We are the innovative and tried-and-tested partner of the construction, transport, industrial and public sectors in Austria. Our technically expert and excellently-trained personnel and our modern infrastructure enable us to offer a fast and comprehensive service and to be ‘powerful and on the spot’. We are constantly adapting our service offering in line with the needs of our customers. Because we value long-term relationships. Not just with customers but also with suppliers.
Powerful and on the spot.
Stirnimann in Austria.
Stirnimann GmbH is a subsidiary of Stirnimann AG which is based in Switzerland. The company entered the Austrian market in 2013 and a limited company bearing the Stirnimann name was established in 2014. Since 1st January 2015 we have been the general representative of the leading global crane brand POTAIN, whose innovative cranes are now available exclusively from Stirnimann right across Austria.
The close cooperation with our parent company in Switzerland and a stable international network are key factors. They enable us to offer flexibility and certainty on a fast-changing market. For example, in addition to our own rental fleet of around 70 tower cranes we can offer access to our Swiss parent’s pool of almost 400 cranes. This means that we are perfectly prepared for every eventuality.
A nationwide presence
In addition to our company headquarters in Trumau to the south of Vienna and a facility in Taxenbach near Zell am See we have a depot in Munderfing near Salzburg and a partnership with Kaiser Fahrzeugtechnik in Nenzing in Vorarlberg. On top of this our eight technicians and their fully equipped service vehicles are on call right across Austria, ready to support our customers on the ground.
The Swiss parent company
Stirnimann AG is a leading trading company which is active in Switzerland supplying premium products to the construction, industrial and public sectors as well as the transport and manufacturing industries. As a general representative of such leading, internationally recognised brands as POTAIN, GROVE and JLG Stirnimann AG is a strong, expert and reliable partner for its customers.
Manitowoc - POTAIN
Stirnimann GmbH is the official distributor and, hence, the general representative of POTAIN for the whole of Austria. The global market leader in tower cranes was established in La Clayette in France in 1928. To date, more than 100,000 POTAIN cranes have been sold and erected. Today more than 60 different models are produced internationally in factories in France, Italy, Portugal and China.
News from Stirnimann.
The existing restrictions on travel in Europe have meant that all training dates for fitters and service technicians in recent months have been cancelled. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to estimate when normal operations can be resumed in terms of training.
Therefore, Stirnimann Austria has been looking for a suitable solution in order to be able to teach its customers and sales partners the latest POTAIN technology on site.
Stirnimann invested in a modern video conferencing system at the Trumau location, which makes it possible to impart the required knowledge "live" directly by the training managers of the manufacturer POTAIN.
This means that the theoretical part of the training can be conveyed interactively on site without having to travel across Europe. This minimizes costs, time and also the risk!
In the currently offered "CCS1 - Course" the newest POTAIN CCS - technology is imparted. The participants are introduced to the special features of this new technology. Among other things, the settings of the safety devices are taught, as well as the basic knowledge for troubleshooting and also the correct and safe handling of the integrated work area limitation is trained in the long term.
The practical exercises can be carried out on the brand-new POTAIN topless crane MDT 139, which was specially assembled for this purpose at the Stirnimann Trumau storage yard.
During the entire course in theory and practice, our customers are accompanied by the factory-trained employees of Stirnimann. This ensures maximum knowledge transfer at all times.
Once again STIRNIMANN Austria impressively proves that we have a suitable solution for every challenge.
Trumau, February 2021
Stirnimann - Your partner for installation planning & special assemblies in the high mountains
At the end of May 2020, with the help of a Heliswiss helicopter, two POTAIN MC 85B trolley jib cranes were assembled on two different masts at the new Nebelhorn cable car in Oberstdorf (Germany).
We show you the spectacular assembly film with the very impressive pictures from airy heights. Together with the executing companies Leitner GmbH, HTB Baugesellschaft m.b.H and the mechanical engineering department of Swietelsky, this project was completed extremely successfully for all companies involved.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the companies Leitner GmbH, HTB Baugesellschaft m.b.H as well as the machine-technical department Swietelsky for the orders as well as the Heliswiss crew for the good and cooperative collaboration.
We hope for further common projects !
Further informations can be found in the construction magazine "Baublatt", under the following link:
New generation of luffing jib cranes combining hydraulic jib hoisting technology with the Topless design
The perfect crane for confined areas
- Almost vertical luffing jib for minimum space requirement when working
- Weathervaning radius optimized for each jib length, just 10 m for the 50 m jib, ideal for congested jobsites
- Option to fit the cab on the left-or right-hand side of the jib according to jobsite needs and especially to allow installation of the crane as close to the building as possible.
