Abena, founded in 1953, is a Danish, family-owned wholesaler of supplies within foodservice, paper, table top, facility management and housekeeping, waste management, industry and food industry solutions. We operate in more than 60 countries across the globe – and with our many years of experience, we can help your company cross borders in the easiest, most time-saving and inexpensive way.
We see ourselves as One Abena. We do so, because we act as one company when cooperating with our customers, both nationally and internationally. Our One Abena approach makes purchasing for your companies across the world easy, because our concept takes all steps into consideration when providing you with the best possible solutions for your cross border activities.
By choosing us as your cross border partner, you get access to a cross-disciplinary setup that provides you with overall solutions for all your company needs. A cross border cooperation with Abena will be managed globally to ensure high quality and easiness, but will be executed through your local Abena representative to ensure the best customer service possible - and our approach to a future collaboration will always be based on our 3 core values: trust, fairness and cooperation.
Abena’s one-stop-shop setup provides you with solutions for all your company needs. Through a collaboration with us, you will get access to a product range of more than 30,000 products, which can be chosen and combined in a way that fits you and your company needs.
We offer you overall solutions with our more than 30,000 products, for instance within these categories:
We want to make your everyday life easy. That is why Abena’s business model is organized as a one-stop-shop, meaning you can purchase all the products you need in one place. We deliver a wide range of solutions, such as facility management, washroom and waste management products, products for table settings and solutions for foodservice. Learn more about our Abena concepts
Combined with a high level of service, expert knowledge and our everyday aim of offering you the best guidance, our one-stop-shop solution provides you with the best opportunities to combine a solution that fits your needs. Purchasing though our one-stop-shop model will give you the possibility to avoid time-consuming and costly purchasing processes by having only one supplier; Abena.
In Abena, we have 40 years of experience with global sourcing, and we know how to source the world for you keeping quality, stability and product variety on point.
3 good reasons to choose Abena:
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Being a cross border customer at Abena makes your freight and logistics simple. By choosing us as your future partner, you will experience our One Warehouse and One Distribution setup, which currently functions in Scandinavia and Europe.
When ordering at Abena, your commissions go straight to our headquarter warehouse in Aabenraa, Denmark. From here, we will finish your order and freight it directly to you. Hereby, you avoid multiple shipping costs, which otherwise often would be the reality when purchasing from multiple suppliers. Choosing Abena as your cross border partner makes it easy for you to manage and control your time of deliveries and optimize your overall purchasing processes.
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Abena cares for the environment. We are proud of our green conscience, and we help our customers take responsibility for the environment by doing so as well. Every day, we work hard to continue developing and finding new and improved sustainable product solutions. Many of our products are eco-labelled with for instance the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, the EU Ecolabel, Asthma-Allergy Denmark and certifications from FSC/PEFC. As a company, Abena is ISO 9001/14001- and ISO 50001-certified.
We continually work on reducing CO2 emission within our products by rethinking our materials, for instance with our award-winning C40-cup – read more about our C40-cup here. At the same time, we want to give our products the cleanest possible beginning of their lifecycle by integrating renewable energy sources into our production of health care solutions. Learn more about our own production
Among Abena’s other sustainable initiatives, we can provide you and your business with material comparisons through our ASC – Abena Sustainability Calculator. ASC – which calculates our products’ environmental impact within 16 categories, including CO2 ,water scarcity, water pollution and primary energy-use, amongst others.
ASC calculation methods and modeling are based on ISO standard 14040/44 and on the GaBi modelling principles. The impact categories are based on EF 2.0 methods from the Product Environmental Footprint Guide of the European Commission (Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules Guidance, Version 6.3 from May 2018). The climate change impact category is based on the standard emission factors from the IPCC AR5 report as this reflects the common international consensus.
Learn more about, how we work with sustainability