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About us

Gjøco was started as early as 1940, and has since then, with production and finished goods warehouses, been located in Torvikbukt on Nordmøre.


In 2004, the subsidiary and production company Gjøco AB was established in Perstorp in southern Sweden. In recent years, we have had significant growth, and are now Norway’s second largest producer of decorative paints for houses and homes. With a full range, Gjøcomix paint breaking system and all necessary sales aids, Gjøco AS covers the entire need for Norwegian paint shops. We have a dealer network that extends across the country.

  • 2015

    Certified as an Environmental Lighthouse. New raw material and finished goods warehouse of 1000m² in Torvikbukt.

  • 2012

    New finished goods warehouse of 1200 m² and 2000 pallet spaces in Perstorp. Health-friendly paint approved by NAAF was launched; Gjøco Bliss.

  • 2010

    Company of the Year in Møre og Romsdal.

  • 2009

    Launched paint with both the Nordic Ecolabel and the EU flower. Leading in label production for major chain players. Record sales.

  • 2006

    New chain agreements and wholesale distribution. Introduced a new finished goods warehouse of 1,200 m².

  • 2005

    Expands the range i.h.t. new regulations with new environmentally friendly paints. Took over a company that produced cleaning products

  • 2003

    The high-profile HERREGÅRD series was expanded with new products, and Gjøco topped the marketing budget. The company was on its way into the Swedish market with a turnover of NOK 82.5 million.

  • 2004

    Passed NOK 100 million with a good margin. Initiated synergy effect of the collaboration with Swedish GJØCO AB.

  • 2002

    With the same ownership constellation, Gjøco was now Norway's second largest producer of decorative paints. Builds closer relationships with the customer base. Entered into the first chain agreements.

  • 2000

    GJØCO continued Hempel Dekorativ in Norway. Nationwide sales force. On the way to the elite division in the Norwegian paint industry. Turnover NOK 70 million.

  • 1998

    Rolf T. Gjøen new general manager. Total supplier to the paint industry.

  • 1991

    With an increasingly comprehensive range, turnover reached NOK 26.3 million.

  • 1997

    The first GJØCOMIX Color Breaking System deployed.

  • 1970

    Large parts of a national agriculture were then served with their own sales force.

  • 1962

    25% of the sales were sourced from the local market in Kristiansund.

  • 1953

    The paint sales via agents were mainly placed with the local agriculture.

  • 1949

    Cod liver oil was an additional product in fish food production. Was delivered to many small paint manufacturers for 50 øre per liter. Added pigment to own cod liver oil for the first time, and was thus working as a paint manufacturer

  • 1940

    Established by the Gjøen family in Torvikbukt near Kristiansund. Original fish food factory with i.a. fish cakes on the menu.