A picture from the past: A Wagert work platform being pulled by an off-road vehicle.

The history of Wagert Arbeitsbühnen

It all started with a 13 metre trailer-mounted work platform


Rolf and Irene Wagert founded the company in Bayreuth in 1983. Both started with a 13 metre high trailer-mounted work platform. The first lorry-mounted work platform was purchased at the end of the year.

The picture shows two photographs of the first working platforms in use on the left and two newspaper adverts for Wagert Arbeitsbühnenvermietung on the right.
Trailer working platform in use and advertising in the press from the 80s


Three years later, the company expanded and opened a hire station in Weiden in der Oberpfalz. This was quickly followed by the purchase of another 27 metre high lorry-mounted work platform.

Three different photographs show the Wagert working platforms in action.
The first working platforms in use


Due to the increased need for space, the company acquired a plot of land in the Bayreuth industrial estate. Within a short space of time, an office building with an adjoining hall was constructed and the company headquarters moved to its current location in Weiherstraße.

On the left is a photograph of the new Wagert company building from a bird's eye view and on the right is a front view of the new building with three Wagert work platforms in front of it.
Construction of the company headquarters in Bayreuth


In order to meet customer requirements even better, the vehicle fleet was expanded to include scissor lifts, articulated telescopes and a 32 metre high truck-mounted work platform. The first low-loader articulated lorry was purchased to transport the work platforms.

Picture of the first Wagert low-loader semi-trailer. It is loaded with three scissor lifts.
Low loader articulated lorry


After the fall of the Berlin Wall, two more rental stations were opened in Zwickau and Dresden.

The picture shows the Wagert rental station in Zwickau on the left and the Wagert rental station in Dresden on the right.
New station in Zwickau (left) and Dresden (right)


Another new hire station was opened in Obertraubling near Regensburg.

The Wagert rental station in Obertraubling during the construction phase.
Beginnings in Obertraubling


Wagert was the first work platform hire company in Europe to receive ISO certification, which even then documented the highest quality and reliability. Uli Wagert, son of Rolf and Irene Wagert, joined the family business as an active member of the management team.

Black and white photograph of the presentation of the certification.
First ISO certification


This year, the fleet was expanded to include the first truck-mounted working platform with a working height of 60 metres. In the meantime, over 500 machines of various types have been offered to customers.

A Wagert lorry-mounted working platform with a working height of 60 m in use for maintenance work on mobile phone antennas attached to a wind turbine.
First 60 metre truck-mounted working platform


A new hire station was opened in Nuremberg to increase the company's presence even further. The customer base continued to grow, which is why the company was already working on new expansion plans.

Bird's eye view of the Wagert rental station in Nuremberg.
Aerial view in Nuremberg


Two years later, an additional station was set up in Sonneberg. The aim was to be able to optimally serve customers in Thuringia and northern Franconia.

Exterior shot of the Wagert rental station in Sonneberg.
Branch in Sonneberg


Opening of the workshop and training centre in Bindlach.

Bird's eye view of the new Wagert training centre in Bindlach near Bayreuth.


Rolf Wagert dies far too early. The company is continued by his wife Irene and their son Uli Wagert.

Photography by Rolf Wagert
Company founder Rolf Wagert


There had been a location in Bamberg since 2002, which had become too small over the years. In 2015, a plot of land was acquired in Kronacher Straße, and the newly built rental station was opened in 2016.

Bird's eye view of the Wagert hire station in Bamberg.
New opening in Bamberg


The Nuremberg North pick-up station was opened in April 2018. The station is managed by the tried-and-tested Wagert team from Nuremberg. The company also celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2018. With long-standing employees, some of whom have been with the company for over 30 years, Wagert is positioned as a strong employer in the region.

Wagert working platform on the company premises in Nuremberg North
Rental station in Nuremberg North


New opening of the Wagert hire centre in Rudolstadt.

A photo of the rental station in Rudolstadt
Rental station in Rudolstadt


We celebrate 40 years of Wagert.

40 years Wagert logo

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