Bilfinger wishes to be a complete partner for the processing industry
BIS Production Partner has become Bilfinger Industrial Services Norway, with the ambition of serving as a complete partner for the processing industry in the Nordic Region.
At "Branding Day", held at Herøya today, Head of Bilfinger Nordic Region Morten Mathisen underlined that the company now has a solid platform for further growth.
"We have so much to celebrate today, a new name, a new logo and the merger of two companies, BIS Production Partner and BIS Production Partner IFS. It is also the fifth anniversary of Bilfinger's takeover of Hydro Production Partner," Mathisen explains.
Biggest private employer Bilfinger is the biggest private employer in the Grenland area. The company is headed by Paul Rune Aasrum and has 1555 employees and a turnover of rather more than NOK 1.8 bn.
The Director of Finance, the Head of Business Development and the Deputy Mayor of Porsgrunn Municipality, together the Director of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) Telemark, all agreed that attending "Branding Day" had been well worthwhile. NHO Head Nikolai Boye emphasised the important role played by the company in creating value both regionally and nationally.
When asked why the two BIS companies were now merging into Bilfinger Industrial Services Norway, Morten Mathisen answers that the primary aim is to create a solid platform for further growth.
"It makes us a large and influential company with many customers, a broader product portfolio and increased competitiveness," he says.
From one to many large customers In just a few years BIS/Bilfinger's customer list has grown from just one name, Hydro, to an impressive list of numerous large companies in the oil and gas, chemicals, metallurgical and energy industries.
Within Grenland, Bilfinger has employees in 32 trades and it supplies products and services within nine main areas. Paul Rune Aasrum did not conceal the challenges the company has faced in the industrial market, but also noted its new successes.
"We have recently provided the Norwegian National Rail Administration and Norwegian State Railways with rehabilitated trains, and the feedback has been extremely good. The customer reported that it had never encountered such a reliable and conscientious supplier, and had also been helped in its own improvement process. And now we have received another order," Aasrum explains.
Skills and motivation The skills, motivation and commitment of its employees which will be crucial in helping Bilfinger on its way, together with good customer relations, a complete product portfolio and suitable geographic spread.
"And a single name and logo are important tools for making the company even better known in both existing and new markets," Erik A. Ulve of Business Development concludes.