Greif Fredrikstad


Fredrikstad Blikk & Metallvarefabrikk AS was founded by Olaf Andresen in June 1919.  The company was bought by Denofa, which was later acquired by Orkla.  In 1975 the factory was moved to its current location in Fredrikstad, Norway.  The company was sold to the Swedish company Hannells Industrier AB in 2001, and changed name to Hannells AS.  Greif acquired Hannells Industrier AB in 2009, making Greif Norway AS part of the world’s leading manufacturer of industrial packaging.


Initially Fredrikstad Blikk & Metallvarefabrikk AS produced a wide range of steel products, but in the late 1950’s they specialized in steel drums.  After the change of ownership in 2001, the product range was extended, not least by various plastic products.  In 2008 Hannells AS acquired Kemetyl’s plant for special bottles, as well as Østensjø’s production of plastic drums.  The production of plastic drums was moved to Greif’s site in Falkenberg in 2011.


Greif Norway AS manufactures small, intermediate and large steel drums, tinplated drums, plastic bottles and plastic jerry cans.  In total we produce more than 9 million units per year, ensuring our position as the leading manufacturer of industrial packaging in Norway.

Together with Greif’s plants in Falkenberg and Västerhaninge in Sweden and Hedehusene in Denmark, the four sites form Greif Scandinavia with head office in Falkenberg. Many investments are made for the future and our exciting development continues.