Magnaload Volvo

The UK based Haulier Magnaload was part owned by Mammoet at one time

Mammoet is a privately held Dutch company specializing in the hoisting and transporting of heavy objects. The company was founded in 1973, specialised in heavy transport over water and roads. In 2001 it was taken over by Van Seumeren transport. The name Mammoet became the name for the new company. The daughter company Mammoet Shipping was sold to Spliethoff and was renamed in BigLift Shipping. It raised the Russian submarine Kursk. The company is experienced in the offshore, petrochemical, and construction industries, the latter of which includes rapid bridge replacement[1] using Self Propelled Modular Transporter vehicles.

Mammoet headquarters in Schiedam is located in a distinctive office building named De Bolder (= "The Bollard"). The building was fabricated (built) in a factory and later shipped to the current location. This helped to save time and money. Mammoet has regional offices in North America, South America, South Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Asia. The Director of Mammoet is Roderik van Seumeren. 75% of the shares are in hands of SHV, the remaining part is still in hands of the van Seumeren family.

Mammoet currently has approximately 3200 employees worldwide, of which approximately 850 are employed in The Netherlands.

Company divisionsEdit

Mammoet consists of the following parts:

Mammoet is Dutch for "mammoth", and the company logo depicts a rather square representation of a mammoth.

UK operationsEdit

Mammoet undertakes some ultra Heavy Haulage work in the UK, mainly in the Petrochemical industry, moving oil rig sub assembles and performing Load out operations and shipping Units to site. In the 1980s they worked in the UK in conjunction with Magnaload.


Are there any actual Mammoet trucks in preservation in the UK ?

The former company Magnaload of the UK was part owned by Mammoet (note the Mammouth logo on the former tank transporter heavy haulage ballast tractor truck featured above).

If you know of any other Mammoet truck please list them here

See alsoEdit


  1. Cook, Maria (August 10, 2007). "A fast fix for a fast world", Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved on 2007-08-12. 

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