Our story and heritage

After the second World War, everyone was forced to make savings wherever possible. Poul Broen therefore invented a shut-off flushing valve and in 1948, Poul Broen established Nordisk Armatur in a rented cellar.

This was later changed to BROEN and Poul BROEN also invented the PARCEO shower automat that efficiently delivered the right amount of warm water. BROEN grew into an established industrial company with strong brands. 

This led to the development of a range of sanitary fittings and taps in the 1950s, including the original BROEN BALLOFIX® ball valve in 1960.

BROEN was also one of the pioneers when district heating took off in Denmark in the 1970s.

This pioneering spirit and vision still exists at BROEN today. BROEN is an innovative and value-adding partner and continually develops and improves products that use nature’s resources as efficiently as possible.

In 1998 BROEN bought Clorius Controls, a leading manufacturer of valves, actuators and comprehensive control solutions for marine and industrial applications.

Clorius Controls was founded in 1902 by two Danish brothers Odin and Axel Clorius and they developed and produced a range of self-acting temperature controllers, a line that exists more than a century later. Today, the BROEN Clorius division specializes in development and production of controls for temperature and pressure.

BROEN's five values


We explore and make dreams happen. We adapt, innovate and focus on our customers’ requirements and give them back so much more than they expect


We are responsible for achieving our own commitments. Proactive, accountable, and empowered to perform


We are passionate, self-critical and persistent in everything we do. We challenge the status quo, push boundaries and think outside the box.
And we deliver results.


We learn from each other by being professional and open-minded. We get better every day.
We are not afraid of failure. In fact, we embrace it as a valuable stop on the route to success


We lead by example, act transparently and speak up. We are professional at all times, and in everything we do