Good development of Hödlmayr International AG in 2016

The vehicle logistics specialist with its own activities in 16 countries sees growth opportunities in Eastern Europe and wants to increase rail transport

Good development of Hödlmayr International AG in 2016

Hödlmayr International AG headquartered in Schwertberg looks back on a successful year 2016. The specialist for global vehicle logistics was able to increase its sales by about 10 percent (compared to 2015) to around EUR 265 million, according to a report from the “Oberösterreichische Nachrichten.

According to Johannes Hödlmayr, the increase is mainly due to the countries in Eastern Europe, where 19 car factories build 4.6 million vehicles per year. Hödlmayr recently transported 1.75 million vehicles and carried out quality control for 1.2 million vehicles as a releasing agent.

As a result of changing customer behavior, the company’s CEO assumes that Western Europe will not grow significantly in the coming years, Eastern Europe on the other hand is already doing so. In Western Europe there are 649 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants, in the east 250 per 1,000 inhabitants, he comments.

In September 2017 Hödlmayr International will bring 110 height-adjustable wagons for rail transport of SUVs to the rail, EUR 24 million are being invested. At present, the company accounts for around 20 percent in rail transport, which should become more.