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It all began in Rune's barn

The story of Väderstad-Verken began in 1962 in a barn on the Stark family farm in Väderstad. Rune and Siw Stark had a 30-hectare farm and just like all the other farmers around they used a ‘planker’ to till the soil. These had always been made of wood and for obvious reasons their durability was limited.

Rune grew tired of making a new wooden planker at the start of every season and put together a durable steel planker made from U-beam instead. It wore very well in the hard clay soil around Väderstad and it wasn’t long before other farmers in the area got in touch and asked Rune to make steel plankers for them.

”Build it to last!” Rune Stark, founder of Väderstad-Verken AB

No sooner said than done. Rune set to work manufacturing steel plankers at home in his simple farm workshop. That was the humble beginnings of what today is Väderstad-Verken AB.