Aker ASA

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Aker ASA

legal form Corporation
ISIN NO0010234552
founding 1841
Seat Oslo
management Øyvind Eriksen (CEO)
Number of employees 48 (2012)
Branch Holding company
Website www.akerasa.com

Aker ASA is a Norwegian holding company headquartered in Oslo . The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange .

The company holds investments in the offshore, fishing, shipyard and construction sectors. It is controlled by Kjell Inge Røkke with 66.66% through his TRG Holding. Aker ASA has 48 employees (as of 2012). The total value of all investments is NOK 26.1 billion (2014)

Company history

Akers mekaniske Verksted , based on the Aker River in Oslo, began in 1841. At first, various mechanical equipment was produced there, later the company focused on shipbuilding. In the 19th century, the company focused on whale, passenger and cargo shipbuilding and later began building tankers. In the 1970s, the company became involved in the oil market and produced oil platforms. In the 1980s, Aker merged with Norcem in cement production; this division was sold again in 1999.

Kjell Inge Røkke took advantage of his investment company Resource Group International to acquire large shares in Aker. In 1996 he managed to achieve a merger of his investment company with Aker. After the merger, the company name (company) was Aker RGI .

Aker succeeded in taking over the Norwegian competitor Kværner in 2000 through the subsidiary Aker Maritime . Aker Maritime merged with Kværner to form Aker Kværner . The takeover of Kværner succeeded because this company ran into financial difficulties in the 1990s due to low oil prices on the world oil market and their intended takeover of the British company Trafalgar House failed. After the merger, what is now Europe's largest shipbuilder switched back to Aker Solutions , but was sold again by 2008.

Corporate investments

Aker ASA is the majority shareholder in Aker Solutions with 50.01%.

The group also includes:

  • Aker American Shipping (53.4%)
  • Aker Capital (100%)
  • Aker triplet (35.3%)
  • Aker Floating Production (44.3%)
  • Havfisk ASA, operated as Aker Seafoods ASA until April 2013 (65.0%)
  • Aker yards (50.4%)
  • Aker Material Handling (100%)
  • Ocean Yield ASA (72.97%)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Economic report from 2012 (PDF), page 6
  2. ^ Vision and Values , Company website
  3. (Status: December 11, 2015) Press release ( Memento of the original from December 22, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.oceanyield.no