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About Weda.

Made-to-measure Solutions

You are looking for a competent partner who will be by your side when it comes to reaching an absolute maximum in quality and profitable efficiency in pig production?

A partner who will be committed to your requirements and who will passionately develop and put into practice made-to-measure solutions for you? …. you have found him: WEDA – Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH would be pleased to welcome you!

 

Weda History.

Our History

For 80 years, the name of Weda has been a byword for innovation and reliability.

In the following, we would like to invite you for a trip through our company history so that you can gain your own impression of us.

The Foundation of the Company

The company of Weda was founded by Arnold Westerkamp and Bernhard Dammann in 1934. At the time of their foundation, Weda was a small craftsman’s establishment of conventional engineering for the production of wood gas generators. Founder member Bernhard Dammann withdrew from the enterprise after a short time.

From Wood Gas Generator to Liquid Feeding

In the mid-fifties, Arnold Westerkamp’s son, Klemens Westerkamp senior, became fellow partner of the Weda enterprise. Already in 1967, Weda started with the development of a liquid feeding system for pigs and in 1970 presented an automatic feeding unit on the occasion of a DLG (German Agricultural Association) in Cologne. At the same time, the complete equipment programme for pig management became part of the production and marketing programme of the company.

From 1974 onwards, Klemens Westerkamp senior (meanwhile regrettably deceased) became sole owner of the Weda enterprise. He had all times been intensively occupied with electronics which in the first instance brought into being regulation devices for ventilation units. A few years later, however, the know-how which had been gained was transferred to the manufacturing of automatic liquid feeding units. We owe it to this step of development that nowadays, one cannot imagine agricultural technology without Weda. This can also be demonstrated by more than 2 dozen of especially developed patents.

Foundation of WELtec Bio Power GmbH

Anna Westerkamp, who had entered the management of the business after the death of her husband in 1982, left her executive position in 1997 and transferred her interest to her children, Klemens Westerkamp and Jutta Sextro (née Westerkamp). She has remained faithful to the company in her position in the supervisory board.

In 2001, the companies of Weda and Erich Stallkamp ESTA GmbH launch the enterprise of WELtec BioPower GmbH. Mutually, the owner companies deliver an essential proportion of the technology for biogas units for the generation of electrical current. Since January, 2014, WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH have become 100% partners of WELtec BioPower GmbH.

Weda today

Originally founded as an enterprise for the production of wood gas generators, Weda have meanwhile become global market leaders n the domain of liquid feeding. In their function as full liners in the pig production segment, Weda – besides feeding technology and animal house equipment also attends to the segments of ventilation technology and liquid manure treatment.