Frode Kjellnes to Lead Beritech Norway A/S: A New Division Dedicated to the Seafood Industry


The Beritech Group is expanding its horizons by launching a new Seafood division in Norway. With the appointment of industry veteran Frode Kjellnes as head of this division, Beritech is set to reach new heights in the Norwegian market.

“Quick response times, trustworthy collaboration, and a focus on service.” This is how Frode Kjellnes defines the core principles of Beritech Norway.

Starting July 1, 2024, Beritech will offer the Norwegian market standard equipment, customized process solutions, and optimization of existing processing lines for the salmon and whitefish industries. This is made possible by the experienced team that Frode Kjellnes now joins as Sales and Country Manager.

A Veteran in the Norwegian Seafood Industry

Anyone involved in the salmon and whitefish industry in Norway is likely familiar with Frode Kjellnes. Frode has dedicated his career to the seafood industry, spending the past 16 years with Marel, focusing on sales in the Norwegian market.

By bringing Frode on board, Beritech gains a seasoned expert who understands both the Norwegian market and the global seafood sector. This expertise will enable Beritech to provide customers with quick response times, in-depth process knowledge, and assistance in optimizing existing production lines.

Jess Kristensen, Sales Director at Beritech, expresses his enthusiasm: “We are proud to introduce Frode Kjellnes as Sales and Country Manager for Beritech Norway. Frode's extensive industry knowledge and passion further strengthens our Seafood team’s ability to tackle customer challenges.”

Strengthening Customer Relationships in Norway

Beritech Norway will prioritize both the sale of new machinery and process lines, as well as providing exceptional after-sales service. This dual focus ensures customers receive comprehensive support and benefit from high-level expertise in both sales and service.

Additionally, Beritech has hired its first process technician with specialized knowledge and broad industry experience, emphasizing the company's commitment to superior service.

Frode Kjellnes elaborates: “Our goal is to be the first company Norwegian customers think of. When they reach out to us, we must ensure the quickest possible response, so they feel valued. This is essential for building strong future partnerships.”

“Our goal is to be the first company Norwegian customers think of. When they reach out to us, we must ensure the quickest possible response, so they feel valued."
– Frode Kjellnes

An Experienced and Renowned Team

Frode Kjellnes joins a team of well-respected professionals in the seafood industry, boasting over 100 years of combined experience. This team is committed to providing customers with the best possible experience and high-quality processing equipment.

Jess Kristensen adds: “Our team combines diverse skills that complement each other perfectly. We are thrilled to offer our customers direct sales contact in Norway, which aligns with our slogan and approach: Solutions Driven by People.”

Beritech Norway becomes part of the Beritech Group, a privately-owned leading company in the Food and Pharma sectors, both nationally and internationally. Known for its high standards and reliable solutions, Beritech meets the needs of customers worldwide.

A company that Frode is proud to join and has been closely following from the sidelines. 'I am excited to start and be part of such a highly skilled Seafood team. I am confident we will succeed, especially because we unify our efforts as a team.”

The team behind Beritech Seafood. From the left: Lars Jøker, Jan Bech Gaarn, Tomas Jensen, Peter Møller, Claus Nielsen, Jakob Frilev, Andreas Hassingboe, Jess Kristensen and Jesper Nørgaard.

For Further Information

Contact Frode Kjellnes, Sales and Country Manager, at +47 913 23 365 or, or Anne Kold, Marketing and Communications Manager, at +45 60 12 15 10 or