In the light of this pleasing jubilee, Johannes Hödlmayr stresses that: “We are a highly dynamic company, in particular because speed and agility are extremely important characteristics in the logistics area. Consequently, the virtues of pioneering spirit, honesty and inventiveness, all of which my father possessed, are in greater demand than ever. I am convinced that a look back upon our 65-year company history permits a certain pride, but also a sense of gratitude. For without the efforts of every single employee we would not be where we are today. Therefore, on behalf of my entire family and the executive management, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to our splendid team.”
Company jubilee: Hödlmayr celebrates its 65th birthday
On 19 February 1954, the Perg Administrative Authority allocated the then 26-year-old Johann Hödlmayr, the father of current CEO Johannes Hödlmayr, both an authorisation for freight transportation and a business licence. The main focus at that time was on gravel mining and the carrying of livestock. However, 1961 was to see the entry into the vehicle-forwarding field and today, 65 years later, the Hödlmayr Group is active in sixteen countries with a workforce of 1,900 and represents a significant European player in the automotive industry.