Abena started small as a supplier company with a moderate product assortment. Today, Abena is a customer-oriented business partner that develops, manufactures, and sells quality products in a wide range of areas.
The Abena Group was founded in 1953 when Jens Terp-Nielsen established the company Sækko A/S in Aabenraa which mainly sold jute bags for farming. Through the years, Sækko A/S developed into a trading company and in 1980 Sækko established its own factory for the production of diapers and sanitary napkins under the name Bambo. In the 80s the company began export operations to more than 55 countries around the world.
In 2003, the company changed its name to Abena and today employs approximately 1,300 employees and offers a wide assortment of packaging, waste system, personal protective equipment, consumer goods, disposable items and personal care products.
Today the Group is represented with its own companies in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Holland, France, England and Poland. In addition, there are a large number of distributors in Africa, the U.S.A., Canada, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in a number of European countries. Abena is a family-owned group with a strong and inspiring company culture in which ethics, the environment and good business sense are a top priority.
In 2003, in connection with the company's 50th anniversary, we introduced a common Group logo which is a green leaf followed by the name Abena. The green leaf followed by the Abena name symbolises Abena Group's environmentally friendly way of thinking. As of 1 May, 2005, Sækko A/S changed its name to Abena A/S.