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The Export Award 2019 – the top 10 nominees

Export Credit Norway, IEK, GIEK Kredittforsikring and Innovation Norway will be presenting the prestigious Export Award for the sixth consecutive year.

The Export Award is given to a business that has succeeded in creating value in Norway through initiatives in foreign markets. The purpose of the award is to highlight the importance of exports to Norway.

This year’s top 10 nominees have been profiled in a series of articles in Finansavisen and on Hegnar.no. Once again, the nominees represent a wide range of industries.

These are the top 10 nominees for the Export Award 2019:

  • Cambi Group – The company, which specialises in the treatment of sewage sludge, has turned sewage from 75 million people into an export success and a livelihood for 150 employees.
  • Tizir Titanium & Iron – Production of titanium slag and specialist pig iron. The wind power industry has become an important market for the company, with approximately half of its iron production output destined for use in windmill construction.
  • Dirtybit – Gaming technology developer. Dirtybits’ game series Fun Run has achieved 120 million downloads, and been more popular than both Facebook and Google in the US AppStore.
  • Normec – Vulcanisation (heating and splicing) of rubber. The company is a sub-contractor to the automobile industry, among others, and its staff of just 12 employees makes sales to some 65 countries.
  • Nordlaks – Aquaculture company. Nordlaks earned NOK 1 billion from the production and refining of Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout in 2018.
  • Lervig Aktiebryggeri – Production of small-scale beer lines. The company launched 35 new beers in 2017. Today, 40% of the Stavanger-based brewery’s output is exported.
  • Fishbones – Oil production. Fishbones’ technology allows the simultaneous drilling of numerous small holes from a  single well. This simplification saves companies both time and resources.
  • Restech Norway – Line throwers. Restech Norway’s pneumatic line throwers can shoot a safety line almost a quarter of a kilometre. The product has been installed on rescue vessels all over the world.
  • Sufi – Dried fish. Sufi produces dried fish and exports salted and frozen fish to countries including Italy and Nigeria. Sales increased by more than 50% last year. The company is led by 25-year-old Ole Olsen.
  • Norbit – Electronics. The company manufactures electronic devices at Selbu and Røros, and exports its products to the USA and Asia. Last year, the company earned more than in the six preceding years combined.

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The winner will be announced at the end of the Export Conference 2019, which takes place on 30 April at the Clarion Hotel The Hub in Oslo. As in previous years, the Export Award will be presented by Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

Published 29. Apr 2019