We've been lightening loads since 1962 when the Skate & Track trailer system was developed by the founder Mr GB Johnstone. Since then, we've been on an extraordinary journey to bring where we've continually strived for more innovative loading solutions and have forged partnerships around the world. This approach has enabled us to lighten loads and provide expertise in designing, engineering and manufacturing loading solutions around the globe.

We've provided over 500,000 loading systems worldwide, to recognised global brands, local family businesses and one-man companies. We continue to expand and innovate and offer solutions to handle all types and sizes of loads. The timeline below offers a summary of key points in our business growth. 

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our history...


Business founded and skate and track system developed by Mr GB Johnstone.


Design award for Skate & Track system.


Joloda Transport equipment sold to York Trailers.


Mr W Kordel joined York Trailers as MD and increased Skate & Track system sales.


Following a management buyout York Trailers became Joloda International Ltd.


Acquisition of Hydraroll, ba


European market growth led to the establishment of Joloda BV.


Phenomenal market growth in the USA led to the establishment of Joloda LLC.


50th anniversary year, half a century of loading systems experience.


BIMBO and M Dematteis appointed CEO, Mr Kordel takes on NED role.


Joloda Conveyor Services establish after acquiring the service division of Sovex to become one of the largest service providers for conveyor and materials handling systems in the UK.


PE deal - Business Growth Fund Investment


Acquisition of Loading Automation Inc to further establish Joloda Hydraroll's position in the US market.


New companywide brand identity.


New head office and world-class manufacturing facility established in Liverpool, England.


Acquisition of the MAP division of automotive trailer unloading/loading French company, Legras Industries.


Celebrated our 60th Anniversary of Joloda Hydraroll, helping businesses with loading solutions around the world.


Opening of the Joloda Hydraroll service centre in Dormans, France.


Opening of our East Asia office, Joloda Japan K.K., in Kyoto.


Acquired Finnish loading business, Actiw Oy, to support businesses that require unmodified trailer loading solutions.

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about us

We're the global leaders for loading and unloading solutions for transport companies, system integrators and large blue-chip organisations who need to find efficiencies in moving products from production and manufacturing onto transportation.

Through skate and pneumatic roller technology, we take the strain out of warehousing and logistics making loading/unloading more efficient by using mechanical and automated loading systems that are safe, and cost-effective.

No problem is too great, we want to bring ease, efficiency and safety to the movement of goods. Find out more About Us, here...

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Senior management

meet our senior team

Globally, we’re known as number 1. But we didn’t get there by chance. Our team comprises logistical experts, who have been loading and unloading for over 60 years. Meet the Senior Team here, who they are, what they do, and how they can lend you a helping hand.

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experts in loading solutions

meet the sales team

We have a team of internal sales managers who are experts in helping you and your business lighten loads. This enables managers to understand, interpret and present a solution that's tailored for your business's requirements.

Meet the sales team, here

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