The Kverneland Group head quarters and the 2 production sites dedicated to the manufacturing of Kverneland ploughs are located in Klepp (South West Norway, near Stavanger). This is the exact place where Ole Gabriel Kverneland founded his smithy business in 1879.
Brought up on a farm and educated in agriculture he subsequently understood all the machinery requirements of farmers. He strongly believed in innovation and realized that a mouldboard plough must be able to withstand the very tough stony soil conditions of Norway. Over the years, he together with his team, developed special steel heat treatment processes to allow his ploughs to work in the toughest of soil. By inventing in closed cooperation with steel producers new steels of unique strength for the plough, Kverneland succeeds in manufacturing robust ploughs thus gaining a strong reputation for quality.
Today, more than 100 machines are dedicated to the hardening of the unique Kverneland steels. Special steel heat treatments are carried out to the complete plough thus guaranteeing outstanding performance, longevity and low operating costs.
The company carries on with its natural growth by adding a new hall of 2000 m2 in 2009, by investing in R&D while up-grading production tools to ensure efficiency and a strong market position worldwide.