Hammar is the world’s leading supplier of sideloaders. With 45 years in the industry and thousands of products delivered to customers in more than 115 countries, Hammar stands for tried and tested, user-friendly technology that sets the standards for smart container handling.

We offer solutions for all kinds of environments and all our models can be specially adapted to your specific needs and requirements. The headquarters, manufacturing, development and testing are located in Olsfors in Sweden, but we have offices in eight locations worldwide. Our extensive service network is always available to help you ensure smooth and trouble-free operation.

Vison and Values

Hammar shall be the leading innovator in mobile container logistics. We continually set the standard for smart transport and handling of containers.

Top quality and performance
Full control thanks to own construction and production. Long-term thinking and security consciousness.
Responsive and adaptable
We have a direct, honest and long-term relationship with the customer. We develop and package solutions according to customer needs.
Effective and well thought-out
We think in modules and are the innovative expert in our industry.

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History in brief


Hammar celebrates its 45th anniversary.

The first step towards robotised trailer production is taken in the form of a new robot welder.

Hammar's new "ULTRA LIGHT" concept is launched.


Hammar South Africa is established.


The Hammar 110 series is launched. A lightweight model with a unique double-action support leg, specialising in transfer operations.


Hammar Vietnam is Established.

The Hammar 130 series is launched, a lightweight model with facility for triple-crane configuration.

Hammar New Zealand aquires the Auckland trailer production bussiness of its partner SEEL engineering.

Hammar Malaysia expands and relocates to new and larger premises.


The Hammar 140 is launched. A brand new clip-on unit with 16 tonnes lifting capacity.


The world's first electric powered powerpack for Sideloaders is developed by Hammar.

The Hammar Drum loader is developed, a Sideloader dedicated to handling large cable drums.


The first Sideloader that can stack containers in the 2nd row is built by Hammar, the Hammar Mega Reach.


Hammar sets the world record for "heaviest weight lifted by a side loader" at 60 tonnes! The lift was verified by Guinness World Records.


The Hammar 155 model is launched, a high performance model specializing in transfer operations.

Hammar builds the world's first Sideloader with 60' capacity.


The world's first Sideloader with a 42-tonne lifting capacity is launched by Hammar.


Hammar launches its USA based subsidary, Hammar Lift Inc.

Hammar Service in Australia transfers to wholly-owned, specially built premises in Brisbane.

Hammar develops and delivers the first Hammarlift to Antarctica.


Hammars subsidary in Malaysia is founded.

The truck mounted Hammar 180 series is launched. A direct evolution of the original SL 20 series.


Hammar launches its New Zealand subsidary, Hammar New Zealand Ltd.

The Hammar 190 series is launched, now the world's most popular Sideloader.


Hammar launches its Australian subsidary, Hammar Australia Pty Ltd.


The Hammar 160 series is launched. A direct evolution of Hammars original SL 30 series and the world's lightest Sideloader.


The Hammar 150 series is launched. The Hammar high-performance model.


Hammar Introducing Sideloader Stacking

The first double-sided and stacking Hammarlift is delivered.


Hammar Introducing SL20

The Hammar SL 20 BH is launched and becomes the first truck mounted model.


Bengt Olof Hammar First Sideloader

Bengt-Olof designs his first Sideloader, the SL 30 S. This is the starting point for the formation of Hammar Maskin AB.


Meet our management team – each bringing their own experience and perspective to the development of our company.

Bengt Olof Hammar Managament
Bengt-Olof Hammar
Owner & Managing Director
Fredrik Sandberg Management (1)
Fredrik Sandberg
Deputy Managing Director
Lars Erik Stendahl Management (1)
Lars-Erik Stendahl
Chief Financial Officer
Markus Andersson Management (1)
Markus Andersson
Operations Manager
Marcus Johansson Management (1)
Marcus Johansson
Purchase Manager
Daneil Ekman Management
Daniel Ekman
R&D Manager
Sven Gunnar Ostangard Management
Sven-Gunnar Östangård
Production Manager


Hammar 110 NZ Deliveries
09 July - 20

The Hammar 110: a growing success

Since its release in 2017 the Hammar 110 has steadily increased in popularity. The combination of excellent transfer capabilities, added versatility of the double-action support leg and the lowest tare weight among “step-over” type Sideloaders on the market, has been a recipe for success. On the initial target-market, New Zealand, the 110 is now...
Hammar@Trucking Industry Show
08 March - 20

New Zealand Trucking Industry show

20th-21st March Hammar New Zealand will attend the Trucking Industry Show at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch. Our booth will feature two of the popular Hammar 110. One quad 110 S, 20'-40', and one quad 110 HS, 20'-40' with stacking capacity. Welcome to our booth at A1! Find more about the show at:...
Service Partner, Kone Pistemaa Oy
09 March - 20

New Service partner in Finland

We're excited to introduce our new Service partner, Kone Pistemaa Oy, located in Oulu, northern Finland. Kone Pistemaa will offer high quality service, spare parts and repairs for all of our customers in the area. We are looking forward to a strong relationship for many years to come. Kone Pistemaa contact details. Tel: +358 40 1810880 E-mail:...
45 Symbol
19 November - 19

45 years with Hammar

This year we are celebrating our 45th anniversary and 45 years of designing and manufacturing Sideloaders. We are proud to be the world leading producer of Sideloaders, and we will continue to expand, invent and produce high quality Sideloaders. As part of our celebration we have updated our looks, created a completely new website and made a new...
Hammar Malaysia Chris Joon Meeting
04 November - 19

Investors and Malaysian parliament member meets

Executive Director of Hammar Malaysia, Chris Joon, was invited today by the Swedish Ambassador, his excellency Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, to attend a meeting with Swedish investors and the Malaysian Chairman of budget select comitee Dato’ Seri Mustapa Mohamed (Former Minister of Trade). Swedish investors included Volvo, Saab, Bofors, Husqvarna, Ecoloo...
Hammar 153 Malaysia
08 May - 19

45 tonnes Hammar 153 model launched in Malaysia

During the weekend Hammar Malaysia celebrated the unveiling of the new 45 tonnes Hammar 153 model, together with customer and the first owner of the model, BW Group. It's the first 45-tonne version of the model and the first time the 153 model is introduced in Malaysia. It's the only Sideloader on the market that has 45 tonnes lifting capacity...
Hammar Service Agent Iceland Veltir
14 November - 18

New Service partner in Iceland

We are happy to announce and introduce our new Service Partner on Island – Veltir.
Hammar Transport Fair Denmark 2019 1
26 March - 19

Hammar at Transportmessen Denmark

During 21st -23rd March 2019 Hammar attended Transportmessen 2019 in Herning, Denmark. At the show we exhibited the Hammar 110 for the first time in Denmark. The Hammar 110 exhibited came with 20'-40' capacity, 36 tonnes Safe Working Load and a tare weight of only 8,3 tonnes. The event was a success, and we'd like the organizers and everyone who...