TINE SA is Norway's largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products with 11,400 members (owners) and 9,000 cooperative farms. Our goal being to provide the consumers with food that provides a healthier and positive food experience.
What is TINE?
The TINE Group is one of Norway’s largest food companies and is a full-scale supplier of dairy products. Our business idea is to use clean and natural raw materials to produce tasty and healthy food. We aim to do this through close interaction between nature, agriculture, consumers and trade.
TINE SA - the cooperative
The milk farmers who are members and supply the milk also own TINE. In fact, TINE has a total of 11,400 owners and 9,000 cooperative farms. It is the farmers’ milk deliveries that form the basis for running TINE cooperatively.
TINE has several wholly and partially owned subsidiaries, both in Norway and abroad. The majority of TINE’s international activity is in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Sweden and the UK.
TINE Annual report 2016
2016 was another good year for TINE, despite increasing competition.
WINNING IN THE RIGHT WAY
We “add value in close partnership with nature, agriculture and the market” – this is a fundamental part of TINE’s business concept. Quite simply, we have to take “additional responsibility”.
It feels great to succeed, but it feels even better when this success is rooted in the fact that we are doing the right things – not just for TINE, but for society as a whole.
- Hanne Refsholt, President and CEO
TINE wants to create a healthier and more active Norway – we also want to contribute to culinary experiences. To fulfil these aims we need to reach people at a young age. Therefore we sponsor activities in which young people participate for the purpose of learning and experience.
We believe in inspiration through shared experiences, good teachers and good, motivating role models. TINE focuses on society and the environment through awareness, action and humanitarian work.
A selection of our international assortment
Jarlsberg®The original Jarlsberg® is based on a secret Norwegian recipe from 1956 – so secret that only a handful of trusted people know of its whereabouts and custodians.
Ridder®/Hertig®The name Ridder® means knight (a strong and bold ancient warrior) and refers to the characteristic, distinctive taste and aroma of the cheese.
Snøfrisk®Snøfrisk® cream cheese was launched during the Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994. It is made from 80 percent goat’s milk and 20 percent cow’s cream.
TINE® Brunost CollectionIn the 1860s Anne Hov, a Norwegian farmer’s wife, invented the Gudbrandsdalen brown cheese, which has become one of the national symbols of Norway.
Wernerssons brandThe Wernerssons brand covers all kind of cheeses in all categories, everything from cheese for sandwiches to more exclusive cheeses.
A selection of our domestic assortment
Norvegia®The recipe for the popularity of Norvegia® is as easy to understand as it is difficult to copy. It involves good flavour, traditional techniques and access to fresh milk from Norwegian cows.
Tinemelk®Three glasses of milk a day provides over 80 % of the recommended intake of calcium. Milk is also an important source of iodine in the Norwegian diet. Nothing beats a glass of ice-cold Tinemelk®!
YT®A range of training foods and drinks developed by TINE in partnership with the nutrition department at Norway’s elite sports centre "Toppidrettssenteret".
Litago®Litago® is a range of milk-based drinks for enjoyment and relaxation. The range consists of Litago® Original, Litago® Lettere and Litago® UTEN.
14A range of healthier snacks for people on the go. Each product is made from carefully selected ingredients, combined to give you a healthy, tasty snack, whether you choose greek yoghurt, quark or porridge.
A tradition that has continued for centuries in Norway