The fastest fitting of a luffing jib crane
- One single counter-jib/jib foot package bringing together all of the connected hydraulic functions. No inter-jobsite dismantling/fitting, compact and transportable in one package
- No installation of luffing rope thanks to an innovative hydraulic system: save fitting time compared to traditional luffing system and increased safety
- The Topless design with several elements making up the slewing crane part reduce the standard size and weight to make transport, handling, and fitting easier
- The VVH hydraulic system allows complete hoisting of the jib in two minutes
- Only 4 containers or 4 trucks for transportation of the whole slewing crane part with a 50 m jib
Optimized return on investment
- Luffing jib crane adapted to very tight urban jobsites
- Economical transport, easy and adapted to the fitting sequences
- Fitting/dismantling time reduced through a design combining the Topless concept with hydraulic luffing technology
- Improved fitting safety
- Mast section fleet management optimized through reuse of mast sections type K 1.6 m and 2 m
SWIETELSKY is responsible for the project by the Generalunternehmerbau and the branch Steiermark Hochbau and together they offer a complete solution for the client.
The building complex will essentially consist 3 components.
On 20,000 m2 every office form becomes possible here.
From 180 to 2,300 m2 per floor customers have the choice.
An additional 2,700 m2 flexibly bookable co-working area as well as meeting rooms in various sizes, event- and showroom area with a capacity of up to 400 guests, gastronomy and VIP parking area with 100 parking spaces and e-charging stations are integrated parts of the innovative overall concept. At the same time, customers and guests can use the extensive infrastructure of the AirportCity.
As precise crane planning is indispensable for such spectacular construction projects, STIRNIMANN was also taken on board as a reliable partner of SWIETELSKY.
The special challenges faced by Vienna Airport, such as the maximum crane height above sea level (m above sea level) and the special flight warning lights, etc., were made possible by STIRNIMANN in close cooperation with the SWIETELSKY crane department to the complete satisfaction of the construction site and the client.
The crane height planning for the 4 machines could be achieved due to the maximum flexible combination options of the POTAIN tower elements (less than 1.7 m steps). The development of digital crane concepts (CAD planning) is for STIRNIMANN a service to our customers, as well as the indispensable adherence to deadlines.
The following machines were used:
1x POTAIN MDT 219 J10 Topless (12,000 kg maximum load)
1x POTAIN MDT 189 Topless (8.000kg maximum load)
2x POTAIN MDT 178 Topless (8.000kg maximum load)
We would like to thank SWIETELSKY for the trust and in particular in the machine department of SWIETELSKY for their outstanding partnership.
We are already looking forward to the upcoming projects and always stand for our customers POWERFUL AND ON THE SPOT!
Vienna Airport offers the possibility to view the construction site and thus also the Potain cranes online via a webcam: https://viennaairport.panomax.com/op4#
The Stirnimann group is glad to see the increasing popularity of the new crane type Potain fast errecting crane Crawler HUP C 40-30.
The Crane was already in use on many different building sites in Austria and Switzerland.
Our customers feedback are continously positive.
Because of the very compact and ingenious construction of the crane,
it is possible to drive the crane to very hard reachable locations.
You find more informations about the crane in the attached video, in the Crane-Datasheet,
or please contact our sales service if you have questions / interest.
The shell of a luxury property of the real estate
Company RIEGLER & PARTNER HOLDING from 8054 Seiersberg-Pirka was recently completed.
The building company ÖSTU-STETTIN Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH with headquarter in
8700 Leoben became tasked for the implementation of the very demanding shell work.
Because of the topography in combination with the architecture of the building was very challenging. There were also special requirements for the crane concept.
This is where STIRNIMANN GmbH came into play. Through the years of experience of STIRNIMANN coupled with a large machine portfolio, was able to work closely with the local
Construction management, quickly and easily the ideal solution to be worked out.
A brand new POTAIN MDT 319 Topless crane was used. This machine the newest
Generation from the house Potain (by Manitowoc), possesses a 12 tons hoist and was with
the maximum projection of 70 meters. A decisive criterion was the
Lifting load at the jib tip of 3.200kg.
The crane base was a combination of reinforced concrete piles (about 500to concrete) and the
Foundation anchor system from STIRNIMANN.
We would like to thank ÖSTU-STETTIN for their confidence and look forward to the
For our customers we always are powerful and on the spot!
