Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Delivering products and finding solutions

One of the strengths of Norwegian industry lies in its commitment to sustainability and the environment as part of finding the best solutions possible. The advantages are many. The development of better and more efficient technology creates new business opportunities which in turn contribute to increased economic growth. The spread of national environmental technology on a global level ultimately encourages a more sustainable international trade. Norway’s goal is to play an important part of making business and industry sustainable on a global scale. This is especially true for the country’s processing and manufacturing industries.

Sylvia Brustad

The Norwegian export industry is closely related to our valuable natural resources, such as oil and gas, transport by sea, fisheries, forestry and utilization of hydropower. Directly associated with our highly developed and internationally competitive petroleum industry, there is a comprehensive and highly technology-based manufacturing industry. This includes pipe and processing technology, monitoring, control and maintenance. General manufacturing is also a major area of business, and a wide range of innovative Norwegian companies have specialized in creating machines, products and services that help other companies improve their manufacturing processes. These solutions are exported globally.
 
Utilization of our rich hydropower resources has brought important industrial expertise within various types of power intensive industries, including production and processing of aluminum, pulp and paper industry, as well as within the chemical industry. Competence within these traditional industries has in turn encouraged the development of new technology-based industries, such as the solar industry.
 
Norwegians are known for their ability to find solutions to demanding challenges within certain industrial areas. Nowhere is this more apparent than within manufacturing and process subcontracting, where Norwegian companies constantly specialize in improving the production processes. The high degree of worker’s participation and close cooperation between high and low skilled workers also contributes to this.
 
For people or companies looking to do business in Norway, the possibilities are many. Norway is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) and hence a participant in the European Internal Market. The Internal Market is primarily focused on the four fundamental pillars – the “four freedoms” – freedom of the movement of goods, persons, services and capital. This promotes positive growth and development.
 
Norway is in a fortunate economic position. The industries and businesses that represent processing and manufacturing activities provide an excellent example of this strength. I hope you take the time to explore this issue that presents the best of processing, manufacturing and subcontracting Norway has to offer.

 

Related articles

Latest articles

Near-Zero Emission Technology to Power Platforms

Norwegian researchers are exploring near-zero emission platform technology using fuel cells combined with carbon capture to help meet climate targets.

Fish Vessels Go Electric

The Norwegian aquaculture and fishing industry has joined the green shipping wave with a number of pioneering electric fleet initiatives.

Norway’s Greener Future Fleet

Norway was the first nation to have a fully electric car and a passenger ferry. Now the country will make all future ferries green and a zero-emission maritime industry by 2050.

Could Iran be the Next Big Market?

Iran is opening up for billions of dollars in oil and gas investments after the lifting of decades-long sanctions. The Norwegian oil industry is cautiously eyeing possibilities.

Blue Revolution Center Pushes Aquaculture Farther Offshore

Marine Harvest and researchers plan to develop a floating laboratory for radical exposed fish farming technology to help the sector grow sustainably.

The Future of Shipping is Autonomous

Many are looking forward to driverless cars in the future. The shipping industry is testing vessels without captains.

Major Petroleum Province in the North

Cost cutting initiatives and new technology are paving the way for the Northern Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea to become the next major petroleum province on the shelf.

Norwegian Seafood Export Hits Record Numbers 2016

2016 was another record year for Norwegian seafood export with export value reaching 91,6 billion NOK (approximately $10 billion). The Norwegian Seafood Council presented the 2016 numbers at a conference in Oslo today.  

Portugal: Norwegian Cod Keeps the Bacalhau Traditions Alive

Portugal is a country of cod lovers and cod from Norway is a favourite. No other European country, uses up as much seafood and for sure not as much cod, per capita as Portugal.