In 1924, Mogens Vissing and Poul Bay founded the company of Bay & Vissing – later converted into Bay & Vissing A/S. Bay & Vissing A/S was especially known for the Tandex toothbrush and the Specter paintbrushes. Both brands were later divested.


In 1988, Bay & Vissing A/S acquired the Vikan A/S brush factory in Skive, Denmark. Vikan A/S has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of maximum hygiene cleaning tools.


As Jenny and Mogens Vissing left no heirs, they decided to establish the Vissing Foundation in 1979 and transfer the shares of Bay & Vissing to the Foundation.


The Vissing Foundation still holds a majority stake in Vikan A/S.