History of Melbye



From tin cans to advanced technology:


Melbye Skandinavia has had an incredible growthand development since its establishment in 1907.Today the business covers throughout Scandinavia and the company possesses a growing portfolio for the energy and fiber networks market and an expertise we are proud of.

Our history:

1907  Hans Christian Axel Melbye founded H.C.A.
Melbye and start selling tin cans.
1913 Agency for electrical materials
1940 Arvid R. Melbye joined the company
1972 Production facility was built at Bjørkelangen.
Acquired Norgear and Nordiska Redskap AB
1977 Norgear was sold
1985 The company was listed on Oslo Stock Exchange.
Melbye purchased Kløckner Müeller and Hefro Elektronikk.
1988 Bought back the company and took it off the stock exchange.
Sold the electronics business and Kløckner Müeller.
1990 Melbye moved into its own premises at Skedsmokorset.
2000 The production facility at Bjørkelangen was sold as the company was centered around the core business of being a pure trading company.
2001 Merger with QA-Produkter, established Melbye Skandinavia with subsidiaries in Norway and Sweden. The investement in the optical fibre broadband solutions marked started.
2004 Melbye Skandinavia Denmark was established. 
Ida Melbye Larsen, the 4th generation of Melbye has taken over as Chairman for Melbye Skandinavia.
2007 Acquisition of PHI Fiberoptikk.
2011 Melbye invest in composite pole manufacturer in Canada.
2013 Melbye must close down operations in Denmark.
The company wins its first major contract for composite poles and is 50% owner of the business in Canada.

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