Denomega’s origins can be traced back to 1912, when the Norwegian edible fat company Denofa started refining marine oils. From 1986 Denofa was owned by Orkla, which is one of the largest listed companies in Norway.
In 1994 the company started to focus on Omega-3 as a functional food and supplement ingredient, and subsequently developed taste and odor free technology during the late 1990’s.
In 1999 a new dedicated production plant was acquired in Leknes (Lofoten), Norway. From now on the Omega-3 business was trading as a separate company called Denomega, organized as a part of Borregaard, the B2B biorefinery arm of Orkla.
Denomega launched the first ever taste and odor free premium quality Omega-3 in 2000, and the first commercial launch into milk was in 2002.
By 2006 Denomega had achieved B2B sales ultimately going into 100 commercial products. In 2008 our new plant in Ålesund, Norway was commissioned.
During 2011 we strengthened the focus on sustainable, Norwegian raw material with the addition of Omega-Natural Salmon to the portfolio. The bulk of our products are now based on Norwegian cod and Norwegian salmon.
1912: The Norwegian edible fat company Denofa starts refining marine oils
1986: Denofa is acquired by Orkla which is one of Norway’s largest companies
1999: Denomega is established as a premium Omega-3 business-to-business company within Orkla. Taste and odor free technology is developed. New production plant is acquired in Leknes (Lofoten), Norway
2000: As pioneers in the market, Denomega launches top quality, taste and odor free Omega-3 oils
2006: Denomega oils are being used in more than 100 commercial products
2008: New Denomega plant is built in Ålesund, Norway
July 2012: Denomega becomes a division of Axellus AS (also a subsidiary of Orkla) in Norway