THE CONCEPT that has today been copied by other companies was created by the local entrepreneur Åke Hjorth over 50 years ago. In the late 1960s, he contacted the businessman Bengt Erlandsson, also known as Big Bengt, who is best known for the creation of the High Chaparall theme park. Big Bengt also had a great interest in machines and together they founded Erlandsson & Hjorth in 1968.
SINCE ÅKE lived in Hässleholm, it became natural that the company ended up here and we are still in the same premises, even though they have expanded some over the years. At that time, there were many Swedish brands such as Värnamo, Storebro and Köping. Which are still very sought after.
IN 1987, Torbjörn Rantzow was hired as a salesman. In the spring of 1988, Lasse Cehlin, who currently sits as CEO and is working actively as a salesman together with Robin Cehlin who has been employed since 2007