Chapter III

MODERN TIMES
1900 - 1945

Determination and development

Throughout the often challenging times of the early 20th century, KONGSBERG demonstrated a relentless dedication to the continual development of the company and brand. We capitalized on our established expertise in the defence arena to enter new markets and seek fresh business opportunities. This led to the creation of our civilian divisions and a symbiotic relationship between them and our defence business – as innovations were shared and group ambitions grown. Today this shared knowledge and expertise is one of the cornerstones of our success, helping us seize market opportunities and create leading applications.

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DEFENDING A
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Reliable & determined

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A MODERN FACTORY

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Extreme conditions is
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Out of the darkness

The first half of the 20th century saw two world wars unfold. World War II was followed by a new era of international accord, collaboration and optimism. At KONGSBERG, we were determined to play our part in the international rebuilding process.

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INDUSTRIAL LOCOMOTIVE

1945-1960

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DEFENDING A NEWBORN NATION

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CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT

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INSIDE A MODERN FACTORY

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ADDING YOUR STORY

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KONGSBERG - 1920

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A history of learning

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1912 – 1926 Captain Johan Jørgen Schwartz

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1926-1940 and 1945-1946 Lieutenant Colonel Haakon Finne

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