[10:20] Victor Callmyr
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workers in 1900s

Our heritage

The ABECE story begins almost 100 years ago. abece started out as a forge shop, helping local farmers with rectifying problems and finding solutions to all the technical challenges that occurred in the early 1900’s.

The understanding for the customer and his daily strivings was formed. This important heritage came natural and became almost as built into the dna of ABECE when we under the leadership of our founder’s son, Bernt Jidell, started the international journey that is still constantly taking us to new findings, challenges and technical developments for the benefit of all our customers.

Since the mid 1950s, when we designed “The Original” Skandia 12 concrete roof tile machine, we have been on a constant journey with one primary goal in mind – to everyday try to make the roof tile industry better, more effective, more environmentally friendly and safer.

In many ways, we do business in the same way now as we did when our company started. Always focusing on helping our clients reach success.

original from sweden

When we – in the rural countryside of Sweden – back in 1955, pushed the button for the first time on our newly developed roof tile machine, Skandia 12, everyone in the room held their breath. What followed was groundbreaking and the starting point for what would pave the way for all our future successes.

The Original. From Sweden.™

Skandia 12 was so fast and yet so precise no one in the room believed that it would be either possible or necessary to ever build a faster and better machine. Except Bernt Jidell. Bernt was the owner of ABECE and head of development in the early years. His first comment, after the first successful test run, was: “Well – that’s great. Now, let’s build an even faster one!”

Today, Bernt would have been proud, as our machines produce up to 140 tiles a minute. And, most importantly, remain the safest solution for you and your employees. Often fully automated and robot-powered for the highest efficiency and lowest staffing, we design and manufacture the most productive, all-inclusive and advanced solutions in the world.

For us, it is hard to do the opposite, because high quality and dedication is something natural in Sweden. It is in fact as natural as talking about the weather, which by far is the most talked about subject among us. Swedes are surrounded by a tough climate with both freezing cold winters and warm summers, which put the roof tiles our machines produce to the test every day.

This is our reality and has been ever since 1955 when we created “The Original” Skandia 12 concrete roof tile machine. As we say – it is easy to take our products out of Sweden, but impossible to take the Swedish heritage out of our products.

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