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The company was founded in 1988 in an old spade factory at Lommedal near the village of Oltedal in the Municipality of Gjesdal and was given the name Gjesdal Mekaniske Verksted as.

In its infancy the founders Tor Ole Talgø and Jarle Stene accepted all sorts of jobs.

Jobs such as equipping cowsheds, changing roofs on houses and specific mechanical work were everyday jobs.

The first major investment was a lathe, cutting-out saw and a compressor. A big investment for a small company in those days. In addition to working for the company Tor Ole worked as a contracted mechanic at companies such as Polaris and Rogaland Research.

In 1990 the company moved to Norestranden at the Gandsfjord in Sandnes. Here the company developed further towards more production-oriented work as well as some machine construction. The company’s finances gradually made it possible to invest in its own production premises.

In 1997 the company moved into its own production premises at Midtgårdveien 12, at Gauselvågen and Gandsfjord. The workforce was then made up of five regular employees and two trainees.

The good times enjoyed by the offshore industry and the company’s focus on service and quick delivery gave Gjesdal Mekaniske Verksted a good reputation in the region. The company grew in step with the general activity level in the offshore industry and in 2005 the company doubled its workshop facilities.

In many ways 2008 became a milestone for the company. Its 20th anniversary was celebrated, moving to new top modern production facilities (6 000 m2) at Forus was carried out during the summer and the company was certified according to the standard NS-EN ISO 9001:2008 by the certification body Teknologisk Institutt.

In 2009 the company changed its name from Gjesdal Mekaniske Verksted as to GMV as.

The company has gone from more all-round mechanical work and relative short assignments to more production-oriented work, offering package supplier solutions including installation and testing/documentation related to individual assignments of several months’ duration.

All activity is carried out within current laws and regulations. Health, safety and environment are fundamental to our further development and our strong focus on service, cost-effective systems, quality and on-time delivery makes us a preferred long-term business partner in future markets.