We were born at sea

1928

Svanehøj Pumpefabrik (‘Svanehøj Pump Factory’) was founded in 1928 in Aalborg, Denmark by F. Dam – a marine engineer who decided to head back onshore after years at sea. From the start, pumps were the main product, and the business expanded over the coming decades.

1960-70

With the development of the deepwell pumps in the 60s, SVANEHØJ reached a milestone and relocated to the current facility in Svenstrup, Denmark, in 1966.

1985

Ove Dam, son of the founder, sold SVANEHØJ and launched a 34-year period of corporate ownership.

1993

SVANEHØJ was acquired by Hamworthy Pumps, which had until then been part of Powell Duffryn plc, a listed UK engineering and ports business, since 1962.

2012

SVANEHØJ and Hamworthy Pumps were acquired by Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets.

2018

SVANEHØJ and Hamworthy Pumps were acquired by the investment company Solix, and Svanehøj Group A/S was founded as the parent company. SVANEHØJ and Hamworthy Pumps became independent brands again, and an ambitious growth strategy was launched.

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