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
Joachim Ullberg Management (1)
Joachim Ullberg
Sales and Marketing Manager
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@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: https://www.truckingindustryshow.co.nz/
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: info@konepistemaa.com Web: www.konepistemaa.com
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 Elmia Lastbil 2018
02 September - 18
Hammar at Elmia Lastbil 2018
During 22-25th August Hammar attended Elmia Lastbil 2018, the largest transport and haulage exhibition in Sweden. This made it our 16th consecutive year attending and the event was a great success.
Hammar Production Expand 2018
13 July - 18
Hammar production expands
5th May 2018 the first ground was broken for a new expansion of our Headquarters production facilities in Sweden. Today the project is marching forward at high speed.
IAA 2018 Main
03 October - 18
Hammar at IAA 2018
During 20th and 27th September Hammar attended the world’s largest exhibition for commercial vehicles in Hannover, Germany: The 67th IAA commercial vehicles. Together with our co-exhibitor, Schmid Transport und Spedition GmbH & Co. KG, our stand featured their new HAMMAR 119 HS with gooseneck chassis – the first of it’s kind in Germany! The HAMMAR 119 is the same as the HAMMAR 110, except it’s equipped with a HAMMAR 195 support leg at the back or front (back in this case). The advantage of combining the two is that you have one support leg which requires less operating space, while you are still are able to speed up transfering operations significantly. The transfering capabilities of a pure 110 is slightly better in some situations, but you it will be much easier to handle one of two 20′ containers with the 119 combination. It’s been a great and succesful event. A big thank you to the organizers of the IAA, our co-exhibitor Schmid Transport and everyone who visited our stand!
Hammartradeshow 2018
06 February - 18
HAMMAR trade show programme 2018
We invite you to visit us at any of these popular trade shows during 2018!