2022-02-03 13:34Press release

Väderstad expanding U.S. footprint with new facility ready in 2023 

Väderstad, one of the world's leading companies in tillage, seeding and planting, announces expansion of its U.S. footprint with a new state of the art multi-functional facility at its U.S. headquarters in Wahpeton, ND. 

Väderstad, one of the world's leading companies in tillage, seeding and planting, announces expansion of its U.S. footprint with a new state of the art multi-functional facility at its U.S. headquarters in Wahpeton, ND. 


In May of 2021, Väderstad AB acquired 100 percent of the AGCO-AMITY JV LLC (AAJV), forming Vaderstad Inc., the newest addition to the Väderstad global group of companies. Based out of Wahpeton, North Dakota, Vaderstad Inc. has begun fully integrating the Wil-Rich, Wishek and Concord product lines it manufactures into the diverse seeding, tillage and planting product lines offered by Väderstad. 


Integrating the heritage and strong reputation of the Wil-Rich, Wishek and Concord brands into the Väderstad Group allows Väderstad to continue expanding by gaining access to distribution outlets in the United States, an opportunity to join the proud manufacturing industry in the U.S. as well as benefit from the knowledge and dedication of the 120 employees, 325,000 sq. ft. (30,000 m2) manufacturing facility, parts warehouse, and research and development facility in Wahpeton, ND. 


The new facility will be located beside the existing manufacturing facility and parts warehouse in Wahpeton, ND. The mixed-use space will have approximately 44,000 square feet (4,000 m2), containing office space for up to 80 employees with a full-service cafeteria. The new facility also include two dedicated training classrooms, a media theatre, and an 11,000 square foot (1,025 m2) exhibition hall to host dealer staff and technician training, customer clinics, and public events. 


Vaderstad is proud to partner on this project with locally-owned companies Foss Architecture and Interiors based out of Fargo, ND and Comstock Construction based out of Wahpeton, ND with locations across North Dakota and Minnesota.  


– We are ecstatic to share this exciting news with our employees, dealers, customers, and Wahpeton and Breckenridge's surrounding communities. As we embark on our journey to expand our footprint in the US market, we continue to look for ways to provide significant value to our brand, our dealers, and our growers. At Vaderstad, we strongly believe in investing in our people and local communities. This new facility will create a world-class work environment for our current and future employees, says Jason Strobbe, Managing Director of Vaderstad Inc. 


From the moment a customer purchases a Väderstad piece of equipment, they are provided world-class service and support. For a machine to sustain its precision performance year after year, it must be properly maintained and updated. Vaderstad relies on an expansive dealer network comprised of trained dealer staff and technicians to facilitate this industry-leading service and support.  


Each year Vaderstad hosts training events across North America with several hundred dealer representatives attending regional hubs to focus on developing the knowledge and skills required to service and support current product models and dealer personnel of the future. As the U.S. footprint continues to expand, there will be increasing demand for qualified dealer technicians equipped with the knowledge and skills to support that growth. 


– 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of Väderstad, and as we continue to grow our vision remains the same: to be the world’s leading partner for an outstanding emergence. This expansion is a strong signal of intent for us on the North American market in our strive to improve productivity and sustainability for farmers, promote the involvement of young farmers and enhance the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live and work, says Henrik Gilstring, CEO of Väderstad. 

About Väderstad

Väderstad provides modern agriculture with innovative, highly efficient agricultural machinery and methods. By simplifying work and improving results for the farmer, the company's vision is to become the world's leading partner for outstanding emergence. The group is family owned and the head office is located in Väderstad, Sweden. Väderstad is represented in 40 countries and on all continents. In 2022, Väderstad had 2,000 employees and a turnover of 550 MEUR.


Vilhelm Ektander
Product Marketing Manager
Vilhelm Ektander