90 Years of PALFINGER
This year, we are celebrating our 90th anniversary. 90 years of growth, change, and prosperity. A remarkable success story. Filled with pride, we are looking back on what we have achieved together with our partners, customers, and employees.
Since 1932, we have evolved from a small Austrian workshop to a global player. Not only have we mastered every challenge that came our way, but we have always emerged even stronger.
Our deep-rooted pioneering spirit has made us who we are today: The world's leading provider of innovative lifting solutions. A testimony to our joint success, dedicated to all who have made this possible.
To move ahead, we are breaking new ground, as our customers and partners are facing new, increasingly complex challenges. Challenges we want to address - for them, but more importantly, with them.
Honoring the past, appreciating the present, but being prepared to reach anything tomorrow.
Oral Histories and Success Stories
Our witness interviews put the spotlight on exactly those people and give them the possibility to share their very own "PALFINGER success story".
Rupert Reischl has been with PALFINGER since 1983. He has not only experienced quite a lot during this time but also developed a strong bond with the company. But listen for yourself!
"At PALFINGER MARINE, we are proud to have contributed substantially to the PALFINGER's 90-year success story. In fact, the design of our very first marine crane in 1992 has opened up a completely different, global world. Over the last 30 years, PALFINGER MARINE has prospered beautifully, and we are very excited about the future challenges at sea."
Christa Metz, Inbound Product Manager Vehicle Integration, was one of the first women in a technical profession at PALFINGER 20 years ago. She told us more about her fascinating career at PALFINGER.
Walter Bliem has been part of PALFINGER since 1992 and has experienced quite a bit in his thirty years with the company.
Anton Graf worked for PALFINGER in the areas of administration, human resources, and payroll from 1976 to 2011.
PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions.
Billion EUR Sales Revenue
Workforce in 2021
Manufacturing and Assembly Locations
Years of Experience
The beginning of the story.
Richard Palfinger establishes a small workshop for agricultural trailers, tippers and vehicle bodies.
Laying the foundations for a new era.
PALFINGER constructs its first crane and Hubert Palfinger introduces hydraulic truck-mounted loader cranes.
Growth necessitates expansion.
PALFINGER inaugurates a brand-new manufacturing and assembly site in Lengau, Austria.
The family grows.
EPSILON Timber & Recycling, founded in 1980, joins the PALFINGER family and enriches the high-tech, innovative portfolio.
The sea beckons.
PALFINGER manufactures its first marine crane in Köstendorf, Austria, before relocating the division to an independent plant in Croatia in 2000.
The portfolio broadens.
PALFINGER creates a new product group by manufacturing the first Palift hookloaders, a development project launched in 1994.
Ringing the bell.
PALFINGER lists on the stock exchange in June to gain access to the international capital market for accelerated growth.
Because our planet matters.
PALFINGER takes the first steps towards sustainable products by developing its first fully electric tail lift.
Generational change within the Palfinger family.
Ing. Hubert Palfinger is elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PALFINGER AG and Ing. Mag. Hannes Palfinger is elected Deputy Chairman.
Digitalization marches on.
PALFINGER Connected introduces telematics to the Paldesk platform – Fleet Monitor, Operator Monitor, and Service Cockpit make PALFINGER’s customers’ lives easier.
PALFINGER is starting the next chapter in its 90-year company history.
The “Vision & Strategy 2030” transformation process sees PALFINGER actively aligning its corporate strategy with the future and driving forward sustainable changes.
With PALFINGER you can #REACHANYTHING: As a driver of innovation in the field of Lifting Solutions. In keeping with this motto, PALFINGER will showcase the latest developments and innovations.
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