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SIA KARAVELA is one of the leading and largest producers of canned fish and preserves in Europe with 140 years of experience in the production of canned fish and other fish products. The company has undergone various changes in its history - both in the local and export markets, which, constantly motivated, to adapt to the situation, change standards and raise quality. Our greatest value is the company's management and team, which has the courage and ability to take risks, which are always associated with new challenges, new markets and product creation.

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Export markets

0%Great Britain
0%Sweden
0%Germany
0%Denmark
0%Ukraine
0%Latvia
0%Canada
0%Azerbaijan
0%Georgia
0%Uzbekistan

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      Company history

      • 1882

        Scandinavian businessman Arnold Sørensen founded a company in Riga producing tin cans, canned fruit, vegetables and fish en

      • 1920

        After the World War I, a flying seagull with the fish in its beak becomes a trade mark of the company and KAIJA (“seagull” in Latvian) becomes the brand name en

      • 1938

        The total value of the produced goods produced reaches 3 million Euros (in today’s value). Company employs 360 people and exports its produce to Europe and USA. Various awards won at international exhibitions and fairs en

      • 1966

        The company is now named “The experimental factory of canned fish and culinary products” and exports its produce all over USSR en

      • 1976

        Company unites with Riga Sardines factory en

      • 1995

        The company is the largest processor of Atlantic fish in the Baltic States. It spans over an area of 11ha, employs 720 people and exports all over CIS countries en

      • 2003-2004

        Company goes through bankruptcy and reorganization, Arnold Sørensen and Kaija brands are retained. Only 4 export markets remain when company renews its activities en

      • 2013

        5 million Euros invested in renovation of production area and new production lines en

      • 2017

        Karavela becomes one of the biggest canned fish producers in Europe, with 56 milion cans produced per year and 40 export countries around the world en

      • 2019

        Karavela acquires Larsen Danish Seafood growing it’s position in German market en

      News

      2 Dec

      About project No.29. (identification number is 1.2.1.1/18/A/002) for the works performed in the period from 01.08.2019 to 15.12.2019

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