Since its foundation in 1937, the owner-run Finsterwalder Group has developed into a modern and innovative, medium-sized provider of logistics services. Short response times and decision-making processes, high flexibility and a razor-sharp focus on customer needs are not just empty slogans – they define the way we work at Finsterwalder.
More than 1700 people give their best day in, day out at numerous locations at home and abroad, helping us to master the logistical challenges confronting our clients.
A large personal fleet of trucks and drivers as well as contracted vehicles in long-term use, a European-wide general cargo network, ample storage space, competent logistics management, excellent rail connections and a wide range of other logistics services are the key to our success.
The most important milestones in our history at a glance:
Company founded by Eugen and Theresia Finsterwalder
Move to new premises in Kaufbeuren
Finsterwalder’s founder dies; his sons take over the running of the business
The company name is changed to Finsterwalder Spedition und Güterkraftverkehr GmbH
New branches are established in Halle and Merseburg following the acquisition of former state-owned motor traffic and chemical enterprises in East Germany
Expansion of the existing office building in Kaufbeuren; development of national and international transportation planning
New warehouse and logistics center opens in Mindelheim
Logistics business is expanded with the first outsourcing project
New subsidiary established for chemical logistics
Two more subsidiaries are founded: MIL Mitteldeutsche Industrie-Logistik GmbH and MKL Mitteldeutsche Kunststoff-Logistik GmbH
Finsterwalder is granted membership of the CargoLine network
Commercial activities previously shared between Schkopau and Merseburg are now concentrated in Halle
Acquisition of a new site in Türkheim and construction of the “A96 Business Park”
Finsterwalder is relocated to Türkheim; the company name is changed to Finsterwalder Transport & Logistik GmbH
Railport opens in Halle
The Finsterwalder fleet is expanded with 100 new long-distance trucks
Acquisition of the Venlo (Netherlands) and Tartu (Estonia) branches from Penske Logistics Europe, including the existing workforce and fleets. Michael Finsterwalder joins the Finsterwalder Group, now in the third generation
Finsterwalder moves from Marl to Gelsenkirchen as part of a capacity expansion strategy in the Ruhr District
New logistics center opens in Halle with 20,000 square meters of floor space
A company for leasing logistics personnel temporarily is set up at the Central German and Allgäu branches
Floor space at the logistics center in Halle is doubled to 48,000 square meters Capacity in Southern Germany is increased with an extra 15,000 extra storage locations
Acquisition of Logfillment GmbH & Co. KG, a fulfillment specialist in Southern Germany
Klaus Finsterwalder, Managing Partner
Owner and Managing Partner of the Finsterwalder Group.
Michael Finsterwalder, General Manager
General Manager of the Finsterwalder Group.