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Our History

The company was founded in 1962 when a Mr Johnstone invented the famous skate & track system. Joloda then won the prestigious Design Award for this in 1977. Joloda then purchased Hydraroll and its range of loading systems in 2002, then established Joloda BV in Netherlands and Joloda LLC in USA.

Our expertise is in designing, manufacturing and engineering loading solutions for the transport and logistics of many different industries. Over the last 50 years we have supplied more than 500.000 loading systems worldwide. Over the years we have built up an impressive portfolio of customers ranging from global players and market leaders to local family owned and one-man companies.

Our materials handling solutions are based on ISO9001 Quality Assurance systems and include fully-integrated operating controls. When it comes to technical expertise, Joloda has the capacity, experience and expertise to handle every type and size of contract from parts supplies to full turnkey projects. Joloda is proud to supply over 1000 regular buying customers and to have commissioned more than 500 sites throughout the globe.

Our Timeline

Click on one of the below dates to view some information about our past events in Joloda’s history.

  • 1962 Founded by Mr George Bernard Johnstone
  • 1977 Skate won British Design Award
  • 1979 Company sold to York Trailers
  • 1980 Mr Wojtek Kordel acquired from York Trailers
  • 1992 Joloda International was born
  • 2002 Acquired Hydraroll
  • 2006 Joloda BV was formed
  • 2007 U.S Market Joloda LLC
  • 2017 BIMBO
  • 2019 Acquisition of Joloda Conveyor services


The logistics environment is continuously changing due to legislation, vehicle changes and a move towards automatic and safer loading.

Joloda are constantly upgrading our systems and developing new loading systems to provide the customer a suitable loading solution.

Employee Skills

The majority of our employees are educated to degree level in Engineering, Marketing and Business Studies and many of our employees have been with the company for over 10 years so they have the utmost experience, some have even been here since Joloda began!

We continuously train our personnel through apprenticeships, NVQ’s, NEBOSH and various other training courses. We always look for continuous improvement for our workforce.


We pride ourselves in our supply of quality products and have ISO 9001 standards in place. We have held the ISO quality standard for nearly 15 years now which is a great achievement for the UK factories.

All our systems are rigorously tested before they leave the factory.

Customer Care

We have numerous Sales Managers and a Service Manager in the field who are constantly visiting our customers to help advise them on the loading solution for them.

They will visit prospective customers at their site to discuss with them their loading requirements, assess their logistics application and advise the best system for them with budget costs. We prefer to do our business face to face for that personal touch and work closely with the customer to answer any questions they may have.

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