Kverneland Group

The Kverneland AS is a Norwegian company that specializes in the manufacture of agricultural implements. The name of the company goes back to the founder Ole Gabriel Kverneland, the Norwegian opened his forge in 1879.

Since 1983, the company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. In December 2011, the Japanese company Kubota made ​​a takeover bid. End of December 2011 was Kubota then around 32 % of the shares of the largest shareholders of Kverneland.


In 1879, Ole Gabriel Kverneland Kvernaland in the " OG Kvernelands factory " for the automated production of scythes. In 1894 the company changed its name to " Kvernelands Fabrikk A / S" to. At this time Kverneland produced mainly with horses driven plows and harrows.

1928 alongside a new series of pitchforks and harrows, also the first tractor plow the company was presented. 1955 took over the Kverneland Brumunddaler Company "Globus Maskinfabrikk AS ", which primarily produced threshing.

In 1993, the acquisition of the Danish agricultural machinery producers " Kemper ". Three years later Accord was taken from Soest. In 1998, the Dutch Greenland Group was acquired, the (only the forage technology ) brought the two brands Vicon and Deutz- Fahr in the Group. A year later, Rau Agricultural Technology, a manufacturer of tillage equipment and syringes were adopted.

2009, the range of balers was sold together with the work in Geldrop to the company Kuhn agricultural machinery.

2009 designs, patents and products for Raufuttergewinnung the company Veenhuis Kverneland Group has been transferred. This will result in the product range under the name Vicon and Kverneland Kemper. In the years 2010 and 2011 the products on behalf of Kverneland are still being manufactured by Veenhuis, later the production is moved to another location. Veenhuis will continue the delivery of spare parts and service work for its existing customer base.

2012 secured the Kubota Corporation to acquire Kverneland Group with the aim to expand business and draw synergies from the strengths and Kubota Kverneland Group, so that both companies can offer their customers added value. Kverneland Group was commissioned in May 2012 by the Oslo Stock Exchange.


  • Kverneland for tillage
  • Kverneland Accord for sowing and fertilizer technology
  • Kverneland Rau for Sprayers
  • Taarup for forage technology
  • Vicon who continue to cover the range forage harvesting, pressing and fertilizer spreaders.

Former trademarks are PZ Zweegers, which was sold in 2008 along with the work in Geldrop for 115 million euros to the company Kuhn, and Fähse from the Rhineland Düren, which has already been adopted in the 1990s by the then independent companies Accord.


Vicon fertilizer spreader

In Germany, the company was known for its Vicon fertilizer spreader mainly. These consisted apart from the support frame entirely of plastic, the container was fiberglass reinforced. There is no standard lenses, but a pendelndes plastic tube were used. Corrosive fertilizers can this fertilizer spreader models harm, so many of these devices are still in use after 30 years. Limiting effect here is the limited throw of the shuttle tube opposite lenses and the low reservoir volume.