About us

Mammoet helps clients improve construction efficiency and optimize the uptime of plants and installations. For that purpose, we provide solutions for lifting, transporting, installing and decommissioning large and heavy structures.

We believe our business is about time: uptime, turnaround time and time to market. To our customers, time is the currency that matters most. That’s why we strive to bring their deadlines forward. It’s an integrated, daily effort shared by everyone at Mammoet, in every aspect of our services: creative engineering, careful planning and safe delivery.  That’s how we move time for our customers. So time isn’t set in concrete. Or forged in steel. It’s not even all that heavy. And yet, it’s the biggest thing we can move for you.

Corporate profile

Our services are focused on the petrochemical and mining industries, civil engineering, power generation and offshore projects. The logistic challenges in these industries are growing daily. Factors such as remote locations, harsh climates and a strong emphasis on the environment are constantly driving us towards smarter and safer solutions.

Mammoet’s services in Engineered Heavy Lifting and Transport comprise:

  • Heavy lifting services
  • Heavy transport services
  • Plant Turnaround / shutdown Management
  • Site-wide construction services
  • Modular construction
  • Factory-to-Foundation / logistics
  • Rapid response
  • Relocation and decommissioning of installations
  • Trading in new and used equipment worldwide

For over two hundred years, we’ve been known for the unique capability of our state-of-the-art equipment. But it’s the trust of our clients that has brought us where we are today. Their confidence inspires 5,000 Mammoet professionals to give it their all each day and truly make a difference in projects all over the world.

Philosophy and values

Moving large and heavy objects is how we serve customers. We really make our customers excel when we move time. With smart solutions, we safely and professionally move deadlines forward, improve uptime and reduce cost of ownership. It is the challenge of pushing boundaries, creating new possibilities, and accomplishing the exceptional that moves us, as a team.

The bond between our dynamic and diverse team comes from a shared drive that comprises five values.

Mammoet history

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May 13, 1807

On May 13, 1807, Jan Goedkoop purchased a 140 ton sailing cargo ship, ‘Twee Gebroeders’ (Two Brothers). The first Industrial Revolution (Factory Age) was just a few decades old and the second one, the Transportation Age, was still to come. The Dutch monarchy wasn’t even in existence yet (1813).

Jan Goedkoop was one of many visionary entrepreneurs who would lead companies, out of which the current Mammoet emerged. He foresaw the ever greater need for transportation in a growing and industrializing society. In fact, with ‘Gebroeders Goedkoop’ he set the tone for a company that is always at the forefront of market developments, even defines them. In the decades that followed, a transportation company grew with numerous freight and passenger ships, and salvage services.


In 1966 Van Seumeren Kraanbedrijf was founded, active in crane rental. Frans van Seumeren is the son of the founder and came to work with the company in 1973. The family Van Seumeren would be pivotal in the growth and professionalization of the global market for heavy lifting and transport. They would initiate numerous innovations in equipment and processes, always pushing the boundaries of what technology and imagination can realize.


In 1971 Gebroeders Goedkoop merged with heavy transport & lifting company ‘Van Wezel’ to form ‘Mammoet Transport’. In 1973 Mammoet Transport became part of ‘Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM) in Amsterdam, and changed its name to Mammoet. In 1973 Mammoet Shipping was founded. KNSM was sold to Nedlloyd in 1981.

Van Seumeren aquires Mammoet
Portrait of Jan Goedkoop


With the help of private equity firm NPM and a bank, Van Seumeren acquired Mammoet in 2000. Acknowledging the better resonance of the name ‘Mammoet’ in a global market, the merged company was called Mammoet. The lifting of the Russian submarine ‘Kursk’ in 2001, brought international fame for Mammoet and added to a tremendous growth of the company in the years to come, from several hundred million euros in 2001, to over a billion in 2011. In 2006, SHV Holdings acquired the majority of the shares in Mammoet from its subsidiary NPM and the bank. In 2011, SHV acquired the remainder of the shares.

In the last four decades, Mammoet has evolved into a world market leader in the field of engineered heavy lifting and transport. We have been able to do so thanks to a team of creative engineers, numerous innovations in equipment – be it in cranes, jack-up systems, gantries or trailers - and a professional workforce, renowned for its craftsmanship and adherence to the highest safety standards.

Van Seumeren aquires Mammoet

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