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THE GLASS AND FACADE ASSOCIATION OF NORWAY (GFAN)

GFAN work actively to ensure our member companies good framework conditions, and create a positive reputation for the industry. GFAN plays an important role as a knowledge- competence center and supervisory body. We work continuously to give our members an edge in the market.

Contact us

Glass and Facade Association of Norway
Address: Fridtjof Nansens vei 19, N-0369 Oslo
Org. no: 970 018 123

E-mail: post@gffn.no
Switchboard: +47 47 47 47 05

Bjørn Glenn Hansen
Managing Director

Email: hansen@gffn.no
Phone:+ 47 958 54 259

Hans Olav M. Nilssen
Technical Manager Facade and Solar shading

Email: nilssen@gffn.no
Phone: + 47 982 20 770

Per Henning Graff
Technical Manager Architectural and Automotive glass

Email: graff@gffn.no
Phone: +47 915 64 455

Beate Solem
Administrative Coordinator

Email: solem@gffn.no
Phone: + 47 922 96 785

Harald Aase
Communication services

Email: aase@gffn.no
Phone: + 47 950 84 298

GFAN employers´association:

As a member of the Glass and Fasade association of Norway (GFAN) you are affiliated with your own employer association. GFAN is an employer and interest organization for the glass and façade industry and aims to organize all companies involved in the production, processing, assembly and sale of glass, metal and plastic products in construction, transport and framing.

The association has a strong focus on legality in working conditions and, as an employer association, has its own agreement with LO (The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions) / Fellesforbundet (The Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions) – The Glass Agreement and LO / Forbundet for ledelse og teknikk FLT (The Norwegian Engineers and Managers Association)

Collective bargaining

GFAN conducts collective bargaining on behalf of the member companies and have its own agreements with LO /Fellesforbundet and LO/ FLT.

The GFAN Board appoints the associations tariff council.

The agreement between LO-Fellesforbundet and GFAN can be found here  
The agreements between LO-FLT and GFAN can be found here
The Basic Agreement 2018 – 2021 between LO-NHO (The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise) with supplementary agreements can be found here

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Focus areas:

Employer questions and tariff conditions

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway (GFAN) is an interest organization, and a common arena for the leading companies in each member companies’ fields of expertise. The member companies span a wide range of products and services. They range in size from small and medium-sized businesses to global companies.

GFAN has a strong focus on legality in working life conditions and as an employer association has its own agreements with The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) / The Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions (Fellesforbundet) by the Glass Agreement and LO / Fellesforbundet / The Norwegian Engineers and Managers Association (FLT)

Marketing and communication

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway conducts extensive marketing and communications to reach out with information to its member companies, industry customers and stakeholders about the members’ and association’s businesses and offerings.

Among our important communication channels are the trade magazine Glass & Fasade, www.glassportal.no, the newsroom, Facebook og Instagram.

Industry framework conditions

A set of laws and regulations makes the framework for the use of our materials, for our business operations, for the trading of our goods and services, for obligations and rights, and thus for the areas of opportunity for our members.

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway represents a large and strong community. We are a driving force in all contexts where the members see the need for changes and adjustments in framework conditions.

Lobbying

Preparing and implementing changes in laws and regulations are often laborious and time-consuming processes.

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway owns and nurtures a network of institutions and key individuals with influence and decision-making power in the political and public environment and system.

In several contexts, The Glass and Facade Association of Norway cooperate with other large interest organizations.

Education, knowledge and competence

There is a great need and demand for knowledge and expertise. Those who invest in this will be preferred.

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway authorizes Glass and facade advisors through an extensive educational program.

In addition, The Glass and Facade Association of Norway offers comprehensive school and training programs so that the association’s members, regardless of size and scope, can have the opportunity to offer the best and the right solutions.

Read more about GF Courses and education

Technical level elevation

Innovative thinking and implementation capacity apply just as much for premise providers as for those who want to lead in their business areas.

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway’s member companies work actively to develop services, production processes and products that benefit the end user.

As an association, we support this work through the influence of framework conditions so that our member company’s services and products are preferred.

Read more about GF Technical advice.

Employer questions and tariff conditions

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway (GFAN) is an interest organization, and a common arena for the leading companies in each member companies’ fields of expertise. The member companies span a wide range of products and services. They range in size from small and medium-sized businesses to global companies.

GFAN has a strong focus on legality in working life conditions and as an employer association has its own agreements with The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) / The Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions (Fellesforbundet) by the Glass Agreement and LO / Fellesforbundet / The Norwegian Engineers and Managers Association (FLT)

Marketing and communication

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway conducts extensive marketing and communications to reach out with information to its member companies, industry customers and stakeholders about the members’ and association’s businesses and offerings.

