Väderstad continues to invest and grow

Väderstad-Verken increased its turnover by 16 per cent in 2012, to SEK 2.1 billion. During the year, a total of 93 new members of staff were recruited, bringing the current total to almost one thousand, 800 of whom are based in Sweden. During 2012 Väderstad-Verken also invested strongly in a new parts centre and a sales subsidiary in Lithuania.

Opening office LT
Romas Naudziunas, Christina and Bo Stark together with Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin, Swedish Ambassador in Lithuania during the opening ceremony

 

Production area at the factory was increased by over 5000 square metres. A new rig was built for manufacturing the new Tempo seed drill and the Swift cultivator. The recently completed parts centre, located in Väderstad, is intended to provide faster service for customers, according to Christina Stark, MD at Väderstad-Verken.

 

New logistic center VVAB
In early January 2013 the new logistic centre started to take shape and form in Väderstad

 

During 2012 Väderstad strengthened its presence in Lithuania, where it has already been established for 15 years, with new offices and a depot for parts and service offerings.

 

Opening office, 10 years anniversary
During 2012 Väderstad strengthened its presence in Lithuania, where it has already been established for 15 years, with new offices and a depot for parts and service offerings.

 

“It is our strong belief that growth will continue to be good in 2013 and we are investing to achieve this. Planned investments currently amount to SEK 136 million. Just now we are building a new logistics centre in Väderstad, so that we can more efficiently supply the increasing volumes of material needed in production. We are also investing in extensive alterations to our spraying department in order to increase capacity”, said Crister Stark, Chairman of the Board at Väderstad-Verken.

 

“At the present time, our largest markets are England, Sweden, Russia, Germany and France. However, having Tempo in our product range is creating great opportunities in markets such as South and North America”, said Christina Stark.

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