Johann Förster establishes the Förster Transport Company in 1946. In the early days he is traveling on horseback to transport flour from the mills of Marchfeld to Vienna. But soon the first truck comes into action.
Son Robert joins the company: After completing his Higher School Certificate at a commercial academy in Vienna, Robert joins the company in 1986. He is responsible for the vehicle fleet and the further evolution of the company in the future.
In 2003 the Förster Company is taking over fine distribution for its client Daily Service in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland. A second location becomes necessary because of sudden need for extra space, a handling hall as well as the availability for more infrastructure of cooling devices.
In 2003, telematics-systems are being installed in all vehicles and cooling devices. This benefits not only disposition - which can be carried out in a more efficient way - but also a better-controlled refrigeration chain. The Förster Company also invests in an online portal that is individually designed to fit the clients’ needs.
In 2009 we are opening a warehouse for a countrywide distribution of dressing materials including its transport from German production sites to Austria. At the same time we are shifting our existing computer system to a new system with the purpose of linking it to SAP systems. We are also adapting our company design the very same year.
In 2010 we are strongly investing in the infrastructure on the main location in Groß-Enzersdorf. Concrete lots with heavy current power connectors and a ramp for cross docking are being set up. These measures enable us to merge the two company sites in Groß-Enzersdorf.
In 2014 Robert Förster jun. is working at Californian 4PL company Freight Management Inc. After his return, a cooperation is being established where both sides support each other regarding their logistics reports. The Förster Freight Management GmbH company is being established to provide IT services for internal and external clients.
In 2016 we are taking over the Pircher&Pircher which was established in 1992 and today consists of 14 vehicles and 20 employees. Pircher is the leading expert for forklift transportation in Austria. The company location in Lieboch near Graz as well as the company name remain.