Most companies can’t say they’ve been in business for over 100 years, but we have – 111 years to be exact. Some say that might make us old, but luckily, our machines and values don’t get wrinkles. So what you’re left with is the wisdom and knowledge that comes along side withstanding the test of time.
Being that we can trace our lineage and rich history back to more than a century ago, our story is extremely long and tedious. Instead of going through the past 111 years in detail, we’ll give you some of the highlights. Why? Because where we came from is the foundation of who we are, the root of our values, and can give some insight in regards to where we are headed.
So, just sit back and enjoy the story of CIDAN Machinery, one of the oldest and most well-established companies in the sheet metal business.
Founded in Sweden – Since 1907
This story begins in the quaint municipality of Götene, Sweden, situated between the third and sixth largest lakes in all of Europe, Vänern and Vättern. The year is 1907 and our focus is the founding of a company named Göteneds Mekaniska Verkstad – we’re going to go with Göteneds for short.
Göteneds manufactured industrial equipment and was founded on the core values that we still observe today – innovation, safety, speed, reliability and flexibility. Over the next forty years, Göteneds evolved and adapted to new industry and technological trends – designing and manufacturing high quality machines for sheet metal processing. In 1947, when it produced the very first sheet metal shearing machine, Göteneds went down in the chronicles of history a complete game changer. That spark ignited a flame that still burns brightly today.
The merging of two companies
All the while, in the neighboring country of Denmark, another notable founding took place within the sheet metal machinery industry. In 1954 CIDAN A/S sprung forth from its strong roots in attention to detail and innovation. As CIDAN A/S’s customer base grew so did the knowledge of their unparalleled quality service and great strides in the industry. In 1993, CIDAN A/S acquired Göteneds. The merging of that quality service and game changing innovation resulted in an unstoppable dream team.
CIDAN Machinery Goes Global
With locations in Sweden and Denmark, CIDAN Machinery continued to revolutionize the sheet metal machinery industry. Their advanced breakthrough machinery and unrivaled customer service became a global phenomenon. In 2007, CIDAN Machinery decided that it was time to become a global company. Here at CIDAN Machinery Inc., we are pretty excited they did because their first step outside of Europe was into a small suburb nestled to the south of Atlanta, GA called Peachtree City.
After taking both North and South America by storm, CIDAN Machinery was presented a new opportunity to expand, yet again, to Shanghai, China. In 2012, our sister company CIDAN Machinery Trading Shanghai Co. Ltd. began offering sales and support to the entire continent of Asia.
Two names, same traditions, same machines
That’s the whole family. Our parents, Göteneds and CIDAN Machinery, continue to innovate game changing technology and unparalleled quality service while touching the entire globe through their offspring. Between our sister company, CIDAN Machinery Trading Shanghai Co. Ltd. and us, CIDAN Machinery Inc., our parent’s legacy is distributed throughout three continents and over 30 different countries.
We could not be prouder of our family’s 110 years; and we invite you to join us for the next 110 years of innovation, safety, speed, reliability and flexibility.
More than a century of innovation
1907 Göteneds Mekaniska Verkstad is founded in Sweden
1947 First shear is produced
1954 CIDAN is founded in Denmark
1979 Power Folder K15 is introduced
1984 Power Folder K25 is introduced
1987 Combi Beam invention
1993 CIDAN A/S acquires Göteneds Mekaniska
1995 Power Folder KM is introduced
1996 Power Folder KMP is introduced
2000 Power Folder PRO is introduced
2002 Power Folder PROLINO is introduced
2004 Power Folder FUTURA introduced
2006 Power Folder FUTURA PLUS & Power Folder MEGAPRO are introduced
2007 CIDAN Machinery Inc., USA is established & Göteneds Mekaniska has 100 year anniversary
2009 Production in Denmark is moved to Sweden; name changed to Petersen Machinery in DK & SE
2010 Power Folder KMS is introduced
2012 Shear RAPIDO and decoiler ROTOCOIL are introduced; CIDAN Machinery Trading Shanghai is founded
2013 CIDAN Machinery Americas is created as sales area for CMI; CIDAN Machinery is the company name to be used globally instead of Petersen Machinery
2015 The Up/Down PRO Z Power Folder is released
2016 Power Folder FORMA is introduced
2017 Automation advancement with the release of Vacuum cup backgauge