Sweden is a country synonymous with the consideration of safety in the design of machines and vehicles. True to its Swedish roots ZEPRO is no exception. We build considerable safety factors into the mechanical and hydraulic design often leading to the criticism of ‘over-design’, and have a philosophy of using quality components to provide in-use excellence, reliability and minimal downtime. As accompany we actively participate in working groups at national and international level to promote the development of safe design criteria and user recommendations for our industry. Not least we chair the Working Group for the European Tail Lift Standard EN 1756-1.