Norinco was founded in 1942 in Calcutta, India by Sverre Gylseth, a Norwegian from Lofoten. The company began importing Norwegian commodities and industrial goods into India and represented companies such as Elkem, Borregard and Norsk Hydro in the very beginning.

The last 6 decades have seen Norinco grow in reputation and diversify its interests in the shipping, oil & gas and metallurgical industries by means of providing equipment, engineering, project management, services and manufacturing.

The company prides itself on building long and productive relationships with its clients and principals based on mutual trust, sales and engineering expertise and a deeply ingrained belief in delivering value to all stakeholders.


Norinco spots opportunities in the market and helps our principals tap them. We guide them through the complexities of contract execution from start to finish.


Norinco represents major international marine equipment manufacturers like Kongsberg Maritime, Ulstein, TTS, to name a few.  Our principals benefit from our decades-long experience with Indian shipbuilding, oil and gas and government agencies.  Norinco’s demonstrated ability to liaise with industry and the public sector, book orders and execute projects across geographies helps the world’s best equipment manufacturers tap India’s rapidly growing markets.


Our infrastructure, reach and engineering expertise makes us the natural choice for installation and maintenance of complex systems.


  • Liaison
  • Turnkey contract execution
  • Vendor development
  • Procurement
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Logistics
  • Installation
  • Testing and commissioning at site
  • Direct and indirect tax management


Norinco represents Graftech US, the world’s largest producer of Graphite Electrodes. We also have joint venture in India with RHI Austria, the world’s largest producer of refractory bricks.


Norinco represents EV Group of Austria, manufacturers of wafer processing equipment and NEL Hydrogen.