Holger Nielsen (b. 1915), founder of Vipp, was born in the small Danish town of Randers where he trained as a metal spinner. Holger Nielsen made the leap into business at the age of only 17 and almost by coincidence. It all began one spring Sunday in May 1931 when he made his usual visit to the local stadium to support his favorite soccer team. Fate has it that his ticket was drawn in a raffle and he won a car. Holger loved cars, but as he had no driver's license, he decided to sell the car and invest the money in a metal turning lathe. This marked the birth of Holger Nielsen's metal factory where, a few years later, he produced the very product that would go on to bring him fame: the Vipp pedal bin.
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