Forecast for Q1 and full year 2021 after the cyber attack


Following last week's cyber attack, PALFINGER AG has largely regained control of its IT systems and is currently working at full speed to restore its full operational capability. Following interruptions to operations, a gradual ramp-up of production and assembly plants is planned for the end of this week in order to achieve normalization of the production process.

Based on this development and the current forecast, the Executive Board of PALFINGER AG expects revenue in Q1 2021 above the level of Q1 2020 (EUR 393.2 million), while following the one-off effects of the cyber attack, the EBIT margin is expected to be below the level of Q1 2020 (8 percent). The target for the full fiscal year 2021 is revenue in excess of EUR 1.7 billion and an EBIT margin of 8 percent.


The international mechanical engineering firm of PALFINGER is the world’s leading producer of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With around 12,000 employees, 31 manufacturing sites and a worldwide network of dealerships and service centers at over 5,000 locations, PALFINGER takes on its customers’ challenges and creates added value. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitization along the entire production and value chain.

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999 and in 2021 achieved record revenue of EUR 1.84 billion. In 2022, PALFINGER celebrates its 90th anniversary under the tagline “Celebrating the future since 1932.”


For further information please contact:

Hannes Roither | Group Spokesperson | PALFINGER AG
T +43 662 2281-81100 |

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