31 March 2022

New workshop and export to other continents

The crane’s popularity grew. Sales rocketed with such intensity that the forge at the family farm was no longer enough and a new workshop was acquired.

The fame of the crane spread beyond the Swedish border and it was exported to, among other countries, Denmark and Norway. Some of the more unusual export countries at the end of the company’s first decade were Tanzania and Chile. The order to Tanzania went through one of the UN’s organs, while the Chilean sale was made directly with the customer in the country.

It is still unclear how word of a forestry crane from small Rottne in Småland had reached all the way to South America, but the Chileans were clear: “We want a crane from Rottne!” This despite the fact that other companies at this time, in the mid-1960s, had started producing similar cable cranes.

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