Our History

Abena originally started as a small supplier with a modest product assortment. Today, Abena is a customer-focused, co-operative partner who develops, manufactures and sells quality products within a wide range of areas.

The Abena Group was founded in 1953, when Jens Terp-Nielsen established the company Saekko A/S in Aabenraa in the south of Denmark. The main activity concerned the sale of jute sacks for agriculture. Saekko A/S developed into a trading company and in 1980 we established our own production of baby diapers and sanitary towels under the brand Bambo. In the eighties the company began to export products to other countries, and today we export our products to more than 55 markets worldwide.

In 2003 the company name changed to Abena, and today we have more than 1,300 employees worldwide, offering a wide assortment, not only a wide assortment of hygiene articles, but also plastic and paper products and also waste systems and packaging.

The Group has own subsidiaries in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Holland, France, United Kingdom, Poland, USA, Iceland, China and soon Russia. Furthermore, Abena has a great number of distributors in Africa, USA, Canada, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as in several European countries.

Abena is a family-owned Group with a strong and inspirational corporate culture where ethics, environment and good business acumen are paramount.

To mark the proud 50th anniversary of the Group in 2003, most of our subsidiaries changed their name to Abena and a joint logo was adopted.

To celebrate our 50th anniversary we published a book about the founding of the company and which contains small anecdotes gathered during our first 50 years.





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