ELME Spreader AB

ELME Spreader AB is well known for our historically reliable container solutions. Trust and reliability have made us the largest independent spreader manufacturer in the world.

As the world’s leading spreader manufacturer, ELME Spreader supports companies worldwide with container handling solutions. Over a period of four decades, our customers have attached over 18,000 ELME spreaders to their lift trucks, reach stackers, straddle carriers and cranes.

Started as a one man activity in 1974, today, ELME Spreader employs 200 highly qualified people, 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 results in 100% control over the production and final quality of the products.

The ELME spreader product range includes spreaders for cranes, straddle carriers, lift trucks and reach stackers for ISO container handling and spreaders for intermodal handling, allowing the spreader to handle swap bodies, trailers and bottom lift containers. Having done some single projects with all-electric spreaders from time to time, in year 2017 ELME Spreader launched an all-electric crane spreader series.

We do also offer a wide range of piggyback slave attachments and special equipment for cranes and trucks (e.g. tool changer, slab handler and spreaders with tilting function) together with our range of approved spare parts – ELME Genuine Parts. Read more about us and our products at: elme.com.


Stalgatan 6
PO Box 174
SE 343 22