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About TINE

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.


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.

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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.

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TINE’s subsidiaries

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. 

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An environment for growth

2018 was a demanding year for Norwegian farmers on account of the drought. Dairy farmers certainly experienced this. More extreme weather, in the form of more precipitation and long periods of dryness, are something that the industry has to live with and learn to deal with. For TINE, growth and profitability through innovation and efficient, sustainable value chains are becoming crucial as a way of enhancing its competitiveness going forward.

- Gunnar Hovland, President and CEO

Here you find the annual report for TINE AS 2018


Collaborative partners

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.

Our collaborative partners

Bocuse d’Or Norway

TINE is proud to be a collaborative partner of the Foundation Bocuse d’Or Norway.

The Norwegian National Chef Team

TINE is a main collaborative partner of the Norwegian Chefs Association. Through this arrangement we aim to support the culinary arts in Norway. We aim to enhance the enjoyment of food by preserving Norwegian food traditions and developing new trends.

Cultural Heritage and Summer Mountain Pastures

Our long history of dairy farming is a journey through Norwegian cultural history.

The Norwegian Olympic & Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports

TINE wants to create a healthier and more active society, and contribute to positive food experiences.

The Norwegian Football Association and TINE Football Schools

TINE has had a long and positive collaboration with the Norwegian Football Association and is a proud sponsor of the women’s A-team and all age-specific national teams.

TINE Relay Race - The World’s Largest Relay Race

The idea for the TINE Relay Race was conceived back in 1993 when the Norwegian Championship in Athletics was held in Tønsberg. Since then, schoolchildren from all over Norway have participated in what has become the world’s largest relay race.

The Red Cross and TINE - «With surplus capacity to help»

We are proud to support the important work of the Red Cross through a collaboration entitled «Med overskudd til å hjelpe» (With surplus capacity to help). This collaboration creates understanding/comprehension and inspiration among all employees and owners of TINE to engage in voluntary humanitarian work.

The Norwegian Handball Federation

TINE is a proud sponsor of the Norwegian Handball Federation (NHF).

The Norwegian Ski Federation

TINE is the Norwegian Ski Federation’s strategic collaborative partner and cooperates closely with different disciplines within ski sports.