Bromma is industry’s most experienced spreader manufacturer.

Bromma in brief

For over 50 years Bromma has delivered spreaders to more than 500 terminals in over 90 countries at 6 continents. All in all, more than 20,000 crane spreaders and rotators have been put into service. In addition to that,  more than 10,000 of these are still in operation today. Bromma manufactures up to 2,000 all types of spreaders per a year. In fact, anywhere you go,  you’re likely to see a Bromma spreader in action. We are proud to be a pioneer in technological development. As a matter of fact, Bromma has introduced many firsts to crane manufacturer industry: the first telescopic spreader, the first twin-twenty spreader, the first 45 foot spreader and the first all-electric spreader line. That’s why when you choose Bromma you choose cutting edge technology.

Bromma is a company that customers can rely on.

Our testing, manufacturing and service systems are first-rate. Bromma finite element modeling (FEM) software allows us to study, model and analyze stresses within the spreader. This helps us to understand and predict how spreaders are going to handle accumulated fatigue.  Moreover, prior to delivery, every Bromma spreader undergoes extensive testing of functions such as twistlocks, flipper arms and telescopic movements.

Bromma spreader manufacturing plant has the largest capacity in world.

Our manufacturing plant reflects Bromma’s commitment to excellence in spreader design and manufacturing. As a result, Bromma was awarded  ISO3834, ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO45001 certification for all its manufacturing sites. At our factories a combination of automated rapid arc welding and manual welding is used. We ensure that welding inspections are performed according to the international standards. In fact, all welding is mainly carried out in specially designed jigs in order to get the best performance possible.

Our mission, vision and values


To be the #1 global supplier of spreaders and associated equipment and services for container handling. 


To win the trust and partnership of our customers by continuously improving the productivity and reliability of their container handling operations.


Communication: Listen Well. This is the first step to responding quickly to customer needs.

Innovation: Innovation is an attitude in the mind we at BROMMA maintain at all levels.

Quality: BROMMA symbol stands for quality. This is the reflection of our quality commitment.

A History of Innovation

At Bromma innovation is a tradition. Additionally, all our spreaders are a product of a value-driven engineering culture. At Bromma R&D in Stockholm, the goals are clearly defined:

  • higher productivity (higher container moves per hour)
  • greater reliability (lower downtime)
  • simple, service- friendly design,
  • ease-of-use in operation and diagnostics,
  • environmental leadershipand safety



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