Who we are and what we do:

About Argos


We are there for you from start to finish, and beyond

For Argos the job doesn’t stop at delivery to our customers. Our aftermarket activities ensure that both quality and customer satisfaction are maintained after our products are installed and in operation.

What we do

Argos Solutions core business is engineering, design, and manufacture of Surface Grading Systems and Panel Repair Systems for the wood panel and building industry worldwide.

Our high-technology systems and solutions have been preferred by many of the leading global manufacturers of wood panels and gypsum wallboard, see our references.

Our history

Argos Control Was Founded

Argos Control AS founded by Vidar G. Solli in Kongsberg, Norway in 1992. The company started to develop a PC based system using neural network technology to replace human inspection in various industries.


First particleboard grading system in operation

The first automatic surface grading systems for particle board inspection was installed in close cooperation with Forestia in Norway.


Expanding the business and markets to become a global technology leader

The delivery of automatic grading system solutions to several leading wood panel manufactures from 1998 to 2009 marked the beginning of a climb to a world-leading position as provider of automatic grading systems for this highly specialized segment involving all panel products from raw board, furniture and building products.

1998 - 2009

The first high-speed panel repair system for plywood

In strong competition with other global suppliers, Argos was selected to deliver the first High speed panel repair system for softwood plywood to UPM in Finland, Europe’s largest plywood manufacturer. The first of many global PRS system deliveries to leading manufactures around the world.


Løvenskiold acquire 100% of Argos Solutions AS

The summer of 2015 LV acquires 100% of the shares to further focus the long term strategic development of the company, especially targeted towards the decorative furniture market. Visit Løvenskiold


Developing new standards in close cooperation with leading companies

Argos developed a close relationship with some of the leading panel and furniture manufactures in Europe to tailormade new system solutions for short-cycle and furniture production lines.

2015 - 2020

400 Years of Experience

Argos Solutions AS is owned by Løvenskiold-Vækerø who is a leading company within forestry, commerce, real estate and other new forward-oriented Norwegian businesses.

The company is a family owned and long-term and predictable owner who pride themselves on being responsible member of society. Read more


Terje Haltbakk

Managing Director

Gro-Hege Johnsen

Finance Manager

Jan Sandok​

Technical Director

Torsten Kahl​

Managing Director, Germany

Christoffer Bakke​

Director of Projects and Aftermarket

Margrethe Petersen​

Marketing and Communication Director

Richard Lepine​

General Manager, USA

Rune Gotfredsen

Area Sales Manager