About Us

Pull-X Machines, Inc. (formerly Pullmax, Inc.) has a long history of supplying the North & South American metal plate industry with superior beveling machines. Our leadership in product knowledge is guaranteed by the support of more than seventy-five years of development and manufacturing expertise.

Our mission is to provide the industry with outstanding quality and customer service. We strive for performance excellence.

Our commitment is to help our customers strengthen their competitive position by providing the machine to improve quality and efficiency beyond all expectations. In so doing, we assist our customers in meeting and even exceeding their corporate goals. We are your SOLUTION.

1938

Initially Pullmax was a part of ESAB. After a secession the new company AB Elektrosvets was born.

1947

The US sales company Pullmax Inc was established. From the beginning it was a great success… and there is no other market with more machines sold.

1959

The name of the company was changed from AB Elektrosvets to Pullmax AB. The logotype of Pullmax is the symbol of the original steel cutting patent used in the earliest plate shears. A total of 50 000 of these machines have been manufactured, most of which are still in use at work today.

1960s

Pullmax started to make NC-machines (Numerical Controlled) as one of the first companies in the world.

1983

Pullmax established a company in Great Britain that becomes one of Pullmax’s largest markets.

1991

Karolin Group in northern Sweden acquires Pullmax

1994

The KMT-Group is founded, consisting of Pullmax and three other Swedish companies.

1998

Pullmax is one of the cornerstones together with Ursviken, Herber and UVA when KMT was introduced on the Stockholm stock exchange.

2004

Pullmax is launching a new punching machine concept with great capability for forming, bending and tapping in one set-up.

2006

Avalon Plus AB acquires Pullmax from KMT. Pullmax launches a Punch/Laser combination machine.

2008

Pullmax starts a sell- and service company in Coventry, Great Britain, named Pullmax Ltd.

2011

Pullmax and LVD Group starts joined cooperation which expanded the product offerings and market reach of both companies and created one of the industry’s largest sheet metalworking equipment manufacturers. Manufacturing facilities are in Belgium, Central Europe, the U.S and China. Representation is held in over 50 countries worldwide, including 20 direct sales and service subsidiaries.

2013

LVD acquires all shares in Pullmax AB. The X97 beveling machine is manufactured and marketed by X-Machines AB in Sweden. X-Machines has acquired all the skills and resources for the manufacturing and marketing of the X97 bevelling machine from Pullmax AB. In the USA, Pullmax, Inc. changes their name to Pull-X Machines, Inc.