About Us

We preserve the quality of roughage and automate heavy and time-consuming work.

From 1864 to 2020

Serigstad’s history goes all the way back to 1864. Read about our history, our contribution to sustainability and our visions for the future.


Vision


Our vision is to be the natural choice for roughage solutions and ensiling applicators.

Environment


We will contribute to a sustainable society through our daily choices and work.

History


From manual machines in 1864 to fully automated machines in 2020, Serigstad has made farmers' lives easier for over 155 years.

Vision

Our vision is to be the natural choice for roughage solutions and ensiling applicators.


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Serigstad Agri's vision is to be the natural choice for roughage solutions and silage equipment. Our business model is to offer reliable and customized solutions. Our goal is to be competitive in price and quality, with high deliverability and level of service.

We will achieve our goals by being a reliable, safe and service-oriented equipment supplier. We are forward-thinking, innovative and have an "eye for the final finish".

Maintaining roughage quality and automating heavy and time-consuming work impact the animals, the farmer and the community.

For the animals, well-prepared fodder increases appetite and animal welfare. Increased animal welfare results in higher production with higher quality.

For the farmer, it is healthy, it increases the farmer’s possibility to spend his time according to his priorities and increases profitability.

For society, an efficient and attractive branch will increase the recruitment to agriculture, balance protection of farmland and the society’s need for development, and strengthen the nation's self-sufficiency and independence.

The values is of both local and global importance.

Environment

We will contribute to a sustainable society through our daily choices and work.


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Management responsibility


Management undertakes to actively ensure that health, the environment and safety are safeguarded in the best possible way. Management is committed to continuously improve the company's health, environmental and safety routines.

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For all that is worth cherishing and passing on to the next generation


Our policy will be communicated to both internal and external partners. Through procedures, routines and controls, we will contribute to sustainability.

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Achievement


We map health, environmental and safety risks for the entire company and define goals and focus areas. The goals are communicated both internally and externally. Serigstad Agri will be a driving force in creating sustainability.

History

From a single manual machine in 1864 to fully automated systems in 2020.

Click here to download Serigstad's 150th Anniversary book.


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Serigstadgården in 1864

When Andreas H. Serigstad was born in 1844, the farm at Frøylandsvatnet had belonged to the family for more than 300 years.

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First generation executives and entrepreneurs

Andreas H. Serigstad in the chair together with the fellow townsman, ten-year younger Ole Gabriel Kverneland. The two are photographed at the anniversary exhibition in Kristiania in 1907.

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Andreas H. Serigstad with family

Andreas H. Serigstad with family. Standing on his father's right hand is a shy toddler named Jens A. Serigstad, who a few years later was to take the family business to new heights.

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From a simple farm smith to iron foundry and production of agricultural machinery

The chopper machine (to the left) is one of the first agricultural implements built by Andreas H. Serigstad. 1000 choppers were were made at Serigstadgården until 1914. The harvester (to the right) is from the early 50's and forms the basis for the forage harvester as we know it today.

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Second generation leader

Jens A. Serigstad (1887–1975) led the Serigstad Maskinverksted through dramatic and turbulent times, from 1910 to 1956. Here he is in full concentration with the development of a lift for straw in 1952.

The first years with Jens A. Serigstad at the helm of the family business were tough. Jens was young and ambitious. Courage and faith in the future were crucial. The business owner had what it took, even to ask the brothers for their signature on the guarantor papers. The Serigstad family was strong and had faith in the future.

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Serigstad Maskinverksted on the move

In 1938, Serigstad Maskinverksted overtook Jæderens Uldvarefabrikk, a woollen mill established in 1895. The factory was located in the center of Bryne, had siding to the railway and plenty of space. Jens A. Serigstad soon understood that he had made a good deal. The factory was well suited for both iron casting and tool production. The site was spacious, and the factory premises had the potential for a significant increase in production. The working conditions for the employees improved significantly.

In 1946, 30 people were on the payroll of Serigstad Maskinverksted. By 1964, the number of employees had more than tripled and numbered 100 people.

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Employees at Serigstad Maskinverksted

Employees at the foundry photographed in the year 1943. From left: Tønnes Aarrestad, Bjarne Løge, Sverdrup Nilsen, Jon Serigstad, Johannes Serigstad, Ingebret Serigstad, Cornelius Thue, Reidar Edland, Torleiv Haugland, Henry Øgaard, Omund Tunheim and Hans Olsen.

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Third generation leaders

The brothers Torkel (1925–2014) and Andreas (1919–2003) Serigstad were heads of Serigstad Maskinverksted, later Serigstad AS, from 1956. Andreas was the commercial manager, and Torkel was the technical manager.

Andreas was 37 years old and had worked in the company since returning from Germany in 1940. He had been accounting manager for several years, in addition to sales and general business management in the company. Torkel was six years younger and turned 31 the same year he became company owner. He had spent holidays and vacations in the company and joined the company permanently after finished his engineering degree in Bergen in 1948.

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An industrial adventure evolves

Collaboration and firm governance between the two brothers became necessary in the coming years. The development of the forage harvester shaped Serigstad's success and reputation for years to come.

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Serigstad iron foundry expands to the European market

During the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Serigstad iron foundry was upgraded to become one of Europe's most modern foundries. Key expertise was acquired throughout our country. Serigstad exported products to Scandinavia and Europe.

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The Iron Foundry and Maskinfabrikken demerge

At the end of the 60s, the growth causes problems for Serigstad Maskinverksted. Andreas and Torkel Serigstad needed more space and bigger facilities. In 1971, the first hall, Hall 1, was built and ready. The impressive industrial hall had a floor area of ​​4,000 square meters. Three years later, in 1974, the administration moved into a separate building, measuring 650 square meters and two floors. Serigstad AS celebrated the 110th anniversary with 286 guests in the new office premises.

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Spare parts storage and service

The baler shredder RBK 1200 was launched in February 1989. The new machine soon became highly appreciated among the farmers.

Pictured is service technician Norvald Lode. He was multi-talented and performed all kinds of repairs and upgrades.

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Test host for bale shredder in rails

Kjell Aarre and Johannes Erga visiting a test host for testing of the rail-going model. The picture is from the early 90's.

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On December 31, 2000, Ullandhaug Invest AS acquires all the shares in Serigstad AS.

Pictured from the left Odd Sigve Sæbø, former head of Ullandhaug Invest AS, and Kjell Olav Hauge, chairman of Ullandhaug Invest AS and Serigstad Agri AS.

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New Managing Director of Serigstad Agri AS

In the winter of 2015, a board decision was made that the company should be further developed both in the Norwegian and Scandinavian markets, and also internationally. As a result, Trond Gjermund Haugen is hired as the new general manager of the company from February 2016.

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We automate heavy and time-consuming work

From day one, Trond Gjermund Haugen's goal as general manager has been that "We automate heavy and time-consuming work. Important for animal welfare, the farmer and society".

Learn more about our machines under "Products".

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Automatic feeding - lots of possibilities

Today Serigstad Agri AS is able to offer its customers fully automated systems. It may be combinations of ExactFeeder with feeding table, cross feeder, conveyor and feeding belt, or a fully automated rail-mounted OneTouch Feeder with concentrates and cross feeder.

Online connectivity makes remotely controlling, updating and troubleshooting machines possible, as well as sending warnings per sms.

Welcome as a customer at Serigstad Agri AS.