Hammar is working constantly with supporting customers in after sales and technical support. Our After Sales team has recently been set up to handle all After Sales issues, for our customers convenience. Within governmental and community relations Hammar always have an open dialogue, to ensure the best cooperation in local matters.


The story of Hammar Maskin is a classic story of entrepreneurship from the parts of Sweden traditionally known for small businesses. It began when Bengt-Olof Hammar was studying at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg and was doing a dissertation about sidelifters. He borrowed a modest startup capital, designed a prototype, packed his Volkswagen Beetle with photo slides and documentation and started travelling the length and breadth of Sweden trying to sell his product. Eventually the owner of a haulage firm had the courage to buy the prototype. Bengt-Olof Hammar used the money from the sale of the prototype to purchase raw material for four new swinglifters. And that's how it all started. The first factory was built in Olsfors in 1975, a modest building with a floor area of 3,200 ft² (300 m²). After only two years the factory had to be extended to three times that size.


Thanks to our good profitability and excellent solvency, Hammar Maskin has been awarded the highest credit rating - AAA – from Dun & Bradstreet (Soliditet) in not less than 15 years, of which 10 years consecutively. It shows that we live up to the demands that our customers and business partners have a right to demand from us.

History in brief

20th Anniversary and over 1000 HAMMAR units sold in Australia.


World's first electric sideloader is delivered.


Hammar makes the Guinness World Records for heaviest weight lifted by a sideloader, 60 tonnes.


Hammar Australia celebrates its 15th Anniversary.


The HAMMAR A-Double Sideloader is introduced at the Brisbane Truck Show.


The 500th HAMMAR is delivered in Australia.


Hammar Service is established in Brisbane.


Hammar Australia Pty Ltd is established.


Bengt-Olof Hammar designs his first HAMMAR sideloader. Hammar Maskin AB is founded in Sweden.