1970s - The business takes off

Test folding on ring roller 1976

The 70s came to be a successful period of time and the turnover grew from 5 - to almost 25 million Swedish crowns. In 1972, Rune Starks Mekaniska Workshop changed its name to Väderstad-Verken AB. By this stage, the firm was already known throughout all of Sweden as a manufacturer of rigid tine harrows and cultivators.

In 1972 the company employed 20 people and despite building extensions totalling 4,300 square feet, the company quickly outgrew its premises. A plot of land for a new factory was bought and the location remains the same to this day.