Hammar´s trade show programme 2011
We invite you to visit us at any of these popular trade shows during 2011!
Business has picked up in most parts of the world and Hammar is still in the forefront and looking ahead to serve our customers better. Hammar will participate in following trade shows around the world in 2011. They are all the leading truck, transport and equipment shows in their parts of the world and markets. We hope to see you at any of these important venues. Welcome!
TRANSRUSSIA – Russia's largest & most comprehensive transport event. 26-29 April at Moscow Expocentre.
BRISBANE TRUCK SHOW – Australia’s major truck and transport equipment show. 5-8 May at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
KULJETUS 2011 – The most important transport show in Finland, taking place 19-21 May in Jyväskylä, Finland
TRANSPORT2011 – Noway's largest truck & transport show,
8-10 september in Lillestrøm, Norway
SOLUTRANS – Road haulage and urban transport solutions show. 29 November to 3 December in Lyon, France
THE WORLDS LOWEST SIDELOADER?
Hammar has, in cooperation with Trailerpartner A/S delivered what we believe to be the lowest built Sideloader in the world to the Faroe Islands. The ground clearance of this 160 S chassis is minimal. The reason for this drastic design is that the fish industry is situated on one side of a 1.5 km long road tunnel, only allowing a max vehicle height of 3.5 meter, and the port in Tvøroyri is situated on the other side. When the food regulation prescribes that the fish products must be frozen and packed in reefer containers at the production site, there is no other alternative.
HAMMAR MEGA TRANSFER STABILIZER
Hammar introduces the new MEGA stabilizer leg for the 150 Series cranes. Designed for easy and safe transfer of containers to and from companion chassis and rail wagons, even under the most difficult situations.
The patented stabilizer is extended onto the other side of the companion vehicle, alternatively supports across both chassis rails and a flat bed trailer. The new MEGA stabilizer is very safe and flexible. It is adjustable to lower height companion trailers and it is guaranteed for 36 tonnes safe workload (SWL), although it is 260 Kg lighter in weight (more payload!) than the standard stabilizer.
HAMMAR 151 Rig Lifter
Hammar has developed a 42 Tonne Rig Lifter Sideloader specifically designed to lift and handle equipment for land based oil and gas drilling rigs, up to18 metres long and up to 5.6 metres wide. It can lift masts and other parts that are longer than 18 metres and transfer them to other trailers.
This unique HAMMAR removes the need for mobile cranes and rig trucks and can be legally towed on the road while carrying a load itself. The HAMMAR 151HC Rig Lifter is a safe and very cost effective solution, with a capacity equivalent to a 150 Tonne meter crane.
Gothenburgs New Ferris Wheel
”The Gothenburg Wheel” has been inaugurated by the city´s prominent politicians, as well as by the public. Half the size of its famous London cousin, the London Eye, it has been erected in less than a month. The new Ferris wheel is 60 metres high and is now a prominent sky profile in the city area, close to the Gothenburg Opera House. Part of the explanation of the fast building time, is that the manufacturer is using a HAMMAR to bring the parts and components to exactly the right place on the building site. The HAMMAR is a necessity for them, to be able to move and place the different bits and pieces packed in containers in correct order and on the right spot. To the left you can see the office building, commonly known as the lipstick.
Hammar wins patent infringement case against Steelbro
New Zealand’s Court of Appeal in Christchurch has judged Steelbro guilty of infringement on HAMMAR’s patent on a new sideloader stabiliser leg design.
“The unanimous decision of the court upholds the patent, that Mr Hammar took out on his development of the new stabiliser legs introduced on our HAMMAR™ 195 sideloader in 1998,” says Fred Sandberg, Managing Director of HAMMAR New Zealand.
The key to the success of the HAMMAR™ 195 sideloader is, that the stabiliser leg is folded in a negative inclination beyond the horizontal position, which saves space. In 2004 Steelbro introduced its SB361 and 401 sidelifters, using the same design as Hammar’s patent. HAMMAR took Steelbro to the High Court in 2008 claiming, among other things, patent infringement. That verdict was appealed. The Appeal Court judges also unanimously dismissed a cross-appeal by Stealbro.
Hammar´s trade show programme 2010
Meet us at any of these trade shows during 2010!
In the aftermath of the world wide economic recession, we are already seeing a positive change in an increasing interest and order level for our Sideloaders. Hammar is standing firm and is now looking ahead for an improvement worldwide. To serve our customers better, Hammar will participate in following trade shows around the world in 2010. They are all the leading truck, transport and equipment shows in their parts of the world and markets. We hope to see you at one of these important venues. Welcome!
SOLUTRANS – Le Salon International des Solutions Transport
2-6 March in Lyon, France
ITTES - International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show
18-20 March in Melbourne, Australia
MATS - Mid American Trucking Show
25-27 March in Louisville, Kentucky, USA The largest trucking show in North America!
TRANSPORTmessa – Norways major transportequipment show.
11-13 June at Gardemoen, Norway
LASTBIL 2010 – Scandinavias Premier Truck and Trailer Show
25-28 August in Jönköping, Sweden
IAA – International Commercial Vehicle Show
23-30 September in Hannover, Germany
The world’s largest transport equipment show!
Robot welding speeds up production
Like many others, Hammar was also hit by the economic recession in 2008/2009. Now, when the wind has turned, we are determined to be ready for the increased production without letting our customers suffer from long delivery times.
