Omaha Standard Company History Timeline

1932
1932 Richard Palfinger establishes a metalworking and repairs workshop for agricultural trailers, tippers and vehicle bodies.
1959
In 1959, the company built its first crane.
1964
1964 Hubert Palfinger, Richard's son, lays the foundations for a new era by specialising in hydraulic truck-mounted loading cranes.
1968
1968 The first crane in serial production comes off the line.
1971
1971 Patents for hydraulic lifting moment regulation and cylinder arrangement on the boom extension system.
1973
1973 Patent for mast planting grab.
1976
1976 Patent for a hinged main boom.
The hinged boom in 1976 is particularly important, because it s the technology that makes knuckle boom cranes able to fold up into a more compact form for travel and storage.
1977
1977 Patent for cable drum grab.
1978
1978 Extension of the patent for the cylinder arrangement on the extension boom system, now covering several extension booms.
1980
1980 PALFINGER constructs underwater cranes for offshore drilling rigs, used for laying tubes.
1981
1981 Patents for compensated overload cut-off and trailing console.
1985
Palfinger USA began selling and installing articulating loader cranes in 1985 as Tiffin Loader Crane and later known as PalFleet Truck Equipment.
1990
1990 With the STEPA farm cranes, PALFINGER further extends its product portfolio.
1991
PALFINGER s presence in the United States began in 1991 when a company named Tiffin Loader Crane, based in Tiffin, Ohio, became the exclusive dealer for its products in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
1992
1992 Special solutions by PALFINGER RAILWAY are used by railway companies for the first time.
1998
1998 Patent for oscillation suppression system AOS Active Oscillation Suppression System . Market launch of the Truck Mounted Forklift.
1999
1999 PALFINGER goes public with its stock market launch in June.
2000
2000 The first MOBILER container transfer systems are produced by PALFINGER.
2001
2001 Introduction of POWER LINK PLUS, a top reverse linkage system developed by PALFINGER. It allows even the most difficult types of crane work on very limited space.
2003
2003 With ACCESS, access platforms made by PALFINGER are launched on the market for the first time.
2004
2004 PALFINGER takes over BISON, the German market leader for truck-mounted access platforms.
2005
2005 Acquisition of RATCLIFF. PALFINGER takes over the British market leader in the field of tail gates and access systems.
2006
2006 PALFINGER develops the new stability control solution ISC.
2007
2007 PALFINGER presents High Performance , a new generation of cranes.
2008
2008 PALFINGER takes over the ELEVANT sector of WUMAG GmbH, one of the leading German manufacturers of truck-mounted access platforms.
Five years later, Omaha Standard Truck Equipment Company and Fontaine Truck Equipment Company merged to become Omaha Standard Distribution, which PALFINGER acquired in 2008.
2009
2009 Introduction of DPS-Plus, Single Link Plus and the Power Link cable winch for even more efficient truck-mounted crane operations.
2010
In 2010, PALFINGER merged those two business units into one and renamed it PalFleet Truck Equipment Company.
2011
2011 The new stability safety system HPSC High Performance Stability Control offers a maximum level of convenience and safety for truck-mounted crane operation.
2013
2013 The PALFINGER Group has been awarded the most significant contracts for its marine business in the total equivalent amount of approx.
2014
2014 As a pioneer in the field of sustainability, PALFINGER published its first integrated annual report, which not only presents PALFINGER s economic development but also contains information on ecological and social aspects of the PALFINGER Group.
2015
2015 To complete its product portfolio in the marine business, PALFINGER took over Norwegian Deck Machinery AS, a manufacturer of special winches for the marine and offshore industry.
2016
2016 In the second quarter, PALFINGER acquired a majority interest in its longstanding dealer MYCSA on the Iberian Peninsula and has continued the business at six locations.
Starting with the third quarter of 2016, the performance figures of PALFINGER are being broken down into the segments LAND and SEA. The HOLDING unit maps the Group s administration and strategic projects for the future.
2018
2018 Andreas Klauser takes over as CEO of PALFINGER AG in June 2018.
Founded
1926
Company Founded
Headquarters
Council Bluffs, IA
Company Headquarter

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