In November we celebrate our 120th anniversary! Since Sepson was founded in 1900 the company has continued to grow and evolve to the global supplier of winches and systems that you all know us to be, and we would like to take this opportunity to let you know how proud and thankful we are for the long-lasting relationships and partnerships we are continuously forming together.
Long-standing tradition of skilled workmanship
When Sars Erik Peterson started the company “S.E. Petersons Mek. Verkstad” [S.E. Peterson’s Engineering Workshop] in Orsa in the middle of Sweden it was founded in a strong tradition of skilled workmanship, both in his family and in the region of Dalarna. His father, Sars Per Persson, was a Master Smith known to be strong as an ox and very accurate in his work. Sars Erik himself developed his skills and visions even further after a visit to Minneapolis, USA, where he at the age of 18 began working in a locomotive factory. When he a few years later returned home he founded the company. The mission was to make tools and handling equipment for the surrounding forestry industry where pulling and lifting are key activities.
In 1933 another workshop was built in Vinäs and in 1949 the company was converted to a Limited company. The order books were filled to the brim and in 1955 an additional factory was built in Vansbro. Ten years later yet again a new, modern factory was established in Mora, and since 2013 Sepson is a part of the LS Technologies corporate group.
Going forward together
Today, 120 years after the start in Orsa and with subsidiaries, partners and end users all over the world, the heritage of skilled workmanship and visionary thinking from Sars Erik and Sars Per is still at the core of Sepson. And while celebrating this milestone of 120 years, we look forward to continuing on this journey of innovative development together with you.