In Norse mythology, the Norns were three female divine beings who had more influence over the course of destiny than any other beings in the cosmos. The three Norns were present at every birth of all beings, and in sagas and poems they shaped the future by weaving destiny like a web or tapestry.
In the Norse mythology all beings have a degree of agency in shaping their own destiny and the destinies of others. Some, however, took this process into their own hands and shaped destiny more actively and more potently. In Norwegian, the Norns are called “Norner”.
As the Norns – we want to be present when ideas are born, new innovations are developed and make a positive impact to the course of destiny of our clients and partners through co-operation, way of working, our competence and insight.
The three Norns dwelled under the great tree, Yggdrasil, standing at the center of the universe holding the different worlds together in its branches and roots. Beneath Yggdrasil was the well of Mímír, the well of knowledge and wisdom.
As represented by the branches and roots of Yggdrasil – our business is global and our clients are present at every continent. Together with our clients, we are creating the future driven by our vision “Innovation through Insight” and delivering world class competence in the value chain from gas conversion to end-use of plastics. Equally important is our dedication to our customer’s success and understanding of needs and opportunities that will bring added value to our clients and impact their future.
The three Norns were called Urd, Skuld and Verdandi. They cared for “What Once Was”, “What Shall Be” and “What Is Coming into Being” respectively.
Norner was founded in 2007 as a full transformation of the Norwegian Innovation centre of Borealis including employees, competence and laboratory assets. Through a major re-structuring, the employees with over 40 years of experience established a fully independent technology partner in the fields of gas conversion, material technology, plastic solutions, plastic additives and scientific lab services. The target was to utilize their competence to create a new future towards a broader market than before. Norner has now more than 700 clients, performed projects in 50 countries and is well received in the market as a leading commercial polymer and plastics solution provider with industrial know-how based on our values – Confidence – Impact – Imagine – Passion.
We look forward to continuing the journey, deliver sustainable solutions making a difference, and bring ideas for the future into solutions of today!