ABBs factory in Fredrikstad with production of electrical cabinets are bought.
The first step for Stansefabrikken on their way to become a large industrial concern was the acquisition of ABB factory in Fredrikstad. The factory was a production department producing fuse cabinets, other electrical cabinets and parts for ABB.
After Stansefabrikken bought the company the factory became a independent company and sub supplier of sheet metal products, still with ABB as a large customer and electrical cabinets as main products. Since the company needed to grow and get more turnover they found other products to make, such as child carols for the Norwegian brand SIMO. Later on when Stansefabrikken bought Nic. B. Sandberg the production of post-boxes was moved to the factory. These post-boxes are now the main products in Stansefabrikken Home today.
In the first 3 years after the acquisition of the factory from ABB all the fuse cabinets and connected parts was sold by ABB to the wholesale’s companies in Norway. These cabinets were market leader in the Norwegian market. Since Stansefabrikken also had bought the ownership of these products we decided to start selling the fuse cabinets and parts directly to all the Norwegian wholesales companies. This was a success and are now one of the main reason we today have the separate Electro company, Stansefabrikken Products which during the years have developed new products and made sure that Stansefabrikken today are a well-known brand in the electro market in Norway.
After both the post-box and electrical cabinet production have been transferred into separate sales companies and production is moved to Lithuania, we decided to keep up the Stansefabrikken Fredrikstad as a product development, prototype and small batch production company. Giving the Norwegian customers a unique possibility to have partner close to them, and with the possibility for cost effective production in Lithuania when volume grow.