Among our important communication channels are the trade magazine Glass & Fasade, www.glassportal.no, the newsroom, Facebook og Instagram.

Industry framework conditions

A set of laws and regulations makes the framework for the use of our materials, for our business operations, for the trading of our goods and services, for obligations and rights, and thus for the areas of opportunity for our members.

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway represents a large and strong community. We are a driving force in all contexts where the members see the need for changes and adjustments in framework conditions.

Lobbying

Preparing and implementing changes in laws and regulations are often laborious and time-consuming processes.

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway owns and nurtures a network of institutions and key individuals with influence and decision-making power in the political and public environment and system.

In several contexts, The Glass and Facade Association of Norway cooperate with other large interest organizations.

Education, knowledge and competence

There is a great need and demand for knowledge and expertise. Those who invest in this will be preferred.

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway authorizes Glass and facade advisors through an extensive educational program.

In addition, The Glass and Facade Association of Norway offers comprehensive school and training programs so that the association’s members, regardless of size and scope, can have the opportunity to offer the best and the right solutions.

Read more about GF Courses and education

Technical level elevation

Innovative thinking and implementation capacity apply just as much for premise providers as for those who want to lead in their business areas.

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway’s member companies work actively to develop services, production processes and products that benefit the end user.

As an association, we support this work through the influence of framework conditions so that our member company’s services and products are preferred.

Read more about GF Technical advice.

Disciplines:

Glazier / Glass handcraft

Glass handcraft has a long history in Norway. The origin of The Glass and Facade Association of Norway was the Glazier’s National Association, founded in 1917.

Professional knowledge and competence are maintained through the association’s extensive course offerings and the vocational education managed by GFAN, where students, through one year of schooling and three years as an apprentice in business, obtain certificate of apprenticeship in the subject.

Glazier / Glass handcraft belong to the vocational education managed by GFAN.

Facade and solar shading

Strict requirements for functionality in buildings have brought facade and solar shading products now at a high technological level.

Dimensioning and reconciliation between facade profiles, glass and shielding requires in-depth knowledge of material properties, and the local climatic conditions.

The Glass and Facade Association of Norway has among its members world-leading manufacturers and builders of these systems.

Facade and solar shading belong to the vocational education managed by GFAN.

Glass Industry

Glass, as basic material, depends on transformation and processing before it achieves functionality beyond shielding against the weather and wind, as well as letting in light.

Both the production of the basic material and the high-tech processes needed to optimize it to meet the requirements for light transmission, energy saving, solar shading, noise reduction, safety, security and protection against fire contamination are carried out by members of The Glass and Facade Association of Norway’s member companies.

Glassmanufacturing and transformation belong to the vocational education managed by GFAN.

Solar energy and smart glasses

Today, there are no better carriers than glass for the technologies that make it possible to transform energy from the sun to electricity and heat, to watch television, read from a computer monitor or navigate on a smartphone.

These technologies are still facing new breakthroughs. Unthinkable without glass as a technology carrier.

Automotive glass

In recent years, auotomotive glass has shifted from being a windscreen to becoming part of the car’s bodywork, and is now fundamental to the vehicle’s features and safety. Sensor technology and displays have become part of the vehicle’s control and monitoring systems. Much of it dependent on the glass.

Glass in vehicles and transport belong to the vocational education managed by GFAN.

Picture framing

Glass for picture framing is offered in a variety of designs. Requirements for reproduction, preservation and protection of images and art place great demands on the glass, its surface treatment and structure. Proper alignment between framing materials and the image or art to be exhibitetd requires in-depth understanding and expertise.

Picture framing belong to the vocational education managed by GFAN.

Our members:

Members of the Glass and Fasade association of Norway represent the knowledge and competence in the association’s professional environment. They are the guarantors of seriousness and responsibility, and their deliveries of products and services involve high-tech, future-oriented, secure, economical and durable solutions.

Main member

As a Main member of GFAN, companies with activities within management, consulting, engineering, production, processing, assembly and trade / sale of glass and related products are admitted.

Good advice and craftsmanship require professional knowledge and competence. The Master Mark is a seal of quality. The Glass and Fasade association of Norway has the best glaziers among its members.

Associate members

As an Associate member of GFAN, companies, organizations and institutions that have an interest in or conduct business related to the association’s work areas are admitted.

Collaborators and stakeholders

GFAN embraces companies that believe there are tasks a community solves in a better way than the individual alone. Therefore, GFAN does not stand alone, but seeks cooperation to exchange experiences that lead to the fulfillment of our various objectives.

GFAN maintains a network of institutions and key individuals with influence and decision-making power in the political and public environment and system.

In several contexts, GFAN also collaborate with international interest organizations.

In the Nordic region, GFAN is in a well-established collaboration with the national glass associations