1966 – Steinsvik Maskinindustri AS
Steinsvik's origins begin in 1966 when Steinsvik Maskinindustri AS is established as a machining company in Tysvær by Kåre Steinsvik.
1986 – SM Gruppen
Between 1986 and 2000 it was acquired several businesses; including Kongsberg våpenfabrikk, Odda department (100 employees), Larsen & Mortensen (15 employees) and Kirkenes mekaniske AS. Steinsvik Maskinindustri evolved through acquisitions and organic growth to become a solid industrial group with numerous branches and subsidiaries in Norway, subsidiaries in South America and a large network of agents in many countries. In the 1990s, SM Gruppen was considered as one of Norway's leading export companies.
2004 – Bankruptcy and a new start
SM Gruppen goes bankrupt and the company's businesses are sold to new owners. Steinsvik Maskinindustri AS and the business at Frakkagjerd is acquired by Bjørn M. Apeland, then the CEO of Haugaland Kraft. Locally, SM Gruppen had always been described as “Steinsvik”. It was therefore natural to carry on using this name in the future initiative. Competence and professional reputation was intact, and it was decided to continue to focus on developing “robust, high-tech solutions for harsh environments”.
2006 – Orbit AquaCam
After Steinsvik had been producing underwater cameras for the fish farming industry for several years, Orbit AquaCam was in 2006 established as it's own company to focus on developing reliable monitoring solutions.
2008 – Orbit AquaCam Chile
Orbit AquaCam Chile was established in Puerto Montt to increase the focus on our products in the Chilean market.
2009 – Steinsvik Elektro
Steinsvik Elektro was established so that we were able to conduct and ensure the quality of electrical work on our own installations.
2010 – OrbitGMT
Orbit AquaCam merged with GMT who provided central feeding systems and became OrbitGMT. Steinsvik then became an even more complete provider of equipment for the fish farming industry. We also opened our offices in Scotland.
2013 – Steinsvik Aqua
OrbitGMT became Steinsvik Aqua to highlight the company's roots.
2014 – New name, new factory, new visual identity and new acquisitions
Steinsvik opens a new factory in Vietnam, and an office in Oceania. Scandinavian Design Group develops a new visual identity for Steinsvik and all Steinsvik companies change name to «Steinsvik» to correspond with the new identity. The same year, Steinsvik also acquires two competing companies; TelCage and Ocea.
2015 – Steinsvik Canada
Our Canada office is opened.
2016 – Bigger factory and new ownership
The Vietnam factory is extended to 8400 m2. Kverva acquires the last 50% of shares in Steinsvik Group and becomes the sole owner.
2017 – Steinsvik Spain and Turkey
We open departments in Spain and Turkey. 59,7% of the shares of AquaOptima is bought by Steinsvik Group.