|Kongsberg Gruppen ASA|
|Address:||Kirkegårdsveien 45, P.O. Box 1000, 3601 Kongsberg, Norway|
|Subsidiaries:||Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace|
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Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (lit.: "The Kongsberg Group") is Norway's major defence contractor and maritime automation supplier.
The company is divided into two operating companies:
- Kongsberg Maritime (KM) - Develops defense and space systems
- Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) - Equipment manufacturing for seagoing vessels from small fishing boats and cabin cruisers to large oil tankers.
The company is located in, and named after, the former mining town Kongsberg. The company employs about 4200 people in more than 20 countries.
The company was established in 1814 as Kongsberg Vaabenfabrik (KV) (lit.: Kongsberg Weapons Factory), a name it held virtually unchanged until 1987, when, following a financial crisis and sale of all civilian activities it reformed under the name Norsk Forsvarsteknologi (NFT) (lit.: Norwegian Defence Technology).
The company was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 1993, and then changed its name to the present Kongsberg Gruppen in 1995.
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founding year: 1,814 (+)
number of employees: 4,200 (+)