Core Group

The core of the group consists of three companies that jointly share the governance of the project. These companies have agreed on how the responsibility is shared. The responsible company runs its assignment with full authority, however major decisions will be decided together:

Oskar Pedersen AS – Bidder and contractor

Costas Siamidis SA – Technical responsible

Layers AS – Project management

The NCU group

The NCU group consists of companies that in combination make what is known as “The NCU group”. Each company has various responsibilities and are all represented in project working groups contributing with their fields of expertise.

Oskar Pedersen AS – Order management and financial/commercial responsibility

Costas Siamidis SA – Technical responsible and owner of Layer 2-5

Layers AS – Project manager

Aclima AS – Owner of Layer 0 and 1A

Woolpower AB – Owner of Layer 1B

W. L Gore & Associates GmbH (GORE-TEX Professional) – Special fabrics provider

Other key partners

Organized as sub suppliers to the NCU group and specific companies are highly recognized brands such as: LA GRIFFE SRL, CLIMASHIELD, D3O, YKK, COATS, DUE EMME

Oskar Pedersen AS is a family owned company since 1925. Dedicated to provide the best customer experience through a highly competent and motivated group of employees. OP is a family-owned company in its fourth generation and has supplied quality goods since its establishment in 1925. OP grew from being a ship chandler to become a major supplier of substances, doing business in several sectors and with customers in both offshore- and marine-based activities.

Our core business idea is to keep a minimal, but effective organization with the knowledge and network to supply our customers with the best possible option to meet their current and future demands. We achieve this with a mixed staff consisting of personnel with military and operative background as well as dedicated project managers, category managers, logistical, financial, and legal experts.

Founded in 1961, SIAMIDIS SA is a family-owned company specialized in the design and manufacture of technical textiles and clothing systems for Military, Law Enforcement, and Fire & Rescue professionals.

The company’s operation leans on the accumulated expertise, the vertically integrated owned production structure in Europe and the leading technologies of our long-time and valued partners.

Manufacturing is conducted in-house at our owned facilities in Europe that are NATO/NSPA approved, whereas all products are “made in EU” and exported to demanding end users globally.

Layers AS acts as the enabler between the end user and the manufacturers and key technology holders. The company only undertakes a few partners and focuses intensively on a long term commitment for primarily the Nordic defense market. The company is experienced in project management, functional designs/concept, commercial advice and business development in new markets. Its biggest project is undertaking the role as project management for the Nordic Combat Uniform.

Aclima AS has been owned by Johansen family since 1939. During 3 generations we have become an important and competent Norwegian textile producer. The experience and knowledge that we have obtained throughout the generations are invaluable in our continuing efforts to keep people warm and dry. We know the requirements that our particular climate offers and we do our utmost to meet them. We try to make the best possible underwear for all conditions and professions. This is also why we focus on the user; for small children in the kindergarden or flame resistant and insulation underwear for the Army.

Woolpower manufactures warm base layers and mid-layer garments from our own fabric Ullfrotté Original. We manufacture all our products in Sweden. At our factory in Östersund we do everything from knitting and preparing the fabric to sewing, packing and storing products. We have specialised in manufacturing functional products that withstand extreme weather conditions, sudden changes in weather and different levels of activity. Our clothes should be the first choice for people who spend a lot of time outdoors and want confidence in their equipment. The clothes are popular with mountain hikers and wind-turbine technicians alike.

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Since 1958, Gore has solved complex technical challenges in demanding environments — from outer space to the world’s highest peaks to the inner workings of the human body. With more than 12,000 Associates and a strong, team-oriented culture, Gore generates annual revenues of $4.5 billion. 

Gore revolutionized the outerwear industry with waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX fabric 40 years ago and remains a leading innovator of performance apparel. Gore fabrics products provide comfort and protection in challenging environments and in everyday life, enabling wearers to safely and confidently achieve and experience more. From hiking in downpours to military operations and fighting fires, Gore’s deep understanding of consumer and industry needs drives development of products with meaningful performance advantages.