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Arendals Fossekompani renews three-year contract with ØIF Handball

Since 1896, Arendals Fossekompani has contributed to building local societies.

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ØIF visit

We are passionate about developing the Agder region and support several engagements in and around Arendal and Froland. In 2021, we became a main sponsor for the local handball club, ØIF Arendal. Recently, close to the entire team dropped by our headquarters in Arendal for a meet and greet and to share updates on the upcoming season.

The visit also marked a special occasion for the partnership between AFK and ØIF Handball. 

Arendals Fossekompani has officially extended sponsorship with the handball club for another three years. 

“Arendals Fossekompani is a proud sponsor of ØIF Arendal. The commitment the club shows to the local community is equally important as the sports aspect. Together with ØIF, we have been able to strengthen our relationships within the community and co-arrange annual beach cleanup days around the Adger region. This extended partnership is a win-win for both parties,” says VP of Communication and Sustainability, Hanne Watts.

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Members og ØIF Handball and Arendals Fossekompani meet up in Grimstad for their annual beach clean up event

“ØIF Arendal is proud and grateful to have an important local supporter like Arendals Fossekompani in our network. It means a lot to us in terms of being able to develop the club and stay at the top of Norwegian handball, says," says General Manager of ØIF Handball Club, Per Carsten Michelsen


About our sponsorship selection

Arendals Fossekompani sponsorships include culture, sports and humanitarian/ community-oriented purposes. We support partners and projects that promote sustainability, gender equality and societal development. We prioritize children and young people, and non-profit purposes and organizations. We do not contribute to purely commercial initiatives.

For more information about our community support criteria, and how to apply, look here

Arendals Fossekompani's VP of Communication and Sustainability, Hanne Watts, and General Manager of ØIF Handball Club, Per Carsten Michelsen