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A COMPLETE WORKSHOP AND SERVICE INDUSTRY

ARCTIC DELIVERY SKILLS IN AN INTERNATIONAL MARKET

The heavy industry, the workshop industry and the service companies have over several generations been woven together in a mutual inspiration and dependence. When the region's heavy industry, with world-leading and partially in-house developed technology, is in production 24/7, all year round, they must be surrounded by maintenance and service expertise that never fails, which is fast, solution-oriented, and world-leading innovative.

 

This more than a century-long culture of innovation and expertise creates spin-offs, and the industrial companies in the Mo i Rana region today supply recognized products and services literally all over the world.

Grotnes Steel

Grotnes Steel supplied clamp connectors in special steel to the offshore industry in Angola

Even before the decision in 1946 to build an ironworks in Mo i Rana, the place had a workshop environment that handled the mines in Mofjellet, DIOC at Storforshei and operation of hydroelectric power stations in Ildgruben, Reinforsen and in Revelforsen. Many had also been seconded in the service of the German occupiers, and the rail had already arrived in the town. The workshop environment was not large, but it was competent and largely based on making what was needed of parts and equipment.

When the actual development started, hundreds of young and handy men from all over Central and Northern Norway moved to Mo i Rana to take up work. Not everyone was skilled, but the competence was built along the way with demanding engineers from England and the USA on the sidelines.

Mo i Rana, Industry Park, 50s, Giga Factory

Mo i Rana 1954. Photo: Rana Museum

Today, the workshop industry in Mo i Rana consists of several highly specialized companies with a total of approximately 750 employees. The companies are in a cooperation close to the upper secondary school and the industry recruit all available apprentices and skilled workers.

 

The volume of assignments is large, and the workshop industry lacks both skilled workers and engineers.

PRESENTATION

These are the major and most influential actors in the district in alphabetical order.
(Links to the companies' websites at the bottom of the page)

Altimo

One of the local newcomers and has had remarkable success with their precision cutters. Altimo was established in 2019 and has with their laser and water cutters met a strong need in the market. They have already expanded the machine park and moved to larger and shared premises with Grotnes Steel.

Altimo delivers order-based production of parts in the thin sheet segment. In the company's modern workshop, everything is carried out from prefabrication of small parts and small series, to mass production of complete assembled products in most types of metals and other materials. The water cutters also cut gaskets in blade strainer and rubber with precision.

Altimo has recently invested in two pipe and profile lasers with a large production capacity. These are digital precision tools that strengthen the quality of the products and reduce production time significantly. The company delivers to customers both nationally and internationally.

Water cutting is one of Altimo's specialties. Photo: Altimo

Glør

Selskapet er et resultat av sammenslåingen av Ranasmia og HK Sveis i 2009, og kan se tilbake på flere tiårs leveranser til smelteverk- og byggevareindustrien. Glør leverer konstruksjoner i stål, aluminium og andre legeringer, og de fleste leveransene går til industri og bygg. I tillegg til å levere ferdige konstruksjoner fra eget verksted, er Glør også en aktiv leverandør av fagfolk og kompetanse under større vedlikeholdstanser i smelteverksindustrien.

Glør, Mo i Rana, industry

Fagfolkene fra Glør har mange vedlikeholdsoppdrag i smelteverksindustrien. Foto: Glør

Grotnes Steel

Most industrial nations have a Grotnes customer. The company, part of the Miras group, has been a supplier of high-quality tailor-made steel blanks for machining for more than fifty years. The quality of this steel is so unique that major suppliers to the oil industry in the US and Australia buy their raw materials from Grotnes Steel.

 

Grotnes Steel is today a highly specialized steel cutting center and steel development company. Large blanks and profiles in special steel are cut with the company's renowned special equipment and sent to customers worldwide for machining and finishing.

The Grotnes steel quality and cutting expertise are recognized worldwide. Video: TV Klipp

IMO WELDING

Established in 1990 and has a broad product range. IMO currently has 25 employees and is based in Mo Industripark. The company provides services within the fabrication and assembly of larger steel structures, mechanical maintenance, and processing of reinforcing steel.


IMO has highly certified professionals in its staff, and has, among other things, specialized in cutting, bending, and welding reinforcement for concrete structures, and has the country's pile reinforcement machine.

IMO has also delivered several larger bridge constructions. The company has customers all over the country, and was, among other things, the supplier and installer of the external part of the international recognized Svalbard Global Seed Vault in 2019.

IMO Sveiseindustri, mo industry park, Giga Factory

Sifjord bru på Senja er et av IMOs senere leveranser. Foto: IMO

IMTAS

Established in 2006 and today the company has 170 employees. In 2021, IMTAS, together with three other Norwegian companies, was named winner of the European Steel Design Awards for the construction of protective structures over MS Finnmarken. In the same year, turnover exceeded NOK 200 million.

IMTAS's service team operates around the clock and all year round to provide the large smelters with the best possible service and maintenance. IMTAS is a total supplier within welded constructions and undertakes all forms of plate and welding work within industry, building and construction.

IMTAS, Mo i Rana, Industry, Ship in a house

The protection building that houses one of the old hurtigrute ship is built by IMTAS. Photo: Eirik Linder Aspelund

MIRAS
Etter at den statlige virksomhet ved Norsk Jernverk ble bestemt avviklet i 1989, ble de mekaniske verkstedene privatisert, og Miras er delvis et resultat av dette. Miras Group består i dag av fire selvstendige selskaper i Mo i Rana med mange tiårs industrikompetanse på ulike spesialfelt:

Miras Hydraulikk • Miras Elektro • Miras Solutions • Grotnes Steel

De tre førstnevnte selskapene er en betydelig leverandør av vedlikehold og service til industri, kraftproduksjon og subsea i landsdelen.

De fire selskapene har 75 ansatte og omsatte i 2021 for nær 140 mill kr

Miras solution, Mo i Rana, industry

Et nokså typisk produkt levert fra Miras. Foto: Miras Solutions

Momek

The heavy industry, the workshop industry and the service companies in Mo i Rana have been woven together for several generations in a mutual inspiration and dependence. When our local heavy industry with world-leading and partly in-house developed technology is in production 24-7, the companies must be surrounded by a maintenance and service competence that never fails, which is fast, solution-oriented and innovative. This more than hundred-year-old expertise creates a spin-off, and the industrial companies in the Mo i Rana region today deliver renowned products and services literally all over the world.

Momek, Industry, Mo i Rana

Westcon Helgeland
The heavy industry, the workshop industry and the service companies in Mo i Rana have been woven together for several generations in a mutual inspiration and dependence. When our local heavy industry with world-leading and partly in-house developed technology is in production 24-7, the companies must be surrounded by a maintenance and service competence that never fails, which is fast, solution-oriented and innovative. This more than hundred-year-old expertise creates a spin-off, and the industrial companies in the Mo i Rana region today deliver renowned products and services literally all over the world.

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