Our team is growing!

Our team is growing! We are so happy to welcome Per Arne Haug as our Director for Business Development & Sales.

Per Arne joins Elop after recently working for Rapp Bomek as head of sales, marketing and services. He is an experienced sales and business leader, with more than 25 years from the Norwegian and international civil, offshore and maritime industry. Per Arne has held various senior and executive management positions in companies such as Kongsberg Maritime Engineering, Wood Group and Roxar. He has a master degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota with a thesis on composite materials.

Per Arne will be based on our Oslo-office. His capabilities are a great addition to our team and we are excited to have Per Arne on board!


Patentsøknaden innvilget i USA

Patentsøknaden innvilget i USA

Kjersti Kanne og Werner Bjerke.

En hilsen fra vårt kontor på Hamar.

I disse krevende tider er det viktig å ta vare på hverandre og også dele de gode nyheter. Det er ekstra hyggelig å melde at patentsøknaden for vår ultralyd-skanner har blitt innvilget i USA. USA representerer et av de største markedene for Elop. En viktig milepæl for oss og en stor takk til oppfinnerne og resten av teamet på Hamar.


Hardt møte med betongskanner

Hard møte med betongskanner

Erik Langaker (t.v.)har kastet seg over en ny investering. Han går inn med 20 millioner kroner i ELOP, der Kjersti Kanne er Adm. direktør og Øivind Horpestad er styreleder. FOTO: ANDREAS KLEMSDAL

Erik Langaker har kastet seg over vekstselskapet ELOP.
Han tar plass i styret og kjøper aksjer for 20 millioner kroner.

Elop vil revolusjonere markedet for inspeksjon av betong. Deres betongskanner er den første i verden som bruker ultralyd til å lage 3D-bilder, ved hjelp av en maskin som ruller over betongen.

Du kan lese hele artikkelen (.PDF) publisert i Finansavisen mandag 27. Januar 2020 her:


Elop agreement with one of the world largest inspection companies

Press release

Oslo, January 9, 2020

Elop agreement with one of the world largest inspection companies

The Hamar based technology company Elop AS and Dekra Industrial AB part of Dekra Group, one of the world’s largest inspection companies with more than 45 000 employees in 60 countries, have entered into an agreement for the testing, marketing, and commercial use of ELOP’s technology in combination with DEKRA’s services for inspection of concrete constructions.

The first rolling ultrasonic scanner

The two players together have a broad knowledge of ultrasound and inspection technologies and will bring new technology and solutions to assist owners of critical infrastructure such as bridges and buildings. The agreement gives Elop valuable access to specialist competence and market experience from one of the largest testing, inspection and certification companies in the world.

Concrete is the worlds most common building material, and the industry makes up over 8% of the global Co2 emissions. With timely corrective maintenance, the lifetime of concrete construction may be increased with 20-30 years. Elops technology will enable a more efficient and precise methodology to detect weaknesses and allow for optimized repairs and maintenance prior to a structure reaching critical condition.

“This is a very important milestone for us in Elop. The technology we have developed here in Hamar will provide substantial benefits for the society including reduction in CO2 emissions, improved safety, and prolonged lifetime for concrete constructions around the world”, says Chairman Øivind Horpestad.

DEKRA and Elop will work together to pilot the services related to Elop’s technology. DEKRA’s expertise and long-standing experience with critical infrastructure are important in targeting the technology and services toward the market demand.

For the first time, owner of critical infrastructure will have access to a new and improved method for uncovering and documenting concrete quality and properties such as strength, density and thickness. In addition, it is possible to locate cracks, air pockets, delamination, technical pipes and similar over larger areas.

“A deeper understanding of the actual state of for example a bridge, will radically improve investment planning and help asset owners manage maintenance costs more optimally. DEKRA may be the first to use this in its day-to-day work, and we are very proud that our technology will now be available in the market”, says Elop CEO Kjersti Kanne.

ELOP’s ultrasound scanner will be out on the missions with DEKRA in the Nordic countries in the coming months. Thereafter, the two parties are planning an international launch.

At ELOP, they are now expanding the organization both locally in Hamar and Oslo to build the capabilities necessary to support their international ambitions.

“we plan to grow from today’s 12 employees to almost 50 employees in 2020” says Kjersti Kanne.

“The collaboration will provide us with new and effective methods for mapping and inspecting concrete structures. We are committed to being a leader in technology and delivering the best possible service to our customers. The technology ELOP delivers could become an important instrument for us in the future”, says CEO, Stefan Törngren of DEKRA.

Commercialization requires a thorough test of the areas that are important to the industry. The knowledge both players now acquire will contribute to any adjustments to the product before the planned launch in the market. Both parties have the same ambitious outlook and look forward with excitement and anticipation to the opportunities.


