More than one hundred years of experience with international industrial development forms
the background for the Raufoss industrial cluster, an outgrowth of Raufoss ASA. The cluster’s
core areas of activity are the manufacturing of products in lightweight materials by automated
production, and its goal is to develop a national resource centre.
The industrial cluster at Raufoss currently consists of over 40 companies with more than 3,000 employees.
The group’s total turnover amounts to roughly NOK 4.5 billion, of which exports comprise some 85 %.
With expertise originating in Raufoss ASA, the Raufoss
cluster serves an extensive, global network of customers.
Several of the companies are owned by international interests.
The group represents over 100 years of experience
in international industrial development, and today its most
important markets are the international automobile and
NCE Raufoss currently has the following participants:
Raufoss Technology & Industrial Management AS
Nammo Raufoss AS
Hydro Aluminium Structures Raufoss AS
Hydro Aluminium Profiler AS
Raufoss Technology AS
Kongsberg Automotive Raufoss AS
Steertec Raufoss AS
Hexagon Composites ASA
Raufoss Water and Gas AS
Raufoss Metall AS
Raufoss Industrial Tools AS
Mustad Longline AS
TotAl-gruppen (a network of small and medium-sized
Raufoss Næringspark ANS
NCE IS A COOPERATIvE EffORT bETWEEN:
Measures and projects
The projects at Raufoss are grouped into five main areas
Development of the cluster and its networks
Carry out PR and information activities, network-building
and project management.
Promote the establishment of new companies, new activity
in existing companies, spin-offs, business development,
and development of new markets and funding sources.
Technology and infrastructure
Establish a centre for technology transfer and industrialisation
in the area of automated production of products
in lightweight materials. Physical and virtual testing and
verification of materials, manufacturing processes,
products and production concepts will be important
tools in this context.
Linking education and practice
Ensure relevant education and recruitment by establishing
long-term ties between industry and educational institutions,
in which NCE Raufoss provides opportunities to
gain hands-on experience and the universities contribute
with in-depth scientific knowledge.
Commercialisation of R&D findings
Initiate national and international research, development
and innovation projects focusing on the dissemination and
use of new knowledge in small and large companies.
P.O. box 163
NO-2831 Raufoss, Norway
Strategy and objective
The core areas of activity to be developed are lightweight
materials and automated production. These also comprise
the core areas of expertise for all the companies in the
cluster, as well as the area in which the cluster is on the
international cutting edge. NCE Raufoss seeks to become
a national resource centre in these areas. One objective is
for the cooperating companies to maintain and strengthen
their current market positions. Specifically, this will involve
the recreation of 150 jobs annually in existing companies.
In addition, new companies employing 250 persons with a
total turnover of NOK 1 billion per year will be established
and developed during this period.
by collaborating on targeted R&D projects, the companies
will maintain and strengthen their market positions.
Cooperation with educational institutions and expert
circles at the regional, national and international levels will
be crucial. As one example of this, the group has signed
agreements with Gjøvik University College and the Norwegian
University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Raufoss Technology & Industrial Management (RTIM)
heads NCE Raufoss. RTIM is a joint R&D company, acting
as a resource centre and development partner for companies
in the group. RTIM will also play the role of integrator
through its well-established networks both inside and
outside the cluster.
Telephone: +47 915 40 122