Borregaard wins Norway’s 2020 Export Award


The 131-year-old industrial company Borregaard will be named the export company of the year in Norway.

“Borregaard is a shining example of a company that has succeeded in combining innovation, growth, and sustainability. This is a green industrial story that Norway can be proud of.

Borregaard is a competent organization with qualified employees at all levels who care about sustainable production,” Industry Minister Iselin Nybø said on Wednesday, who presented the award today. On 30 September.

The Export Award is the joint effort of Eksportkreditt, GIEK, and Innovation Norway.

The aim of the award is to promote Norwegian exporters who have succeeded in creating value in Norway through foreign markets.

This year’s jury, consisting of Alexandra Bech Gjørv, Siri Hatlen, Kjerstin Braathen, and Jan Christian Vestre, had a difficult job in selecting the winner from the top ten nominees.

“Fantastic companies”

“It was a fantastic field of companies, from small ones to large ones, representing a wide range of industries and seven different counties,” jury leader Alexandra Bech Gjørv noted.

In the end, Borregaard won the award.

The jury pointed out that the company was able to restructure itself from a fairly traditional Norwegian industrial company to a modern industrial group with a wide range of products and customers worldwide.

“It’s very nice to receive the Export Award, especially because the award values our achievements in sustainability, innovation, and competence. This is an award for our entire organization,” CEO of Borregaard Per A. Sørlie noted.

“The winner has systematically worked on research and innovation for sustainable solutions in cooperation with customers for many, many years,” the jury noted.

In order for a company to be qualified for receiving the Export Award, it must have a high export share, demonstrate profitability over time, create value in Norway, and demonstrate product or market innovation.

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