Time for a change at 85: J.E. Oswalt on the road with Goldhofer

STHP/SL 10 in operation. Photograph by Oswalt
At 85 you are not too old for a change. That has just been proven by J.E. Oswalt & Sons of Batesburg, South Carolina (SC), a traditional big player in the US transport industry. For the first time in the company’s long history, the heavy-duty specialist, who has been on the road in the southeastern states of the US since 1927, has turned to Goldhofer for innovative transport equipment. The company’s owner David Oswalt and his team can now handle big jobs with a THP/SL heavy-duty modular system from Goldhofer plus the necessary accessories like intermediate decks, trailers packages and gooseneck.

Time for a change at 85: J.E. Oswalt on the road with GoldhoferSTHP/SL 6 in operation. Photograph by Oswalt

David Oswalt, grandson of the company’s founder Julian Earl Oswalt Sr, was so impressed by the debut of his first ten Goldhofer axle lines that he quickly placed a follow-up order. “We handle jobs for several of the world’s biggest conglomerates in the energy industry. So we obviously need the best transport equipment available on the market today; there is no room for compromise,” says David Oswalt, who sees a twin benefit from his partnership with Goldhofer. “With Goldhofer’s high-end systems, we can guarantee professional, precise, safe and fast handling of our customers’ jobs, and at the same time enhance our image as professional partners for heavy haulage and lift and rigging operations.”

The people at Goldhofer in Memmingen are also very pleased with the new partnership: “It is never too late to change over to Goldhofer and we are obviously delighted that J.E. Oswalt has taken the big step. That is a signal to the whole transport industry in North America,” says Stefan Fuchs, CEO of Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft.

J.E. Oswalt & Sons

J.E. Oswalt & Sons is a family-owned business from Batesburg, South Carolina, USA, with more than 85 years of experience in the transport industry. Its roots go back to house-moving operations starting in 1927. With success on the market place and continuous growth over the decades, J.E. Oswalt subsequently expanded into heavy haulage and also made a name for itself in the heavy lift and rigging industries. Today the company specializes in heavy haulage with payloads of more than 50 tons over distances averaging about 200 miles (322 kilometers) in the south eastern states of the US. Its customers are mainly in mining, manufacturing, power utilities and marine equipment.

Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft

Goldhofer is one of the world market leaders for transport equipment in the field of general and heavy-duty road haulage and oversized cargo transportation. With a full and technologically mature range of products, Goldhofer meets an extremely wide variety of needs in almost every transport situation. In the Goldhofer plant on some 100,000 square meters of grounds, more than 650 employees work on innovative transport solutions and produce perfectly engineered vehicles for payloads varying between 25 and more than 10,000 tons for demanding customers around the world. The history of Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft goes back to 1705. In 2013 Goldhofer acquired Schopf Maschinenbau GmbH, thus further expanding its product portfolio to include the fields of civil and military aviation.