Frank Mohn AS, which is based in Bergen, Norway, is the parent company of Frank Mohn worldwide. From its beginning in 1938, this company has grown into a worldwide organization with subsidiaries on three continents.
Initially the main activity was the importation of foreign marine equipment to Norway. After World War II, Frank Mohn AS began developing and manufacturing its own products such as emergency generator sets for link communication and emergency firefighting pumps.
Frank Mohn`s international activities began with the introduction of high pressure hydraulically driven pumps in the early sixties. Frank Mohn AS was then among the first in applying hydraulic drive to marine pumps. The hydraulic drive on marine pumps had the advantages of low weight, stepless capacity control and no explosion risk. At first the Framo range consisted of dredge pumps, fish pumps and chemical pumps delivered as portable submersible units.
During the sixties the chemical market expanded and shipping methods changed from handling liquid chemicals in drums to bulk. In close cooperation with ship operators, Frank Mohn AS introduced the concept of one fixed installed submerged pump for each cargo tank. This was the start to what in the seventies became the company`s main product, a total cargo handling system for all kind of tankers.
A growing offshore market for high technology equipment made Frank Mohn AS enter this field during the seventies. By adopting the latest marine thinking on offshore applications this company has contributed to successful oil field developments in the harsh and severe environment of the North Sea.
Today Frank Mohn AS with 1500 employees, is a leading manufacturer of submerged pumping system for the shipping and offshore industry.