Our proud heritage
Motala. 9 May 1927. With six neat signatures in black ink, under an agreement with the above date, Holms Industry was born.
It was a busy first week. The facilities that was bought that first week are the same we still use to this day.
What the property would be used for is shown in very general terms by incorporation on 21 May, when Holm's Industri AB was formed;
" The company will be an manufacturer within the iron industry."
Or, in more precise terms, horseshoe manufacturing. It was our gold mine all the way into the 40 century. Much has happened since then and today our idea of front-mounted gear for sweeping and snow removal has become our specialty!
Made in Sweden.
Competition is increasing for the Swedish manufacturing industry and many companies choose to move their production abroad. We decided to keep it in Motala and focus on quality and efficiency to meet the competition.
That decision is noticeable on our products and we are incredibly proud of that!
The famous Holms principle.
Our Machine 600 was something of a revolution in street cleaning when it was introduced in the autumn of 1967. This type of pick-up Sweeper was brand new. The entire sweeper with a container could be operated with the same ease as the loader standard bucket. But the most revolutionary was the guts with only one frame that carried up two side brushes and a lift. The Holms principle was born, which has become the basis for our current sweeping machine program.
1927 - Holms was founded
Motala, May 9, 1927. The company was founded. Then with horseshoe manufacturing as a focus. Holms rich horseshoe range included shoes of all sizes and models, such as toe shoes, toe embroidery shoes, wedge back shoes and rivet embroidery shoes.
1937 - Popular shovels
From 1937 we sold all different kind of shovels to both private use and different kind of industrial work. Our shovels were described as "light, stiff, big, strong and most important, not too expensive".
1946 - Collaboration with Volvo begins
The first Volvo order, found in our extensive historical archive, is dated 18/10 1946 and applies to a batch of battery boxes. Ever since then, our relationship as a subcontractor to Volvo has been very good.
1951 - The First Sweeper
The first sweeper was launched. With a front-mounted sweeper for tractors, we took our first steps into the cleaning industry.
1977 - Holms celebrates 50 years!
Holms Industri celebrates its 50th anniversary in the workshop with pomp and circumstance!
1983 - The first V-Snow Plow
The first v-snow plows enter in 1983. A way to make snow removal in our oblong country even smoother.
1991 - ISO 9000
It is important to have the right quality. As a subcontractor to Volvo and Scania and others, the requirements were high. As early as 1991, Holms was certified according to ISO 9000.
1994 - Holms at the Winter Olympics
Holms snow plows do the job in Lillehammer, Norway, when the Winter Olympics start in February 1994.
1997 - Holms 300 is launched
Our most popular wheel loader sweeper. Over the years, i have made some updates, but we have always strived to preserve the unique advantages of the machine that have made it so popular.
2003 - Opens branch in U.S.
Holms INC is established in Charlotte, North Carolina.
2015 - Holms Dustbuster
Through innovation and experience the Holms Dustsbuster is created. A smart solution made to eliminate dust while sweeping.
2017 - New strategy
Let's reded our strategy. Now we have even more focus on revolutionary product development and stylish marketing.
2018 - Holms Brush is released
Our latest addition to the Holms family. With Holms brush you can sweep gravel pitches, snow from bus stops, barns or near traffic without risking stone shoots.
Holms " Buddy "
The self-propelled sweeper
Holms "Kompis" or "Buddy" in english, was a self-propelled sweeper and at the same time tool carrier. With removable units, the tools were easily replaced by the user himself. On children's land, the garbage unit was used and when the snow came, it was easy to connect diagonal blades and sand spreaders.
The macadam sweeper
To keep Swedens rails clean
When the Swedish high-speed trains (X2000) were put into service at the end of the 1980s, there was a need to clean the wool on the railway. With this "macadam sweeper", several miles of railway sleds have been swept.
Sanitation on larger green areas
The "Lövsugen" was designed to solve the collection issue on larger green areas once and for all. Thanks to a large sized suction fan, the properly sized day's work was completed and it was easy to switch on after a mini tractor or a regular tractor. Grass, leaves and other debris were smashed by the fan and compressed into a collecting bag.
Keeps airfields dry and clean
This 7.2 meter wide plow was manufactured on behalf of Örebro Airfield. Nothing you want to face on the road.
Holms in time
We started our story with about ten employees and at most we have been over a hundred. Together we have manufactured eleven million horseshoes, countless shovels and shovels, thousands of plows, dozer blades and sweepers, and lego details of breathtaking quantity. Plus some other stuff.
We are proud of our history and happy that we get to run the company further.
Let's look to the future!