Karl Fischer Jr remembers that the first Fendt tractor in his company was a tool carrier (GT) fitted with a 1,300-litre water tank at the front and a sweeper mounted at the rear, which was used for cleaning work on construction sites. The 45-hp machine bought 35 years ago still runs today. It was probably even the first GT in construction,” he laughs. His grandfather, Karl Fischer, founded the company in Weilheim-Teck in 1927. He started with contracting services, such as combining and transporting lumber. The services offered were continually expanded. First, this included construction work on the Autobahn as well as gravel and sand transport. “My grandfather was in captivity as a prisoner of war for a long time. He died in 1959, just half a year after he returned home. His wife and two sons, that means my father, who was 18 years old at that time, and his brother took over the management of the business and built up the company,” he reports. Today the diversified company has a team of specialists available to provide solutions for even the most unusual tasks: experienced logisticians, environmental experts, mechanics, engineers and technicians.