Baltic candles was founded in 1996, based on a small Latvian candle factory from the Soviet time Dobeles Sveces and a Danish candle factory Tranekilde lys. The joint venture and the majority of the investment were made by the Danish company P Broste.
In 2009, “Baltic Candles Ltd” was awarded the 3rd place in the group of large and medium-sized companies in the Contest for Export and Innovation Awards organised by Latvia Investment and Development Agency.
In 2010, the shares of the company were sold by holding “P.Broste” to its CEO Jens Thorup, and since then J. Thorup has been the owner of the company.
In 2016, the Export Council of Latvia granted award “Latvia’s Export Product 2016” to Baltic Candles for ensuring stable export and growth in the Scandinavian countries and in Europe.
In 2016, Swedish Embassy in Latvia and Swedish Trade and Investment Council in Latvia granted Swedish Business Annual Prize to the company in category “Prize for Sustainable Development".