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Kverneland Group

 

Kverneland Group is a leading international company developing, producing and distributing agricultural machinery and services. Strong focus on innovation allows us to provide an attractive, unique and broad product range of high quality. Kverneland Group offers an extensive package of effective and efficient systems and solutions to the professional farming community. The offering covers implements for soil preparation, seeding equipment, forage equipment, balers, wrappers, fertiliser spreaders, sprayers and electronic solutions for agricultural tractors and machinery.

The Group was founded in 1879 and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 1983. Kverneland Group's factories are located in Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy and Russia. The Group has own sales companies represented in 19 countries and exports to another 60 countries. At the end of 2010, Kverneland Group had 2 000 employees, of which 70% worked outside Norway.

A Long Respected Tradition
The history of Kverneland dates back to 1879 when the founder, Ole Gabriel Kverneland, built a forge to manufacture scythes, in the village of Kvernaland near Stavanger in Norway. Later O.G. Kverneland started production of small ploughs. Kverneland remained a family owned and managed business until the company was listed on the stock exchange in 1983.

Growth Through Acquisitions
Since the mid 1990s Kverneland Group has expanded considerably through acquisitions of a number of well-known manufacturers of agricultural implements.