In 1979, Ingemar Röriksson worked for the meat cutting company Rune Lundh in Genarp. He had then worked in food since he was 15 years old. With his long experience in the industry, he saw new opportunities in the export market. Once the idea had matured, he took the step, resigned and started up on his own with the support of Karl-Hugo Holmberg and Olle Klaesson.
The company they started was named Kalino – a combination of the first names of the three founders. At the time, Kalino focused on exports of tongues, kidneys and livers to countries with greater demand than the home market. Today, Kalino supplies a broad range, mainly to Sweden and Denmark.
The majority owner of Kalino Food AB is the international group BHJ, a leading global supplier of animal proteins for the international food industry. BHJ in turn is owned by The Lauridsen Group, Inc. (LGI), a privately owned company with its head office in Ankeny, Iowa, USA.