News:

Agency Agreement with Swedmec AB

November 2017

PartnerPlast AS/Molstad Modell & Form has the 9th November 2017 entered into an Agency Agreement with Swedmec AB.

The Agency Agreement consists of sales and marketing of PartnerPlasts/Molstad's product range and associated services within Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
Swedmec is a service provider in marketing and sales for suppliers to the OEM industry. Swedmec's primary focus is to operate as a partner to well-known global component and system manufacturers.
The Company has been serving the industry from their headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden for more than 30 years.

The Agency Agreement will start from 1st February 2018 and will strengthen PartnerPlast/Molstad's efforts and development in Sweden, Finland and Denmark. The Agreement offers great potential for both parties and we are looking forward to commencing this working relationship.

Head of Business Development - Offshore & Subsea

November 2017

Charl Burger has joined the PartnerPlast Group as Head of Business Development Offshore & Subsea. He will commence in the position on 1st August 2017.

Charl brings with him extensive experience and a background from Offshore and Subsea Engineering & Installation, with most recent lead/engineering positions in Technip and DOF Subsea. He aquired his degree at the University of Virginia BSc ME, Mechanical Engineering.

Charl will play a leading role in the further development of the Polyurethane Product (PU) Portfolios and Buoyancy for Offshore Applications, within the Offshore Wind and Oil & Gas markets. In addition, he will assist PartnerPlast in strengthening focus on project specific product development & sales.

"We look forward to Charl joining our team. PartnerPlast has already taken several steps within the PU venture, and we look forward to continued development and growth within project sales and new markets such as Offshore Wind. Charl has a solid background and will lead this work forward." says PartnerPlast CEO, Tom Samuelsen.

Contract Award for Mudmats and Pipemats

July 2017

We are pleased to announce that PartnerPlast has been awarded a contract by Global Maritime AS in Stavanger for 70 Pipemats and 60 Mudmats for delivery to the Njord Field operated by Statoil.

This is our first large contract for these mats since we took over the handling of these products from Installit and we are hoping that this delivery will prove to the industry the value of using these protection mats as well as their versatility for use.

The delivery time is short and the manufacturing of the mats will run through the Summer ready for delivery during August/September 2017. The MudMat production is done at Molstad Model & Form in Moelv, Norway

PartnerPlast aquires MudMat® and PipeMat from Installit

November 2016

PartnerPlast has taken over the ownership of MudMat®, a protection mat used specifically for subsea operations, developed by Installit. The MudMat® will be manufactured by Molstad Modell & Form, which is a subsidiary of PartnerPlast. The MudMat® forms part of a product range covering protection equipment made from polyurethane (PU) and is suited for use during subsea and offshore operations. The acquisition also includes PipeMat, another product in the protection mat series.

«PartnerPlast and Installit have previously entered into a Cooperation Agreement with regards to the product development, and the fact that PartnerPlast now takes over the ownership of MudMat® is a result of the good cooperation we have had in the past» says Ivar-Andreas Monefeldt, General Manager of Installit. «PartnerPlast has a renowned sales organization and the potential of delivering MudMat® to a wider market, also outside the Oil & Gas Industry, is considered high. Our objective is to focus on further development of sought after products and our close cooperation with PartnerPlast will continue to prove just as important in the future.

«The product fits our strategy well in our aim to further develop protection equipment in PU for our current, and potential, customers" says Tore Lien, Sales Manager for PartnerPlast PU-division. "We aim to become a leading supplier of protection equipment for cables, risers and other structures offshore. We consider MudMat® to be a valued addition to our current range of products.»

Sales contact at PartnerPlast:
Tore Lien
Tore.lien@partnerplast.com
Cell: +47 950 24 425

Molstad Modell & Form is certified according to the new standard NS-EN ISO 9001:2015

September 2016

Molstad Modell & Form is proud to announce that we are among the first companies in Norway that is certified according to the new standard NS-EN ISO 9001:2015. Our management system has been certified since 2007, and we have dedicated employees and a management with a strong focus on continous improvements and good quality in all parts of the business.

Our new mixing machine is now operative

February 2016

Our new advanced mixing machine for PU elastomers is now operative, and we have delivered our first orders. We are ready to effectuate new assignments from our customers, and can supply high quality and complex products made from one of the best polyurethane materials in the world. The customer can choose hardness between the soft and flexible 60 Shore A to the hard and rigid 75 shore D, and from a wide range of standard colours. The material is strong and flexible, and with excellent abrasion resistance. It is suitable for tough outdoor use, and will take no damage from beeing submerged in seawater for 50 years. With our experience we are able to give advice regarding the best choice of material and production methodes for your products, please contact us for a quotation.

New mixing machine for PU

December 2015

Molstad Modell & Form has invested in a new and advanced mixing machine for polyurethane elastomers. The machine is now finished built and will soon be installed at our factory in Moelv. The new machine will make us able to produce many different parts from good quality PU materials. We can cast both soft, flexible and hard, rigid PU parts with this machine, and by adding colour directly in the mixing head, the product range is very flexible.

