Technologically advanced hydraulic pumps, motors and, in particular, the first mobile lifting crane all originated from technology used by Eric Sundin for ski production in Hudiksvall. Ever since its foundation in 1925, Sunfab has been a family company characterised by innovation, skills and visions of the future.
After more than 90 years, the third generation of the Sundins are still running the company in the spirit of Eric Sundin, with a family atmosphere, flexibility and innovative solutions. Today, Sunfab is a world leader in hydraulics.
Our head office is located in Hudiksvall, Sweden, where Sunfab´s products are manufactured in the company´s own factory. Our subsidiary companies can be found in Germany, France, UK, Spain and USA. We also sell our products via distributors and direct to customers all over the world.
Sunfabs founder, Eric Sundin, started a factory in Arbrå 1925 to produce skis under the name Sundins. The Swedish military became aware of the innovative ski manufacturer and began buying large quantities of skis, whereupon the company grew rapidly. After a fire in 1927, the ski factory moved from Arbrå to Hudiksvall. The company grew quite rapidly from its early premises. In 1936 Eric Sundin bought an old industry plant at Hudiksvall harbour, where operations were moved.
Hiab is founded
Eric constantly had new inventions in the pipeline. They used more and more hydraulics in the production and their knowledge increased, this resulted in that Eric Sundin together with the builder Einar Frisk founded Hydrauliska Industriaktiebolaget − Hiab.
One of the greatest inventions came in 1947, when they created the world's first mobile hydraulic crane. It was also the starting point for Hiab, a company that would revolutionize cargo handling worldwide.
Sunfab is founded
In the following years product development continued and soon they needed new technology to give the cranes higher performance. 1952 Eric formed a new company, Sunfab for the development of hydraulic products. Two years later they created Sunfab’s first hydraulic piston pump for trucks.
From skis to pumps
In the 1960s, Sundins was one of the world's largest ski manufacturers. In addition, demand increased constantly, both at Sunfab pumps and Hiab cranes. It was too much for a family to manage themselves. Therefore in 1965 Hiab was sold to an investment company. Eric Sundin, however, continued to work on Sundin's factories until he passed away in 1975.
In the 80s competition increased from ski manufacturers all around Europe, which resulted in Sundins discontinued its ski manufacturing, 1989.
The start of Sunfab
In the early 90s Sundin's factories changed name to Sunfab Hydraulics AB. In addition to that they developed the well-known SC-pump they also developed a hydraulic motor. By this time Sunfab delivered about 8 000 pumps a year.
Exports to over 40 countries
Today, the number of sold pumps and motors is over 40 000 a year and Sunfab is a well known brand all over the world. Approximately 90% of production is exported to about 40 countries around the world.
The word together communicates that this is a work that concerns all those working at Sunfab.
It can also be used in conjunction with others, partners, suppliers, resellers etc.
We communicate that work is done with others.
The word create communicates that it is a creative work going on all the time.
Future is communicating that Sunfab will remain in the future, which requires that we always run our business in a financially sustainable way.
The word future also signals that Sunfab is at the forefront and creates the solutions of the future already started today. The definition of the future of hydraulics changes over time, making the vision always up to date. Requires an organization and leadership with responsiveness, flexibility, courage, innovation, competence and endurance.
The word hydraulics shows that Sunfab plans to be active in hydraulics, ie transfer, storage and control of energy using a liquid.
Sunfab's product quality is world famous. Our Pumps and Motors undergo stringent testing in our own lab and test rigs during production to ensure unsurpassed reliability in the field. Our innovative Research & Development Department works partly with new development. An equally important work area is further development, i.e. upgrading and developing existing products.
The department also works with customer modifications of products, Tech-mail customer support, product training, production support and the operation and development of Sunfab’s test lab.
Cutting edge IT-technology, together with high quality sensors and control components, produce the requisite conditions for structured and accurate measurement results.
Our Research & Development Department is pleased to answer customers' technical questions on the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
We are convinced our manufacturing expertise and knowhow are key ingredients in our continuing success.
That’s why we manufacture all core components in-house, ensuring that our products live up to their well-known quality and high performance.
The production plant in Hudiksvall, Sweden, which was expanded in connection with the old factory in 2006, and is now over 3500 square meters, has double ceilings, is ergonomic, meets the environmental requirements and is designed for today's modern machines. It is called Anders Växthus. The name was put in memory of Anders Sundin, son of founder Eric Sundin, and father to the brothers Mats, Per and Jerker Sundin, all three of whom are active in the company.
Our quality system is certified according to ISO 9001 since 1995. Sunfab runs a process oriented business. The processes are the basis for our quality management system, which also include our environmental management system.
The targets of the processes are linked to the overall targets of Sunfab in order to achieve satisfied customers.
The Sunfab environmental management system was certified according to ISO 14001 since 2011.
Quality and environment policy
In our development, production and sale of system components for the operation of hydraulic equipment within the field of mobile hydraulics, we will work actively to prevent faults and constantly improve our quality together with customers and suppliers. Environmental aspects are a natural feature of all the decisions we make.
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Who are we and what do we stand for?
Our vision guides us, our strategy defines our goals.
Our common values are the foundation we stand on both as individuals and as a company.
We are a company with heritage and proud individuals.
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Working at Sunfab
Sunfab is a family company characterised by innovation and visions of the future. Wide-ranging technical expertise is gathered within Sunfab’s walls. Our pumps and motors undergo testing in our own laboratory and test cells during production and so are reliable in operation. The company is now a world leader in the field of hydraulics.
New challenges are developing us and our customers, too. The company is still run in the innovative spirit of our founder, Eric Sundin, with the focus on flexibility and novel technical solutions. We have an ultra-modern production facility that was inaugurated in 2006. It is equipped with the very latest technology, operated by experienced NC operators and maintained by our own service technicians. All products have been assembled on site with “know-how” since 1954.