Hans Christian Axel MelbyeHans Christian Axel Melbye


From tin cans to advanced technology:


Melbye Skandinavia has had an incredible growth and 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
  • 2014 Acquisition of Raycore
  • 2015 Acquisition of Viking Elektro-Group

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