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 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.