PALFINGER: Excellent regional food


PALFINGER offers its employees award-winning meals. In its company restaurants, the company pays particular attention to using regional sources of produce. The Köstendorf canteen has now won the “Good to Know” certificate and the “SalzburgerLand Certificate of Origin” award, creating transparency when catering for employees.

Regionality wins the day. Last year, the PALFINGER company restaurant in Bergheim was awarded the “Good to Know” certificate and the “SalzburgerLand Certificate of Origin” award, now the colleagues from Köstendorf have followed suit in demonstrating their focus on regional strength. With this award, the company chefs guarantee that employees visiting the restaurant can enjoy fresh ingredients from the immediate vicinity and approved producers.

Well-Being and Good Food

“The health and well-being of our employees is our priority every day,” says PALFINGER CEO Andreas Klauser, adding: “With our voluntary award, we show true transparency regarding the origin of the food and guarantee they are high quality regional products that have only been transported short distances and freshly prepared. To achieve this, we rely on close cooperation with our regional suppliers. PALFINGER has been promoting local value creation and strong regional partnerships for decades.”

Regional Origin for the Best Quality

“It's great to see that a globally active company like PALFINGER also relies on regional products from local farms when catering for its employees in Köstendorf. It shows very clearly that globalization and regionality can go hand in hand - we just need to know in which areas one or the other is the right way to go. In times of rising energy and transport costs, we must also set ourselves the goal of achieving a certain level of regional food sovereignty - a high level of self-sufficiency with local products. The short transport routes and the highest quality products guarantee employees to get fresh and healthy food on their plates. Powered by local food - an additional contribution to the successful company in maintaining its leading position on the global market,” says Regional Minister of Agriculture Dr. Josef Schwaiger.

Full Transparency

The “SalzburgerLand Certificate of Origin” award complements the “Good to Know” certificate with more than 260 producers and 1.500 products. The project guarantees that the origin of the food can be traced. The ingredients for the freshly cooked food at the PALFINGER company restaurant in Köstendorf, for example, comes from proven and trusted partners such as Eisl from Wals, Wanderhuhn from Köstendorf, as well as Eiswerk and Salzburg Milch, both of which are based in Bergheim.


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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