History

History

Metronor is a high technology company headquartered just outside Oslo, Norway, with subsidiaries in Rockford (near Chicago, USA), Riegelsberg (Germany) and Beijing (China), supporting partners and customers on a global basis. Based on in-house innovation and research, we have since 1989 developed a range of electro-optical portable coordinate measuring systems that have become very popular among leading manufacturers worldwide. Metronor provides state-of-the-art Dimensional Management Solutions for complex assembly programs. Main products include Portable CMMs and Boresight systems.

Our core photogrammetric technology developed into a variety of product versions addressing the moderate to highest degree of accuracy requirements. And in recent years we have expanded our product range from not only industrial metrology systems, but also offering products and solutions for boresight applications in the military business area. A vast number of applications in various industries can be accurately and efficiently documented, providing the customer with excellent ROI from his investment.

 

DATES & MILESTONES

1989 Founded by Alf Pettersen and Øyvind Røtvold, both with background from NTNU and Saab Combitech.
1991 First system deliveries to SAAB Aircraft and Volvo Cars; believed to be the first portable measurement systems doing real-time comparison of measured data to CAD models.
1993 Metronor GmbH (Germany) established.
1995 Metronor Inc (USA) established.
1997 International Space Station modules from different countries documented and verified for fit by Boeing under contract to NASA.
2004 Initial military boresight contract signed.
2006 Military boresight activity becomes separate business unit. Metronor Representative Office (China) established.
2008 Cooperation agreement signed with BAE Systems to develop and market boresight systems for US platforms.
2009 Contract to equip all the 15 production facilities of the world’s largest wind turbine blade manufacturer with measurement systems and procedures.
2011 Initial multi-system boresight order for F-16.
2014 Metronor enters medical market – initial multi-system contract signed.

 



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