1989-1990
1989-1990

The firms Steindl Krantechnik and STEPA Farmkran GmbH are founded.

1995
1995

Development of the new HDC range

1998
1998

Move to new premises and start of production in the new factory in Elsbethen.

2006
2006

Development of the STEPA forestry cranes, log splitters and extension of the production facilities.

2015
2015

New PALFINGER EPSILON innovation center and assembling building and doubling of the assembling halls of STEPA

2020
2020

Move into two new builded floors in order to offer all employees an adequate workplace and to be prepared fur further growth.

The STEPA company

Our History

Founded in 1990, STEPA has become a leading company in the agricultural and forestry sector. We now have over 35 years of experience building cranes.


1989

The company Steindl Krantechnik is founded and starts producing overhead slewing cranes.


1990

STEPA Farmkran GmbH (Steindl-Palfinger) is founded and cranes are manufactured in the “Vogelweiderstraße” factory.


1993

Development of the first mobile crane with drive system and 3-wheel base unit.


1995

Development of the HDC series (compressive lifting cylinder) and end of distribution with Westring.


1998

Move to new premises and start of production in the new factory in Elsbethen.


1998

Construction of the first tractor crane for use in forestry.


2000

Expansion and transfer of the company PALFINGER EPSILON to the extended Elsbethen plant.


2002

Development of the first STEPA forestry trailers.


2006

Development of the STEPA forestry cranes, log splitters and extension of the production facilities.


2014

Presentation of the new hay crane generation modell 2015.


2015

Opening of the production facilities with an innovation center and new assembling hall for PALFINGER EPSILON and a doubling of the assembling halls for STEPA.


2016

Presentation of the new mobile crane generation modell 2016.


2017

Presentation of the new forestry trailers B and C series.


2018

Presentation of the new forestry trailer M series and expansion of the joystick controls for forestry cranes.


2020

Move into two new builded floors in order to offer all employees an adequate workplace and to be prepared fur further growth.