We can make products like bend stiffeners, cable protection, clamps and many other different parts. Polyurethane is commonly used in the offshore-, subsea- and seismic industry, and this will be important markeds for us. We will be a leading supplier of product development and new polyurethane products for our customers.


New emploies in Molstad Modell & Form

September 2015

Molstad Modell & Form is planning for the future with new owners and has hired two new emploies. Tore Lien and Pål Tåsåsen are now a part of the team that is going to lift the company up in the next division. The employment of Tore and Pål is a part of the strategy when we now are going to start up producing polyurethane elastomer parts as a part of ParnerPlast's production team. PartnerPlast will expand their product range with polyurethane parts produced at Molstad Modell & Form, but we will also be able to serve other customers

Both Tore and Pål is experienced with polyurethane production from their previous jobs. Tore will be the sales manager with the PU division as his main field, while Pål will have responsibility of the quality- and health & safety department.

Tore has previous technical experience with different kind of PU production and sales experience towards industrial players, Pål is an educated automation technician, and has also economical background from Fagskolen at Gjøvik. They will play important roles in both Molstad Modell & Form and PartnerPlast, and will be a part of the growth strategy for the companies. We welcome them on our team.

PartnerPlast AS acquires Molstad Modell & Form AS

Åndalsnes / Moelv 30.06.2015

PartnerPlast AS from Aandalsnes, a supplier of advanced equipment to the international seismic and offshore industry,
acquires the model and mold workshop Molstad Modell & Form AS located in Moelv, Norway.

Molstad Modell & Form (Molstad) has through many years been a supplier to PartnerPlast, and has over time specialized in delivering projects and molds to produce products in polyurethane.
─ The acquisition of Molstad is a central next step in our growth strategy. We strengthen our in-house competence on modelling and molds, and get an organization that can handle production of products in polyurethane which PartnerPlast shall take a strong position on going forward, says CEO Tom Samuelsen in PartnerPlast.
PartnerPlast launched new polyurethane products to the seismic industry during the EAGE fair earlier this year. Molstad has been a significant contributor to this development. In addition to being a leading player within the core area, Molstad has also developed a solid position among the industry in Oppland and Hedmark.
─ PartnerPlast wants to continue developing the strong organization and competence that is already in place at Molstad. We do this through establishing a production line that can produce products in polyurethane in the Molstad facilities. We also want, through Molstad, to work closer with the industry in Hedmark and Oppland, says Tom Samuelsen.
Molstad will stay as a separate entity and localized in Moelv where further expansion and growth will be the focus. The acquisition will not affect the current customers of Molstad Modell & Form. The current CEO of Molstad, Tor Henning Molstad, will stay in the role going forward.
─ We know PartnerPlast well through many years of cooperation and has a strong belief that they will be a good owner of Molstad. This will strengthen the company and by that, the conditions to supply even better products and services to current and new customers. I look very much forward to lead the company going forward, says CEO and founder of Molstad Modell & Form AS Tor Henning Molstad.

Facts:
• Molstad Modell & Form AS had revenues of 11 MNOK in 2014 and has 9 employees. The company was founded in 2002 and is localized in Moelv.
• PartnerPlast AS is localized in Aandalsnes and has 44 employees. Total revenues in 2014 was 140 MNOK. The company is leading within design, construction and rotational moulded polymers and is a important supplier of offshore, seismic and industry products.
• PartnerPlast AS is owned by Investinor, Salvesen & Thams Invest AS, Norsk Mineral and Oskar Invest AS.

Inquiries:
CEO PartnerPlast Tom Samuelsen, +47 901 40 845
CEO Molstad Modell & Form Tor Henning Molstad, +47 917 02 576

Scanning/Measuring

MMF has invested in equipment for both scanning and probe measuring.This means we can help uor customers with measuring and controll of their parts. Reverse Engineering will be an area we will focus on in the time to come

MMF, recruitment:

MMF is expanding and we arre now 9 emploies in the business. The latest member of the team is Frode Rønningen, who is a trained foundry pattern maker with experience from using the NX CAD/CAM-system. He has many years of experience from Sperre Støperi. We wish him welcome.

MMF is now a member of Subsea EastNet

Molstad Modell & form has joined the Subsea EastNet business network together with 8 other companies aiming to expand towards the offshore and subsea industry. You can find more information by following the link: Subsea EastNet

Our Makino MCD1816

is now at service for production of casting tools and foundry patterns. We can also do normal machining of parts, casted or from block materials.in different metals.



Machine specifications:
Area of work: 1800x1600x1300 mm
Max part diameter: Ø2200mm
Max part heigth: 1900mm
2 pallet machining centre
Maks weigth on pallet: 10 Ton
Number of tools in the magasine: 120
Speed: 20rpm-15 000rpm