History

1881-1960
1881

Alexandre Pinguely founds the company to which he gives his name

1897

Pinguely turns to the production of steam locomotives

1924

Arthur HAULOTTE established the « Ateliers de la construction A. Haulotte »

1928

A souvenir from the inaugural journey of the first Mountain locomotive – La Peronnière, l’Horme (France) – 28 July 1928

1930

A GR20 vehicle-mounted crane, designed by Haulotte

1932

The first Pinguely shovels probably date back to the Twenties.
They are naturally steam-powered, on tracks and built on demand. A steam-powered Type 6 shovel fitted out as a crane lifts hand-filled buckets. A cable-controlled catch mechanism operated from the operator’s cabin tilts the bucket to empty it.

1938

The TR 60 shovel - a new generation of shovels (with pneumatic controls, and all transmission through encased gears).

1952

The X 50 swing shovel loader, with its innovative hydraulic system: this was the only loader of its kind built in France.

1954

The SK2 compact shovel - the world's first tyre-mounted compact shovel with no rear offse.

1955

The Pinguely Ville Gozet factory at Montluçon (France).

1955

The Pinguely Ville Gozet engineering Department at Montluçon (France).

1960-2008
1964

The ingenious H50 mobile crane with its eight lifting speeds

1966

The GC 730 vehicle-mounted Pinguely positioned itself as a leader in the French crane market

1970

The GC525TL crane. As soon as the ST series appeared.

1972

The GB 18 - the world's first "City Crane": high moving speeds, rapid deployment and a cabin raised by hydraulic jacks.

1975

Assembly hall of the Plant of Pinguely in l'Horme (France).

1976

The GC 20300 wheel-mounted crane (with a 300 tons load capacity).

1979

Pinguely and Haulotte begin to collaborate.
This TTR 220 crane was jointly developed

1985

Pierre Saubot takes control of both Pinguely-Haulotte business from Creusot Loire.
Haulotte slowly becomes involved in the emerging market for aerial work platforms. Mobile crane activities, mainly for the military, are concentrated in Pinguely.

1986

H46N - First Haulotte aerial work platform.

1992

Haulotte H 76 platforms.

2003

Pinguely-Haulotte joins the space race: the Shenzhou V capsule - China's first manned space flight.

2003

 “Haulotte loads up to charge ahead !”.The advertising message put forth by the large-scale publicity campaign launched by the Haulotte Group. The Group’s product diversification began at this time, with other aerial work platforms ,material lifting equipment such as telescopic handler (developed in partnership), radio-controlled selfpowered cranes and backhoe loaders with 360° rotation.

2005

The name of the Group and its logo change. “Pinguely-Haulotte” becomes the “Haulotte Group”, which better reflects the diversification in its aerial work platforms and activities and the international dimension which the manufacturer has acquired.

The undeniable European leader and world’s 3rd largest aerial work platform and material lifting equipment manufacturer generates a turnover of €519.3 million and has a worldwide staff of 1,600. 2006 is a record year, with the successful stock exchange launch of Haulotte shares on Euronext Paris (SBF 120).
A further step is also made in the service field, with the opening in the Rhône- Alpes region of France of the 6,000 m2 Haulotte Services Expertise and Reception Centre, entirely dedicated to our clients. This adds a new dimension to client support on a global scale, emphasised by the opening of marketing and client service subsidiaries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Mexico, and South America.

2008

Haulotte Group acquires BilJax