Business areas

Personal communication permeates all of our actions.

Cognia contains four business areas: cars, trucks and busses, real estate, and technology. In addition, the group has an extensive property portfolio and will make significant investments over the years to come.

Trucks and busses

Volmax AS

Volmax was established as a result of a consolidation process of Volvo trucks and busses dealerships in Norway leading back to 1937. Volmax has evolved to become a beacon in the business, pioneering new services supported by a deep digital portfolio innovated inhouse. Customers can choose services for their every need: new and used trucks and vans (Volvo and Renault), service contracts, financing, insurance, parts and repair service for the complete vehicle, driver training, consulting, transportation software, crash repair and paint for all heavy-duty vehicles, etc. Our service points are located throughout the south-eastern part of Norway, covering approximately 22% of the market: Borgeskogen (Stokke), Kongsberg, Vikersund, Skien, Rabben (Porsgrunn), Råde, Hamar and Kongsberg.


Number of employees: 235

Main office: Sandefjord

CEO: Frank Nordby

Pluss Truck Sales & Rental

Pluss Truck Sales & Rental is one of the largest rental agencies for trucks and busses in Norway, with more than 170 units in operation.


Main office: Sandefjord

Contact person: Bjørnar Zell

Cars and vans

bilSpiten AS

Bilspiten was established by Hermod Spiten in 1959 and has taken the position as a leading car dealership in Kongberg.

Volvo, Ford, Mazda and Renault are represented, and provide a generous selection of high-quality cars and vans.


Number of employees: 26

Main office: Kongsberg

CEO: Dag Liverød

BilService Personbiler AS

Bil-Service was established in 1937 by Alf Larsen. Grant Larsen, CEO at Cognia is the third-generation owner of BilService.

BilService Personbiler has a strong footprint in Vestfold and represents Volvo, Ford, Renault, and Kia.


Number of emloyees: 175

Main office: Sandefjord

CEO: Dag Liverød

Locations: Tønsberg, Sandefjord, Larvik and Holmestrand

Real estate

Cognia Eiendom

Cognia Eiendom was established in 2016 to professionalize the development of Cognia’s real estate portfolio and initiate the process of diversifying the portfolio.

The overall aim is the become an attractive business partner by developing properties in attractive locations with high focus in reducing the environmental footprint.

Cognia Eiendom has acquired attractive plots of land in 4 different locations in proximity to main European highways. All four properties will host new state-of-the-art Volmax facilities.


Buildings: 50 000 sq. meters

Main office: Sandefjord

Managing director: Scott Smith 

Business areas:

  • Real estate development, rental, sales
  • Maintenance


Cognia Technology

Cognia Technology combines domain knowledge from the transportation industry and real estate development with digital innovation to create valuable solutions for our customers

In collaboration with our partners, Cognia Technology produces digital platforms for client dialogue, energy optimization, and safe usage of industrial equipment.

The company focuses on open cloud-based software components for efficient data collection and exchange of data with our partners.


Main office: Sandefjord

Contact: Nils Edgar Fredriksen

Modern digital platforms for customer dialogue, energy optimization, and safe usage of equipment for industrial applications.