PALFINGER: 90 Years of Success Together


“Experiencing the spirit of our joint success since 1932” — that was the tagline of PALFINGER's 90th anniversary, which was celebrated in style at the Messezentrum Salzburg from May 16 to 22. From panel discussions about action parks to the anniversary dinner, the occasion saw celebrations in multiple formats for seven days — together with everyone from and around PALFINGER.

PALFINGER’s success and future is based on the people who stand behind the company. That also applies to the past 90 years. PALFINGER invited employees, partners, customers, pupils, students and friends to the Messezentrum Salzburg to celebrate their shared achievement over the decades. Around 6,000 guests flocked to the event week. It was opened on Monday by Andreas Klauser (CEO) and Martin Zehnder (COO), who expressed their thanks to the company’s suppliers for their excellent cooperation and then discussed current challenges, the market situation and the important topic of “Local 4 Local - sustainability in procurement” in exciting talks with experts.

Synergies Always in Focus

On Monday and Tuesday, dealers were able to test and discover the full potential of PALFINGER equipment in customized training sessions. On the third day, bodywork builders and truck manufacturers exchanged ideas during a forum suitably entitled “Bodyworx 3.0” and discussed new opportunities for synergies.

Strong Partnerships

On Thursday and Friday, Messe Salzburg became the venue for the EMEA Sales Conference. Under the motto “Experiencing the spirit of our joint success since 1932", everything on these two days revolved around long-standing, reliable partnerships with dealers and customers. Dealers are the most important link between PALFINGER and its customers. Innovative product workshops, panel discussions and, above all, the exclusive action park featuring the latest products, provided a glimpse into the future. At the anniversary dinner with 460 invited guests, PALFINGER looked back on a remarkable success story together with employees, partners, customers and numerous guests of honor.

Future Perspectives

Entitled “Your future at PALFINGER”, Friday afternoon offered pupils and students interesting insights into the wide range of job prospects and exciting professions at PALFINGER — from software, design and mechatronics engineers to cyber security. Finally, on Friday evening, the exhibition center became part of the Austria-wide “Long Night of Research”. PALFINGER impressively demonstrated how applied research, digitization and innovative technologies are activating new business segments, solving challenges and opening up future perspectives.

Fun for the Whole Family

The weekend focused on PALFINGER employees with the anniversary week reaching its climax with Family & Friends Day on Saturday. Supported by live music and food trucks, everyone celebrated being together and working together. An awesome effort was achieved during the Bike Challenge. Over EUR 36,000 were collected for the 682 kilometers cycled, which was rounded up to EUR 40,000 by PALFINGER and donated to Doctors Without Borders. To round off the day, the PALFINGER team of trainers and apprentices presented the various apprenticeships and further career opportunities at PALFINGER.

Andreas Klauser had the last word: “At the end of the day, PALFINGER stands for all those people who work for and with us — whether employees, dealers, partners or investors: it is only the combination of them all that makes PALFINGER's success possible in the first place. That is why it is great to be able to say a big thank you here, to celebrate our successful work together and to look forward to the future together.”

Perfection in Action

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PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world’s leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With around 12,700 employees (without contract workers), 30 manufacturing sites and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. 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 digitalization along the entire production and value chain.

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2023 achieved record revenue of EUR 2.45 billion.



Katja Pötsch | Head of Public Relations & Executive Communication | PALFINGER AG
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