SVAB launches the successor to the popular joystick grip L8

9 Apr 2024

At this year’s edition of Intermat in Paris on April 24-27, several product innovations are promised from SVAB, where the main attraction will be the successor to the popular joystick grip L8.

SVAB is a leading manufacturer of joystick grips and tiltrotator control systems for excavators. Already in 2008, SVAB launched the L8 grip, which quickly became popular among operators thanks to its ergonomic design, multifunctionality, and precision control of tiltrotators. Over the years, the L8 grip has been further developed, gained new functionality, and has become a grip that is factory-installed by several excavator manufacturers.

SVAB is now taking a new step and launching a successor that is promised to include additional functionality and ergonomic benefits for the operator. The grip is also being launched alongside additional products in the product family.


Complete joystick program for excavators

As part of SVAB’s clear focus on developing products that increase the efficiency of an excavator and improve the operator’s work environment, not only is the successor to the L8 being launched, but also additional grip variants whose ergonomics and functionality have been developed to suit operators around the world, regardless of the market. These grips, together with SVAB’s electronic joystick base eJB, enable SVAB to be a complete supplier of joysticks to manufacturers for the excavators of the future.

“It’s hard to improve our currently popular L8 grip, but our skilled development team has proven that it is possible, and we are really looking forward to showcasing it to the industry at Intermat on April 24 – 27. The L8 grip, and now its successor, are grips that fit perfectly on excavators and markets where it is common to use multifunctional hydraulic attachments like tiltrotators, but we must not forget that there are also excavator operators in other markets where the needs and demands are a bit different. Therefore, it feels extra exciting that we can now present a wider range of grips for excavators that also cover these needs.” says Fredrik Effestam, CEO of SVAB.

SVAB welcomes everyone interested and curious to see the new products to their booth F060 in Hall 5A at Intermat. There, visitors will be offered the opportunity to test drive the successor to the L8 grip in an exciting simulator environment.

About SVAB
SVAB is a leading manufacturer of joystick grips and tiltrotator control systems for excavators and has delivered more than 60,000 control systems and more than 200,000 joystick grips since 2002. Product development occurs both through their own innovative development and in close cooperation with customers who are manufacturers and dealers of excavators and accessories. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Fredrik Effestam
+46 70 683 19 93