About

About

About Skanem: Our global vision and legacy

As a global and industry-leading company in the world of labelling product decoration, packaging and plastic products, Skanem is consistently developing innovative and market-leading solutions for our customers around the world.

Our Vision, mission and values

Our Vision, mission and values

Our Vision, mission and values

Creating a responsible future in packaging.

Creating a responsible future in packaging.

Creating a responsible future in packaging.

Creating a responsible future in packaging.

Creating a responsible future in packaging.

Creating a responsible future in packaging.

Creating a responsible future in packaging.

We are there for customers who value a uniquely reliable partner.

We are there for customers who value a uniquely reliable partner.

We are there for customers who value a uniquely reliable partner.

Every packaging solution we create appeals to our customers, their customers, and our planet.

Every packaging solution we create appeals to our customers, their customers, and our planet.

Every packaging solution we create appeals to our customers, their customers, and our planet.

In turn, our commitment will drive robust and sustainable growth in Skanem

In turn, our commitment will drive robust and sustainable growth in Skanem

In turn, our commitment will drive robust and sustainable growth in Skanem

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We care

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We go the extra mile

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We build trust

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We dare to change

Who is Skanem?

Who is Skanem?

Who is Skanem?

Skanem is a global packaging company with the vision to create a responsible future that meets our customers’ needs. We have a long and rich history, with over 100 years in the packaging business.

Today, the packaging and products we make are used for millions of products every day around the world, and we employ a talented and diverse team to make that happen!

Our packaging and product solutions are designed together with our customers to ensure that our solutions meet the expected standards of quality, functionality, efficiency, innovation and sustainability.

At Skanem, our people are our most important asset. We are proud to have a knowledgeable and experienced team across our business. We believe in giving people opportunities, responsibility, challenges, and freedom.

We believe the best organisations are built on entrepreneurship, ownership, teamwork, curiosity and openness.

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Explore our journey

Forward-leaning packaging
since 1905

2024

Skanem History Highlight

Skanem expands in Africa

Skanem expands its footprint in Uganda and Tanzania and move to a new state-of-the art factory in Kenya.

2023

2023

Skanem History Highlight

Skanem re-enters Europe

Skanem re-enters the European packaging market with the acquisition of Bergen Plastics AS and Heger AS.

2021

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Skanem sells labeling businesses

Skanem divests their labelling businesses in Europe and Thailand, selling to to MCC labels.

2019

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Leadership change

Maryne Lemvik takes over as CEO of Skanem Group. Ole Rugland takes the position of Executive Chairman.

2012

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Skanem expands

Skanem identifies growing markets in Africa and India and therefore acquires Interlabels India and Interlabels Kenya.

2007

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Skanem opens Bangkok plant

Skanem builds its own production plant in Bangkok to make a debut in the Asian market. The Bangkok plant was built to cater to a customer’s growing demand in the region.

2005

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Skanem Enters Eastern Europe

Skanem moves into the Eastern European market by acquiring a print company named Introl in Russia and Poland.

2003

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Skanem refocuses on labels

Skanem divests the majority of its metal packaging and film companies to focus solely on self-adhesive labels

2002

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Skanem acquires SE labels

Skanem acquires SE labels, a self-adhesive label and labelling machinery company mainly focused on the food processing industry, operating in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom.

1995 - 1998

Skanem History Highlight

Skanem expands internationally

Skanem expands out of Norway and acquires Hydrocan and Nordisk Blik in Denmark. Begin to export deep drawn aluminium cans to mainland Europe and the far east.​

1991

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Skanem acquires Noblikk

Skanem acquires Noblikk Sannem, the largest metal packaging company in Norway.​

1986

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Rugland joins and aquires Skanem

Ole Rugland is hired as Managing Director in March 1985 and acquired Skanem in August 1986.​

1973

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Name changed to Skanem

With a flourishing partnership with Stavanger Bliktrykkeri, Cebal decides to buy the company. The name is changed to Skanem, which is a combination of two words: Scandinavia and Emballage. Skanem becomes the patent holder and first supplier of easy open lid for aluminium cans in Norway.​

1962 - 1963

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Partnership with Cebal

Stavanger Bliktrykkeri partners with a French company called Cebal to develop deep drawn aluminium cans with easy opening lids.

1960

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Focus on tin cans

A positive consumer growth in Norway sees the company focus on tin cans for food and paint. The company invests in automatic welding machines and printing presses.

1952

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Renamed Stavanger Bliktrykkeri

The name Stavanger Bliktrykkeri og Maskinverksted is changed to Stavanger Bliktrykkeri.

1915

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10 patents owned

The company continues to pioneer new innovations and owns 10 different patents.

1905

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Skanem is founded in Norway

In the late 19th century, the Norwegian industry for canned fish products grew rapidly. In the Stavanger region alone, there were over 60 canning factories. To cater to the growing demand for tin cans, Skanem is founded in Norway by Albert L. Barstad, Halfdan Abel Lunde and Robert Paul Richard Scholz as Stavanger Bliktrykkeri og Maskinverksted. The company was later popularly known as «Blikken». ​