At Svanehøj, we are proud of our history, which lasts almost a century. It is a story of vision, ambition, hard work and relentless ingenuity closely linked to our present activities and future goals.
Svanehøj was founded in 1928 in Aalborg, Denmark, by marine engineer F. Dam. Shaped by his own experiences at sea, he decided to head back onshore and develop better and more reliable marine pumps.
Delivering high quality and living up to the most stringent requirements, F. Dam got off to a good start and continued to expand the business of Svanehøj throughout the next decades.
What made Svanehøj a pump manufacturer in high demand was not only the reliability and in-depth understanding of customer needs but also the continuous improvement of solutions; the idea that you could always do better.
With the development of the deepwell pumps at the beginning of the 1960s, Svanehøj reached a provisional milestone. The innovative and efficient deepwell pumps set a completely new standard at the time and made Svanehøj relocate to the current facilities in Svenstrup, Denmark, in 1966.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Svanehøj made steady progress in optimized and best-in-class solutions for cargo pumps and safe handling of complicated fluids. Later with the development of the DW Fuel pump, Svanehøj has again set new standards for the industry.
In 1985, after 57 years of family ownership, Ove Dam, son of F. Dam, handed over the keys to a conglomerate of business partners. A few years later, Svanehøj was acquired by Hamworthy Pumps and in 2012 by Wärtsilä.
This lasted until 2018, when Svanehøj was acquired by the investment company, Solix. Svanehøj Group A/S was established as the parent company, and Svanehøj became an independent brand again.
Reinforcing the virtues of reliability, excellence and innovation and backed by an ambitious growth strategy, Svanehøj is once more setting standards with fuel pump solutions and helping overcome the barriers toward a zero-carbon future for the marine industry.
Investing in new businesses and services within offshore and onshore, Svanehøj is set to provide new and better technology all the way, powering a better future.