About GC Rieber

GC Rieber is a privately owned company exercising proactive and long-term ownership of a number of enterprises in the areas of industry. We aim to be a driving force in creating value for the future, both commercially and for the greater good.

GC Rieber takes a hands-on approach to business. Thorough customer understanding, market-leading expertise and innovative deliveries of a high quality are key to everything we do.

We have a global perspective of our operations. A clear value base and a common corporate culture form the basis for proactive social responsibility and sustainability at all levels of the organisation.

GC Rieber operates primarily in the B2B market and has an annual turnover of around NOK 2 billion.

A family business
The company's founder, Gottlieb Christian Rieber, started his first business in Schrødergården in Bergen in 1879. Over four generations the corporation has developed in step with its customers' demands and needs, ranging from trading in skins and furs to investing in industry, shipping and property. Our 14 business principles have always remained the foundation for the company's operations and development.

The GC Rieber Funds
Our promise is to create value. 20% of the corporation is owned by the GC Rieber Funds, which makes donations to social welfare, arts and science. This means that 1/5 of the value we create benefits wider society.

GC Rieber was founded in 1879


The GC Rieber Group has since the beginning in 1879 been developed through four generations, both through partnerships and acquisitions. The company hold the name of its founder, Gottlieb Christian Rieber, who started the first store in Bergen. 135 years later we are 800 employees worldwide. 

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Map and compass

Core values in GC Rieber

Development – that is economic, human and social development – is what continues to drive us. The balance between economic strength, a robust corporate culture and respect for our surroundings is a key element of our principles.

Our platform is one of long-term business development, exploring new opportunities and stable family ownership. Our value base is one of the key features in our promise to create value.

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Paul Christian Rieber in our reconstruction Schrødergården, the location of our first business.

Our principles

GC Rieber’s activities have always been based on the business principles of our founder. These have been added to by each new generation.

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Jan Roger Bjerkestrand and Ståle Breivik, GC Rieber Oils

Leadership Principles

Our executives are inclusive, straightforward and results-driven, and you will be working closely with the decision-makers. You will be part of a unique in-house network made up of a number of highly skilled specialists. The opportunities for learning and skills development are great for those who grasp the opportunity. You will be able to convert your knowledge and ideas into visible results, both locally and internationally. At GC Rieber you will be part of an organisation that takes responsibility – for its customers, wider society, the environment, and each other.

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Embellishment in Solheimsviken, Bergen

Corporate Social Responsibility

In GC Rieber, we believe in social responsibility and sustainable development within our entire business operation. We believe that companies can better support international sustainability programs by actively using their know-how and competence to drive economic, environmental and social development through own initiatives and efforts.

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