Huddig launches the HUDDIG 1260T – the first hybrid model with Tigon Technology. The machine is delivered to its customer in July and with that Huddig takes another important step as the market leader and technical pioneer in the industry.
Huddig expands its service organization in the US and continues its sales activities, now with an added focus on the CABLE segment. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the company strengthens its digitalization strategy and can keep the deliveries to the customers intact.
Huddig strengthens its position in the US by opening Huddig Inc. In Chicago. The goal is to offer education, training, and support to more service providers. Also during 2019, the Finnish part of the company, Huddig Oy, is reorganized to focus on sales in Finland and Eastern Europe.
HUDDIG 1260D is launched. Amongst the top features is a Stage IV engine from Cummins and a new and improved steering system. Huddig is now entering a new phase to make the transition towards a future hybrid machine lineup.
Huddig increases its efforts in the US by close collaborations with American dealers. Several machines are delivered to maximize the construction and maintenance of railways throughout the country. During the past years, more machines have been delivered to American companies in the RAIL segment.
Huddig revolutionizes the industry with the Huddig Tigon machine concept. The groundbreaking and unique technology, which combines the powerful Cummins diesel engine with smart and efficient electric power, allows more power to be extracted from the drive package than the machine produces. At the well-attended launch in Hudiksvall, the technology generated great interest and the concept received a lot of attention both nationally and internationally.
Huddig set a new industry standard when they create the City, Cable, and Rail segments with machines specially equipped for each area of use. This means that each machine can become even more efficient and productive in its respective segments.
The high production rate continues and in 2011 and 2012, the 1060C and 1260C models are launched. These machines are even more powerful, flexible, and advanced compared to their predecessors and further contribute to the popularity of Huddig machines.
The reputation of the efficiency and reliability of the Huddig machines reach more and more European countries and just in time for the company's 50th anniversary in 2009, the Development Department face a challenge from a company in Scotland – "Build a machine that can travel on our softest fields and bogs". The result is the iconic Huddig 1260B Muddy Mary – a powerful machine fitted with tracks for the best possible traction on difficult terrain.
After the turn of the millennium, Huddig AB enters a very expansive period. Sales rise dramatically as new export markets open up and between 2001-2007 volume growth is 15-20% annually.
Another important year for the company. The company changes its name to Huddig AB, Huddig 960 continues to reap sales success, but the market lacks a smaller and more diverse model as a complement to the larger machines. The engineers go back to the drawing board and create one of the company's biggest sales successes – Huddig 760. The new machine quickly helps to make a Huddig the "Rolls Royce" of the market.
The results of their initiative are presented - Huddig 960 – an advanced, powerful, and articulated backhoe loader in the ten-ton class. Success is immediate and during the autumn series production of the machine starts with two units a week.
A challenging time for Svenska Hymas AB. Due to declining orders received from the company's largest customer, Volvo, the decision is made to close the factory in Hudiksvall. The contract with Bröderna Lundbergs is terminated and the company move its production back to Skellefteå. It’s tough times, but the closure creates a strong cohesion among employees. The company is to be rescued. On January 1, 1982, Hudiksvalls Mekaniska AB is founded, which is owned by the employees themselves. The new management immediately begin to develop its product while the factory build the last machines based on the contract with Volvo BM.
An important year in the company's history. This was the year when the collaboration with Volvo begins, which mean that Volvo’s model 616/642 backhoe loaders is manufactured at the Hudiksvall factory. The continued high demand benefits the company, which in the 1970s supplied nearly three-quarters of Sweden's total number of backhoe loaders.
In the 1960s, Svenska Hymas AB flourish. The company grows steadily and the number of incoming orders remains stable. During the 1970s, the development of new tools continues, for example, the articulated side-angling backhoe, catapult boom, and mechanical quick couplers saw the light of day. The company collaborates with Valmet in Finland and can use stripped tractor chassis for its conversions and coachbuilding. This means faster production and a higher profit margin. New markets are attracted and to ensure production during an export venture, the company merge with Bröderna Lundbergs Mekaniska Verkstad in Skellefteå. Together, the companies make joint efforts to export to countries such as Germany, France, and Spain.
Sweden's economy picks up after the war and the standard of living in the country is getting better each year. More homes need to be built, new infrastructure needs to be created and new railway lines need to be constructed. The need for construction machinery increases dramatically. John Sonerud, a Swedish innovator and contractor, sees the need for machines and decides to create a brand new product to meet demands. He talks to his brothers, brings in three Norwegian investors, and together they found the company Svenska Hymas AB. John's idea, to retrofit backhoes to agricultural tractors, is as simple as it is ingenious. The response from the market is instant and the success is a fact. During the company's first year, 75 agricultural tractors with retrofitted backhoe arms are delivered.