In 1958 two brothers Carl and Leo Hobbs working for an Idaho potato farmer saw a need to develop a machine to eliminate the back breaking labor of loading potatoes with a fork. Together they had an idea to build a machine to mechanize the removal of the potatoes from a pile and the Scooper was born. Later a Piler was developed and a business was built on meeting the needs of the potato industry. From this humble beginning SPUDNIK has grown to an international company meeting the needs of potato growers in both field and storage equipment across the globe. Today SPUDNIK is a proud member of the GRIMME Group of companies whose headquarters are in Damme, Germany. Grimme is the largest potato equipment manufacturer in the world and for over 150 years has been providing solutions for the potato industry.

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584 West 100 North , Blackfoot , Idaho 83221 USA

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1958

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In 1958 two brothers Carl and Leo Hobbs working for an Idaho potato farmer saw a need to develop a machine to eliminate the back breaking labor of loading potatoes with a fork.  Together they had an idea to build a machine to mechanize the removal of the potatoes from a pile and the Scooper was born.Later a Piler was developed and a business was built on meeting the needs of the potato industry.
From this humble beginning SPUDNIK has grown to an international company meeting the needs of potato growers in both field and storage equipment across the globe.  Today SPUDNIK is a proud member of the GRIMME Group of companies whose headquarters are in Damme, Germany.  Grimme is the largest potato equipment manufacturer in the world and for over 150 years has been providing solutions for the potato industry.  A customer focused commitment to the potato industry has allowed SPUDNIK to grow and invest millions of dollars in research and development in manufacturing methods and potato equipment technology.  This investment continues to put SPUDNIK on the cutting edge of machinery development and as a partner with potato growers to feed the world.