Swiss pioneers in heavy goods transports

From an one-man firm to a worldwide operating general contractor: The history of family, company und brand Bauberger from 1974 til today.


On September 1st, Samuel Ammann, the current operations manager, becomes CEO, replacing Marcel Bach. Marcel Bach takes over the CEO position at Welti-Furrer Pneukran & Spezialtransporte AG and will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors at BAUBERGER AG.


We are strengthening our activities in western Switzerland and open a new subsidiary in Biel. For this purpose, we are acquiring the company KRAN-HAG AG.

New truck: Mercedes Benz Actross 3353 with Dinkel semi-trailer. 


Dieter Greuter, another long-standing employee, is leaving us after more than 26 years of service to retire
Gregor Schädler celebrates 20 years working for BAUBERGER
Peter Schwegler celebrates 35 years working for BAUBERGER


Didi Greuter celebrates his 25th anniversary.
Christian Schumacher is retiring early after 27 years of well-earned service.


After the successful handover of the operational management to Marcel Bach and his team, Ruedi Bauberger withdraws from the day-to-day operations in summer of 2018.

As the vice president of the management board, coach and consultant, he will remain connected with the company and continues to support them actively with his comprehensive and longstanding know-how in the background.

Truck 107 is put into operation as a replacement for the 109
After a fulfilled and busy life the company founder, Barbara (Babi) Bauberger-Bargetzi, passed away peacefully at the age of 81.


As part of the succession arrangement, Bauberger AG is being integrated in Knecht Holding AG. The new managing director is Marcel Bach. Ruedi Bauberger remains on the Board of Directors and project manager. To succession arrangement article in the Landboten (in german).


Moved the entire locomotive hall in the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne (50 locomotives, freight cars and streetcars). Duration: 2 months.

Purchase of the third Montylift-36 (No. 535).

Volg vinery at Winterthur: Relocation of all of this winery’s tanks and filling plants as well as installation of the tanks vertically and horizontally.


Purchase of the third Montylift-16. The double mast is an US-innovation.


2014 Brand relaunch: new logo and new homepage.
Purchase of two new 10t and 25t transport boxes.
Replacement of Mercedes Actros knuckle boom crane (No. 103).
September 6: Open house to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bauberger AG.


Relocation of Eichhof brewery from Lucerne to Chur.

Relocation of Vacheron-Constantin production operations from Le Sentier V to the new facility in Le Brassus.


Purchase of second 100mt Volvo knuckle boom crane (No. 110).


Expansion of heavy goods warehouse in Elgg (Switzerland).


Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne: Relocation of Piccard submarine, Coronado, DC-3, Gotthard model.

Purchase of first Montylift-36 (No. 515).


Rudolf Bauberger died at the age of 69 following a short illness.
Open house in Elgg (Switzerland).


A 180t gas turbine moved for BASF in Germany.
Maag relocated from Zürich to Oberglatt.
Purchase of the Montylift-16 (No. 511)


Purchase of a Hubylift 75 from the USA.


Takeover of personnel and infrastructure of the maintenance department of Sulzer Textil AG.


Homepage went live with the picture of the month (today’s On the road).


Relocation of LaChinoise pasta factory from Nyon to Frauenfeld for Hero, a16-month job.


Acquisition of new laser measurement systems.
Purchase of an 80mt Scania knuckle boom crane (No. 107).


Purchase of hydraulic gantries with a lifting capacity of 360t.

Relocation of SIGG pan and bottle operations in the Frauenfeld site with installation of new presses as heavy as 100t. Duration: 16 months.


Relocation of filling plants of Pomdor in Kiesen, Belgium to Moscow; 40 transports over the course of six months.


Sole proprietorship converted to a stock corporation.


Ruedi Bauberger joined the company.


Purchase of a 70mt Scania knuckle boom crane (No. 105).


Purchase of air film transport systems (air cushions) with compressor.
Purchase of a 34mt knuckle boom crane.
First crane diagram for the new 34mt knuckle boom crane; drawn by Ruedi Bauberger.


Purchase of the property in Elgg in the Swiss canton of Zurich.


Purchase of the first 11mt Magirus Deutz knuckle boom crane.

Relocation of the world’s largest industrial sewing machine to Teheran, Iran.


First major contract: Rigging of new machines, tanks and silos, including machinery relocation of the old machines of the dairy Toni Molkerei Zürich on Eisgasse to the new site at Förrlibuck; took a total of two years.


At first, Rudolf worked on an hourly basis for various companies throughout Switzerland as a vehicle-mounted crane operator. Importing Japanese vehicle-mounted cranes made by Tadano was dropped because the work volume grew quickly, and various machines and factories were relocated. Initially, these tasks were performed with leased equipment, a Mercedes van, and a trailer.

Purchase of first Still forklift with a lifting capacity of 3 tons.


Rudolf Bauberger (born 1937) worked for 17 years on the front line as truck driver, crane operator and on-site supervisor for installation and relocation projects. During those years he noticed that the companies involved were coordinated badly, if at all.

He detected this market niche and founded “BAUBERGER” as a sole proprietorship together with his wife Barbara. Specialized as a general contractor in machinery transports, crane work, and installation projects. Barbara worked as a scheduler in the company. Initially, their living room served as the office.


September 14, 2024

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