Scana Steel Booforge is a world leader in the production of large arms for forklift trucks – arms that can lift in excess of 10 tonnes. With Scana’s expertise in free form forging, the company can manufacture large forks and other forged products according to any specification with stringent demands for strength. Since 2009, Booforge also manufactures masts and lifting carriages, and thus complete lifting systems in the heavy segment.
Markets and customers
The company is mainly aimed at forklift truck and machine manufacturers, as well as other steelworks. In addition the company has customers within oil and gas and the food industry. The customers are primarily located in the Nordic region and in other parts of Europe. Scana Steel Booforge exports approximately 15 % of its production. The company’s largest customers include Cargotec, Konecranes, Svetruck, Sandvik, Alfa Laval, Moorlink og Scana Steel Björneborg.
The market for Scana Steel Booforge’s core products – forks, free form forging and heat treatment – has been improved in 2010. The order intake has increased by 30 % for these products. The demand for racks and lifting carriages was temporarily weakened as a result of aggressive pricing from Eastern Europe.
Scana Steel Booforge’s main products are: • Forged arms for forklift trucks • Lifting equipment for forklift trucks • Heat treatment of larger goods • Free form forged components
In 2010 Scana Steel Booforge also has invested in marketing, resulting in, among other things, a new website: www.booforge.com. The strengthening of Scana Steel Booforge as a brand in the forklift truck industry has increased demand and global sales. To further expand our global activities, new sales channels and dealer networks are being established.
A special research and development function was established in 2010, where Booforge can perform as a more active partner in customer collaboration in a value chain perspective, and develop supplemental products.
With a stronger market focus, our own technological deve-lopment and increased efficiency in the production, Scana Steel Booforge AB emerges well prepared for the future.