Change of management at Veidekke Bygg Bergen

Thor Småbrekke will be taking over from Erlend Bygness as the Regional Manager of Veidekke Bygg Bergen on 1 March. Småbrekke has played a key role in the development of Constructa Entreprenør and he is now taking over responsibility in Bergen following Veidekke's acquisition of Constructa was formalised in November 2022. Erlend Bygnes will continue to work for Veidekke in a new capacity.


"I’m very pleased that both Thor and Erlend are taking on exciting new roles at Veidekke Bygg Bergen. Erlend has made it clear that, after 30 years in various management positions at Veidekke in Bergen, he would now like to be more involved in operational work with customers and project development, something for which he has considerable previous experience. At the same time, we will have a great, highly experienced manager in Thor as our new Regional Manager," says the Director of Veidekke Bygg Vest, Ingmar Austevoll.

Veidekke completed its acquisition of Constructa in November 2022 and the two companies complement each other in several areas. Their services are now being extended to customers and partners as a larger unit with increased expertise and implementation capacity. With the appointment of a new manager, work on the merger between the two companies will now continue during the run-up to the summer of 2023.

“It is a great pleasure to be able to take over this role from Erlend and I am really looking forward to working with our skilled and competent people. Now that we are bringing Constructa and Veidekke under the Veidekke name we know that we will be increasing our competitiveness and our attractiveness to our customers, partners and employees," says Thor Småbrekke, the new Regional Manager at Veidekke Bygg Bergen.

Veidekke Bygg Bergen will have around 350 employees with an annual turnover of approx. NOK 1.8 billion. Both companies have their own strong production operations and invest in their own skilled workers, with just under 200 of their employees being dedicated skilled workers.

"It's the right time for me to go back to working with customers and project development. I’ve had an amazing time as the head of a fantastic organisation with great, knowledgeable people. I’m now handing over the baton with pleasure to an experienced manager like Thor, who I am sure will make Veidekke Bygg Bergen an even stronger and more attractive unit," says Erlend Bygnes.

For further information, please contact:
Director Ingmar Austevoll at Veidekke Bygg Vest, tel. +47 97 08 82 99, ingmar.austevoll@veidekke.no
Regional Manager Thor Småbrekke at Veidekke Bygg Bergen, tel. +47 93 43 06 60, thor.smaabrekke@veidekke.no
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, tel. +47 90 55 33 22, helge.dieset@veidekke.no

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Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest contractors. In addition to undertaking all types of building and civil engineering assignments, the group also maintains roads and produces asphalt and aggregates. Veidekke emphasises stakeholder involvement and local experience. Annual turnover is approx. NOK 39 billion, and almost half of its 8,000 employees own shares in the company. Veidekke is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has posted a profit every year since its inception in 1936.

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