PALFINGER: „Emerging stronger from the cyber-attack”


PALFINGER has successfully ramped up production and is pushing the optimization of IT systems

"We are very happy that we have returned to normal operations. The last few weeks have been very challenging and thanks to the tireless efforts of all our employees, we have once again proven the strength that lies within our company," says Andreas Klauser, CEO of PALFINGER AG. In order to resume production and sales as quickly as possible and to ensure planning security for its customers and partners, PALFINGER has made use of all available options. Therefore, system recovery efforts were successfully implemented with all speed. "Finally, we can fully concentrate again on what we do best: developing and producing innovative and reliable crane and lifting solutions. Overall, we are emerging stronger from the cyber-attack," adds CEO Klauser optimistically.

Production is running at full speed again

"All 35 PALFINGER production sites are running at full speed. We would like to take this opportunity to also thank our customers and business partners, who have supported us energetically during this challenging time - now we can really hit the ground running again," says CEO Andreas Klauser, looking forward to the coming weeks and months.

Investments in IT systems are accelerated

"Our highly standardized and centrally operated IT infrastructure enabled us to get a grip on this complex situation quickly and efficiently. We have also implemented optimizations of our IT security in the last few weeks in a very short time and earlier than previously planned. We continue to pursue the path of constant further development and standardization of our IT systems, which ensures IT security and reliability in the operating and business processes at a high level,” says CFO Felix Strohbichler.

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PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With about 11,000 employees, 34 locations and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER guarantees customers immediate and optimal proximity.

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 allow 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 interest of sustainability plays a vital role in successful business operations. That 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 achieved a revenue of EUR 1.53 billion in 2020.


Katja Pötsch | Head of Public Relations | PALFINGER AG
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