Vassnes Elektro has changed its Company name. Click "Read More" to find a link to Westcon Power & Automation.
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Managing Director Geir Odland believes that the change of name will strengthen the company
"By taking the name Westcon Power & Automation we are communicating clearly that we have competence in engineering, consultancy services and atomization, in addition to installation services. The new name says a lot about our level of ambition: to strengthen our position as an integrator and supplier of electro and automation solutions to Norwegian and international customers", says Odland.
Since January 2008 Vassnes has been wholly owned of West Contractors. In January 2011 ownership was transferred to the Westcon Group AS.
"That our owners give us a name that shows our affiliation to the Westcon Group, is for a clear and good signal that Westcon want to build up the business further, and they believe that we have the ability to both deliver and develop", states Odland.
Vassnes Elektro AS was established in 2003. The company is active with installation, engineering and automisation,, including the automisation products. At this time we are working on electro installations on board Scarabeo 8. The company has extensive experience of upgrading of offshore oil rigs, offshore installations, shipbuilding, ship repairs and several different areas of land based activities. Vassnes Elektro AS is the mother company in a concern comprising of Vassnes Marine AS, Vassnes Elektro Service AS, Vassnes Automation AS and Vassnes MB Consultants AS. The group had a turnover of approximately NOK 170 mill. in 2010 and have 140 permanent employees. The head office is based in Ølensvåg with local offices on Karmøy and Stord.
The name change on 1st March also covers the four daughter companies in the concern. Vassnes Marine AS becomes Westcon Power & Automation Marine AS, Vassnes Elektro Service AS becomes Westcon Power & Automation Offshore AS, Vassnes Automation AS becomes Westcon Power & Automation Karmøy AS and Vassnes MB Consultants AS becomes Westcon Power & Automation Stord AS.