We build tractors.
VOLK is a family-owned company based in Southern Germany. We build and produce tractors for internal transport tasks in the industrial sector, as well as for baggage and cargo handling at airports. Our products are used all over the world. In aluminum plants in North America, as well as at airports in Asia. Needless to say, they’re also used by many renowned customers in Germany and Europe.
The one thing that unites our employees across all departments is the unconditional passion for what we do. This enthusiasm motivates us each and every day to put all of our energy, our creativity, and our expertise into continuously developing and improving our products, and to help our customers accomplish their transport tasks in an efficient and cost-effective way.
We firmly believe that innovative, high-quality products that are tailored to the customer’s requirements are the key to this.
Innovation. For decades.
Our aim is to always be one step ahead when it comes to technology. Numerous patent applications and many innovation awards prove that we mean business. What is even more important to us is the opinion of our customers, who are gaining a competitive edge in their logistics processes thanks to our innovative products.
In 1995, we were the first European tow tractor manufacturer to use AC technology as standard. In 2009, we were one of the first manufacturers in our industry to test a fuel cell tractor in regular baggage handling operations at a major European hub airport. In 2017 we added modern lithium-ion batteries to our product range. And at present, we are conducting successful practical tests with autonomous baggage tugs at one of the largest German airports. Once again we are among the pioneers.
To identify and leverage innovation opportunities at an early stage, we’ve built up cooperative relationships with customers, suppliers, and research institutes. Together with project partners such as Fraunhofer IAO, the University of Stuttgart, German Aerospace Research Center (DLR) and Stuttgart Airport, we regularly carry out research projects to get innovations off the ground. “Next generation traction” is not just a slogan, it is part of our DNA.
Quality and precision.
Down to the detail.
Our tractors are made in Germany. We only use high-quality materials and components. Even in places where you will only notice this after many years. Our employees are highly skilled and absolute experts in their respective areas. Even more importantly, they are passionate about their work. Passionate about everything they do.
Our quality management system is certified by TÜV Süd according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.
When developing and designing products, our design engineers use the latest 3D design, calculation, and simulation programs. But none of this would amount to anything without the valuable experience gained from millions of operating hours in practice.
Tailor-made solutions. As standard.
The unique breadth and depth of our product range enables us to offer our customers a tailor-made solution for all horizontal transport tasks. There is no other tow tractor manufacturer in the world that offers its customers such a comprehensive range of products. On the basis of our standard range, solutions for payloads of 0.3 to 150 tons can be realized. Depending on the operating conditions and requirements, you can choose freely between electric, diesel, hybrid, or LPG drive.
Should we ever not have the right product for you in our range, then we’ll build it for you. Even as a unique specimen. That’s our promise.
VOLK Fahrzeugbau GmbH
88339 Bad Waldsee
+49 7524 9709 0