ELME Spreader – High class container handling since 1974.
ELME Spreader supports companies worldwide with container handling solutions that make their work easier and more profitable. Over a period of four decades, our customers have attached over 16,000 ELME spreaders to their lift trucks, reach stackers, straddle carriers and cranes.
Started as a one man activity in 1974, today, ELME Spreader employs 190 highly qualified pe¬ople, who develop, design, produce, market and service over 1,000 spreaders annually. Every single spreader is built at the plant in Älmhult, where all the work is carried out – from design and product development to manufacturing, assembling and testing. This unique approach, resulting in 100% control over the production and final quality of the products, has made ELME Spreader the world’s leading independent spreader manufacturer.
The ELME Spreader product range includes truck spreaders, crane spreaders and spreaders for straddle carriers for the handling of containers, trailers and swop bodies. We also offer a wide range of attachments and special equipment together with our range of approved spare parts – ELME Genuine Parts.
Our customers are located on seven different continents and include both internationally recognized OEM manufacturers as well as end users, who use ELME spreaders as their standard working tool for their equipment.
ELME Spreader was founded in 1974 by Gösta Karlsson, a mechanical engineer from Ljungby, Småland, who dreamed of running a business of his own. During the same year, the first ELME spreader was delivered to a company in Gothenburg, Sweden. Through hard work, commitment and persistence Mr Karlsson managed to build one of the most renowned companies in the business. At the age of 65, Gösta Karlsson is still very much active in the daily operations and strategic development of the company.
ELME Company Values
…is to be the leading independent spreader manufacturer in the world
…is to have a wide range of spreader models and attachments for
…container and material handling
…is to have customized products within well-defined modules
…is to have a rapid development process to meet specific customer requirements
…is to have an efficient in-house manufacturing
…is to be a long term OEM supplier
ELME Product Values
- Design for durability
- Easy maintenance
- Consistent high quality
- Most value for money
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