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From jack to AGV

Our common history

Our common history

In 100 years, not only our industrial trucks have made distance, but also we as a company. Along the way, there have always been new forks leading in new directions. Our wealth of experience and our passion for individual industrial trucks have always guided us - yesterday, today and also in the future.

Our common history


Hermann Genkinger establishes a repair workshop in Münsingen and begins in parallel with the manufacture of pumps and jacks.


After World War 2, his son Lothar Genkinger rebuilds production and manufactures jacks as well as lifts for motorcycles.


Lothar Genkinger develops the first warp beam lift truck. Via the textile industry, the Genkinger company enters the field of conveying and lifting technology.


Start of production of pallet lifting equipment for industry. Storage technology is still an important mainstay for Genkinger today.


After the death of Lothar Genkinger, his son-in-law Dieter Schulze and daughter Irmgard Bütterlin-Genkinger jointly took over the management of the company.


Presentation of the first fully automatic fabric beam changer and semi-automatic vehicle for rapid article change on a weaving machine at the International Textile Machinery Fair in Hanover


Expansion of the program to include add-on masts and vehicles for manufacturers of automated guided vehicles (AGVs)


Involvement of HUBTEX and change of name to Genkinger-HUBTEX GmbH


With the new managing director Richard Ludwig, the distribution channels of Genkinger and HUBTEX will separate at the end of the year.


  • blechnet Award for the Coil Transporter in the Handling Technology/Robotics
  • category
  • Further sales location: Genkinger  Inc./USA


New product presentations at LogiMAT in Stuttgart and CeMAT in Hanover: 

  • Electric multi-directional sideloaders
  • Electric heavy-duty reach truck
  • Electric walking fork lift truck

Formation as Genkinger GmbH with the addition of "Material Handling" 
Expansion of the company location


New special solutions:

  • EFY
  • EE-KHH R5
  • Spinning can transporter


Takeover of bAKA Handling Solutions GmbH

  • New: ESY-S
  • Entry in FTS


Temporary brand name: Genkinger-bAKA


For the 100-year company anniversary, new appearance of all areas under one roof: GENKINGER