A Tradition of Innovation

In 1965, Bromma embarked on a journey of repeated spreader technology breakthroughs, a journey that continues to this day and will do so in the future. Among our inventions are many global market ”firsts” that changed the course of our industry.


The first telescopic spreader in the world produced for Gothenburg, New York (Port Elizabeth), Glasgow and Zebrugge


First Twin-Lift spreader


First RTG spreader (EH8)


The first 45´spreader delivered to Hong Kong


First Smart spreader


First separating twin-lift spreader to Felixstowe (EH195)


First all-electric spreader delivered to Felixstowe


First Tandem spreader


First all-electric separating twinlift ship to shore spreader STS45E


Launch of GreenzoneTM


First Automated Lashing Platform (ALP) delivery


1960 Bromma Smides och Mek. registered 1960-10-05.

1967 The first telescopic spreader in the world produced for Gothenburg, New York (Port Elizabeth),Glasgow and Zeebrugge.

1981 Nordstjeman acquires Bromma Smides och Mek. Verkstad AB.

1984 Bromma GmbH established in Germany. The plant in Vallingby extended.

1985 Bromma Conquip AB registered 1985-08-05. The premises in Vallingby expands.

1986 The North American spreader manufacturer Ropco was acquired and Bromma, Inc. starts manufacturing spreaders in North America. Break-through in Hong Kong introduction of the light weight spreader.

1987 Bromma spreaders produced in USA. The American organization expands and premises re acquired. License production in Korea.

1989 Zetterbergs industi AB acquires Bromma Conquip. The first major order (MGM) is received for delivery to the Port of Singapore and Hong Kong.

1989 Bromma Far East established in Singapore.

1990 Conquip International established in North America.

1991 Bromma Conquip (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. starts manufacturing in Singapore. Conquip International receives its first major order.

1994 Bromma conquid is awarded the SS-ISO9001 certificate.

1996 Bromma (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd starts manufacturing in Ipoh, Malaysia.

1999 Bromma Conquip is awarded the “Swedish Steel Prize”, handed over by the King of Sweden.

2003 Tandem 45 introduced.

2007 Bromma releases first all electric separating twinlift ship to shore spreader STS45E.

2007 Bromma head office moves to new location in Stockholm.

2007 Bromma’s releases the next generation spreader control system- Bromma SCS3 that makes possible fast and specific fault diagnosis and the opening up of a new area of functionality- spreaders prognostics.

2012 The 2000th all electric yard spreader delivered. More than 90% of all yard spreader deliveries from Bromma is all-electric.

2019 Bromma launches Spreader Monitoring System – a cloud based system to control spreaders health

2022 Bromma launches new generation all-electric ship-to-shore spreader