Hudevad Radiator Factory was established in 1936, three years before the Second World War. Its history, however, goes back even further, to 1872 and Hudevad Smithy, which has now been converted into a museum. The driving force behind Hudevad was Hans Rasmussen, an industrious metalworker who had spent the previous few years designing central heating boilers and radiators. Persistent inventiveness, initiative and flexibility were therefore a few of the core values on which Hans Rasmussen built Hudevad. Among other things, he led Hudevad safely through the occupation, even strengthening it in the process.