In 1945, our founder, Arne Bundgaard Jensen, had to sell his Nimbus motorcycle and borrow money from his father to buy the bicycle and auto repair shop at Oddervej in Aarhus. Since then the bicycle workshop has developed into a dynamic international company, delivering state-of-the-art technology, which is one of the world's leading companies when it comes to development and production of truck-mounted cranes, vehicle body buildings, hydraulics and transport equipment. HMF’s products are exported to more than 50 countries worldwide.
Since the beginning in 1945, HMF has focused on product development and innovation, however always with regards to quality and craftsmanship. Functionality and safety are important factors in all HMF's product development.
The high quality is achieved in compliance with the ISO 9001 quality management standard. HMF strive to continuously improve manufacturing techniques and this, combined with the use of advanced production equipment, ensures the highest quality product in the best working environment.
All products are rigorously tested either on test benches or ready mounted on trucks before leaving the factory. This way, we ensure that only thoroughly tested and reliable products are supplied to the customer.
Today HMF is synonymous with high quality, innovative solutions, and above all extremely hard-wearing products.
HMF has a clear ambition to continue to set the agenda in the industry and continue to develop new products in close co-operation with customers and distributors – based on market needs.
1945 - The company was founded by Arne Bundgaard Jensen at Oddervej 64 in Højbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark.
1947 - Start-up of production of agricultural trailers, the “HØJBJERG-Vognen”. Production stopped in 1956.
1950 - Start-up of production of tipping bodies and telescopic cylinders.
1952 - The first truck-mounted HMF loader crane produced.
1953 - HMF starts to export loader cranes.
1959 - The company moves to Oddervej 200, in Højbjerg, Denmark, where it is situated today.
1972 - Højbjerg Maskinfabrik A/S acquires the Danish trailer factory, DAPA A/S, (”DANSK PAAHÆNGSVOGNSFABRIK”).
1976 - Expansion, Sales & Service Centre in Roskilde, near Copenhagen, Denmark.
1980 - Production is started in a new factory on Frichsvej 35 in Galten, near Aarhus, Denmark.
1982 - New Sales & Service Centre opens in Nørresundby, Northern Jutland, Denmark.
1987 - The subsidiaries HMF (UK) Ltd and HMF Ladekrane & Hydraulik GmbH in Germany are established.
1998 - EVS and SLM (RCL) patent application - patents are received in 2004 and 2014.
1999 - Bundgaard Holding ApS is established.
2000 - Arne Bundgaard Jensen passes away.
2006 - New strategy with standard product range and focus on core competencies, such as robot cells.
2008 - New EQC paint facility, new arm factory and assembly lines with tact control are established.
2009 - HMF receives the Automation Price awarded by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) – welding robot cell for crane arms.
2013 - HMF Norge is established in Norway.
2016 - Innovative crane range with 97 crane models.