About us

About us

Through innovative products, Libra has remained an important supplier to the
world’s maritime industry for over 60 years.

Ship doors is our primary focus area and the company is one of the world leaders in this sector. Libra
supplies all types of vessels with a complete range of IMO-compliant, hinged, external and internal
bulkhead doors made of steel, aluminium or composite materials.

All door types are visualized by 3D models and drawings. A complete set of
accurate drawings accompanies all quotes. The high quality and innovative
solutions behind Libra ship doors are the result of the close cooperation with our
customers.

Ensuring safety and protecting property on board are our most important objectives. Our mantra is ‘Protecting
People and Values’ and this is mirrored in every single detail. As a result, the most advanced/high-tech ships
built today are equipped with Libra doors. Our business is based on a long-term global perspective and we have
production facilities on several continents. Our network of agents ensures that we are represented in most
shipbuilding markets worldwide and our service team is at hand to assist you whenever necessary.

Feel free to contact our head office or an agent near you.

Libra’s history

Libra-Plast was founded on Norway’s west coast in 1954. Rough weather
conditions in the stormy North Atlantic Ocean made life at sea extremely
dangerous.

Dramatic shipwrecks and accidents resulting in loss of life were a fairly regular
occurrence in towns and villages up and down the coast. Such tragic experiences
awakened an interest in developing products that could improve safety at sea.

As one of the first companies in Norway, Libra started working with GRP- composite materials already in 1957.
From 1960 to 1990, Libra manufactured various GRP-composite products for the maritime industry. During
that period, it also built more than 200 fishing and leisure craft – all of them recognized for their high quality
and seaworthiness.

Libra became an expert in the use of the new composite materials and developed a series of ship doors that
quickly became market leaders. In 1971, Libra was the first company in the world to receive Type Approval from
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) for their sandwich-composite weathertight doors.

Libra provides all types of vessels with a complete range of IMO-compliant, hinged, external and internal
bulkhead doors made of steel, aluminium or composite materials. When Albert Lillebø founded Libra in 1954,
safety at sea was the primary focus. It still is.