SAMSON AGRO 75 years anniversary

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On August 1 2018 we celebrate our 75th anniversary. During the anniversary year, we will share the company history on this page, where you will be able to learn all about SAMSON, our past, present and future.



1980s 

In 1983 SAMSON was the first manufacturer in the world to launch a spreader with vertical beaters.

In the years leading up to 1983 muck was spread in just the width of the spreader. But with this innovative, yet quite simple, new product development, the capacity of the spreaders were considerably increased. The new vertical beaters could spread up to 8 m. 

Spreaders with vertical beaters, today called SP spreaders, are still the most widely used of our spreaders. Today a SP spreader can spread 4 to 70 tons per hectare, up to 12 m. Its main characteristic remains its ability to easily, precisely and effectively chop and spread an even layer of animal dung/muck on the field - which is crucial for the utilization of nutrients in dung by the plants.

SAMSON first spreader in the world with vertical beaters


 

1960s 

We launched our first tanker in 1964 with a capacity of 3 m3. The picture below is of one of our first slurry tankers (6 m3).
Up until today, our slurry tankers play a very central role in our product range as they have been developed intensively since the 1960s 

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1950s 

Around 1955 the first muck spreader was manufactured. In the years to come more that 200 spreaders left the factory every year.
Customers were mainly farmers, but as the professional contractors grew in number and size, they soon became SAMSON’s primary customers. 

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1940s

Around 1948 the manufacturing of the first Samson-wagons began. 
One of our popular products in the late 40s and 50s was this 2 ton auto controlled wagon with planed boards. 

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1943

On August 1, 1943, the 27-year-old Thorvald Pedersen (Th. Pedersen) took over a local village blacksmith and renamed it "Fabriken Samson" (The Samson Factory).
The biblical character, Samson, known for his immense strength, inspired the company name.

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Share your SAMSON story

We would be glad to receive your pictures of or stories with old SAMSON tankers, spreaders etc.

We will collect them on this page and will also include them at our international fairs in 2018-2019.

If you would like to share your picture or story, use the hashtag #samsonagro75 on social media or send them by e-mail to: samson@samson-agro.com

Read the story about our customer in Switzerland, who bought his first SAMSON spreader in 1998 here..

Visit the gallery with customer pictures her..

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SAMSON AGRO today

Today, SAMSON AGRO is an international company with around 225 employees and sales of a wide range of innovative slurry tankers, muck spreaders, drip hose booms and implements in Denmark as well as worldwide.

In 2018, the construction of two new buildings and a new workshop were started.
When the three new buildings are done, we have a total of approx. 2.5 hectares of covered area.

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Meet The Company

From development to production and to service and spare parts management.

Hear the interviews with our CEO, Lars Henriksen, and Sales and Marketing Manager, Torben Larsen: