About TAWI

TAWI USA is a partner to rely on, with the ability to deliver complete lifting solutions. A sustainable and trusted company, to both employees and customers.

How TAWI became market leader in light lifting

  • 1923
  • 1940
  • 1949
  • 1980
  • 1989
  • 1997-1999
  • 2017

1923

TAWI has an old history. The company was registered in 1923 as Tage Wiberg limited company. Originally it was a manufacturing company within the Swedish steel industry.

1940

In the 1940’s the company was acquired by Gunnebo, one of the largest competitors at the time. Folke Wilhelmsson became manager.

1949

Bernt Emblad became new CEO in 1949 and the company shifted direction to focus on shipping industry and sheet metal supply.

1980

The company moved from Gothenburg to Kungsbacka and Leif Emblad took over as CEO after his father. Oil trading became the new business focus, along with screw locking mechanism. The business was prosperous until the oil crisis hit.

1989

In 1989 Convacor, manufacturer of VacuMyggan vacuum lifter, was acquired. TAWI launched the vacuum lifter on the international market, starting the journey to become market leader in manual lifting equipment.

1997-1999

Protema and Lyftman were acquired in 1997, adding lifting trolleys and crane systems to the product range. Through innovation of new lifting equipment, like the unique wire hoist, TAWI could now deliver complete lifting systems, setting the company apart from competitors.

2017

After 37 years of successful leadership, Leif Emblad sold the company to SEB Private Equity. Thomas Bräutigam was appointed new CEO and Christer Nilsson became Chairman of the Board. The first year with new owners and management resulted in strong international growth and innovative product development. The journey continues.

TAWI board, CEO & TAWI USA Team

Get to know the people steering TAWI to future success.
Thomas Bräutigam

Thomas Bräutigam

CEO

Managing global companies for decades, Thomas has vast experience of growing businesses on international markets. Applying his expertise on TAWI, Thomas is determined to expand business through sustainable growth.

Christer Nilsson

Christer Nilsson

Chairman of the Board

With a background in engineering, several management positions and board assignments, Christer is a valuable contributor to TAWI’s development. His passion for digitalization and innovation inspires the entire organisation.

Magnus Ramström

Magnus Ramström

Investment Director

Magnus is an investment professional with experience from small and medium sized companies in many different industries. His personal interest in technology and product development together with his financial experience makes Magnus a key resource in the TAWI board.

Michael Lee

President, TAWI USA

Mike started with Tawi as a salesman in 1992. 27 years later he is considered the most experienced person in vacuum lifting technology in the United States. Mike leads our North American team with personnel in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Sacramento, Chicago and Canada.

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