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Kverneland AS
Founded 1879
Founder(s) Ole Gabriel Kverneland
Headquarters Klepp, Kvernaland, Norway
Products agriculture machinery
Employees 2,300
Parent Kubota
Divisions Accord, Rau, Taarup, Vicon, Gallagnani
Website http://www.kverneland.com/
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A Kverneland reversible plough

Kverneland harrow

Kverneland harrow

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Kverneland Taarup mower-conditioner

Kverneland (OSE: KVE) is a Norwegian manufacturer of agricultural equipment, and is the world's largest manufacturer of equipment for ploughing. The company was established by Ole Gabriel Kverneland (1854 - 1941) in 1879.

The company headquarters are located in Klepp, in the village of Kvernaland, Norway. Kverneland employs approximately 2,300 people world wide.

Kverneland owns the following brands: Kverneland, Accord, Rau, Taarup, Gallagnani and Vicon. The Accord, Kverneland, Rau and Taarup brands have been joined together under the Kverneland brand.[1]

In 2008 they sold their baler-division to Kuhn Group a division of Bucher Industries, but purchased Gallagnani round-baler business in 2010.[2]

HistoryEdit

With the invention of their first plough in 1882, Kverneland was on its way as a major implement manufacturer. The merged with Underhaug in 1986, adding bale wrappers to the product line. Taarup Maskinfabrik of Denmark was acquired in 1993 as a manufacturer of disc mowers and hay tools. Rotary harrow manufacturer Maletti, S.p.A of Italy was purchased in 1995. 1996 included the acquisition of Maschinenfabrik Accord in Germany, manufacturers of seeding equipment. The purchase of the Dutch Greenland Group doubled the size of the company in 1998, adding fertilizer spreaders and more grass equipment. 1999's purchase of RAU of Germany added sprayers. 2008 saw the merger of the Accord, Kverneland, Rau and Taarup brands under Kverneland, while 2010 saw the 30% purchase of Italy's Gallagnani from AGCO. In 2012, Kverneland acquired full control of the Gallagnani company, and was itself acquired by Kubota Corporation of Japan.[3]

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