GEONOR A/S in Norway, GEONOR, Inc. was established to serve customers in the Americas (USA, Canada, and Latin America). The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) established GEONOR A/S in 1957, originally to manufacture NGI’s geotechnical instrumentation and test equipment. Over time, equipment from other sources have been incorporated into GEONOR’s line of products. As a distributor we offer a high level of engineering support. We represent several other manufacturers: Lufft, RST Instruments, Instantel, and Campbell Scientific.
GEONOR A/S and GEONOR, Inc. market and sell products worldwide and have exported equipment to over 100 countries. The basic idea was that GEONOR would be responsible for the production and sale of equipment for geotechnical field and laboratory investigations developed at NGI, which had been established in 1953. Both NGI and GEONOR were established as part of Norway’s longstanding efforts to address the practical and technical problems of rebuilding after World War II.
GEONOR has been a pioneer in the development of geotechnical field equipment (vane testers and borers, soil sampling) geotechnical drilling rigs, geotechnical laboratory equipment, and in particular geotechnical and meteorological instrumentation based on vibrating-wire technology. Key partners in this development have been NGI, the Public Roads Administration and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and Swedish geotechnical research.