The man behind Sleipner is Ossi Kortesalmi who worked for many years in the Northern Mines. The idea of Sleipner was developed by Ossi on the Elijarvi in the Finish Lapland in the arctic circle.
Ossi was convinced of the technology working and after years of development established Sleipner in 1996.

Following the success of this technology the range has grown to now include carrying 565 tonne excavators as well as all sizes of bulldozers and most drills on any mine site.


SLEIPNER AFRICA, under the directorship of seasoned Mining Industry role player Rory Hollins, is the appointed sole dealer for the principle distributor Eqstra for all Sleipner products for the Southern African region.
The company is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and has a network of clients ranging from quarrying through the large Mining Houses and leading Mining contractors spanning the entire African Continent.

SLEIPNER AFRICA operates as a comprehensive Dealer and fulfils an end to end role from placement of order by the client, placement of orders on the OEM in Finland, import, transport to site, assembly, commissioning, training and handover. In addition SLEIPNER AFRICA provides a comprehensive product support platform ranging from Operator Training, Train the Trainer programs, maintenance support, service contracts, application engineering, productivity studies, safety and tracked equipment efficiency optimization programs for their clients.

With a career founded in the Mining Industry spanning many years which includes positions such as the Industry Specialist for Mining at Standard Bank, Senior Manager Sales for Eqstra Mining Services and most recently Senior Sales Manager Mining for Barloworld Equipment, Rory Hollins brings a high level of expertise and experience in the Mining Industry spanning the entire African Continent.