Prangl invested EUR 40 million into new headquarters in Vienna

Open day at the new site; the traditional Austrian company celebrated its 50th anniversary last week

Prangl invested EUR 40 million into new headquarters in Vienna

Prangl Gesellschaft m.b.H.moved their company headquarters from Brunn am Gebirge to the Viennese district of Liesing, and has thus returned from Lower Austria to Vienna at the beginning of this year. This year, the traditional company also celebrates its 50th anniversary. At the open day on September 15, 2017 visitors were able to have a look at the new 66.909 m² factory premises.

The area comprises a 209 m² paint shop, a 666 m² wash bay, a social tract, and a 372 m² hall for grinding and locksmith works. The latter features a 10 t hall crane and a 3 t heavy lift crane. The approximately 1,894 m² workshop is equipped with state-of-the-art maintenance and testing technology and is accessible from two sides. The 20 m high and 5,762 m² large accessory hall is designed for the storage of crane, heavy load and transport accessories. Furthermore the site includes three petrol stations, an accessory store, an extra car parking lot, a 450 m² waste disposal site and a 416 m² crane test center.

Unlike the previous site in Brunn/Gebirge, the new 30 m wide main entrance/exit enables every vehicle of the Prangl fleet to access the new site. Since the property was acquired in 2005, when the S1 motorway was still under construction, all motorway accesses and exits (Laxenburger Straße), as well as the Laxenburger Straße/Richard-Tauber-Gasse crossroads, were adapted to the need for space of the large vehicles in accordance with the city of Vienna and the ASFINAG road construction company. According to Christian Prangl, Managing Director, the investment for the purchase of real estate and construction totals EUR 40 million.

According to provisional figures, the sales result for the 2016/17 financial year ending July 2017 will scratch the mark of EUR 100 million. The target for the 2017/18 fiscal year is to break through this level.

After completion of the renewal phase of the transport fleet, further investments are planned to renew work platforms. Around 700-800 machines are planned to be renewed and added to the fleet. At the moment, negotiations are ongoing with the manufacturers, as Mr. Prangl disclosed to the Austrian transport magazine ÖVZ.