Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalized healthcare – a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology, and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management.
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. The company strives to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience and eye care, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. In Norway, AbbVie employs around 55 people.
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge by empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. Headquarters are located in Redmond, WA, and the company has 144,000 employees in 170 countries. Founded in 1975, Microsoft opened its Norwegian office in 1990. Microsoft has more than 600 employees working at the Oslo headquarters in Microsoft Norway and in Microsoft Development Centers, and in Trondheim (NTNU) and Tromsø (UiT). In Norway, Microsoft works closely with about 1,750 partners. In November 2019, Microsoft opened data centers in Norway (Stavanger and Oslo), which demonstrated a significant and growing investment in European cloud computing.
For more than a century, MSD, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. MSD is a trade name of Merck & Co., Inc., with headquarters in Kenilworth, NJ, USA. MSD was established in Norway in 1970, and the office in Oslo holds 80 employees. MSD continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world – including cancer, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, and infectious diseases including HIV and Ebola.
Cisco is a global technology company and market leader in networking, data center, security, and collaboration solutions. At Lysaker, Cisco has around 500 employees working within R&D, marketing, sales, and supply chain management. Webex devices, a range of products including design, hardware, mechanics, software, cloud solutions, machine learning, and intelligence, are developed by Cisco and are an integral part of the company’s Webex meeting platform – the world’s most popular way to meet. Cisco has one of the largest in-house design teams in Norway and has won prestigious awards including iF Gold and Red Dot Best of the Best. There are many who want to work with technology – with Cisco you get to make it!
Coca-Cola European Partners Norway (CCEPN) is the Norwegian Coca-Cola bottler and Norway’s largest producer of non-alcoholic beverages. CCEPN has 550 employees and is responsible for production and sales in Norway. CCEPN also cooperates with Mack Bryggeri and Telemark Kildevann to produce some of the products in Norway. Almost 70% of Coca-Cola products sold in Norway are produced domestically. CCEPN also has sales offices in various locations throughout the country. Coca-Cola Norge AS, a part of The Coca-Cola Company based in Lørenskog with ten employees, is responsible for brand management and marketing.