Enthusiasm in every detail
The story in pictures
Kardangvogn: Kardangvogn was the new one from 1964. With operation on all wheels, the accessibility was superb in steep leaning. The company made many car-drive cars for the two-wheeled tractors. They came in different types, short and long, with the possibility of frames and ordinary tractor tools.
2007:Was honoured with The Norwegian Vels medal: In 2007, eight workers Lid Jarnindustri AS Norway's Vels medal. At the back of geir lid, Hans Neteland had until then worked (41) years in the company, Arne Øvsthus(28), Asbjørn Neteland(37), Norvald Gamlem(32), Olav Lid. Framme f.v. Guttorm Lid(27 years), Lars Arvid Steine(45), Herman Oppheim(27) and Olav Mo(36). (Click on the image to see all.)
2011: New vision was launched this fall. All employees could make suggestions. We got in and started with over 150 different ones, and finally ended with the vision "Enthusiasm in quar detail!" The idea is that this will permeate the entire enterprise from construction to an enthusiastic customer out in the market.
2016: This spring, the company entered into an agreement that Eikmaskin would also receive Rear blade and sand sprinklers in Norway, as well as snow throwers. The agreement on the exclusive sale of DALEN snow throwers was signed in the late 1960s. At the same time, the agreement with FK-Agri, on the sale of part of our equipment, was terminated.
From bicycle chains to modern industrial production
In the window on the left you will find several hundred images describing your company's history. (Use the arrows to scroll the image carousel.)
First series: From 1948 – about 1970
Second series: From about 1971 – approx 2007
Third series: From 2008 – up to our time
Here you get glimpses from a troubled start-up with the production of bicycle chains, to today's production where the company is one of the leading players in the Norwegian market within its domain.
The company was established in 1948. The intention was to produce furniture locks and fittings for an industry that screamed for parts. Seizure production was never started, instead it was the production of bicycle chains – but with major start-up problems.
Lid Jarn's industry could have quickly derailed even before it had all started. Read more detailed about the hard start-up under "From the Archives".
From two-wheeled to four-wheel tractor
The company survived the hard start, and eventually tractor-mounted equipment came into focus. In the 1950s and 1960s, the two-wheeled tractor was used on the steep lying uses here west, and the company found a large market for its products.
A number of tools were developed for both front and rear mounting. It can be mentioned front and card trolleys, potato recorders, plows, snow throwers, hay swans, pallet forks, etc. Later, offering pro players with four-wheel tractors in the agricultural, forestry and construction market was effectively tractor-mounted equipment.
What was often most scathing for the company was the contact that Samson Lid got with the tractor importer Eikmaskin in Stavanger. Here, a collaboration was established that has been going on for over 50 years. Today, most of the company's products are distributed through eiksenteret in Norway.
Legendary industrialist Henry Ford is said to have said: "Businesses have to make money, or they'll die. But if you try to run a business just to make money, it will also die." This is also a bit of the philosopher behind Lid Jarn's industry.
The company is family-owned in the third generation, and it is Samson Lid's descendants who own the business. This is an important reason why the company is still based in Norheimsund in Hardanger. This has meant that the company has built stone on stone, and has not been managed by capitalists who are concerned with rapid investments and the most capital return.
Retains full production in Norway
Today, Lid Jarnindustri is a company that has invested in full production line in Norway. There is its own construction, pre-search, machine, weld and assembly department. By keeping the entire production in Norway, it provides a unique opportunity to have an efficient and automated production and unique control with all aspects of production.
The company has aimed to secure local jobs, and wants to be part of a vibrant and vibrant rural community. At the same time, localization in Norway provides close proximity to our hovud market that is in Norway – although the company also exports both to Europe and the US.