Please welcome Norgesmøllene as a new NBCC member! They’ve answered some questions for us, so that we can all get to know them a bit better!

Norgesmøllene AS is a Norwegian-owned company, part of the Cernova Group, and established more than 150 years ago. We are one of the leading companies in the Norwegian food industry, and we offer a range of grain- and flour-based products. Our brands are Møllerens and Urkraft. We sell products to the grocery trade, bakeries, HoReC (hotels, restaurants, and catering), and the industrial market. Through sister companies, ownership, and strategic partners we aim to be a full-range supplier to Norwegian bakeries, and the grain- and flour-based industry. Company annual sales are approx. 1 billion, and we have 125 employees distributed across our HQ and three production facilities.  

What is your relevance/ connection to NBCC? NBCC is a solid partner for business and networking opportunities for us in the UK. We believe in the role this business network can play to identify new business opportunities both in the UK and in Norway. 

What exciting/innovative/new project are you working on, or about to start with? Product development and brand building are important factors, and we are also working to develop Norgesmøllene from a traditional milling company to a modern food industry producer and brand supplier. In the last couple of years we have positioned our business within “on the go”, breakfast, and plant-based drink categories focusing on bars, granola, muesli, and oat milk. 

What are your links to the UK?  We work with several suppliers in the UK and we look to the UK for emerging trends within our categories. 

Why did you choose to become a member of NBCC? To have a solid partnership with an organisation that can help us establish a valuable network within our industry.

Do you have views on the importance of technology, insight, ingenuity, and talent, as we aim to make a better future for everyone?  The best way of building future competitive advantage is to invest in developing both the people-dimension and the technological-dimension. They are closely related and dependent on each other.     

We are looking forward to having a cooperative relationship with Norgesmøllene going forward!