Hendrik op het Veld founded an agricultural machinery company in the Netherlands way back in 1926.  He called the company Vekoma, which was short for Veld Koning Machinefabriek, or the Velk Koning machine factory.  In the late 1960s, Vekoma expanded into manufacturing amusement park rides.  Python was their first roller coaster when it was built in 1981.

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