Please see the exciting story from Rjukan. It all started after Norsk Hydro was established in the early 1900's.
Norsk Hydro was established by Samuel “Sam” Eyde in 1905 at Notodden, in 1907 it was decided to build factories at Rjukan. This was the springboard to the rest of the story at Rjukan.
Rjukanmaskiner was established
Rjukanmaskiner was established as a daughter company of Norsk Hydro. The company produced (among other things) forklifts.
Norsk Hydro Verksteder
Rjukanmaskiner changed name to Norsk Hydro Verksteder (NHVR). The valve remote control production started to the ship industry.
Skarpenord Control Systems
The business was transferred to Erik Rødser. Skarpenord Control Systems AS was established. The same year Skarpenord Shanghai Service station was established together with Skarpenord Langesund (now Krohne).
Scana Industrier takes over Skarpenord Control Systems and changes the name to Scana Skarpenord.
Joint venture in Korea
Joint venture established in Korea. Name of the new establishment: Scana Korea Hydraulics.
The establishment was a success in 2001-2002.
Complete refurbishment of the workshops was done at Rjukan. Owners, partners and suppliers were invited to the re-opening in September.
The yearly revenue has passed 100 MNOK.
Scana Skarpenord celebrates 30 years!
Restructuring, increasing the yearly revenue
Restructuring of the business internally. Yearly revenue 135 MNOK. More than 70 employees.
Scana Skarpenord continues the steady work and has major orders for retrofit offshore and new sales for marine vessels.
The company changed name from Scana Skarpenord AS to Skarpenord AS. The administration moved to new and modern office facilities.
New location in Norway
Skarpenord established a new location in the west coast of Norway. Sales, project and technical departments are seated at Husnes, Kvinnherad.
Skarpenord AS is one of four portfolio companies owned by Scana ASA. Scana ASA is an investment company listed on Oslo Stock Exchange.