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Our Background and history

Carmo 1962

Carmo today

Carmo 2012






History & Background

Carmo was established by Carl Mogensen (hence the name Car-mo) during the second world war. Carmo initially produced and sold buttons and other items manufactured in bone.

In 1946, the company was bought by Marckman Hansen, who introduced one of the first injection moulding machines in Denmark and a new era in plastics.

With on offset in buttons and buttonholes for raincoats, a wide productportfolio and deep knowhow around injection moulding and high frequency welding was established.

Since then, Carmo has carried forward a proud tradition of the highest technical expertise, quality and flexibility and service towards our customers

In 1997, the company was acquired by the current owner, Steen Ishøy. With a background from the medico market, the company was further modernized automated and focused further on supplying medico customers.

Today the company has a range of modern machines and has invested heavily in automation and robotics to maintain unsupassed quality at competitive prices.



Facts & figures

Today, Carmo

  • produces in all technical plastics – PP, PE, TPE etc. , … including PVC, that continues to be a core competency
  • is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485 certified
  • service more than 500 customers worldwide
  • exports more than 90% of our production
  • ... to more than 50 countries world wide
  • has more than 300 designs, and 1000+ variants
  • carries stock on the majority of standard designs
  • fulfils 95% of standard products within 5 working days
  • delivers in small batches
  • can manufacture in cleanroom down to class 10.000 (ISO class 7)



Carmo has a 60 year track record of delivering highly specialized technical and medical components.

We design, produce and sell quality injection moulded plastic components globally. We service industries as diverse as Medico, Maritime, Mining, Agriculture and Automotive.

Quality, Service and Flexibility are the key words of our production and in all aspects of our interaction with our customers. We are focused on minimizing hassle and maximizing service, while helping our customers turning ideas into products.

We are based in Denmark and run a highly automated production. By leveraging robotics and vision technology, we are able to deliver components with very high quality, well-defined properties and functionality at competitive prices.

We put all our knowhow and experience in ensuring our customers an easy integration and stability in their products and production.

From our sales offices and inventories in Denmark, France and the UK we are able to supply our core markets and customers within days.

Our core competency is components for High Frequency welding, with a special focus on valves, eyelets and components for medical bags. We maintain PVC as a special focus, however deliver 50% of our turnover in other plastic materials.

Our four main business areas are:

Technical Components Medical Components Modular storage boxes Product Development Services

Weldable eyelets and fittings

Valves for inflating, over pressure and vacuum

Threaded nozzles and caps

HF/RF welding machines

Market leader in drainage valves, connectors and fittings for medical bags

Customization and OEM production

Modular, high quality transparent boxes

Approved for storage of food and fragile objects

Sold under the brand UltraPlast

Product design and realisation

Pilot production, test and documentation

Ramp-up and production

In addition to above, our main manufacturing strength is quality injection moulding in all technical
plastics - including PVC. Carmo PVC products are made in a number of different PVC grades - all special and protected Carmo recipes.

We can manufacture in cleanroom down to class 10.000.
2K moulding

We have chosen quality to be the keyword for our production and
distribution. Since 1993 Carmo has been holding an ISO certification and we are today ISO certified according to ISO 9001:2008.