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 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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