40 years of Fliegl - 40.000 Euro

Auction in favour of the José Carreras Leukaemia Foundatio

Applause went up when upon fall of the wooden hammer, Josef Fliegl, General Manager of Fliegl Agrartechnik, accepted the highest bid: Urs Ledermann of Serco Landtechnik AG prevailed in the auction of the last Black Panther push-off trailer from Fliegl’s limited anniversary edition over persistent other bidders who pushed up the set starting price of 30.000 € to 40.000 €. Fliegl will donate the complete proceeds of the auction to the José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation.

Around 400 guests attended the reception given by Fliegl at the Agritechnica trade fair in Hanover last Tuesday evening in order to find out about new products, exchange views and information and to witness how the last trailer of the “ASW Black Panther” series changed hands. This event marked the conclusion of Fliegl’s anniversary year 2015 in which the world’s largest producer of agricultural trailers celebrated its 40th anniversary. In front of an international audience – amongst others, trading partners from 38 countries were present - Josef Fliegl jun. looked back to the pioneering years in the 1970s during which his father Josef Fliegl sen. laid the foundation for the nowadays globally operating family business. “From the beginning, the direct dialogue with farmers was important to him. He wanted to offer new solutions for practical applications which stood out from the rest.” One of the most significant innovations of the past four decades is the patented push-off technology which is why the Black Panther Limited Edition was produced on the occasion of the anniversary - with black special painting, silver panther design, versatile special equipment and with a customized nameplate including the signatures of Josef Fliegl sen., Josef Fliegl jun. as well as of his son Andreas who, representing the third generation, is currently completing an apprenticeship training at the company’s headquarters in Mühldorf am Inn.

The demand for the Black Panthers was huge. However, the quantity remains limited to 40.

After 39 sold vehicles, the 40th is now going to be delivered to Switzerland - to Fliegl’s importer Serco Landtechnik from Oberbipp, Canton of Bern. „We were immediately fascinated by the Panther“ Urs Ledermann, Serco sales manager, said after the auction in favour of the José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation in which he submitted the highest bid. „The 40.000 € are well invested. We are definitely not going to sell the vehicle just like that but will think about how we can display our Black Panther push-off trailer in a stylish way.“

Fliegl Agrartechnik would like to thank everybody who joined the bidding for the limited push-off trailer and thus supported a good cause!