Our mission is to add value to our customers' supply chain.
The values that form the pillars of our business are Continuous improvement, Trust and Team spirit.
To be a preferred supplier of cost efficient and logistically smart labelling solutions to large national and multinational customers by providing products and customer relations of high quality.
Skanem is founded in Norway under the name "Stavanger Blikktrykkeri og Maskinverksted" (Stavanger Metal Printing and Production Workshop).
The company becomes part of the Pechiney Group and changes its name to Skanem. The name Skanem is introduced by the Pechiney Group as it is much simpler to pronounce. The word Skanem is a combination of two words, one being Scandinavia and the other a French word Emballage. The Pechiney group introduces the newest technology in Skanem, and doubles its turnover. Skanem becomes the only supplier and patent holder of easy open metal cans in Norway. At the same time manual involvement is reduced to half and Skanem has approx. 50 employees.
Ole Rugland, present day Executive Chairman, joins Skanem as Managing Director in 1985. He works with Skanem for a year and a half, understands the business completely and in Aug 1986 he finally performs a management buy out of the company, thus acquiring Skanem.
Skanem works towards consolidation of all metal can production companies throughout Norway. The strategy is to focus solely on the metal canning part of packaging and to be the strongest player in the market.
Skanem identifies growing markets in India and Africa. Interlabels India and Interlabels Kenya is acquired. Skanem Group continues to invest and expand in Skanem Interlabels India and Kenya throughout 2012 and 2013.
Our team is focused on Ensuring Customer Focus, Financial & Operational Excellence and good People Leadership
With 11 production units, the Skanem team encompasses over 1000 employees and is spread across 8 countries in Europe Asia and Africa. The Skanem Headquarter is in Stavanger, Norway.
At Skanem we don’t just create labels; we create Smarter Labelling Solutions designed to keep our customers ahead in labelling.
Our slew of awards and commendations are testimony to our commitment to add value to our customers’ supply chain by providing products and customer relations of the highest quality.