Consequently the year 2002 will be another exciting year for the group, and all efforts are put into becoming one of the best distributors within this line of industry. The turnover target for the group is 270m NOK. Mariann AS, which handle property development for the group, will in the course of 2002 operate nearly 6000 m2 of commercial property. This includes sites with own activity as well as sites for other, external companies.
The history of Osjord AS and Osjord Åsen AS dates back to 1949. The company was founded by Gunnar Osjord. He was born on January 16th 1908. He was married to Kirsten, and they had three children together: Gunnar, Ragnhild and Turid.
His car/motoring career started before the war, when he worked as a mechanic in Germany. He stayed there from 1934 to 1936. When Norway got going again after the war, Gunnar Osjord was one of the founders of Jakobsen and Osjord, a sales and repair firm. This later changed to Motorcraft AS. They represented the carmakers Plymouth and Chrysler.