100th anniversary gift from the Ulstein employees


The wall clock in the Expo canteen at Ulstein Group HQ was given as a 100th-anniversary gift from all the workers in the Norway-based companies at Ulstein. "We wanted to give something both useful and visible, with a historical perspective," comment the employee representatives.

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Ulstein was established in 1917, and the clock was developed and designed in-house and mounted in 2017.

"There is a symbol effect in time that never stops, and it helps to remind us of our long history - after all, it is firstly after nine o’clock that the X-BOW appears,“ says the employee representatives.

12 of the 310 vessels that have been built at Ulstein Verft through the first 100 years are displayed in the clock to visualise the Group values: Innovate - Engage - Advance.

The boats and vessels are not randomly selected, they all have their own history. All are correctly scaled, which makes it very easy to see the evolution in sizes.

1 o'clock: Elna 1917
2 o 'clock: Hod 1937
3 o'clock: Torulf 1957
4 o'clock: Midnatsol 1982
5 o'clock: Gullbas 1986
6 o'clock: Polarlys 1996
7 o'clock: Normand Progress 1999
8 o'clock: Olympic Hercules 2002
9 o'clock: Bourbon Orca 2006
10 o'clock: Island Performer 2014
11 o'clock: Acta Auriga 2017
12 o'clock: LOI cruise design 2017 - which was to become National Geographic Endurance

“The idea is brilliant,” comments Gunvor and Tore Ulstein, owners and board representatives, and continue: “Connecting our 100-year history to the time that passes by, that’s very original. And with that wall location, anyone entering our headquarter cannot avoid seeing it.”