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Posten Norge

Posten Norge AS
State owned limited company
Founded 1647
Founder Henrik Morian
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Key people
Dag Mejdell (CEO)
Arvid Moss (Chairman)
Products Mail
Revenue NOK 19,995 million (2005)
Number of employees
Parent Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications
Subsidiaries ErgoGroup
Pan Nordic Logistics
Slogan "oss mennesker imellom"
A local post office, in Sandviken, Bergen

Posten Norge or Norway Post is the name of the Norwegian postal service. The word posten means the post or the mail in Norwegian. The company, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications has a monopoly on distribution of letters weighing less than 50g throughout the country.

There are 30[1] post offices in Norway, in addition to 1400 outlets in retail stores.


  • History 1
  • Expansion 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Posten was founded in 1647 as Postvesenet ("postal system") by Henrik Morian. It was established as a private company, and the Dano-Norwegian King Christian IV gave his blessing to the founding of the company. Postvesenet was privately run until 1719, when the Dano-Norwegian state took over. From that point on, national postal service was a state monopoly. Local city postal services remained private, but in 1888 a new postal law was introduced which expanded the monopoly to the entire country.

In 1933, Postvesenet was renamed Postverket. In 1996, Posten Norge BA was established as a state-owned company in which the Norwegian state had

  • English version of the official site of Norway Post
  • The four divisions
  • Norway Post Logistics subsidiaries

External links

  1. ^ John Thomas Aarø (2012-06-17). "Reisen fra 3.500 til 30 postkontorer - Media - E24". Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  2. ^ [4]
  3. ^ [5]
  4. ^ [6]


See also

In 2002 Norway Post acquired 57% of the shares of a private Swedish postal company, CityMail and acquired the remaining 43% in the first quarter of 2006. Norway Post also owns, or partly owns Nor-Cargo, Frigoscandia, Box Solutions, Box- Group/-Delivery, Pan Nordic Logistics (PNL), Scanex B.V., Nettlast Hadeland, many of which have their own subsidiaries.


The postal service [3] is divided into four divisions:[4] Post, Logistics, Distribution Network and ErgoGroup AS. The latter specialized in electronic services and outsourcing. ErgoGroup merged with EDB to form Evry, which Posten now jointly owns with Telenor.


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