Aktietrykkeriet was a Norwegian printing and publishing company active from 1884 to 2014.

Aktietrykkeriet was founded in 1884[1] by Christian Holtermann Knudsen[2] under the name Arbeidernes Aktietrykkeri and eventually became part of the newspaper Social Demokraten—later known as Arbeiderbladet, and today called Dagsavisen. At the very beginning at Brugata (Bridge Street) no. 17a in Oslo,[3] Knudsen and his wife, who loaded the paper, used a hand-operated press. Knudsen was a fervent social democrat and together with Carl Jeppesen, among others, established one of Norway's first printers' unions in 1872. Despite major financial problems, he released the first issue of the newspaper Vort Arbeide in March 1885, an event that led to the formation of the Social Democratic Association in Kristiania.[4]

In 1983, Terje André Hildeng purchased the company from the labor movement, with the requirement that the employees own ten percent.[2]

The printing company was located in the municipality of Fet and had a turnover of NOK 154 million in 2012.[2]


  1. Annual Report (PDF). Stockholm: Holmen AB. 2011. p. 15. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  2. Ravn, Linn Karen (May 21, 2014). "Det er veldig trist". Dagens Næringsliv. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  3. Røsjø, Ellen. "Det gamle Vaterland". Oslo byarkiv. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  4. Scheldrup, Sverre Ingvald (1952). The Farmer-Labor Movement in Norway. Madison: University of Wisconsin--Madison. p. 92.

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