About TESS

Specialists in hoses for all purposes for over 55 years. Leading providers of welding, operational, and maintenance products, and critical, cost-effective solutions for businesses.

Services and sustainable solutions that ensure customer uptime are part of our DNA. At TESS, you'll meet professionals on both sides of the counter and have access to the best market availability with more than 130 local service centers. Development and innovation are supported by engineering and our technical division for the production of specialty hoses in hydraulics and Subsea. TESS also has several subsidiaries operating in hydraulics, welding, and products for operation and maintenance.

Sustainability is a natural part of our daily work, focusing on long-term cooperation with customers in Energy, Aquaculture, Contractor, Industry, and the Public sector.

Personal relationships with customers have always been what characterizes TESS professionals. We are directly available on the phone and in the service centers with our technical expertise and commitment.

Facts about TESS:

  • Founded in Drammen, Norway, in 1968
  • Owned by employees and the Erik Jølberg Foundation
  • Headquarters and central warehouse in Lier, near Drammen
  • Approximately 1,400 employees
  • 6 billion NOK gross group revenue in 2023
  • International presence in Denmark, Scotland, Spain, the USA, Brazil, and Singapore



Core values

Independence, sobriety, and the right to self-determination must characterize TESS. Availability for our customers must always be 24/7/365. As a company, we must be politically independent and neutral in relation to views on life, ethnicity, orientation, or trade union organization. Our relationship with the authorities must stay excellent and the employees were, are, and will be our most important resource. TESS is owned by the Erik Jølberg Foundation and employees. Every year, children and youths are supported with millions.