Our modern industry
In recent years, competition has hardened and it became increasingly difficult for the smallest manufacturers in the food industry, even in the fish industry. In the 1980s there were twelve canneries and twenty years later, after the millennium, four of the remaining companies at Klädesholmen joined forces. Four family companies at Klädesholmen, PK, Bråse, Alax and Klockbojen, joined to what is today known as Klädesholmen Seafood AB. We continue to work to preserve our heritage and our traditions. Together with the old craft traditions we have created a modern and efficient organization together and we are proud to be one of the largest Swedish herring producers.
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Want to know more about Klädesholmens history?
Then we recommend a visit to the Herring museum ”Sillebua”.
The museum shows the unique industrial environment that Klädesholmen represents. Here you can see how it happened when boats from Klädesholmen visited almost all Swedish ports to sell different fish and herring products. This sale from the boats was succeeded by the canning industry at Klädesholmen, which produces 40% of all Swedish preserves. You can also see how the fishing boats came in with common ling from Shetland and how it was prepared before it became Stockfish (Lutfisk). In total there are five canning museums in the world, of which only the half-conservation method is available at Klädesholmen. Here is an epoch in the canning industry, which spans the period 1920-1960, a time when the canning industry and the fishery provided jobs and livelihood for most of the island.
Visiting address: Strandgatan 12B, 471 51 Klädesholmen.
For information and other information, please contact Nils-Gunnar Johansson at 0702-754647.