Alimak Group was founded in Skellefteå, Sweden 1948 by engineer and technical inventor Alvar Lindmark (1917-1975). Lindmark´s first invention was the mortar mixer. In March 15th, 1948 Lindmark founded his own business, Ingenjörsfirman Alvar N. Lindmark Aktiebolag, that later was renamed to Alimak in 1954. From its inception, Alimak’s business focused on the manufacture and development of industrial elevators, construction hoists and work platforms. The company introduced the first steel construction passenger hoist in 1953 and the first rack-and-pinion mast climbing work platform in 1956.
In 1962, Alimak revolutionized the approach to rack-and-pinion vertical access solutions by introducing the first rack-and-pinion-driven construction hoist.