In the Hansa-Lloyd Werke trucks were built since the start of this company. Many of these vehicles were driven by an electrical engine. Because these "Electrolastwagen" sold very well, the company survived for a considerable period of time.
They also made trolley busses, at the end of the twenties the so called "Obus" network
became very popular and in several German cities these networks were built.
When Carl Borgward takes over the company in 1929 he cancels the "Obus" project. Even then the company built electric driven trucks until the middle of the thirties.
During the period in which Carl Borgward led the company, several types of trucks were built under the name of
The type "LIII" also called "Merkur" was built in 1929 en 1930, it was powered by an 4 cylinder petrol engine with 55 and later 60 bhp and had a carrying capacity of 3.000 kg.
In 1934 the "Merkur III" was introduced, which had a 6 cylinder diesel engine of 75 bhp (in 1936 this becomes 85 bhp) and a carrying capacity of 4.000 kg.
In 1936 the last Merkur is built, the "Merkur IV" with a 6 cylinder diesel engine of 90 bhp and a carrying capacity of 5.000 kg.
In 1937 the name is changed in "Hansa 4,5 - 5 Tonner" and the power is raised up to 100
The "Columbus" was a small truck, in 1930 and 1931 it was powered by a 4 cylinder petrol engine with 36 bhp and a capacity of 1.500 kg. In 1934 a modified version was made, powered by a 6 cylinder petrol engine with 31 bhp and a capacity of 1.000 kg. In 1936 this is raided to 36 bhp and a capacity of 1.250 kg. This truck is built until 1937.
The type "Roland" is built between 1930 and 1932, it was powered by a 6 cylinder petrol engine of 80 bhp. The carrying capacity was 3.500 kg.
Of the "Bremen" several models were made. In 1930 the "SL 1,5" or "Bremen I" powered by a 6 cylinder petrol engine with 60 bhp and the "Bremen II" powered by a 4 cylinder petrol engine with 40 bhp were introduced. They both had a carrying capacity of 1.500 kg. In 1932 followed by the "Bremen III", now powered by a 4 cylinder
petrol engine with 45 bhp and a carrying capacity of 2.000 kg. A year later the first diesel version is introduced, it is the "Bremen III D" powered by a 4 cylinder diesel engine with 50 bhp.
In 1936 this series of models was closed by the "Bremen IV", it could by supplied with a 6 cylinder petrol engine with 90 bhp or a diesel engine with 55 bhp These models were made in different lengths and had a carrying capacity of 2.000 up to 2.500 kg.
III Bremen IV
A bigger type was the "Europa", in 1930 it begins with the "SL 2" or the "Europa I". It was powered by a 6 cylinder petrol engine with 65 bhp and had a capacity of 2.000 kg and the "Europa II" powered by a 6 cylinder petrol engine with 65 bhp and a capacity of 2.500 kg. In 1932 the carrying capacity is raised up to 3.000 kg and the
truck now is called "Europa III". In 1933 this model also can be powered by a 6 cylinder diesel engine with 75 bhp.
In 1935 the "Europa IV" follows, powered by a 6 cylinder petrol engine with 70 bhp or the almost same diesel engine from the former model. the carrying capacity stays 3.000 kg.
In 1937 the last model, the "Europa V" is introduced, it was powered by a 6 cylinder diesel engine with 82 bhp and the capacity was 3.500 up to 4.000 kg. In 1938 the name "Europa" is left and it becomes the Hansa "3,5 - 4 Tonner".
D Europa IV
Between 1936 and 1938 the "Express" was built. This delivery van was powered by the 27 bhp 4 cilinder petrolengine from the Hansa 1100 passengercar. The carrying capacity was 1000 kg.
In 1937, after Carl Borgward buys out Tecklenborg, the name "Lloyd" disappears out of the names of the models, the name "Hansa" remains until 1939.
Still some truck were made. They are the "1,5-Tonner" powered by a 6 cylinder petrol engine with 47 bhp, the "2,5-Tonner" powered by a 6 cylinder diesel engine with 55 bhp, the "3-Tonner" powered by a 6 cylinder petrol engine with 73 bhp, this is the precursor of the "B 3000", and the earlier mentioned successors of the
"Europa" and the "Merkur".