60 years of company loyalty and 75 years of company history

GK Grünenfelder celebrates one anniversary after another: Seven long-serving employees were honored in Kriessern and Pratteln for their loyalty to the company. But that’s not the only reason to celebrate – this year the vehicle manufacturer also turns 75.

In 2022, a total of seven GK Grünenfelder employees celebrated a round company anniversary – four of them at the branch office in Pratteln and three at the headquarters in Kriessern. Shortly before the turn of the year, they were honored by the management for their many years of service. In total, the jubilarians toasted 60 years of service. “We are extremely proud to be able to thank such a large number of long-serving employees each year,” says CEO Philippe Köppel. “Without them, our company would not be where it is today.”

At its headquarters in Pratteln, GK Grünenfelder honored Jean-Luc Grau (5 years), Thierry Finck (5 years), Michel Tschill (5 years) and Philippe Hengy (15 years), four employees who celebrated a milestone anniversary in 2022.
At the headquarters in Kriessern, Eva Kömlöi (5 years), Andreas Forter (10 years) and Karin Langenegger (15 years) celebrated their round company anniversary.
CEO of GK Grünenfelder Philippe Köppel is looking forward to an anniversary year full of highlights.

Vehicle manufacturer for 75 years

But that is not the only reason for joy: This year, GK Grünenfelder celebrates its 75th birthday. The family-owned company wants to use the anniversary year to look back together with its employees and customers on a long and eventful company history – a journey that began as a blacksmith’s shop and led GK Grünenfelder to become Switzerland’s leading vehicle manufacturer.

On the occasion of its anniversary, however, the company would like to look to the future in particular: “GK Grünenfelder has been an integral part of the Swiss commercial vehicle industry for 75 years – this consistency speaks for itself,” says Köppel. However, the long tradition alone is not a success factor. “Mutability is in our DNA.” Freight transport of the future needs new approaches to mobility. That is why GK has set itself the goal of designing innovative transport solutions for a sustainable future. “My team and I are excited about an anniversary year with many highlights and I look forward to continuing to lead GK into the future.”

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