, we recognize that everything we do has an impact and we each have the responsibility to contribute to a better society and environment. Our Code of Conduct gives our customers and partners insight into and guidance in our way of doing business. For our suppliers, it emphasizes the importance of conducting business ethically and in accordance with the law. The focus areas of our Code of Conduct are the working environment, social responsibility, environmentally friendly production and protection of animals. We are dedicated to working with law demands, ethical standards and international norms.
It is of great importance that production and work in general are carried out by people who are treated with respect and work under the best possible conditions. We frequently visit our suppliers’ factories, guiding them to comply with our Code of Conduct and to make sure that they undergo constant development. Suppliers and partners who are open and honest in their work and partnership are those who we wish to develop and work even closer within the future. By conscientiously aiming to develop and create solutions that last, we show that we take our responsibility seriously by helping to ensure sustainability, as well as creating a foundation we can all be proud of.
Our company is run by the heart. All of our colleagues are treated as part of the family.
At Nine United, we are always looking for ambitious people to join our team. We are especially looking for talented people within the fields of sales, procurement, bookkeeping, IT and finance. We believe in a policy of non-discrimination, and we welcome all applications regardless of gender,
race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age. If we do not have any open positions matching your profile, please do not hesitate to send an unsolicited application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: +45 42 82 00 00