PALFINGER: Growth in Africa based on cooperation


2020 starts a promising collaboration between PALFINGER and Van Vliet, in terms of the development of a multipurpose truck. The specifications are designed for MAN TGS 33.360 6x4 & 6x6 cab chassis with a PK 23500 performance crane has proved to be a great success so far.

Platform sharing

Van Vliet offers its customers a wide range of ready-to-go complete trucks in various configurations. Just as the PALFINGER platform PALDRIVE Africa, this concept aims at serving customers according to their individual needs and challenges. By joining forces, Van Vliet and PALFINGER advertise the turnkey solutions in both platforms.


Ready to operate truck

Together, the two companies developed a turnkey solution based on a MAN TGS 33.360 cab chassis with a PALFINGER PK 23500 performance crane with immediate delivery. Up until now, 20 of these turnkey solutions have been ordered or installed in the PALFINGER Mounting Competence Center. As of July, Van Vliet ordered six more installations with PK 23500. These trucks are designed to operate in harsh conditions.


A clear success

"The collaboration is a clear success.”, says Larbi Meskine-Rodriguez, PALFINGER Team Lead Development of Africa. “I am more than pleased to have developed a strong relationship with this impressive business. Together PALFINGER and Van Vliet are ready to support and provide our customers throughout Africa with the most reliable turnkey solutions.”