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16.
January
2013

A record breaking year for STROM-BEDNAR

The past year has been one of many achievements for our firm. We entered 2012 as the company STROM Export s.r.o. and our main objective was to beat the record number of machines sold, set in the previous year. Only halfway through the year it was already looking highly likely that we were on course for another ...

 

The past year has been one of many achievements for our firm. We entered 2012 as the company STROM Export s.r.o. and our main objective was to beat the record number of machines sold, set in the previous year. Only halfway through the year it was already looking highly likely that we were on course for another record breaking year and not only regarding the number of machines sold. A lot of the credit for this is due to both our employees, who contributed to our success, and our customers who put their faith in our machines. They deserve great deal of gratitude. The great news is that since 2014 we will only be recognizable as the BEDNAR brand and logo. Until then we will use the logo STROM-BEDNAR.
 

 

 

More successful again than in the previous year

 

 

As we outlined in the introduction, 2012 was a record breaking year for our company. Not only in terms of the number of machines sold, which has risen by more than 30%, but also in terms of an increase in the total number of employees and innovation. We have managed to add a brand new modern and fully functional office building to our factory and we have started the construction of a new production facility, which will expand our production facilities by almost 100%.  This will include a new powder coating plant, assembly line and multi-level storage system. We have also expanded our warehouse and spare parts as well.

New owner, new brand

Earlier this year, our company changed its ownership structure when JUDr. Ing. Ladislav Bednar, one of the original founders of our company, bought out his companions, and thereby took sole control of the company."Changing our company’s name truly takes our firm to a completely new stage in its development. The main impulse for the change in ownership structure came from the primarily impending generational change in management. The transition to the new brand and use of the new logo will be smooth and will be phased in gradually throughout next year. During this time the company will use the logo STROM-BEDNAR so that the public will have some time to get used to the change. By 2014 we will only be recognizable as the BEDNAR brand name and logo." says new owner JUDr.Ing Ladislav Bednar regarding the change.
 
   
In 2012 a new administration building arose and construction on a new hall started, which will expand the production capacity by almost 100%. With the change of ownership came a change of logo, which is planned to be used by 2014.

New machines for 2013

As we always try to respond to the current needs of modern farmers, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation with new additions to our portfolio every year. The most eye catching additions for next year are the Swifterdisc XO_F disc cultivator with an axle situated in front of rear packers and the versatile cultivator FENIX FO with integrated axle. Furthermore, our portfolio contains packers used separately or together with some of our machines. And last but certainly not least the ALFA seeding unit for sowing cover crops and grasses and can be used as an accessory for our cultivators.
"We wanted to develop a machine that could work in soggy conditions after the rain without blocking the rear packers. Therefore, we have placed an axle between the tines. This is how the Fenix rose. For the Swifterdisc XO_F we had 2 goals in mind. Build a machine for high working speeds with maximum stability and enhance the quality of plant residues mixing. We succeeded thanks to the location of the transport axle in front of the rear packers and with the use of A-disks," says Jan Bednar, Export Sales Manager.
 
   
 The Fenix with its integrated axle is used for intensive loosening in waterlogged soils. The SwifterdiscXO_F is suitable for high quality stubble cultivation processing at     a high working speed. The machine is very stable.
 

Many thanks to all our customers

Finally we would like to thank to all of the farmers who put their trust in us and faith in our machines. This for us shows genuine appreciation for the work of all our employees. We hope that they will continue to go strong in the future.

David Pokorny
Marketing manager STROM-BEDNAR