Josef Theil – A man of German origin and well renowned among sausage and cold cuts manufacturers in Sibiu, establishes “The Thiel cold cuts and canning factory.”
The Theil factory rapidly gains notoriety due to its modern technology used to manufacture the highest quality products and a very well managed distribution chain network in a growing market.
The Theil Company is going through continuous growth and gains local representatives in every major city in the country. It establishes its own network of distribution and logistics and extends the product portfolio from its’ main product – salami- to: cold cuts, specialties, canned meats (ham, liver sausage, liver pate, goulash and canned sausages). The Theil factory maintains it’s high standards and capacity despite the global economic crisis recorded at the time also known as the Great Depression.
The Theil Factory becomes Scandia Română
Transition period – the factory is exclusively used for exports to countries such as: U.S.A., The United Kingdom, Germany, the former Soviet Union and Japan, up until 1996. At that time it restarts production for the Romanian market.
Following a public auction, the company is taken over by its current shareholders, thus becoming a 100% private company
Scandia becomes Scandia Food, as a result of one of the most complex rebranding programs of any Romanian company.
The switch to the Scandia Sibiu E-free recipe for all products. Bucegi also meets the demands of consumers and creates the first pate dedicated exclusively to children, under the Bucegi Junior brand.
Expansion in the category of canned fish. Navodul Plin is the first canned fish brand in the Scandia Food portfolio, it has been positioned in the mainstream segment since its launch and aims to offer its consumers the best value for money without compromising taste. Our products are a natural source of omega 3 thus helping maintain a balanced diet.
Scandia Food launches the Lotka brand in the canned fish segment, which comes with an innovation in terms of packaging, the lid of the can being transparent, so that consumers can see the product inside the can.
In 2016 the brand was voted and won the distinction "Product of the Year 2016 - Innovation Award, voted by consumers".„
Scandia Food acquires the Rotina Product factory, which owns a cannery in Hunedoara. At the same time, the company enters the vegetable and fruit canning segment by launching the Roua brand, whose portfolio includes products from the following categories: jam, vegetable food, zacusca and sauces.
Scandia Food achiziționează fabrica de conserve de pește și fructe de mare Thenaisie Provote din Spania, care va ajuta businessul total al companiei să se dezvolte prin extinderea portofoliului existent în categoria de peste și fructe de mare precum și prin deschiderea către noi piețe și potențiali clienți din perspectiva unui producător de conserve din peste și fructe de mare.
The company enters the salted snacks segment by acquiring a company with over 20 years of presence on the Romanian market, in the category of noble fruits, cashews, almonds or pistachios.
The company is acquiring a new production entity in Bulgaria whose role is to supplement the production capacity for the canned meat category and at the same time develop new categories and external markets.
In 2021 - Scandia Food enters the market of frozen products after the acquisition of a factory in Ilfov County.
Lack of time and changes in cooking habits have led to a continuous development of semi-finished or ready-to-cook food categories in all their forms.
Also in 2021, Scandia Food acquires Agra’s cold cuts factory. The takeover of the Alba Iulia company by Scandia Food brings an extension of the product portfolio but also of the meat production and processing capacities at group level, thus expanding the capabilities in the cold cuts category.