Munkebo Seafood A/S was established by Hawesta and F. Tengberg.
Hawesta was a German can producer and F. Tengberg already had a fish cannery. Therefore, the partnership between the two men seemed to be an ideal match.
Hawesta was looking for a place in Denmark with access to female labor, as women with their smaller hands worked faster on the production line than men.
Hence Munkebo proved to be the logical place to build the factory because of its neighbour, Odense Steel Shipyard, which employed 5,000 men.
Munkebo Fine Foods Limited was the name of the company and in the beginning the company mainly supplied Hawesta. The production included herring and cod-liver, but in the early eighties mackerel was also included into the range.
The company was taken over by four nem owners, known as a four-leaf clover, who had different approaches to the business.
They changed the name to Munkebo Seafood A/S.
In 2000 the range was changed to product range we still have today which includes salmon, herring, mussels and soups.
Paul Lybech bought the factory and he had 100% ownership of the company.
The factory stands as a modern cannery with a high productivity.
After 25 years of ownership, Paul Lybech sold 90% to Bakkafrost and the last 10% to the General Manager Michael Karlsen.
The company continues to develop and expand our product range and market nationally as well as internationally.
Munkebo Seafood A/S wants to be known as a realiable and trustworthy supplier of conserved fish products of the highest quality.
We work hard every day to meet our customers requests and the ever increasing demands to deliver canned fish of the highest quality as well as the increasing demands for sustainable fish.