API Maintenance Systems

API Maintenance Systems develops, markets and supports the API PRO EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) software. API PRO is used in a variety of industries and organizations worldwide to maintain high-value capital assets such as plants, facilities and equipment.

The headquarters for API Maintenance Systems is located in Denmark and is complemented by local offices in 10 countries. API Maintenance Systems is a strong international organization supplemented by a well-established network of partners and distributors. With our extensive outreaching networks we are able to ensure global service for our customers.

History of API Maintenance Systems

API Maintenance Systems has an extensive and prestigious background founded in the mid 1980’s out of necessity by the Swedish SKF group. The Swedish SKF group needed a program to help alleviate paperwork and communication issues. By the late 80’s SKF Maintenance Systems A/S was established in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The letters “API” in API Maintenance Systems are the initials of “Analyze, Planning and Information”.

In 1995 the company was acquired by the stock listed Swedish IT consulting group Frontec AB. This acquisition precipitated a name change to Frontec Maintenance Systems. During the next 7 years a handful of local (API) subsidiaries were established in Northwestern Europe.

By 2002 API Maintenance Systems was purchased by the Swedish investment company Seaside Group AB. This group retained the company until it was sold in 2013 to the Danish private equity fund Capidea. Capidea makes long-term investments in competitive small and medium enterprises and still owns the company today.

API Maintenance Systems have always had an international approach. Their initial relations with the SKF group and distribution network launched them in the international market. During the last 10 years they have grown significantly and are at the forefront of global leaders of Enterprise Asset Management systems.


Michael Ries

Michael Ries is currently the CEO of API Maintenance Systems A/S and head of Global Sales. He has maintained this position since 2002. Michael Ries started in API Maintenance Systems in 2000 and has been working with EAM software solutions in API Maintenance Systems A/S ever since, initially as Sales Director. Michael Ries holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Power Engineering and Commerce.

Michael RiesCEO / Global Sales
Frank Birk-Jensen

Frank Birk-Jensen started with API Maintenance Systems A/S in 1995, initially as a programmer and system consultant. He has held the position as as R&D manager since 2000. During the past 30 years he has been working with development of EAM, Quality Assurance and Maintenance Management.

Frank Birk-Jensen has a Master’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Frank Birk-Jensen VP Research & Development
Michael Stoltenborg

Michael Stoltenborg has been with API Maintenance Systems since 2013. Michael has worked with software product development since 1998 and has previous experience with IT management, project management and agile software development.

Michael Stoltenborg has a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and is a trained Project Manager.

Michael Stoltenborg VP Product Management
Mark Bang Mikkelsen

Mark Bang Mikkelsen joined API Maintenance Systems A/S in September 2013. Before joining API, Mark worked as a consultant at Deloitte for 5 years. At Deloitte he worked in financial departments with various clients in several different industries.

Mark Bang Mikkelsen has a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Controlling from Aarhus Business School.

Mark Bang MikkelsenVP Finance