About TAWI

TAWI 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
  • 2020

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.

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2020

In January 2020 TAWI Group was acquired by Piab Group. Thomas Bräutigam, CEO of TAWI Group says: “Piab’s long history of innovation in vacuum technology and global market access will allow for TAWI to further strengthen its offer to customers in need of smart and ergonomic lifting solutions. By joining the Piab Group, TAWI joins an excellent global company, a leading innovator in the vacuum technology market and together we will strengthen our leading position in the semi-automated lifting market.”

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