Baumann, the world’s largest sideloader manufacturer. It has been at the forefront of developing new sideloader technology, offering very low maintenance and operating costs, together with a load-levelling system that enables the machine deck, load bed and forks to remain perfectly level at all times, even on rough terrain or slopes.
In 2016, the company won a Fork Lift Truck Association award for Innovation, for its Archimedes screw outreach system, one of the most significant developments in sideloader design in 40 years.
Despite being considered one of the most respected and reliable brands in the sideloader sector, the Baumann brand has suffered from confusion brought about by the sale of its German service arm in 2007, and subsequent attempts by competitors to utilise the Baumann name. The factory itself, established in the late 1960s, has responded by adopting the name of its birthplace on the shores of Lake Garda, Cavaion.
The location of ‘Cavaion Sideloaders Baumann’ was said to have been selected for its proximity to a renowned nearby technical school by owner, Wolfgang Baumann, who believes craftsmanship “permeates the local culture.”
The fledgling business took just six months to produce its first model. A family company to this day, Baumann now sells its 3 to 50 tonnes sideloaders worldwide through 106 dealers in 76 countries.
Our Baumann experience:
Although we have been servicing and repairing sideloaders for many years, our relationship as an official Baumann distributor was only formalised in early 2016. Since then our team has received training from Baumann UK and retains close links through our CorpAcq sister companies, as well as directly.