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The worlds purest canned mackerel

Saeby Fish Canners Ltd. was founded in 1946 and is owned by the Vanggaard Foundation.
By delivering unique standards for chemical-free production and traceability in the consumer- and private label industry, Saeby Fish Canners Ltd. is now the world’s leading mackerel manufacturer.
More than 85 percent of our export is to large international supermarket chains in Europe. These include international clients like Princes, Tesco, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer, Aldi, Lidl, Rema1000 and Bergendahls.
Every year Saeby Fish Canners Ltd. produce around 97-105 million cans – and we are currently expanding our capacity to 110 million cans a year. Today Saeby Fish Canners Ltd. is the largest provider of canned Scomber Scombrus Mackerel in the EU, represented throughout Europe in 14 countries.


At Saeby Fish Canners Ltd., our laboratory continuously develops new and exciting flavors. We test various combinations of spices, vegetables and oils, which become delicious variety of flavors. Recently, we developed Indian and Mexican-inspired flavors with interesting, complex flavors adapted to the British consumers' taste patterns.
Saeby Fish Canners Ltd.’s tailor-made sauces are rigorously tested to match quality and nutritional requirements from certified and approved wholesale suppliers. We guarantee that both taste and texture will not vary from production to production. This quality and taste diversity is one of the reasons Saeby Fish Canners Ltd.is Europe's leading private label mackerel manufacturer.


In addition to our well-known mackerel in tomato Saeby Fish Canners Ltd. offer 19 different sauces. This includes 5 varieties of tomato (counting added spice and sugar in varying amounts), mustard, curry powder, chili or pure olive oil, rapeseed oil or sunflower oil. Of the newer variants are our mackerel in white wine, -estragon, -citron / olives and Moroccan.


Every year, the company produces 97–105 million cans. Of these, 85 per cent are exported to leading supermarket chains around the world, each of which has special preferences regarding sauces, labels and packaging.
High quality, sustainability and traceability are all crucial to our private label customers. We catch the mackerel during the peak season, when it is of the finest quality, and thanks to our unique IQF freezing process, we can guarantee full traceability back to the date and location of the catch. Combined with the high demands we make on our suppliers, and the stringent internal quality control we apply, this means that we always supply top class products.
Saeby Fish Canners Ltd.’s biggest markets are Great Britain, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and the rest of Europe, but the company also has capabilities to export to every market worldwide.


We at Saeby Fish Canners Ltd ensure high product quality and hygiene by focusing constantly on food safety, contemporary product¬ion methods and staff training, as well as on upgrading and maintaining plant and machinery.

Due to our constant development and maintenance of the HACCP system, GMP and cleaning procedures, our processes are always fully updated in relation to the most recent legislation.

As all our staff are responsible for quality, we always involve all employees in the work to improve quality and the working environment. Quality control applies not only to Saeby Fish Canners Ltd., but also to our suppliers.


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