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Ringnes

Carlsberg Group in Norway

Ringnes is Norway’s leading beverage company producing beer, water and soft drinks.

The company was founded in 1876 by two brothers – Amund and Ellef Ringnes.  Carlsberg Group acquired the sole ownership of Ringnes in 2004.

As an innovative company which is constantly evaluating the market opportunities, Ringnes has taken advantage of the trends in water, sugar-free soft drinks and non-alcoholic beer - a range of products which has enjoyed incredible growth over the past year. Ringnes has a total market share for beer of 51%, soft drinks 36% and water 68%. 

Key Facts

Breweries: 2
Market Position: 1
Market Share: 54%
Carlsberg Ownership: 100%

Contact

Ringnes AS
Thorvald Meyersgate 2
P.O. Box 7152
0307 Oslo
Norway

Tel.: +47 22 06 95 00
Fax: +47 22 06 97 70

 

Management

Managing Director, Ringnes

Anders Røed

Head of Finance, Ringnes

Carsten Dalsgaard

Media Relations

Communications Manager, Ringnes

Nicolay Bruusgaard

Tel +47 900 84 257 Email nicolay.bruusgaard@ringnes.no

Key Dates

1876 Ringnes Brewery founded in Kristiania (now Oslo)
1914 Farris established in Larvik
1988 Merger between Nora and Ringnes Frydenlund creates the modern Ringnes
1995 Ringnes merges with Swedish Pripps Brewery
1997 Orkla acquires Volvo’s shares in Ringnes and becomes 100% owner
2001 Carlsberg and Orkla merge brewing activities
2004 Carlsberg acquires Orkla shares to become sole owner

Did you know that...?

  • The excise duty on alcoholic drinks is extremely high in Norway.
  • Norway has a ban on any kind of advertising for alcohol.
  • The right to use the Olympic rings in the marketing of Vørter beer was sold by Frydenlund Brewery to Norway’s Olympic committee in 1970 for NKR 1.00. However Ringnes is still allowed to use the Olympic rings on the Vørter beer bottle.