J.B. Ugland Holding AS
J.B. Ugland Holding AS was established 18th of September 2000 and is the parent company of all the J.B. Ugland-companies. The company is located in Sørlandets Teknologipark in Grimstad (Norway) where Johan Benad Ugland is the owner and his son, Johan Martin Ugland, is the chief executive officer. Their vision is “Pride in developing”, an expression that promotes big ambitions and versatile engagement in the local community. Therefore, J.B. Ugland Holding AS wishes to contribute to development that creates long-lasting and sustainable changes. That’s whay the company ownes businesses within numerous business areas, such as construction, civil engineering, shipping, investments and renewable energy. In Addition, the company is also committed to the community and are engaged in several local initiatives that contributes to growth and wellbeing in their local community in Grimstad.
The Ugland family and the JBU-companies continues a thousand year old tradition related to three main businesses. These businesses are related to farming, trading and shipping. The Storegra farm in Grimstad is therefore an important part of the family`s history and origins back to the 1200`s. Johan Benad Ugland took over the family farm in 1973 and has since then had a strong focus on locally resources and a good anchoring in the production chain.
Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, which already started producing heavy vehicles and diesel engines in Sweden in 1927, and today their products are in more than 190 markets. The first Volvo truck was developed in 1928 and since then the group has evolved to become the largest manufacturer of heavy trucks throughout Europe. In addition, the company is also committed to being reliable and working on their three core values – quality, safety and environmental considerations. In quality, it is emphasized that customers receive reliable products and services with good operating time and a better bottom line. In the security aspect, emphasis is placed on preventing accidents and reducing personal injuries, where more than 80 years of safety innovations play an important role. Last and not least, the company also works with environmental considerations, where the focus is on developing a more sustainable transport industry.
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