High-ranking visitors at our headquarter

What an honour: On the occasion of the 555th anniversary of the St. Gallen-Appenzell Chamber of Commerce and Industry, around 20 guests from business and politics visited the GK headquarters in Kriessern.   CEO Philippe Köppel and Division Manager Refrigerated Vehicles Patrick Pfanner gave the visitors a concentrated load of vehicle construction expertise. On a one-hour […]

A transport solution that literally saves lives

They are there when the going gets tough - the emergency response teams. One of their core tasks is to provide assistance in the event of major fires. To ensure that water gets to where it is urgently needed quickly and efficiently, GK Grünenfelder manufactures 23 central axle trailers with a permanently installed water pressure […]

We weld with green energy

A new photovoltaic system is in operation on the roof of our production hall in Kriessern. This will enable us to generate more than half of our annual electricity consumption ourselves in the future. Since recently, we have not only been manufacturing high-quality transport solutions for road or rail, but also producing our own solar […]

GK receives certificate for innovative construction

Nobody can avoid decarbonisation today, knows Philippe Köppel, CEO of GK Grünenfelder. This week, the vehicle manufacturer from Kriessern received a certificate for its unique body systems, which were specially designed for Hyundai's hydrogen truck. But with this, the journey into the post-fossil future of mobility has only just begun.  What has long been proven […]

United we shape the future of mobility

GK Grünenfelder AG and Frech Hoch Nutzfahrzeuge AG follow the same path - we are merging together and will be operating on the market under the GK Grünenfelder brand with our 80 employees at two locations. The long-established vehicle manufacturer Frech Hoch, based in Pratteln, has already been operating as an independent company under the […]

GK refrigerated trailer - technology and innovation!

For a well-known customer, we were able to develop a new refrigerated trailer train that meets the highest requirements and standards. Speed and quality assurance are essential when transporting chilled food and other fresh goods. Accordingly, the requirements for the production of refrigerated trailer bodies are high. The benchmarks GK refrigerated trailer train with through-loading […]