Local Tour

Trondheim tour on Wednesday June 22

Conference attendees are welcome to join our specially crafted Local Tour, which will take you inside two exciting manufacturing facilities in Trondheim. You will also enjoy a networking lunch at a special Trondheim restaurant, and don’t be surprised to see snippets from the rich history and sights of Trondheim along the way.

The networking lunch an drbeak is planned to take place at beautiful Kristiansten Fortress, with a view of the city and the fjord.

The networking lunch and break is planned to take place at beautiful Kristiansten Fortress, with a view of the city and the fjord.

For millennia, people have thrived in the Trondheim area. It has been a strategic center for commerce, religion and politics for centuries – as evidenced by the rich Viking history of the city. Established as a market place in year 997 AD by Viking King Olav Tryggvason, Trondheim is one of Norway’s oldest cities and first capital – and is still today a hub for industry, research and commerce in the Mid-Norway region. Join us to see how Vikings create value for both industrial and consumer markets in 2016.

Factory visits

The tour will begin at Sandvik Teeness, a world-leading manufacturer of specially dampened tools, and we conclude the tour at the venerable chocolate and confectionary factory of Nidar, part of Orkla Confectionery & Snacks. In-between the visits you will experience the beautiful sights and rich history of Trondheim with the help of our excellent guides, and enjoy a scenic networking lunch at Kristiansten Fortress overlooking the city.


Time: Wed June 22. The local tour will start 9 AM in the morning and end approximately 4-5 PM.
Cost: The cost is 800 NOK and include transportation, visits, guide, and food.
Program (tentative)
  • 09:00 – 09:30 Bus from Trondheim to Teeness
  • 09:30 – 11:30 Teeness factory visit. Theme: The Nordic model
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Sightseeing in Trondheim
  • 12:00 – 13:30 Scenic network lunch with local specialities at Kristiansten Fortress
  • 14:00 – 16:00 Nidar factory visit.

About the companies

The Teeness factory in Ranheim, Trondheim

The Teeness factory in Ranheim, Trondheim

Sandvik Teeness (Teeness) is a world-leading producer of silent, anti-vibration tool holders for high-tech turning and milling operations. Teeness is the home of the Silent Tool brand, and has a high focus on industry and research collaboration to be the best in what they do – among other things being the first to use advanced sensor technology in the tools they produce. At Teeness you will see first-hand what the strong, Scandinavian union-employer relationships can do for a business. The factory is exceptionally nice, with a short or no distance between managers and shop-floor workers. We promise that you will learn something new about collaborative OM in this factory.

Nidar factory in Trondheim

Nidar factory in Trondheim

Nidar AS has over a hundred years of experience producing candy, and is the largest producer and distributor of confectionary in the Norwegian market, with a turnover well over 1 billion NOK and five hundred employees. Nidar has been producing candy in Trondheim since they opened in 1912, and both the development and production of Nidar’s sweets take place at the original factory in Trondheim – a 39.000 m2 production plant housing 8 efficient lines producing a wide range of sweets. Home of the famours Laban Seigmen, Bamsebums and Smash. And yes, there will be tastings…