Elof Hansson

Elof Hansson is a highly-specialized knowledge company in each of its specific business units– Elof Hansson Trade, Elof Hansson Industry and Elof Hansson Properties. Elof Hansson Trade acts as a global business facilitator between buyers and producers of forest products. Elof Hansson Trade sells not only a product but an added-value package of financing, risk management, shipping and marketing.

A global trading company since 1897

The Elof Hansson Group conducts international trade in forest, industrial and consumer products across the world. We also invest in and develop real estate projects. Our roots go back to 1897, when the young merchant Elof Hansson started the company in Hamburg. His original business philosophy and “house rules” have been passed down from one generation of employees to the next and continue to drive the Elof Hansson Group of today and tomorrow.

Business units


Elof Hansson Trade sources forest products from leading suppliers in Europe, Asia and the Americas for customers all over the world. We don’t just sell a product, but rather an added-value package of financing, risk management, shipping and marketing.


Elof Hansson Industry’s business concept includes acquisition and development of industrial and trading companies as well as sales of machinery, equipment and complete plants to the global pulp and paper industry.


Elof Hansson Properties is a young real estate company in Gothenburg that builds on Elof Hansson’s tradition of recognizing and utilizing business opportunities. The company invests in, develops, owns and manages mainly commercial real estate and invests in new real estate projects.


Our product range comprises both industrial and consumer products. The main product groups are:

  • Pulp, paper and board
  • Timber and building materials
  • Plants and machinery for the pulp, paper, packaging industries

Global network

The worldwide activities of the Elof Hansson Group are managed and coordinated from our headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. The headquarters house management, sales divisions, financing, risk management and shipping departments.

Our subsidiaries are the strategic hubs of our global network of business specialists. They interact with both agents in the individual regions and the sales managers at the headquarters in Gothenburg. In total, we have subsidiaries and agents in more than 100 countries, each involved in one or more of the Group’s business areas.