At the Intermat Paris 2018 (International exhibition for construction and infrastructure)
In the course of the 90th anniversary of POTAIN, the company Stirnimann received the Manitowoc Award "Market Developement Austria".
With 01.01.2015 Stirnimann GmbH took over the general agency POTAIN for the whole of Austria. With this award the construction work of the last years since the market entry in Austria was honored.
Stirnimann was able to expand its rental fleet to over 90 tower cranes and consolidate its position on the Austrian market. Stirnimann has established itself as a reliable crane supplier for self errecting and top-slewing cranes on the market.
Aaron Ravenscroft (Executive Vice President, Manitowoc), Katharina Lichtner (owner Stirnimann), Fritz Oschwald (CEO, Stirnimann), Arno Enzi (Managing Director, Stirnimann), Pascal Möckli (Sales Manager Construction Crane, Stirnimann Switzerland), Orlando Mota (Vice President Sales for Europe and Africa, Manitowoc) from right to left
Stirnimann thanks all its customers for their trust in the products and their services. Our focus will continue to be on service and customer satisfaction.
A world premiere:
Stirnimann GmbH in Austria exhibited at the Mawev Show 2018
the new crane HUP C 40-30.
After 2 years of development, we finally got the extremely compact
and check versatile fast-erecting crane.
In transport position, the crane's height is only 3.7m
and thus can be easily transported on a lowbed saddle.
With the crawler chassis and the integrated 60kVA power generator
it is easily to drive at hard to reach places.
We thank the numerous visitors,
and the great interest in our top products!
Project: Reconstruction and expansion of the Westgipfelhütte at an altitude of 2,096 m in the Saalbach Hinterglemm ski region.
Client: Schwaiger Family
Builder: Bauunternehmung Schmuck GmbH, 5093 Weißbach
Duration: Spring to autumn 2017
The top floor of the Westgipfelhütte should be upgraded in order to create new staff accommodation.
In selecting a lifting device the builders Schmuck were convinced by the performance data of a brand-new POTAIN IGO T 70 A fast-erecting crane. The decisive factors were not only the high loading capacity of 1,450 kg for a jib length of 40 m but, in particular, the minimal transport dimensions (transport length of just below 15 m) and the very large ground clearance of over 40 cm. It was only thanks to these dimensions that it was possible to transport the crane to the mountain top hut.
The company STIRNIMANN was commissioned to provide the crane for the project and to demonstrate the experience of our crane erectors in such situations.
The IGO T 70 A fast-erecting crane was transported to the summit along ten kilometres of an extremely narrow and winding alpine access road by Haider Transporte + Voithofer John in a convoy pulled by a 390 hp Fendt 939 Vario tractor.
The crane axle was an 80 km/h fast running axle completely redesigned by the companies Berghammer & Stirnimann. This axle can be deployed both as a semi-trailer and a trailer. The project also required that the rear axle had to be steerable in order to be able to deal with the sharp curves.
POTAIN HUP 32-27 in action for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang -
In July 2017, we were contacted by the company Loidl GmbH (www.hochsitz.at), with the request of crane application solutions for the realization of lifting work on international projects.
It was about building the "Nation Village" for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang - South Korea.
The task was demanding in many ways. On the one hand, a concept for transport by sea freight, on-site assembly and worldwide service availability was to be created within a few days, and secondly, the necessary crane had to be available promptly.
With our latest product from POTAIN (by Manitowoc), the HUP 32-27, all lifting requirements and mobility requirements of the customer were met.
Within 24 hours of the first contact, a concept for the transport by sea freight including the necessary crane axle, for the manipulation of the crane on the site and the individual construction sites in Pyeongchang was created.
The concept convinced the company Loidl GmbH under the leadership of the general director Bernd Loidl. So 7 days after the first contact of the POTAIN HUP 32-27 at the company headquarters of the company Stirnimann in Trumau, seaworthy was loaded in open top container and transported away.
This narrow time window could only be met thanks to the ingenious technology of the POTAIN cranes. No adaptation work was necessary for the container transport. POTAIN already fulfills these requirements as standard and produces the HUP series precisely fitting for container transport.
Our highly trained assembly staff was also used during the initial assembly and training in Pyeongchang. After just a few days of enrollment, the journey home could be started back to Austria.
POTAIN (by Manitowoc) and the company Stirnimann GmbH guarantee a comprehensive service and spare parts availability.
We are pleased to contribute our products and services to the successful realization of the Nation Village in Pyeongchang.
Thanks again to Director-General Bernd Loidl and his trusted team.