History

1787

Commercial Officer Christian Winther (1754-1798) gets on behalf of a group of people royal privilege ...
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1828

Christian Winther Obel (1800-1860), son of Frederik Chr. Obel, buys the factory ...
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1857

The factory in Aalborg introduces steam power as the first tobacco factory in the country ...
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1860

Christian Winther Obel (2nd generation) dies. The tobacco factory is taken over by his son ...
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1870

Frederik Christian Obel (2nd generation) dies, allowing Frederik Christian Obel (3rd generation) to take ...
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1871

The old tobacco factory on Klosterjordet in Aalborg is ravaged several times by fire ...
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1887

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary this colour lithograph is send as greeting to all business connections ...
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1897

The old factory in Aalborg is again ravaged by fire. The fabrication, however, is more or less untouched ...
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1900

C.W. Obel’s Tobacco Factory is now one of the largest tobacco factories in Europe ...
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1908

C.W. Obel’s Tobacco Factory commences manufacturing cigarettes and gets a whole new clientele ...
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1908

The oldest photo of the royal family’s visits in and around Aalborg ...
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1912

In connection with the 125th anniversary C.W. Obel’s Tobacco Factory opens a shop on Strøget in Copenhagen ...
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1921

Christian Winther Obel (4th generation) dies and his widow, Asta Obel (1872-1968), takes over from her husband ...
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1930'erne

Advertisements are very important in marketing C.W. Obel’s Tobacco Factory’s products ...
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1935

The property Vestergade 2 is bought in Copenhagen ...
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1937

In connection with C.W. Obel's Tobacco Company’s 150th anniversary on 26th June 1937 ...
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1940-45

World War 2 is a difficult period for the tobacco industry due to lack of supplies of raw tobacco ...
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1950'erne

C.W. Obel A/S employs the highest number of employees, at its peak ...
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1956

The Formation of the Obel Family Foundation on the initiative of Asta Obel ...
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1961

Establishment of Scandinavian Tobacco Company A/S ...
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1970'erne

For the first time, to ensure development of the company, new board members outside the family are appointed ...
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1980'erne

The decade is marked by further acquisitions of companies, but also sales and settlement ...
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1987

On this occasion of C.W. Obel A/S's 200th anniversary the Obel Jubilee College of Aalborg opens ...
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1990'erne

British-American Tobacco Company Ltd. ceases as shareholder of Skandinavisk Holding A/S ...
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00'erne

In 2001 C.W. Obel A/S is delisted from the Copenhagen Stock Exchange and is again owned 100% of the Obel Family Foundation ...
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2008

Scandinavian Tobacco Company sells its cigarette, certain roll-your-own and snuff activities ...
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2009

C.W. Obel Ejendomme A/S establishes together with the Lundbeck Foundation the property company Obel-LFI Ejendomme A/S ...
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References;
References;

C.W. Obel A/S has surrendered its archives to Aalborg City Archives and Scandinavian Tobacco Group; and many images are borrowed from here. Some images, photographs and advertisements are still in the possession of C.W. Obel A/S, the family or the Obel Family Foundation.

In addition, some images are borrowed from / taken from:
C.W. Obel Ejendomme A/S
C.W. Obel Posten 1950-1962
The Copenhagen City Museum
The Tobacco Industry Archive
Aalborg Historical Museum

We also refer to the following sources:
”Architekten ”; 1912-13, 14th December 1912

”Arkitekten Anton Rosens arbejder”; Viggo Sten Møller, Copenhagen 1980

”Fra Tobaksspinder til Maskinoperatør”; N.G. Bardenfleth, Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni 1997

”København før og nu – og aldrig”, Bo Bramsen (red.), Copenhagen 1987/97

”Slægten Obel – med særlig tilknytning til Aalborg”; J. Jeppesen Jensen, Aalborg 1976

”Tobak – I. Danskerne og Tobakken”; N.G. Bardenfleth, Copenhagen 1992

”Tobakken og byen; C.W. Obels Tobaksfabrik 1787-1995”; Marianne Rostgaard og Inger Bladt, Aalborgbogen 2004

”Tobaksarbejdere gennem hundrede år”; Henning Grelle, Nærings- og Nydelsesmiddelarbejder Forbundet 1987

”Tobaksindustrien 1875-2000”; N.G. Bardenfleth og Peter Th. Madsen, Cigar- og Tobaksfabrikanternes Forening af 20. juni 1875, Hellerup 2000

”Aalborgs Industrielle Udvikling 1735-1940”; Henning Bender, Aalborg 1987

”1787-1937 Tobak gennem 150 år, C.W. Obel”; Jesper Ewald (red.), C.W. Obel, Aalborg 1937

Contact info@cwobel.com for a detailed list of sources and further information about C.W. Obel A/S’s history.

We have sought information about all the photos under the copyright law, but have not succeeded to clarify the copyright of all photos. Please contact the above address in matters regarding copyright.