Buckle up – it’s time to lift-off!

As a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government and the canton of Zurich have decided to invest in the production capacity of face mask machines.

BAUBERGER was therefore commissioned  in the course of www.luftbruecke.ch to organize the transport of two face mask machines (approx. 60m3) for Autefa AG and material for the production of face masks (another approx. 60m3) for FLAWA Consumer GmbH from China to Switzerland.

For this machine transport – the first as part of www.luftbruecke.ch – an aircraft was chartered from Swiss, which loaded the material in Shanghai and delivered it to Zurich.

The coordination of the on-time delivery of the materials and machines in China, the customs processing and the security check on site in Shanghai were extremely demanding. Since the transport was carried out in a passenger plane, the load had to fit into the narrow cargo bay (a machine part had to be redesigned for this), or be divided into suitable packages so that they could be loaded in the passenger compartment.

After landing in Zurich, the material was loaded onto trucks from BAUBERGER and Welti-Furrer and (with police escort) transported to FLAWA in Flawil. The last two parts of the machine had to be lifted through the facade to the upper floor by crane, since they did not fit in the goods lift in the building.


About FLAWA Consumer GmbH

FLAWA Consumer GmbH – as a European subsidiary of the U.S. Cotton Group – develops and produces cotton products as well as innovative fresh soles for numerous Swiss, European and American retailers in Flawil SG (Switzerland).


About Autefa Solutions Switzerland AG

Autefa Solutions Switzerland, part of the Autefa Solutions Group, delivers thermobonding ovens and dryers. Autefa Solutions is a full line supplier for carded- crosslapped nonwovens lines, needlepunch nonwoven lines, spunlace lines and thermobonding lines. The company combines experts of the former companies Fehrer, F.O.R, OCTIR, AUTEFA and Strahm.


Special equipment

  • Airbus A340
  • Truck-crane 78mt
  • Trucks and trailers with cantilever lifts


Reto, David, Bruno and Samuel
Swiss World Cargo
Kantonspolizei Zürich



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