A global leading manufacturer of highly reliable, innovative and customised deck equipment and handling solutions for the maritime industries.
As a global partner for innovative and reliable deck and lifesaving appliances, PALFINGER MARINE supplies high-quality products to fulfil standardised and customised demands. Supported worldwide by a network of experienced and skilled specialists, we provide flexible and efficient service solutions. Our portfolio gives a competitive edge for customers in the maritime and offshore industry. PALFINGER provides lifting and handling solutions to all major maritime segments, including offshore, marine, cruise, navy and coast guard and wind.
For many years PALFINGER has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. As a multinational group with approx. 11,000 employees, the PALFINGER Group generated total sales of approx. EUR 1,616 million in 2018. The Group has manufacturing and assembly facilities in Europe, CIS, North and South America, as well as Asia. The pillars of its corporate strategy are innovation, internationalization, enhanced flexibility of products, services and processes, and PALFINGER 21st (the development of smart solutions and innovative, data-based business models). PALFINGER is regarded not only as the market leader, but also the technology leader, in the global market for hydraulic loader cranes. With a network of more than 5,000 sales and service centres located in over 130 countries across all continents, PALFINGER is always in proximity to its customers.
The three strategic pillars – innovation, internationalization and flexibility – have facilitated the global, profitable growth of the PALFINGER Group in previous years and will be consistently pursued in the future as well.
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. PALFINGER’s employees and the shared values of respect, learning and entrepreneurship are central elements in the implementation of this vision. PALFINGER will put its customers at the heart of all endeavours, even more so than in the past.
Together with them, PALFINGER will continue to identify new requirements and develop efficient solutions. Together we are shaping the future of our customers’ lifting solutions.
“We value people. People create value.” That is the motto for PALFINGER’s corporate culture. Values provide a structure, a framework for one’s actions and a sense of orientation, particularly in a dynamic environment. The objective is to have a corporate culture characterized by respect in dealing with diversity and differences.
For many years, PALFINGER’s core values have been respect, entrepreneurship and learning. In 2016, these values were reinterpreted and guiding principles were defined. In the reporting period, PALFINGER focused on communicating these values, behaviours and leadership principles throughout the Group. Since then, they have also been an integral component of integration projects, new strategic initiatives and succession planning. At many sites, new media and innovative ideas are being used for this purpose. For instance, “value buddies” were honoured all over the world. These are employees who truly embrace the PALFINGER values in an outstanding manner. The values, and their internalization were also a topic included in the staff survey performed in 2016. PALFINGER’s goal is to make them an essential element of decision-making processes.