Entry into distribution of leading branded consumer goods
WG acquires Friele Foods AS, a well established value creator in the Norwegian grocery market.
New investments in tunnel sealing market
Acquires fast-growing AG Tunnel to increase reach in Scandinavian market.
Innovative rental solutions
LeigDet, a well established player in the rental market for temporary shelter, is acquired.
Entry into Water Technology
Joint technology development project with four municipalities to clean water infrastructure.
Focused portfolio to fuel growth
W. Giertsen Hallsystem merged with Teltspesialisten W. Giertsen Services divested to Certex Certex relocated to Nygårdsviken.
Partnership and new CEO
Wilhelm Giertsen, who has led the group since 1993, steps down as Group CEO. Frank Mohn takes over and becomes part-owner of the group. Wilhelm Giertsen continues as Group Chairman and Managing Director of W. Giertsen Energy Solutions.
Solar panels added to aid and relief halls in new subsidiary Giertsen Energy Solutions AS 27 pilots (solar/hybrid) installed in Eastern Africa during 2014-2016.
Group with 3 subsidaries
Ships chandler activity divested to Kraemer Maritime Focus on modern industrial group comprising: Services, Hall system and Tunnel.
Tunnel Sealing Solutions
Launch of solutions for water and frost sealing of tunnels and caves. 1985-1990.
Specialty canvas products
Experience in canvas evolves into PVC industry halls (Rubbhall).W. Giertsen introduces relocatable buildings and shelters, also to export and aid & relief market. Contracts secured with UN and NGOs to aid & relief sector in Eastern Africa. Entrance in the offshore and oil & gas market.
Industrialised sling shop
Invested in several Talurit swage units, wire tension test bench, gantry cranes.
Expanded market with same product portfolio towards land-based industry. 1945-50.
Agency agreements with domestic and international corporations in marine market e.g.Texaco, Jotun and Norsk Ståltau (wire rope). 1920-30.
The company is founded
Company founded in Bergen as ships chandler, sailmaker and slingshop. Dry-docking of vessels.