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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. As a multinational company group with its headquarters in Salzburg, Austria, PALFINGER has 39 manufacturing and assembly sites in Europe, in North and South America as well as in Asia. Innovation and further internationalisation of products, processes and services form, in addition to greater flexibility, the strategic pillars of the corporate strategy. 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.


PALFINGER strives to achieve sustainable profitable growth. Taking economic, ecological and social aspects into account is viewed as a basic requirement for corporate success. Well-trained and highly motivated employees are the core success factor of the Group, which is why they are at the centre of all considerations.


The core product is the Loader Crane. The company is the world market leader in this segment with more than 120 models and a market share of more than 30 percent. In Timber and Recycling Cranes on- and off-road as well as Hooklifts PALFINGER is also the world’s biggest manufacturer. With our Railway Systems and Bridge Inspection Units we are European technology and market leader in this high-tech sector. PALFINGER MARINE is one of the leading manufacturers of innovative and customised Marine, Offshore and Wind Cranes as well as Launch & Recovery Systems, Boats and Winches.


With around 5,000 sales and service outlets on all 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 percent of the products are exported in more than 130 countries worldwide.


PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 4th June 1999. The PALFINGER Group is 59 percent owned by the Palfinger family and SANY Germany GmbH owns 10 percent of the shares. Free float is about 31 percent.


In 2016 the company generated total sales revenue of EUR 1,357.0 million with a workforce of about 9,580 people.