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Historic Facts



The company was founded by Axel Mauritz Arvidsson, a towboat Captain returning home, from Galveston,Texas, USA. The company´s first location was a stand, situated in Gamle Varvet, today´s Stigbergskajen.


The company moves to the warehouse of Swedish East India Company. The building is then also the office of the harbour pilots, today it is known as the restaurant “Sjömagasinet”.


AM Arvidson passes away and his widow Rosa Arvidsson and their sons Georg, Ingemar and Sven-Rune 27, 23 and 21 year old, take over the company.


Sven-Rune Arvidson passes away. Georg Arvidsson leaves the company and converts into a limited company, AB Klippans Båtmansstation. Thomas Arvidson enters as CEO, 26 years old.


The company is forced to move. The new establishment will be just across the street in the "Corps de Logi", also a building from the Swedish EastIndia Company. The newbuilding “Båtman 2”, is delivered from shipyard Börjessons Plåt och Svets.


Klippans Hamnservice AB is founded and works as a parent company in combination with AB Klippans Båtmansstation as a affiliated company. The companies are owned 100 % by Thomas Arvidson.


The company become a member of the European Boatmen´s Association.


Magnus Arvidson becomes the 4th generation CEO, 29 year old.


New type of working boat "Boatman 1" is delivered from a shipyard in Poland.


New building “Boatman 9” is delivered from a shipyard in Poland..


AB Klippans Båtmansstation has been awarded Enironmental certification according to ISO 14001:2015 and also since 1997 awarded Quality certification according to ISO 9001:2015


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