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1999 - Foundation of the High and Heavy division

65 Years MOSOLF - Milestones of automotive logistics

In the course of the 1990s, the transport of agricultural and construction machinery, and of utility vehicles and special vehicles as well, was a constantly growing business segment for Mosolf. Forklifts, minibuses, trucks, combine harvesters, wheel loaders, tractors… With its high-performance fleet of around 100 special vehicles of various models, Mosolf is able to handle challenging special transports anywhere in Europe. ‘Some of these machines weigh up to 25 tons! Those are truly impressive dimensions’, explains Michael Geisinger, who has run the company’s High & Heavy division for about 20 years. Like many of his colleagues on the management level, Geisinger came into the company as an apprentice in 1977 and gained experience in various fields of activity before taking over direction of the High & Heavy division. ‘Actually, I had always worked in the passenger car division before’, Geisinger relates. ‘When we had one of our strategy meetings with Dr. Mosolf in the mid-1990s, there was a vacancy at the head of the High & Heavy division. Dr. Mosolf looked in my direction and said: ‘That would be something for you! You’re very versatile, after all.’ That was uncharted territory for me, but I accepted the challenge. In the years that followed, my team and I completely reorganized the division, so that today our customers include the major manufacturers of agricultural machines and utility vehicles.’

And that’s not all: Thanks to its network, Mosolf is able to do business throughout Europe, reacting quickly and flexibly to the current needs of any national market. ‘Over the course of my professional life the distances have become much greater’, notes Geisinger. ‘Today our drivers deliver machines to Bulgaria, for instance, and then load new cargo in Croatia on the way back, which they transport to Spain. In no time at all, you’ve got a route 5,000 kilometres long. As a consequence of globalization, conditions have changed. Competition has become much tougher. And we have to face this challenge day after day.’