Platform.as stands independent and strong despite Altan.dk’s bankruptcy
Platform.as’s financial health is sound and stable, an independent review of the company’s accounts reveals following the announcement of Altan.dk’s bankruptcy. Companies may share owners, but that doesn’t mean they share finances, strategy, or fate, says Platform’s CEO.
It has come to light that Altan.dk, which shares ownership with Platform.as, has gone bankrupt. For some, this might raise concerns given the shared ownership between the balcony company and Platform.as. However, it’s crucial to emphasize that even though Platform.as is owned by Casper Gorm Knudsen and Ulrik Hundrup-Knudsen, both of whom had a stake in Altan.dk, the two businesses have always operated as separate entities.
“The economies, business models, and strategies of Platform.as and Altan.dk have always been entirely distinct. This means that Altan.dk’s bankruptcy in no way affects Platform.as. I want to underline that,” says Platform.as’s CEO, Casper Gorm Knudsen.
“Of course, the two companies have leveraged synergies, such as using some of the same suppliers. And Altan.dk has rented work platforms and purchased services from Platform.as. Anything else would be peculiar. But right now, we have more rented work platforms than we have leased machines to Altan.dk. So even though Platform.as has lost a good customer, we can quickly adapt to the new situation,” the CEO added.
CEO dispels potential concerns
Following Altan.dk’s bankruptcy, Platform.as initiated an independent review of its accounts. This was done to address any concerns and assure all stakeholders – including customers, suppliers, and employees – of the company’s resilience. The task was carried out by an external consultant with an in-depth understanding of Platform.as’s finances and business model.
The result of this review was clear: Platform.as’s financial health is sound and stable. It shows that, despite a potential association between the two companies in the public eye, they have managed their finances and challenges independently of each other.
“We commissioned an external consultant with thorough knowledge of Platform.as’s finances to review the accounts meticulously. This extraordinary review occurred because I wanted to assure the public that Platform.as stands as strong and robust today as it did yesterday. At the same time, I wanted to dispel any concerns arising in the wake of Altan.dk’s bankruptcy,” says Casper Gorm Knudsen, concluding:
“Platform.as continues its independent journey with a healthy financial standing, while Altan.dk’s bankruptcy is dealt with separately. Therefore, we continue to provide high-quality solutions to our customers, and our suppliers can expect that collaboration with Platform.as will proceed as usual.”