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Zalo production line

Zalo production line

Zalo production line
Nautilus delivery truck

Nautilus delivery truck

Nautilus delivery truck
Solidox production line

Solidox production line

Solidox production line
The old flagship store on Karl Johan's gate in Oslo

The old flagship store on Karl Johan's gate in Oslo

The old flagship store on Karl Johan's gate in Oslo

Experience/History

Find out more about Ello - below are some landmarks in our history:

1833

Ello’s mother company, Lilleborg, is established on the banks of Oslo's river Aker.

1842

Lilleborg expands to manufacturing hygiene products with the opening of sæbesyderiet, (“the soap boilery”).

1897

Lilleborg becomes a private limited company and changes its name to A/S Lilleborg Fabrikker.

1930

By the end of the 1920s, Lilleborg had developed a close relationship with Denofa, a cooking oil producing company based in Fredriksstad. This culminated in 1930 with an agreement of cooperation between Lilleborg, Denofa, and the British company Lever Brothers (later Unilever).

1959

Denofa and Lilleborg merges to form A/S Denofa og Lilleborg Fabriker, which soon becomes a major player in the Norwegian hygiene market.

1973

Lilleborg acquires Goma fabrikker, the company that owned A/S Ello in Kristiansund, amongst others.

1996

Lilleborg is reorganised as a company under Orkla Brands, a division of the Orkla Group, whilst Denofa is placed under Orkla Chemistry.

1997

The activity by the Aker river ceases. A new laundry detergent factory is opened in Ski.

2011

Another reorganisation takes place. Ello is now the production unit for Lilleborg, producing both personal and home care products. Ello also operates as the international sales organisation, handling export business.

Contacts

  • Mokkelbost, Ivar Arne

    Ivar Arne Mokkelbost

    Export Manager, Personal Care

    +47 71 56 56 19

    +47 928 44 391

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