Cooperage was the family business of several generations of the Ledinek family from Maribor. The grandfather of the present owner and manager of the enterprise Pavel Ledinek BSc (ME), initiates the cooperage craft.
Old archival sources indicate that Paul Ledineg registered his cooperage craft in 1875 which was entered into the Crafts Register for free and handicraft activities from 1866 to 1883 under the number 737, 'Binderei' on Müllgasse in Marburg, today Mlinska ulica in Maribor.
The house on Pajkova street 6 was built by Johann Spes in 1907, at that time the street was named Waldgasse. In 1908 Paul Ledineg, the son of the cooper of Müllgasse and the grandfather of the owner of the today's woodworking machinery factory becomes the owner of the house with land. In 1910 he built the cooperage shop next to the family house.
As it is found in the Address Book of the city of Maribor for the year 1921 (the Address Book of Maribor for year 1921, there were 10 coopers at that time in Maribor, among them were father and son, both named Paul Ledineg (Ledinek). The vocation of a professional cooper was first mentioned in the city of Piran in 1273 (the secret life of…), however also in Styria, the cooperage craft flourished towards the end of the Middle Ages.
By the end of the 19th century the cooperage craft increasingly developed practically in all Slovenian regions and quite often coopers were organized in guilds.
The following coopers were registered in the Big Address Book of Maribor, Celje and Ptuj for the year 1935:
The Ledinek cooperage made barrels for Styrian wine growers till 1966. Meanwhile, their address changed, the Waldgasse street was in 1919 renamed into Gozdna ulica and in 1947 into Pajkova ulica.