In November 2014, a major regional bank made a bid for the shares in Sandnes Sparebank. The Board went out first with its proposal, which the Board of Trustees later endorsed: We will still be an autonomous, independent bank. A bank with its own voice and its own name. This was highlighted in a full-page ad in Stavanger Aftenblad.
The oil and gas company Total has had a presence in Norway for almost 50 years and the company is collectively one of the biggest on the Norwegian shelf.
The report ”Teknologioverføringer fra olje- og gassektoren” ("Transfer of technology in the oil and gas sector") presents numerous examples of technology that was primarily developed of and for the oil and gas business – but that is now adapted and utilized in other industries.
Annual report 2009 BIS Industrier has a turnover of nearly two billion NOK, employs about 2 000 people and is recognized as Norway’s leading supplier within the areas isolation, scaffolding and surface treatment.