LAUNCHING THE MANUFACTURE

1956 – 1992 The establishment of the production business and entering international markets

In 1956, at the age of 17, Pavel Ledinek made his first  machine for the needs of the cooperage. It soon turned out that such innovative solutions are required on the market and so work and development were focused on machines for working of solid wood .

1967

Pavel Ledinek the founder of the company starts manufacturing joinery and cooperage woodworking machines for the Slovenian, Austrian and Croatian market at the location of the former cooperage in the city of Maribor.

Postcard, Greetings from Maribor, 1971
Postcard, Greetings from Maribor, 1971

Planing machine, around 1970
Planing machine, around 1970


1976  

The Ledinek company  appears at international forestry and wood industry fair INTERBIMAL in Milan (I) and the next year at LIGNA in Hannover (D). Since then Ledinek has been regularly exhibiting at world fairs.

In the past...
In the past...
...and today
...and today


1978

The opening of the new plant in Hoče for cutting and welding, today Plant 3.


1980

Industrial machines for working of solid wood, especially four-side planers and parquet machines replace manufacturing of joinery machines.

Getting ready for shipment, Pajkova street, late 70ies
Getting ready for shipment, Pajkova street, late 70ies
Getting ready for shipment, Pajkova street, late 70ies
Getting ready for shipment, Pajkova street, late 70ies
Parquet machine, around 1976
Parquet machine, around 1976


1986

The development of quality products required upgrading of business, from a workshop to industry. The company moves to the new factory in Hoče where Pavel Ledinek founds the first private enterprise in the former socialist Yugoslavia, today Plant 1. Organizations with private ownership and a hunderd of employees were rather an exception at that time and its establishment was a true recognition of the Ledinek products.

The opening of the new factory in Hoče, October 1986
The opening of the new factory in Hoče, October 1986


1989

Development and patenting of the ROTOLES milling system

"ROTOLES is one of the greatest achievements in the surface processing of solid wood in the last century. Currently, more than 1000 of Rotoles machines are succesfully operating all over the world."

Pavel Ledinek, the founder of the Ledinek company

A delegation of local authorities and Pavel Ledinek demonstrating the innovative Rotoles technology in Hoče.
A delegation of local authorities and Pavel Ledinek demonstrating the innovative Rotoles technology in Hoče.


1992 – today >