Blom is established by Hydrographer Ole H. Blom
signs a contract with the Mapping Authority of Indonesia valued at NOK 816 million for marine surveying
Blom establishes the company Blom Asplan Viak AS in Abu Dhabi in cooperation with Aspan Viak AS
Blom establishes the company InfoWiz AS in cooperation with Telenor Pluss AS
Blom establishes BlomInfo A/S in Denmark to serve Denmark the EU market and Eastern Europe
Blom establishes the company InfoWiz AB in Sweden in cooperation with Metimur AB.
becomes a subsidiary of InfoWiz AS
Blom establishes Blom Info AB in Sweden through the acquisition of a map production unit and merger with InfoWiz AB
Blom establishes BlomInfo AG in Hildesheim, Germany
sells its 66% ownership stake in the subsidiary Fotokart AS
The business operation of Creditinform AS
is sold for NOK 227 million
establishes a new map production unit in Bandung, Indonesia
sells the building and construction operations in Norway, and Blom
Oppmåling changes its name to Blom Maritime AS
signs a framework contract with the Norwegian Hydrografic Service for maritime mapping of the Norwegian coastline over a period for 5 years
signs a two-year contract with the Polish State for mapping areas vulnerable to flooding and preventative measures
A decision is made to write down the company's share capital and raise new capital through a right issue of NOK 10-15 million
signs a one-year contract with the World Bank
for boundary mapping in Romania and establishes a local project organisation with 70 employees
concentrates all photogrammetric map production in Bandung, Indonesia, and doubles production capacity
incurs substantial losses for the third year in a row.
acquires three geographic information companies in UK, Sweden and Italy
enters into an exclusive agreement with Pictometry International Corporation
for the rights for the Pictometry technology for 23 countries in Europe
acquires a geographic information company operating in Spain and Portugal
aqcuires the Spanish software company Opera Wireless
Blom ASA was established in 1954 by Hydrographer Ole H. Blom.
In 1988 it was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Since its establishment Blom
has been a leading provider of products and services within the maritime and land based mapping industry.
is divided into two divisions; Blom
Geo Engineering Services and Blom Information Services.
In 2003 Blom
went through a major re-organization and restructuring process.
In November 2004 Blom
announced the acquisition of Geonet SRL
in Romania, a small local operator that owned 49 % of Blom
's low-cost production in Romania.
This was a strategically important decision that gave full control over Blom
's production lines.
The following December the company acquired the German company Geo-Tec GmbH
This gave Blom
access to one of the few fully operational digital production lines in the world.
During 1st quarter 2005 Blom
completed the acquisition of the British Simmons Aerofilms Ltd.
This was an important step for Blom
to establish the company as a leading European provider of services related to the collection and processing of map data.
In its strategy work, the Board of Directors of Blom decided that the company would focus more on products and services with a high technological content.
As part of this strategy Blom acquired 100% of the shares in the Swedish company TopEye AB in July 2005.
has unique competence and products for the commercial utilization of laser technology, and is the leading company in the collection of map data through the use of laser technology in helicopters.
In September 2005 Blom
entered into an exclusive license agreement with Pictometry® for 23 countries in Europe.
Pictometry® is a completely new and unique method for the collection and processing of angular and vertical aerial photographs, a technology that, in our opinion, will have a long-term impact on the geographic information market.
took over 100% of the shares in Compagnia Generale Ripreseaeree
(CGR) on 1 November 2005.
To pursue the strategy to strengthen Blom
's position in Southern Europe, Blom
purchased the Seficart Group
during the 1st quarter of 2006.