History

Foundation on 1st April 1927

Foundation of the "Finkbeiner" company in Freudenstadt.
Business activity: smith shop, manufacturing of trailers and car springs

Founder: Georg Finkbeiner
Manufacturing of trailers

1954     

New company name "Georg Finkbeiner & Sohn", Walter Finkbeiner entered as a new partner.
Business activity: manufacturing of vehicles and brake service

Walter Finkbeiner

1961

New office and workshop building in Freudenstadt-Wittlensweiler, Alte Poststrasse 9.

1967    

Invention and first production of pneumatic lifts, type UHB-hebeboy. Patent applications.

Pneumatic lift UHB-hebeboy

1981

New company name "Walter Finkbeiner GmbH“. Enlargement of the production area.
Business activity: Manufacturing of vehicle lifts and vehicles, brake service.

Electro-hydraulic lift EHB505

1986     

Development and first production of a mobile car lift, type FHB2500 with a capacity of 2500 kg, patent application.

Mobile lift FHB2500

1991     

Further development of the hydraulic lifts, new model EHB705. Extension of the product range with lifts for forklift trucks, containers and railway vehicles.

Lift EHB705
Container lift CHS
Lift EHB715 (60 t)
 

1994     

Further development of the car lift FHB, model FHB3000 with a capacity of 3000 kg.

Mobile lift FHB3000

1996     

Gerhard Finkbeiner takes over the company.

2000     

Extension of the company building, doubling of the production area.

2002     

Acquisition of the neighboring building, extension of the production space by one third.

Finkbeiner company building in Freudenstadt, Alte Poststrasse 9 / 11

Market launch of the new semi-scissor lift, model HDS. Capacity of up to 50 t, length of platforms up to 20 m. Unique - with lateral free access. Patent applications.

Semi-scissor lift HDS

2007     

Construction of a logistics building for delivery and dispatch.
Foundation of a subsidiary for sales in France, 10310 Bayel.

2008     

Certification - quality management according to ISO 9001:2000

Installation of a photovoltaic system

Nominal power 84 KWp, corresponds to approx. 80,000 KWh / year, CO2 emission reduction of about 59 t / year.

2009     

Market launch of a new lift generation, model EHB-DC wireless, with battery drive and radio control.

2010     

Acquisition of neighboring ground, incl. a storage building. Installation of a photovoltaic system, nominal power 56 KWp.

2011     

Market launch of a new mobile lift, model EHB1005 DC with a capacity of 5.5 t per column.

2012     

Market launch of a new mobile lift, model EHB1002 DC for combined use as mobile column and wheel carriage - with a capacity of 2.5 t per column.

2013

Development of a new stationary 4-post lift with platforms, model HDP.

2014

New stationary 2-post lift, model TPL9000, appropriate for cars, vans, light utility vehicles.

Acquisition of a neighboring hall with a surface of 1,600 m² for the extension of the production space.

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