Hubert Palfinger Sr has died


Hubert Palfinger Sr died yesterday, Sunday 19 January 2020, at the age of 77 after a serious illness.

With the passing of Hubert Palfinger Sr, PALFINGER has lost an extraordinary person and a visionary entrepreneur who has developed the PALFINGER Group into a global corporation employing around 12,000 people. Making people a top priority is an integral part of the corporate culture, and it was Hubert Palfinger Sr who laid the foundation for that philosophy and played a key role in shaping its implementation. For that, PALFINGER AG pays tribute to its founder, to whom the company owes an enormous debt of gratitude.

Around ten years ago, Hubert Palfinger Sr stepped down from his role in operational decision-making at the company. His sons, Hubert Palfinger Jr and Hannes Palfinger, now head the Supervisory Board of the PALFINGER Group.

The thoughts of all employees are with the Palfinger family at this difficult time.


PALFINGER (CEO Andreas Klauser) is a leading international manufacturer of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles, ships and stationary equipment. Based in Bergheim, Austria, the PALFINGER Group develops and produces leading solutions for its customers and partners all over the world. With more than 11,000 employees and over 5,000 sales and service centers, PALFINGER is close to the market and to its customers.

As a technology leader, the company also drives digitalization, electrification and autonomous systems as central components for future solutions and products in order to secure a long term partnership and success with its customers.

Convinced that sustainable thinking and acting significantly contributes to economic success, PALFINGER takes social, ecological and economic responsibility along the entire value chain.

With this vision and conviction to offer the most efficient and innovative solutions for its customers and partners, PALFINGER generated total sales of EUR 1.75 billion in 2019.


For further information please contact:

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

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