I had the honor to be one of the speakers at Norwegian Distance Sellers seminar. It was interesting and enriching to take part in an interesting day. What I really like with their corporations is that its often so personal (family owned since generations). One of the speakers gave their history in an way that really touched me. Here is more ore less how he pointed out their history:
My father Sigurd Sandvik had his first child in 1965. At that time he was thinking that it is strange that he got an instruction manual along with the baby carriage he bought but when had his baby he got no information. So he founded the company Sandvik AS, which made it possible for other parents to get the information they wanted and needed.
CEO Marius Sandvik, Sandvik AS
I think this is fare more interesting and personal than how they point out their history at Sandvik.com. In my opinion a story wort spreading and growing.