Hammar has invested in a Euro 500,000 robot welding system from Motoman of Japan, which has just now been started up in production after the initial test/programming runs. The robot is a Motoman EA 1900N, with two cells with individual manipulators dimensioned for a 1000 Kg load and able to rotate our crane arms during welding. The two cells allow maximum usage of the robot as one cell can be set up by the operator, while the robot is welding in the other. The robot is transporting itself on a 13 meter long rail between work stations.
The Motoman EA 1900N system will deliver a more controlled welding process and a more even welding result, compared to even the best license welders.
Hammar is working hard to bring down the lead times in production in order to always deliver on time to customers and this robot system is a part of that strive.
Automatic laser cutter increases quality
Our new top of the line automatic laser cutter system has just come on stream. It is a 4 kW Mazak Space Gear 510 Mk II, connected to a steel sheet tower magazine and a loader, allowing the laser cutter to operate un-manned during night time. In fact, even the secluded production hall for it, is new.
With the possibility to tilt the laser head in a 53° angle, we now don’t have to post chamfer weld surfaces in a second work stage, which saves us a lot of precious production time.
This 1 million Euro investment is now being used for cutting all steel plates and profiles for our Sideloaders. The laser beam is cutting with an extremely high precision, which increases the quality and conformity of both cranes and chassis.
Hammar Malaysia delivers the 250th HAMMAR
In July 2008 Hammar Malaysia marked another milestone in Hammar’s world wide sales, as they delivered the 250th HAMMAR in Malaysia to customer Dayang Mewah in Port Klang. The unit was one of five in total delivered at a delivery ceremony to mark the occasion. Hammar Maskin (M) Sdn Bhd, another subsidiary fully owned by Hammar Sweden, was incorporated in 2003 and is headed by Chris Joon since the very start. Hammar Malaysia is by far the leading supplier of sideloaders in Malaysia and is running a state-of-the art service programme, which has won tremendous popularity among local container haulers.
Hammar Australia delivers the 500th HAMMAR
In April 2008 Hammar Australia delivered its 500th HAMMAR to roll on Australian roads. To the customer, Rocke Brothers Pty Ltd in Melbourne, this was their eighth Sideloader. Rocke Brothers move about 1 500 TEU each week and see their HAMMAR Side lifters as absolutely necessary to cope with their some 250 freight movements every day. “The HAMMARs are wonderful machines that are becoming more and more important for companies like ours to deliver seamless, competitive service.” says Paul Rocke.
Hammar Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary fully owned by Hammar Sweden, was incorporated in 1995, headed by Peter Levison. From a humble start the company is now delivering well over 50% of all new sideloaders in Australia
THE WORLD´S LARGEST FLEET OF HAMMAR
In the middle of November, a ceremony was held in Malaysia then the thirtieth Hammarlift was submitted to the Malayan customer Taipanco Sdn Bhd, and thereby done them to the world´s bigest Hammar owners.
Sweden´s Ambassador in Malaysia, Mrs Helena Sångeland had in her speech a tribute to the successful collaboration between Hammar Malaysia and our customer.
The occasion gave for the first time the opportunity to photograph thirty sideloaders simultaneously!
HAMMAR INCREASES AGAIN
Hardly the concrete of the last construction had dried before Hammar in Sweden (HQ) builds out additional production premises. It is the high demand around the world on HAMMAR´s sideloaders, both new units and factory renovated second-hands, that justifies this new increase.
When completed by the end of 2006, the 2500 square meters premises will be used by our new maintenance unit, serving existing Hammars and restorating second-hands to be shipped to new missions and new customers.
“The removal of our maintenance unit to these new premises will release longed-for production´s surface in other parts of the factory”, says production manager Sven-Gunnar Östangård.
Connected to the new premises also a new wash hall will be built.
HAMMAR AUSTRALIA EXPANDS
The increased demand for HAMMAR Equipment around Australia has given Hammar the incentive to invest in a new Service Centre in Brisbane, as a first step in a large investment plan.
“We will now be able to give our customers faster and more professional service where being close and always available to the customer is our focus” says Peter Levison, Managing Director for Hammar Australia.
Malcom Thompson will be responsible for the new Service Centre in Brisbane. Malcom has been in charge of the Hammar service from other rented premises since a few years already.
“With new facilities, right location and with more tradesmen skills we will make it as easy as possible for our customers. Probably it will not be just HAMMAR owners to take care of” says Malcom with a smile.
Bengt-Olof Hammar, founder and owner of the Hammar Group, was also present at the official construction start in August 2006.
WITH A FOCUS ON SAFETY
Hammar has always put focus on and taken the operator's safety into consideration when using sideloaders.
It is therefore the training of the driver/operator is always included in the commissioning of a new HAMMAR. The training gives the new operator a safe start and confidence to start using the new equipment.
All new designs include much concentration on, and investment in safety. On all HAMMAR one will find a number of details and components that shall prevent the operator to make mistakes, without complicating the actual operation. It is important to be able to rely even on a ten year old HAMMAR. To know that it is a robust piece of equipment, sustaining the rough handling it is mostly subjected to. The use of HAMMAR Original Parts is an important pre-requisite.
A new step to improve on the operator's safety is that all HAMMAR are delivered with fluorescent yellow safety vests for the highest possible visibility during both day and night.