Ålö is one of the world's leading suppliers in the agricultural machinery industry. We have been developing and manufacturing top-quality front-end loaders under the brands Quicke® and Trima®, and associated implements under Original Implements™, since 1949.
With sales companies in eight countries, factories in four countries and customers in more than 145, we account for 25 per cent of the world market in the segment for tractors with engines more powerful than 50 hp. Around 90 per cent of our total output is exported.
Sales in 2013 amounted to around 29,000 loaders and 40,000 implements for a total value of SEK 1,700 million. All-in-all about 650 people work in the group. The principal owner is the international private equity company Altor.
Ålö’s founder, Karl-Ragnar Åström, may well have been sadly contemplating the horses on the farm as he stepped into the blacksmith’s workshop and began sketching his own front loader. One year later, his sketches had been transformed into reality to become the first Swedish front loader.
Production started 1946