Through interaction we create successful innovations for the transport industry

JOAB is a leader in the bodybuilding industry for trucks in the Nordics. With over 60 years of industry experience, we have built up a deep and comprehensive internal knowledge. Our specialist areas include the development, manufacture and sale of high-quality skiploaders, hooklifts, RCV, flatbeds with cranes and the market's smartest shifting system, Cameleont™. In addition, JOAB is the exclusive distributor of HMF cranes in Sweden and Finland.

We are proud to be quality and environmental certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. This reflects our commitment to offer high-quality products, technical expertise and first-class service to ensure the best long-term solutions and investments for our customers. We also actively strive to reduce our environmental impact. In our main production facility, we have now switched to completely fossil-free heating but also investes in solar cells for all assembly facilities, which we see as an important step towards a more sustainable future.

Our product development focuses on the life cycle perspective. The recently launched skiploader and hooklift from the EcoDrive series have significantly reduced fuel consumption, reducing carbon dioxide emissions over the entire life cycle when running on fossil fuels. For electric operation, the range is significantly extended thanks to JOAB EcoDrive's reduced energy consumption. These are just a few examples of our commitment to a sustainable future in the transport industry, where sustainability and innovative technology have always been at the heart of our work.

We value our collaboration and close relationships with our users, which has been key to building our strong brand. The most significant proof of our success is the trust we continuously receive from our customers and partners.

Today we operate in several locations, including Gothenburg, Dals Rostock, Lessebo, Malmö, Jordbro, Täby, Blomstermåla, Ålem as well as in Nurmijärvi and Närpes in Finland. Since the start in 1963, JOAB has continuously expanded and increased its market share. Approximately 40% of our sales are exported, mainly to the Nordic countries, but also to Switzerland, Austria and the Baltic countries.


JOAB's code of conduct are our guidelines on how we conduct our operations. At JOAB we want to create added value for our customers, suppliers and employees and at the same time contribute to sustainable environmental and societal development.

Read more about >> Code of conduct

JOAB has a whistleblowing feature in Trust & Heart. This is in addition to existing channels for reporting misconduct and irregularities.

Read more about >> Whistleblowing feature


JOAB publishes its annual report in September. Click on the link below to view our latest annual report (only available in Swedish).

Annual Report 2022/2023

Annual Report 2021/2022

Annual Report 2020/2021

Annual Report 2019/2020

Annual Report 2018/2019


JOAB will deliver hydraulically controlled truck bodies and perform services that meet our customers' requirements and expectations.

Through creativity, flexibility and continuous improvement, we will create an efficient and service-oriented organization that produces and delivers competitive products and services.

We will protect the environment and fulfill binding requirements. Our environmental adaptation shall be an ongoing process in every part of the business to achieve a better environmental performance.

Through responsible purchasing of renewable energy and transportation, as well as investments in solar energy, we strive to achieve a sustainable development where energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions are also reduced.

Waste that arises in the business must be sorted at source, hazardous waste must be handled correctly and we must work on substitution and phasing out chemicals with a negative impact on people and the environment.

We shall involve our suppliers and other partners in our quality and environmental management work and through active cooperation we shall achieve continuous improvements.

ISO certificate >>
(only available in Swedish)


JOAB knows that responsible sustainability work, where the company protects the environment and people, not only contributes to a more sustainable society and safer employees but also contributes to new business opportunities, technical innovations, improved working environment and better financial conditions.
JOAB's activities support the UN's 17 global goals for sustainable development. The four goals where JOAB considers itself to have the greatest opportunity to influence are Gender Equality, Sustainable Energy for All, Sustainable Industry, Innovations and Infrastructure and Combating Climate Change. JOAB works continuously to integrate these goals into our overall goals, focus areas and in the work with the business plan. Read more about our sustainability report in our annual report.


JOAB are members of the Lastfordonsgruppen LFG and apply delivery regulations LFG21.

General Terms and Conditions LFG 21


The companys founder, Jan Olsson, is an active entrepreneur, with a business mind and a genuine interest in technology and societal development in general. In 1963, he started Motorfirma Jan Olsson without capital and higher education in his parents' garage in Hisingen. This car workshop was the starting point for the leading truck bodybuilder JOAB is in the Nordics today.