Our factories

Each of our 13 factories has its own unique history, and many have long production traditions.

Several of our factories have become vital workplaces in the local community.

Sustainability is important for our factories, and we constantly work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the consumption of energy.

KiMs potato chips and Polly nuts, Norway

The KiMs factory lies right in the middle of Norway’s “potato region”. The snacks factory at Skreia in Toten makes KiMs chips, Totenflak, snacks and various nut mixes from Polly.

KiMs has over 50 years’ experience of exciting Norwegian taste buds. Having launched several different chip varieties, KiMs knows how the world’s most delicious potato chips should taste. The secret lies in the unique spice compositions and how these are applied to the chips.

Annually, every Norwegian eats an average of 30 bags of snacks. Many of these come from this factory, which was established in 1964.

BUBs candy, Sweden

Candy has been manufactured in Jönköping since BUBS established its plant here in 1990. The plant operates around the clock and produces millions of kilos of candy every year, mostly for the Nordic market.

BUBS has a range of about fifty products, all with our hallmark playful mix of taste, texture and shape. Maybe some of these sweets are your favourite weekend treats?

All BUBS products are completely free of palm oil, gelatin and other animal additives.

Orkla Biscuit Production, Latvia

The newly opened factory is the most advanced biscuit production facility in the Baltic States and Northern Europe. The plant is the largest specialised biscuit and wafer production facility of its kind. The goal is to serve both the local Latvian market and the entire Northern European market. The facility covers more than 30,000 square meters and houses 13 production lines. With a production capacity reaching 30,000 tons per year, the factory is involved in the production of products from various iconic biscuit brands for Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and Latvia. The biscuits are crafted using the same delightful recipes that have delighted consumers for generations.

OLW potato chips & Cheez Doodles, Sweden

Every day, more than 400,000 bags of snacks leave the OLW factory in Filipstad to be sold in stores.

OLW is a treasured brand from the heart of Värmland, which for more than 50 years has produced salty snacks in all kinds of shapes. Besides Cheez Doodles, chips are made from using potatoes grown by local farmers.

Nidar chocolate, Norway

Every single day, thousands of chocolate tablets and bars, marshmallows, caramels, licorice and other types of candy are made at the Nidar factory in Trondheim. Behind each and every box of sweets lies extensive work, as well as great pride and joy.

Nidar was established in 1912. In 2012, Nidar celebrated its 100th anniversary, and the following year the company became part of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norway. Nidar is still one of Norway’s biggest chocolate and candy brands. The factory has its own development laboratory where ideas for exciting new confectionery products are hatched.

KiMs potato chips, Denmark

Things move fast at the KiMs factory in Søndersø in order to produce enough of the popular chips and snacks for the Danes. The majority of our chips, snacks and nuts are produced under the KiMs brand, which is by far the leading chips and snacks producer in Denmark.

The factory has been located in Søndersø in the northern part of Funen since it was built in 1971. Today, both production areas and administration are located here and hires nearly 200 employees in total.

Panda, Finland

The beginning and source of all good things can be found in Vaajakoski. There, a group of inexperienced but creative enthusiasts learned how to craft irresistible sweets in 1920.

Today, Panda is Finland’s second largest confectionery manufacturer and its main products are licorice and chocolate.

Panda has delighted generations with scrumptious sweets made in Vaajakoski for over a century.

Taffel potato chips, Finland

Every year, a staggering 35 million kilos of potatoes are transformed into Taffel Chips at the factory in Haraldsby. The Taffel factory was founded in the Åland Islands in 1969, and its first product was of course “Taffel Chips”!

Since the mid-1970s, the Haraldsby factory has also produced frozen potato products under the Oolannin brand. The factory is a significant employer locally, and the entire production chain, from fields to shops, provides a livelihood for nearly 300 people.

Kalev chocolate, Estonia

The roots of Estonia’s largest and oldest sweet factory, Kalev, can be traced back to 1806 when Lorenz Caviezel opened a confectionery shop in the Old Town of Tallinn. Since 2003, Kalev has produced confectionery at its state-of-the-art Põrguvälja facility in the Harjumaa region.

Covering an impressive 26,500 square meters, the production complex boasts a total capacity of nearly 15,000 tons per year. Kalev takes pride in its chocolate expertise, earning recognition as a true connoisseur in the region.

Adazu and Taffel potato chips, Latvia

Every year, the Adazu and Taffel factory in Ādaži produces tons of potato chips. The factory was founded in 1972, when the local agricultural collective Ādaži began to produce potato sticks.

The factory has undergone several updates and investments to provide the necessary manufacturing technology to produce consumer favourites such as new waffle chips. The factory employs more than 100 people.

Nói Síríius, Iceland

Since 1920, the Nói Síiríus factory has had the privilege of pleasing the taste buds of the Icelandic nation. Each year, the plan produces 300,000 chocolate Easter eggs for a nation of 340,000 people. But this is by no means the only indulgence that makes its way through the Icelandic chocolate factory.

Delicious licorice, jelly candy, chocolate-coated caramels and chocolate-covered raisins, are a few examples. There are also the legendary Opal and Topas pastilles and the Háls hard candies for sore throats.