ELOP AS is a Norwegian technology company specializing in providing ultrasonic equipment for non-destructive inspection and testing (NDI / NDT) of concrete structures. The international team of highly qualified staff has over the last 5 years developed and designed a handheld rolling ultrasonic scanner for inspection and mapping of concrete construction.

Cobri is a rolling ultrasonic scanner with dry connection to the substrate that maps structure and defects such as cracks, air pockets, delaminations, and technical pipes into concrete structures. Ultrasound technology enables the user to determine depth and placement of elements and defects in concrete that are not visible on the surface through a real-time visualization of the structureTechnology is revolutionizing the way NDT inspections are
performed.

Elop has received funding for the development of its technology from the prestigious EU program Horizon 2020, the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway and the Regional Research Fund inland. The company is headquartered in Oslo and has its research and development department in Hamar.

The company currently has 12 employees under the leadership of CEO Kjersti Kanne, Øivind Horpestad is the Chairman of the Board. Further information can be found at www.elop.no

DEKRA is one of the leading suppliers of industrial inspection in Europe. The company is part of the DEKRA group based in Germany. DEKRA is an independent third-party technical inspection organization that tests, inspects and certifies installations, products and systems in the infrastructure industry.

DEKRA provides full service for inspections of buildings, plants, machinery and infrastructure, including material testing and inspection and advanced NDT testing.

DEKRA Industrial AB is accredited by the Swedish authority SWEDAC. DEKRA Group is also accredited in many different technical fields and is active in more than 60 countries.


Kjersti Kanne

Kjersti Kanne as new CEO at ELOP

Elop has appointed Kjersti Kanne as its new CEO

Elop, a tech company within the NDT and inspection industry, has appointed Kjersti Kanne as its new CEO. Kjersti succeeds the founder Terje Melandsø who continues as a member of the board and advisor to the organization.

Kjersti Kanne

Kjersti Kanne, CEO

The company has developed a unique and patented rolling ultrasound scanner, which enables a survey of concrete constructions. Elop was established in 2013 on the basis that their expertise and capabilities could solve customer challenges where no solution or answer existed. The technology reveals structure and defects in concrete. It offers quick insights to help customers make the right decisions to ensure safe and sustainable operations - from a business, social and environmental perspective. 

The original idea has been productised through several years of research and development efforts. “It’s a huge demand for effective concrete inspection solutions. Optimised maintenance and extension of life of service instead of demolishing and rebuilding brings significant savings and minimize environmental impacts. Elop has developed a fantastic product. The company has been committed to finding the right person to increase momentum now that the concrete scanner is going out to the world. Kjersti Kanne’s operational and industrial experience, developed in a global career, is an excellent mix for our next CEO. I'm looking forward to working closely with her and her leadership team to build upon the current strategy to drive Elop to the company’s full potential,” chairman Øivind Horpestad says.

Kanne brings to Elop extensive leadership experience and a proven track record of technology and business development, scaling of global engineering and technology organizations, and transformational growth. She has more than 25 years of experience from companies such as ABB, GE and Baker Hughes.

 

She says, “I feel proud and excited to join Elop. Our company has amazingly talented and passionate employees, intellectual property and innovative solutions that are unsurpassed and with huge potential, and we have audacious goals. I strongly believe we are well-positioned to provide value-adding solutions to customers and stakeholders and contribute to a sustainable future. I am honored and look forward to leading this company through this exciting next phase of growth.”


Øivind Horpestad

A new adventure in progress

There are not many entrepreneurs in Norway who have walked the same distance as Øivind Horpestad. He and other well-known investors such as Arne Blystad, Ketil Skorstad and Kristian Lundkvist have a new adventure in progress.

Øivind Horpestad

PHOTO: ANDREAS KLEMSDAL (finansavisen.no)

Elop is the name and company that has developed technology that makes it possible to "read" concrete using a rolling ultrasound scanner.

Their advanced technology reveals quick and risk-free access to structures, buildings, bridges, installations and structures. Collected data reveals the concrete structure and shows real-time 3D imaging for increased actionable insight. By uncovering the structure, structure, details, faults and defects of the structure, you can significantly extend the life of the structure.

Our chairman of the board, Øivind Horpestad, tells about Elop and how they can grow to handle the market in the best possible way. The article is written in one of the leading financial newspaper in Norway, Finansavisen (Written in Norwegian - Subscription)


The first rolling ultrasonic scanner

The first rolling ultrasound scanner

The first rolling ultrasonic scanner

Our excellent team has developed the first rolling ultrasound scanner (NDT) for concrete inspection. Here we collect high-quality data that reveals a real-time 3D image of the structure to make inspection and maintenance much more manageable.