A/S Kistefos Træsliberi
Founded in 1889 by Consul Anders Sveaas, A/S Kistefos Træsliberi produced wood pulp in the factories at Kistefoss near Jevnaker until 1955.
The company purchased large woodlands in the early 1900’s in order to secure access to timber, the factory’s raw material. The company was sold out of the family in 1983/84, but Christen Sveaas bought back 85% in 1993. On the basis of considerable financial revenues in the second half of the 1990s, the company has in recent years variously expanded its operations by purchasing and setting-up local businesses.
Today, its operations include the following subsidiaries:
› Owner of 160,000 hectares of forests located in the Randsfjord region
› Rental of cabins, summer farms and lodges with excellent access to hunting, fishing and outdoors activities
› Kistefos Møbler AS – Producer of high-quality furniture (www.kistefosmobler.no)
› Kistefos Viltkjøtt AS – Ennoble and sale of meat from elk, reindeer and deer (www.kistefos-vilt.no)
› Kistefos Investment AS – Investing in a range of listed/unlisted stocks and bonds
The Group employs 38 people in total.
For more information, please see: www.kistefos-tre.no