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.”
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.”