|Fred. Olsen & Co|
|Phone:||+47 22 34 10 00|
|Fax:||+47 22 41 24 15|
|Address:||Fred. Olsens gate 2, 0152 Oslo, Norway|
|Subsidiaries:||Timex, Fred. Olsen Energy, First Olsen, Fred. Olsen Production, Fred. Olsen Renewables, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Fred. Olsen Travel, Comarit, Tusenfryd, IT Fornebu, Norges Handels og Sjøfartstidene|
|Partners:||Bonheur ASA, Ganger Rolf|
Fred. Olsen & Co (or Fred Olsen) is the name of a large Norwegian shipping company.
The company was founded by Petter Olsen in 1848.
Petter's son Thomas Fredrik "Fred" Olsen (1857-1933) took the company from a small business with a few boats into a powerful multinational shipping and ship building business.
After the first Fred Olsen's death, his son Rudolf Olsen took over the company. SAS AB was added to the businesses controlled by the company.
Rudolf's son, also named Fred Olsen (born 1929-01-01), is now in control of the company, which now is also in the oil business and owns the Timex watch brand.
The current Fred Olsen has been called "The Norwegian Howard Hughes" for his great wealth and avoidance of publicity.