Company history

Company history

The company was incorporated in Norway in 1948 and France in 1946. Its manufacturing base has developed from fishing rods to today's advanced communication antennas, antenna systems, masts, power supplies and various industrial products.

Based on its knowledge of fibre composites, Comrod developed a range of antenna products designed for extreme environmental conditions. Production of whip antennas for fishing vessels began in 1960 using the knowledge and techniques gained from the manufacture of fishing rods.

Since the early 1970s, the focus has been on developing and producing sophisticated antennas for the military, commercial and maritime markets.

A brief overview of the company's main products developed over the years:

- 1949 Steel fishing rods
- 1953 Fibreglass fishing rods
- 1960 Marine antennas
- 1969 Military antennas
- 1970 Ski poles
- 1982 Broadband antennas
- 1986 Composite insulators
- 1990 Pipe production (continued by the Compipe AS company)
- 1997 Combined active GPS/VHF antennas
- 2001 INTAS antenna conbining system for vehicles
- 2002 AIS combined antennas
- 2002 MAS 1 antenna system for pleasure yachts
- 2003 VHF/UHF omni-directional system for Visby Stealth Corvettes
- 2004 Development of L1/L2 active GPS antennas 
- 2006 Power Supplies, Battery Chargers, Masts and Industrial Products
- 2009 HF Loop Antenna (on-the-move)
- 2011 Aluminium telescopic masts
- 2012 Tri-band vehicle antennas
- 2015 Mars Rover 2020 GPR antenna
- 2015 A19 & A26 submarine antenna systems