PALFINGER About us

About PALFINGER

Established in 1932, PALFINGER stands for the most innovative, reliable and cost-effective lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. Innovation and further internationalisation of products, processes and services form, in addition to greater flexibility, are the lived strategic pillars of the corporate strategy. To allow for a prioritization of the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation, this time-tested strategy has been supplemented by a fourth pillar: PALFINGER 21st stands for new core competences, new approaches, new products, services and business models in the digital age. High flexibility and competence in production and a global sales and services network give us a crucial competitive edge and ensure our customers LIFETIME EXCELLENCE.

As a multinational company group with its headquarters in Bergheim near Salzburg, Austria, PALFINGER has 38 manufacturing and assembly sites in Europe, in CIS, in North and South America as well as in Asia. With around 5,000 sales and service outlets on five continents PALFINGER is always close to the customer no matter the location. This worldwide presence results in an optimal pre- and after-sales service tailor-made to the needs of each specific market. More than 95 per cent of the products are exported in more than 130 countries worldwide.

The core product is the Loader Crane. The company is the world market leader in this segment with more than 100 models and a market share of more than 30 per cent. In Timber and Recycling Cranes on- and off-road as well as Hooklifts PALFINGER is also the world’s biggest manufacturer. Over the years the product portfolio has been steadily expanded with products such as the Truck Mounted Forklifts, Tail Lifts, and the Access Platforms. With our Railway Systems and Bridge Inspection Units we are European technology and market leader in this high-tech sector. PALFINGER Marine is the global leading manufacturer of highly reliable, innovative and customised deck equipment and handling solutions for the maritime industries. The product portfolio includes cranes, lifesaving equipment, winches and handling equipment. A worldwide service network including the supply of spare parts ensures fast and professional onsite support. PALFINGER Marine operates in all major maritime segments, including Offshore, Marine, Cruise, Navy and Coast Guard, and Wind.

The PALFINGER Group is 59 per cent owned by the Palfinger family and SANY Germany GmbH owns 7.5 per cent of the shares. Free float is about 33.5 per cent.

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PALFINGER LIfting Solutions Around the World

The Brand PALFINGER

Lifetime Excellence

THE BRAND ESSENCE

LIFETIME EXCELLENCE is our promise. Our central message. The core of our brand. For our customers, it means uncompromising top performance. The most economical, reliable and innovative lifting solutions in a global network of professional service partners – for the lifetime of the product. Professionals need product solutions with excellent lifecycle performance. High resale value, shorter downtime and durable components result in outstanding cost balance – decisive reasons for our customers to invest in PALFINGER products. They know that, along with excellent performance, they are getting the most cost-effective and economical product solutions in the long term.

 

THE BRAND VALUES

EFFICIENCY

PALFINGER products offer an outstanding price-performance ratio. High productivity, ease of use, a close-knit service network as well as high resale value more than pay for the investment in a PALFINGER product over the period of its use. 
 

RELIABILITY

Premium quality and strength of the products, durable components and outstanding workmanship, dependable worldwide service as well as the company’s stability and strength make PALFINGER a reliable partner for professionals.  
 

INNOVATION

PALFINGER is committed to leadership in innovation. In the past, trailblazing developments have revolutionised products  and, in future, intelligent system solutions and unique functionality from PALFINGER will also shape the industry and new product development.