OUR HISTORY

THE DEFINING MOMENTS
1833

Svitzer is established as a pioneering salvage company.

1833
1842

Svitzer buys its first professional diving equipment.

1842
1860

Svitzer salvages a steamship from the bottom of a Swedish lake and rebuilds it into Svitzer’s first steam-engine salvage vessel.

1860
1870

Svitzer enters the towage business.

1870
1914 – 1970

Svitzer gains recognition with its expertise as it continues to assist vessels in distress during turbulent times of war.

1914 – 1970
1956

Svitzer is chosen by the UN to handle the clearance operation in the Suez Canal.

1956
1979

The Maersk Group becomes majority shareholder and acquires Svitzer.

1979
1999

Svitzer begins geographical expansion of its core activities through a number of acquisitions.

1999
2007

Svitzer Australia begins with the acquisition of Adstream Marine.

2007
2008

Svitzer marks its 175th anniversary.

2008
2012

Svitzer sets a revolutionary environmental standard with the launch of the ECOtug.

2012