Our history

The defining moments

1833

Svitzer is established as a pioneering salvage company.

1842

Svitzer buys its first professional diving equipment.

1860

Svitzer salvages a steamship from the bottom of a Swedish lake and rebuilds it into Svitzer’s first steam-engine salvage vessel.

1870

Svitzer enters the towage business.

1914-1970

Svitzer gains recognition with its expertise as it continues to assist vessels in distress during turbulent times of war.

1956

Svitzer is chosen by the UN to handle the clearance operation in the Suez Canal.

1979

The Maersk Group becomes majority shareholder and acquires Svitzer.

1999

Svitzer begins geographical expansion of its core activities through a number of acquisitions.

2007

Svitzer Australia begins with the acquisition of Adsteam Marine.

2008

Svitzer marks its 175th anniversary.

2012

Svitzer sets a revolutionary environmental standard with the launch of the ECOtug.

Europe

Regional Commercial Team
Mattias Hellström
Regional CCO
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Americas

Regional Commercial Team
Rutger Thulin
Regional CCO
 
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Australia

Regional Commercial Team
Regional CCO
 
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AMEA

Regional Commercial Team
Ralph Franjul
Regional CCO
 
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