About Cargill in Norway
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Cargill established its activities in Norway in 2015 with the acquisition of EWOS, a global leader in salmon nutrition. Cargill employs about 366 people in 8 locations in Norway, the locations include three feed manufacturing facilities and a state-of-the-art Research & Development center.
EWOS is now integrated into Cargill Animal Nutrition as a business called Cargill Aqua Nutrition representing the EWOS brand.
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EWOS’S history is long and complicated. The company has been owned by Swedes, Finns, Danes and Norwegians, and in 2000 it was amalgamated with NorAqua. In 2013, Swedish/American private equity owners Altor and Bain took over, and in August 2015 they announced the sale of EWOS to Cargill.
1931 EWOS is established as a general partnership ('handelsbolag') in Sweden, by Erik Berggren, Wiktor Wiede and Olle Sjøstedt. Hence the name EWOS
1935 EWOS AB was acquired by the pharmaceutical group AB Astra.
1949 Norsk Landbrukskjemi AS, sister company of EWOS in Södertälje, Sweden, is established in Norway.
1974 Agreement concluded between EWOS and Felleskjøpet. The fish feed is marketed under the brand 'FK-EWOS'.
1979 Alfa Laval AB buys EWOS from Astra AB.
1987 Norsk Landbrukskjemi AS changes name to EWOS AS. Cultor buys EWOS from Alfa Laval.
1988 EWOS and FK part company and EWOS establishes itself on its own in Norway.
1996 FK Aqua (FKT) and Stormøllen Havbruk (Statkorn Holding) create a new fish feed company: NorAqua.
1997 NorAqua and fish feed development company FKF merge.
1999 The Danish company Danisco AS buys Cultor OY from Finland.
2000 Statkorn Holding (later Cermaq) buys EWOS from Danisco, and EWOS and NorAqua are merged.
2013 CERMAQ sells EWOS to the investment funds Altor and Bain Capital.
2015 The investment funds Altor and Bain Capital sell EWOS to Cargill