Prangl and Still are now starting a group-wide cooperation in Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Slovakia.
Wikipedia describes a cooperation as "a purposeful interaction of two systems in order to achieve a common goal". This strategic partnership aims to achieve nationwide market penetration.
Still is one of the leading suppliers of forklift trucks and intralogistics solutions. With around 9,000 employees worldwide and four production facilities in Germany, Italy and France, Still has enjoyed international success for many years. With its 6 locations in Austria and 10 in Central and Eastern Europe, Prangl significantly complements Still's network. Together they will harness synergies in various areas.
The cooperation will allow Prangl to access the entire Still product range (approx. 4,000 machines throughout Europe). By coupling technical knowledge, sales strength and equipment resources, new market entries can be facilitated and additional market opportunities tapped. The common goal is to increase capacity utilisation as well as achieve optimum compensation of equipment bottlenecks. This strategic partnership will significantly expand Prangl's fleet, not only in Austria but also in all companies located in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, the state-of-the-art technology can always be accessed. Almost all forklifts are offered with heated cabins.
Special operations can now be handled with greater efficiency. Thanks to access to Still's Europe-wide network, a large number of major projects can now be carried out simultaneously - and with the well-known Prangl quality. Of course, reaction times and flexibility will also increase on both sides. Both parties expect to gain additional customers over the medium term. Since both companies highly value customer satisfaction, maximising customer benefits is the explicit goal of this cooperation.
Emergencies are also covered: in addition to Prangl's state-of-the-art workshop network, access is now also available to Still's comprehensive service network (50 mobile technicians in Austria). In case of breakdowns, fast reaction times are therefore also ensured.