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.


The international mechanical engineering firm of PALFINGER is the global leader for innovative crane and lifting solutions. With a workforce of over 11,600, 34 manufacturing sites and a worldwide network of dealerships and maintenance centers at over 5,000 locations, PALFINGER is always close to the customer.

As the leader in its engineering field, the company aims to ensure its partners’ business success in the long term by providing solutions and products that remain economically and ecologically viable in the future. Its broad product and model portfolio allows PALFINGER to take digitalization and the deployment of artificial intelligence to new levels.

As a global company with strong roots in its home region, PALFINGER is convinced that thinking and acting in the interests of sustainability plays a vital role in successful business operations. This is why the company assumes social, ecological and economic responsibility along the entire value chain.

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999 and in 2020 achieved a revenue of EUR 1.53 billion.


For further information please contact:

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

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