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Type Public company
Founded 1932
Headquarters Salzburg, Austria
Key people Wolfgang Anzengruber (CEO)
Alexander Exner (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
Products Cranes, Forklifts
Revenue (turnover) Euro 585,000,000 (2006)
Employees 3,714 (2007)

Palfinger is an Austrian manufacturer of truck loader cranes, forklifts and other specialist loading machinery.

Company history

The company Palfinger AG is an international manufacturer of cranes, hydraulic lifting, loading and handling systems. The company was founded in Schärding/Upper Austria and its headquarter is in Bergheim/Salzburg. Locations are in Austria, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Brazil, USA and Canada.

Palfinger crane on bonneted Scania 8x4 at GDSF 08 - IMG 1033.jpg
A Showmans Scania 8x4 fitted with a Palfinger crane and generator set at GDSF in 2008
Palfinger lorry mounted crane (HD) at GDSF IMG 1034.jpg
A Heavy Duty lorry mounted crane on a showmans wagon for a rollercoaster ride


Around 64% of the Palfinger Group is owned by the Palfinger family and around 31% is in diversified holdings. In connection with a share repurchase programme, Palfinger AG acquired 5%.

Since June 1999 Palfinger has been listed on the official market of the Vienna Stock Exchange. Since mid-June 2000 the shares of Palfinger AG have also been traded on the OTC market of the Stuttgart, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt stock exchanges. Since March 2005 Palfinger AG has also been listed in New York.

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