PALFINGER: Delivering the Highest Quality through APQP4Wind Standards


Meeting high quality standards is top priority at PALFINGER MARINE. Since June 2023, these standards have also been confirmed through membership of APQP4Wind. This shows at a glance that customers can rely on PALFINGER MARINE to deliver solutions and services of guaranteed – and in the usual – quality for the wind industry.


PALFINGER has consistently maintained its global position as a leading, innovative technology company in the field of crane and lifting solutions – by using cutting-edge technologies and ensuring continuously high quality of solutions and services over their entire life cycle. To secure and expand this level of quality, PALFINGER MARINE works together with the most competent partners around the world. Since June 2023, this now includes APQ4Wind, a non-profit organization that proactively sets standards across the industry in preventive quality assurance for the wind industry.


The highest quality in the wind power sector
PALFINGER MARINE's membership of APQP4Wind offers existing and future customers the assurance that products and services meet the high quality standard of the globally recognized organization. This standard drives sustainable and continuous improvement of the quality of products and services along the entire value chain. APQP4Wind training courses are essential in this context: They raise the established quality assurance training for already specialized PALFINGER employees to an even higher level to guarantee customers the best available service.


Growth through assured quality
In order to simplify and strengthen cooperation between customers, manufacturers and suppliers, APQP4Wind has created a reference framework for the industry. APQP4Wind stands for a common quality assurance methodology for the wind industry. Ultimately, it reduces the costs of ensuring quality and providing energy, while significantly lowering the risk of errors when rolling out new developments and components. At the same time, it promotes the improvement of product quality planning, which supports profitable growth. “APQP4Wind membership makes it easier for us at PALFINGER MARINE to work together with other leading providers in the wind industry. Thanks to the joint network, we can now react even faster and, above all, with future focus to developments in the industry,” says Gunther Fleck, Vice President Sales & Service Region Marine at PALFINGER.




The international mechanical engineering company PALFINGER is the world's leading provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. As a global partner for pioneering and reliable deck equipment and lifesaving appliances, PALFINGER MARINE supplies high-quality products to fulfill standardized and customized demands. Supported worldwide by a network of experienced and skilled specialists, we provide flexible and efficient service solutions. Our portfolio gives a competitive edge for customers in the maritime and offshore industry.



PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With around 12,700 employees (without contingent workers.), more than 30 manufacturing sites and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitalization along the entire production and value chain. 

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2023 achieved record revenue of EUR 2.45 billion.

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Eva-Maria Wimmer | Marketing & Communication | PALFINGER MARINE
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