In 1994 a couple of entrepreneurs decided to start a small horseshoe factory in Drachten called Basic BV. Although they lacked the financial strength and in-depth knowledge of the market, they made up for it in technical knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit. Unfortunately, however, after a short but difficult two years they had little option left but to sell their factory to the highest bidder. This is when Mustad stepped in. They brought with them their financial strength and more
than 100 years of experience in the farrier industry, to create an unstoppable combination. After several years of expanding, improving and growing the business, Mustad has managed to turn the once small factory into one of the most successful and fastest growing horseshoe factories in the world. It is that entrepreneurial spirit, combined with technical excellence and market research that is still at the core of the factory today.