Orkla has opened the gates of its new headquarters at Skøyen, Oslo. Present at the event, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen cut the ribbon officially inaugurating the new building. He was joined by Chairman Stein Erik Hagen and CEO Peter A. Ruzicka. The ceremony marks the start of a new era in the company’s history, with Orkla’s business in Norway now assembled under one roof.
“This will be the workplace of more than 900 Orkla employees and the main base of the biggest branded consumer goods company in the Nordic region. The building we are now moving into is a state-of-the-art structure that meets high environmental standards. We will fill it with value-creating energy, creativity, ideas and innovations – to the benefit of customers and consumers, the environment and society at large,” noted Ruzicka.
The state-of-the-art office building has a total floor area of 24,000 square meters. The headquarters qualified for Breeam Excellence certification, an environmental standard that exceeds official requirements, with new technology such as smart energy systems and solar panels integrated into balcony railings and on rooftops.