About us – History
The Eureka brand heritage origins back more than a century and Eureka joined the Norwegian oil & gas adventure from its early beginning. Today Eureka has growned its markets with an international footprint.
Here are some of the important milestones over the years:
1889 Eureka Mekaniske & Elektriske Verksted startup with 4 people. Hartmann bought the machineshop 24 January 1898 and changed the name to Eureka Mekaniske Verksted.
1901 Started the production of steam driven piston pumps.
1903 Started the production of ship engines.
1905 Bought a foundry, a work shop with hydro power plant, a pattern shop and a shop for forging.
1961 Eureka starts with centrifugal pumps.
1968 Eureka merges with Kværner – mainly because of their common interest in the marine market.
1969 Eureka merges with Thune and the new name of the company is Thune-Eureka.
1974 Thune- Eureka moves the whole activity to Tranby outside Oslo.
1976 Eureka starts to develop API 610 pumps for the oil& gas industry.
1987 Thune-Eureka changes the name to Kværner Eureka.
1992 The marine pumps are demerged to a new Kværner owned company called Kværner Ships Equipment.
2004 The listed company Bjørge acquires the pump distributor company EPTEC and opens a service facility for pumps in Stavanger.
2007 Bjørge acquires the Eureka topsides pumps division from Aker Kværner Subsea and starts pump & genset production at Sørumsand outside Oslo with engineering at Lysaker.
2010 Bjørge is unlisted and split into Align and Stream.
2011 Bjørge Eureka re-named Eureka Pumps. Opened the same year an office in Houston.
2013 Eureka Pumps opens an office in Perth and in Busan.
2014 Eureka Pumps opens a new service facility in Kristiansund, a state of the art test station at Sørumsand and an office in St Johns and Kuala Lumpur.
2015 Eureka Pumps opens a new service facility in Hammerfest.
2016 Eureka Pumps opens a new service facility at Mongstad.