Steeplechase with 73 tons

The installation of a 73-ton press at Josef Hafner GmbH & Co. KG Stanz- und Umformtechnik in southern Germany required a great deal of effort. On the first day of the job, the press was tilted with the help of lifting equipment so that the remaining oil could run out. After the weekend, the press with the lifting equipment was loaded onto the transport vehicle.

To prepare for this, a BAUBERGER team travelled to Wellendingen at the same time, where they moved a 32-ton press to a new location. Once the new press and all the auxiliary material had arrived, it was unloaded with the help of the lifting columns and moved on its side over the first 30 metres.

Before reaching the actual installation site, the press had to be tilted 90° to the side so that it could be moved through the very limited space and low room height; in the hall where it was to be positioned, it was placed on its side again before being erected correctly and placed on its new foundation – with each step, the lifting equipment had to be dismantled, moved and reassembled.

After 3 days, the press was positioned in its new location and commissioning could start according to plan.

About Josef Hafner

For 75 years the company Josef Hafner GmbH & Co. KG Stanz- und Umformtechnik, based in Wellendingen in southern Germany, has been producing punching, bending and deep-drawn components for countless national and international customers that are active in a wide range of sectors, such as automotive, air-conditioning and ventilation technology, aerospace and electrical industries, magnetic and medical technology, and the sensor technology industry. The company employs over 100 people and has a modern tool shop as well as a production facility with a very well-equipped high-tech machine park.

Special equipment

  • Volvo truck + trailer
  • Lifting columns
  • Forklift truck with crane arm
  • Various undercarriages
  • Assembly trucks


Hansjörg, Reto, Roland, Luzian + Roland Müller (Brunner Transport)


September 14, 2024

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