A Day At The Races, Källström style.

Last week we took a break and went to a nearby race-track to blow off some dust. The weather was faboulous and apart from a few wheel-related mishaps (some put the pedal to the metal and unhinged a tire from the rim in the process) the driving went fine. After several practice runs two finals followed, B-final and A-final, to separate the wheat from the chaff – and by then both gloves and all bets were off.

In the A-final the race went hot and without mercy. A close encounter sent two cars up in an embankment, but in the end all four cars crossed the finish line.

The happy Källström Team prepared and ready to enter the race track:

Upper row, from left to right:
Björn Boij, Fredrik Larsson, Anders Källström, Mirek Polanski, Björn Meeuwisse, Tommy Berglund.

Lower row, from left to right:
Bo Johansson, Lotta Limborg, Camilla Källström, Marie Lindbergh.

Lying down: Jim Sandberg.

The fender bender in the A-finale. Two cars went off the track together (red circle) and the black car (green arrow) ended up the winner, the silvery car (the  yellow arrow) ended up as runner up.

B-final winners from left to right on the winners’ stand: Lotta (no 2), Björn Boij (no 1), Camilla (no 3).

A-final winners from left to right on the winners’ stand: Fredrik (no 2), Mirek (no 1), Anders (no 3). Far left, Jim is a flabbergasted number 4.

Källström Manuals

All our machines comes with a comprehensive manual to help and assist our buyers with the usage, handling and service of their equipment. It is of course always of paramount importance to read and follow the instructions in the manual and if the manual is missing we can help you. Contact the Head Office for a new manual for your machine.

In the workshop

We are completing a couple of new machines in the workshop, it’s a couple of our popular SF4-2D. They are up and running and soon ready to be shipped away to customer.

Buildning as usual

We are currently building two new machines of the SF5-41 and are close to completion. Right now it’s isolation of pipes since the machines are built for chilled acid (-16 Celcius).

New week, new shipping

This week we shipped out three machines, two of our popular acid mixers and one sodium mixer.

As always the machines are steadily secured during the shipping, with screws securing the feets and with heavy duty ratchet straps securing the machine to the containers cargo hooks.

 

Shipping time

In spite of the gray and dull weather, another week another shipping.

This weeks cargo contains three of our popular acid fillers for SLI batteries and one acid level control. The level control unit can be used for checking batteries acid level after top off after formation.

After the usual sturdy securing of the machines in the container we closed, sealed up and waved goodbye to yet another successful shipping.

Official donor to the Swedish World Wildlife Fund foundation 2020

We at Källström are happy to announce that we now are a proud supporter and official donor to the Swedish World Wildlife Fund foundation. “I think it is important for our kids and the future, to support the important work of World Wildlife Fund” says Anders Källström.

WWF is a leading organization since 1961 and have more than 5 million supporter today. WWF works in more than 100 countries on 6 continents.

Our fine diploma that we are very proud about.

 

Taken from WWF’s homepage:

“WWF’s mission is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. From our experience as the world’s leading independent conservation body, we know that the well-being of people, wildlife and the environment are closely linked. That’s why we take an integrated approach to our work.

We’re striving to safeguard the natural world, helping people live more sustainably and take action against climate change. We spend a lot of time working with communities, with politicians and with businesses to find solutions so people and nature can thrive.

Our projects are innovative, collaborative and based on scientific evidence. And we think big. We run a number of Global initiatives focussing on the regions and challenges where we can make the biggest difference – from the Arctic and the Amazon to responsible fishing.”

First shipment for 2020

Today we are sending away the first shipping of the new year.

First machine to leave the premises is a sedimentation unit that now is packed, sealed and on it’s way to the customer.

Open for business

We wish you a prosperous and happy new year!

Today we are opening up after the holidays and are back in business after the Christmas leave. We look forward to a new and exciting year on the new decade.

God Jul – Merry Christmas

We here at KÄLLSTRÖMS wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We are closed over the holidays and the last workday before Christmas is Friday December 20. We will open up production again after New Year on January 7:th. Best wishes for 2020!

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By the way, “God Jul” is Swedish for Merry Christmas, in fact the exact meaning is more like “Good Yule”.

Yule or Yuletide (“Yule time” or “Yule season”) is an indigenous midwinter festival celebrated by the Germanic peoples. Scholars have connected the original celebrations of Yule to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin, and the pagan Anglo-Saxon Mōdraniht. The earliest references to it are in the form of month names, where the Yule-tide period lasts somewhere around two months in length, falling along the end of the modern calendar year between what is now mid-November and early January.

Later departing from its pagan roots, Yule underwent Christianised reformulation, resulting in the term Christmastide. Many present-day Christmas customs and traditions such as the Yule log, Yule goat, Yule boar, Yule singing, and others stem from pagan Yule traditions. Terms with an etymological equivalent to Yule (Jul) are used in Nordic countries and Estonia to describe Christmas and other festivals occurring during the winter holiday season.

Yule is the modern version of Old English words ġēol or ġēohol and ġēola or ġēoli, with the former indicating the 12-day festival of “Yule” (later: “Christmastide”) and the latter indicating the month of “Yule”. The etymological pedigree of the word, however, remains uncertain, though numerous attempts have been made to find Indo-European cognates outside the Germanic group. The noun Yuletide is first attested from around 1475.

The word is attested in an explicitly pre-Christian context primarily in Old Norse. Among many others (the List of names of Odin contains around 180 different names), the long-bearded god Odin bears the names jólfaðr (Old Norse for ‘Yule father’) and jólnir (‘the Yule one’). In Ágrip af Nóregskonungasögum, written in the 12th century, it is explicitly stated that Christmas, iol, comes from a name of Odin, iolne.