DeLaval has a long heritage and history

Magasinet - our own museum

Magasinet is a former crop storage building that today is a museum, which includes many old farming tools as well as some of Gustaf de Laval's patents, such as the "Laktator".

The company's fascinating history is displayed here, starting with the original company AB Separator, which later became Alfa Laval Agri and in the turn of the millennium changed to the current name DeLaval International. Magasinet also accommodate a top modern auditorium with up to 80 seats.

Hamra is mentioned for the first time in written documents around the 13th century. Hamra is a place rich of Swedish heritage. The land on which it is situated is sprinkled with traces from the Viking Age (793 AD to 1066 AD) and it is possible to find traces of Viking graves and rune inscriptions. On a small hill behind the museum visitors can admire a beautiful original rune stone from the 11th century.

Hamra Farm was acquired by our founder Gustaf de Laval and AB Separator in 1894.  He was an entrepreneur and innovator, and he started more than 30 companies and took more than 90 Swedish patents during his lifetime. He bought Hamra Farm to have somewhere to test his new products. He wanted his farm to produce the best milk available as well as provide knowledge to his customers.

Other interesting historical buildings at Hamra are:

Restaurant Mässen offers great meals and is highly appreciated not only by DeLaval employees but also by people in the area. Mässen is the old dairy of Hamra. 

Hamra Conference Centre (HCC) was an agricultural school between 1946 to 1964, and for several years an industrial school. Today HCC host many conferences and trainings, and HCC also offer accommodation.

Hamra Farm was purchased in 1894 to "carry out studies of milk production" and to make Hamra a modern agricultural holding with first-class livestock. See a film clip of Hamra Farm in the early 1900's. How much has changed this then!