PALFINGER: Award-winning health program


The seal of approval for workplace health programs is awarded according to the strictest criteria. With PALfit, PALFINGER has been consistently focusing on sustainable and target group-oriented health promotion for years. Now the Austrian health insurance fund has awarded the seal of approval to all PALFINGER sites in Austria.

Fit at Work - Healthy in Life is the tagline of PALfit, PALFINGER's workplace health promotion program. For more than 15 years, PALfit has been contributing to the physical and mental well-being of its employees with a wide range of target group-oriented and needs-based health promotion offers. On June 9, PALfit was awarded the "Seal of Approval for Workplace Health Promotion" by the Austrian health insurance fund for all PALFINGER sites in Austria.

Strict criteria

The seal of approval is the highest award in Austria for sustainable investment in the health of employees. Only companies that focus on holistic measures are accepted as partners in this program. The aim is to bring about a long-term and lasting change in working conditions in terms of health promotion. 2|2

Clear goals

"The well-being of our employees is something that is extremely important to us," says PALFINGER CEO Andreas Klauser, adding: "That is why the working environment should be designed in such a way that our employees remain healthy and 'PALfit' despite the high expectations and challenges they face in their daily work."

Target group-oriented offers

The PALfit health management team has developed a wide-ranging program that extends from voluntary health checks and exercise classes to physiotherapy. Ongoing training in mindfulness, self-management and stress management is also offered. The program promotes and supports sports, whether in the fitness center, at competitions or with shared company-wide campaigns. Because PALfit pursues a holistic approach, the measures include a basket of fresh fruit every day and healthy lunch options, as well as health guides and the PALfit Bike scheme that offers employees the best terms to obtain a bicycle or e-bike for their commute to work.

Consistent implementation

"Healthy and motivated employees are the prerequisite for a successful company. For years, PALFINGER has taken a consistent approach to promoting employee health in line with PALfit's tagline Fit at Work -


To the press release


The international mechanical engineering firm of PALFINGER is the global leader for innovative crane and lifting solutions. With more than 11,600 employees, 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 play 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 revenue of EUR 1.53 billion.


Katja Pötsch | Head of Public Relations | PALFINGER AG
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