History

Continuous development

The story of our business began upon its foundation in 1937, and today we have developed into a modern, medium-sized transportation and logistics service provider. Here are the most important turning points and milestones in our history:
 
1937 Foundation of the company as an individual enterprise by Eugen and Theresia Finsterwalder
1953 Move to the Kaufbeuren premises
1986 Death of the Finsterwalder founder, Eugen Finsterwalder
1987 Management is passed on to Eugen Finsterwalder’s sons. The company's name is changed to "Finsterwalder Spedition und Güterkraftverkehr GmbH"
1990 Re-establishment of the Finsterwalder Transport und Logistik GmbH in Merseburg and Halle through the acquisition of former state-owned motor traffic and chemical enterprises in Eastern Germany
1994 New development of an office building in Kaufbeuren and the extension of national and international transportation arrangements
1996 Launch of the Mindelheim distribution centre
1997 Extension of the logistics business area through a first outsourcing project
2000 Klaus Finsterwalder becomes managing partner
Foundation of the subsidiary c-logistics GmbH
2002 Foundation of the subsidiaries MIL Mitteldeutsche Industrie-Logistik GmbH and MKL Mitteldeutsche Kunststoff-Logistik GmbH 
Membership granted to the CargoLine Network
2004 The administrative staff moves from Merseburg and Schkopau to the new company premises in Halle
2005 Acquisition of the new company premises in Türkheim and the foundation of the A96 business park
2006 Relocation of the Kaufbeuren location to the A96 business park in Türkheim
The company`s name is changed to Finsterwalder Transport & Logistik GmbH
2007 Launch of the Halle Railport
Site extension to Marl
2008 Number of employees crosses the "800 mark"
2010 Investment of 100 additional new trucks
2011 Acquisition of locations Venlo (Netherlands) and Tartu (Estonia) from Penske Logistics Europe. All 108 employees and all 60 trucks were taken over.
2014 Opening logistics center in Halle / Saale with 20,000 m² of space.
2015 Number of employees crosses the "1.000 mark"
2016 Finsterwalder extends the service portfolio and now offers temporary workforce for logistics personnel at their sites in “Mitteldeutschland” and “Allgäu”
2018 Expansion of the logistics center in Halle/Saale on 48,000 sqm of logistics space
Firmly rooted in the tradition of a family-owned business, the Finsterwalder of today is a modern and forward-looking logistics enterprise.

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