Baumann has almost 50 years of experience in development, design and production of industrial vehicles. Our award-winning industrial sideloaders are recognised around the world as brand leaders, offering exemplary performance.

Since 1969, Baumann has remained privately owned and based at our specialised manufacturing facility in Cavaion, on the shores of Lake Garda. A family company to this day, Baumann now sells its 3 to 50 tonnes sideloaders worldwide through 106 dealers in 76 countries. Thanks to a qualified sales and aftersales service network we provide professional technical support, training and parts supply to our customers and distributors the world over.

We have a proud and distinguished history, combining a generation of engineering expertise with modern craftmanship and a spirit of innovation. Our in-house design team first developed and produced a machine for PRM over a decade ago.

We began collaborating on ground support equipment when we worked with Lufthansa Leos and Catcon to produce the first sideloader-based trucks. Whilst this type of equipment is still on the market, our experience with raising and transporting materials led us to look at new and better ways of providing safer, smoother and more practical ways to transport PRM and VIP passengers.

Our starting point for the PaxLift was comfort, convenience and reliability. “We saw a need for a high quality passenger cabin with lifting capacity from ground level up to 8,000mm,” says managing director, Klaus Pirpamer, “something which offers easy access and great manoeuvrability to reach the airplane door, and is in keeping with the Baumann ethos of quality and reliability.”

Technical director, Riccardo Bove, masterminded the company’s latest award, the 2016 FLTA Award for Innovation Excellence, and helped develop the new thinking behind the PaxLift. Says Riccardo: “Our previous experience in aircraft ground support and our work with industrial equipment gave us the insights to design the next generation ‘Ambulift’. One that gives precise control and maximum comfort within a small footprint – just 2,500mm wide, and 3,100mm high when lowered.”

Having exhibited at ground support equipment and airport passenger transport events on both sides of the Atlantic, the dedicated design and high lifting capacities (up to 2,000kg) has created surprisingly high interest for PaxLift. Other key benefits include:

  • All wheel steer & integrated suspension.
  • Space for minimum six wheelchair passengers with assistants.
  • Extremely compact, with a small turning radius.
  • Comfortable, fast & smooth.

Our philosophy of high service levels, world class industrial vehicles and reliable innovation neatly fits the needs of the airline and GSE industries. We understand that safety and the punctual departure of the aircraft is paramount.

With a tighter turning circle, clearer view and smaller footprint, we believe the PaxLift is the safest option available. A choice of three or four lifting columns, with integrated suspension, makes the operation fast and smooth, whilst the hydraulically powered steering axle ensures continuous reliability and performance.

Standard trucks are fitted with a Stage 4 Final Diesel engine, electric trucks are manufactured upon request.

As a purpose-built machine, rather than an adapted commercial vehicle, Baumann ensures the right level of engineering technology.

The design concept is not changed, adapted or compromised to achieve the right level of operability.

The result is better value, a reliable service period and faster return on investment. We also avoid the inherent problems associated with adapted PRM vehicles, such as chain maintenance, slow loading times and uncomfortable, often manually intensive, experiences for passengers.