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We are strongly influenced by a history of technology ambition and a fearless mindset.
Hedbergs Mekaniska AB were founded in 1949 by Hans Hedberg. Today we are one of Sweden’s leading manufacturers of sheet metal components. Here is our story.
We were founded 1949 by Hans Hedberg
Hans worked as a toolmaker at Scania - Vabis in Södertälje during the war. Hans quits his job and moves south to Huskvarna in 1948. He lends 10 000 kronor from an acquaintance and rents a workshop at Malmqvist Plåtslageri in Huskvarna. Scania - Vabis becomes his first customer.
Hans starts to cooperate with Harry Tufvander. The founder of Jönköpings Verktygsindustri (Gnotec) The expansion continues and manufacturing continues at three workshops in the region of Jönköping.
Hans and Harry buys Habo Laggkärlsfabrik. The manufacturing continues at Munkvägen 6 och Munkvägen 8. It becomes a more efficient manufacturing process by bringing production closer together.
In 1962 the workshop at Munkvägen 6 burns down. After the facilities are rebuilt Hans and Harry parts ways. Harry keeps Munkvägen 6 and their client Scania-Vabis. Hans keeps Munkvägen 8, Habo Laggkärlsområde and a few machines. Hans new company is named Hedbergs Mekaniska Verkstad. Producing products such as countertops and shelving.
Hans dies suddenly in 1965 and his daughter, Inger Magnusson, takes over the leadership. Inger is just 24 years old when she becomes a leader in a male-dominated industry. Just a few years later, we become SAPAs first subcontractor of processing of aluminum profiles.
1970 – talet
In 1971 we become a supplier to Datasaab in Linköping who was later incorporated into Ericsson. The following year, 1972, we become a limited company. Hedberg Mekaniska Verkstad AB
We move from Munkvägen 8 to Hjovägen in Habo in 1981. The year after we invest in Sweden's first CNC punching. That is a legacy of technologically ambition that characterizes us still today.
The next fifteen years we are growing at a comfortable pace with Ericsson as our large-scale client. We are expanding the property frequently and investing in new modern machines.
In 1999 Ingers son, Peter Magnusson, takes over the leadership and we are now a third generation family business.
During both the 80s and 90s, we are growing at a comfortable pace with Ericsson as our largest customer. We are expanding the property frequently and investing in new modern machines.
We invest 10 million in a 500 ton punch press in 2002.
We expand further when we buy Habo Pulverlackering in 2007.
We end the cooperation with Ericsson on our initiative in 2009. We begin downsizing and we will have many challenges in the next few years.
We move our paintwork services to Snickaregatan 5 in Habo in 2012. This is where we are located today. We sell off investments made unique for Ericsson. And we are once again a stable and prosperous company in 2013.
Today we can proudly say that we are one of Sweden’s leading manufacturers of sheet metal components.