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About Weda

Industrial enterprise since 1919

WEDA of today has specialised in under water cleaning solutions with automatic and semi automatic robots. The cleaners are developed in cooperation with the end users in the pool industry, water and sewage industry and general industry world wide. The cleaners are built around the more than 50 years experience within Weda of pumps for under water usage. WEDA is a privately owned Swedish Corporation with its manufacturing facility in Sweden and world wide sales through a network of subsidiaries and distributors.

WEDAs activities are internally separated between three sectors:

Commercial Pool Sector design, build and sell pool cleaners for swimming pools and commercial swimming facilities with high demands on performance and reliability.

Industry sector design and develop underwater cleaning equipment for tanks and reservoirs in industries like Nuclear Power stations, glass works, steel works, pulp and paper facilities etc.

Water & Services Sector design and develop underwater cleaning equipment for water works and wastewater treatment plants. We also offer on-site cleaning and inspection services.

Weda aims to offer the customers the best solutions based on cost, efficiency, reliability and environmental aspects for whatever the cleaning project may be.

Brief company history

Weda has a long, diverse history. When the company was first founded it was a light metals foundry, which soon became one of Swedens largest. The founder and president, W. Dan Bergman lent his initials to the company name. These days Weda manufactures various types of underwater cleaning equipment. Read more about our rich history below:

1919
Aluminiumfoundry started by Mr. W. Dan Bergman in Södertälje, Sweden. Production of household items.

1939
The company has grown into an aluminum and magnesium foundry. Production of military goods and parts for airplanes. Major customer – Bofors AB.

1943
WEDA, acquired by Bofors AB three years earlier, now has a Swedish pump manufacturer as customer - Flygt.

1957
Flygt starts it’s own foundry. Weda introduces it’s own brand of submersible pumps - the Weda pump.

1969
WEDA employs 700 people making WEDA the biggest employer in Södertälje.

1975
The company introduces it’s first swimming pool cleaner – a pump with a brush and rod attached to it.

1981
Weda introduces it’s first automatic pool cleaner – the B600.

1986
Introduction of the B400 series of automatic pool cleaners.

1992
Production of pumps ends.

1994
Weda is asked to help the Stockholm water company develop a machine for cleaning sedimentation basins. Development of the SD System sludge collector begins.

1995
WEDA Poolcleaner ISO 9001 certified.

1996
The first installation of six Weda SD System sludge collector systems at the Lovö water works in Stockholm, Sweden. The VR-600 for on-line cleaning of water reservoirs is introduced.

1997
Weda is acquired by the Eletta group.

2000
Trials start with the YT-800 machine for cleaning slow sand filters. Again, the target is to avoid emptying the basins.

2002
The B680 automatic pool cleaner is introduced featuring a new filter system and an ergonomic handle which makes handling of the robot much easier.

2004
Weda becomes sole supplier of cleaners at the Olympic Game in Athens.

2005
Several Weda VR-600´s are delivered to Service Provider around the world. SD installations are made on several markets.

2007
Weda becomes a privately owned corporation. First orders from Veolia, Vodokanal and other major water companies around the world.