Then and now.

1869.


The company is founded in Vienna as a wheelwright’s shop and taken over before the turn of the century by Anton Dlouhy, the great-grandfather of the current CEO. The company has been 100% family-owned since then.

19th century.


The company mainly manufactures wheels, coaches and horse-drawn carriages.

1920ies.


The first car chassis are made, first in wood and later in metal.

1920ies.


The first car chassis are made, first in wood and later in metal.

1966.


Relocation to new premises, the current site in Vienna’s 16th district. Metal truck chassis and car repairs become the main business.

1966.


Relocation to new premises, the current site in Vienna’s 16th district. Metal truck chassis and car repairs become the main business.

1970ies.


Dlouhy makes a name for itself constructing emergency and special vehicles for the fire brigade.

1970ies.


Dlouhy makes a name for itself constructing emergency and special vehicles for the fire brigade.

1980ies.


The Puch G-ambulance enters the market and is even sent to Iraq.

1989.


The company receives a government award and since then can display the Austrian state emblem on company stationary.

1990.


Together with the customers, development of the first carbon-fibre escape chair which has been adapted and optimised regularly up to the present time and so continues to maintain its leading position in the market.

1990ies.


Dlouhy is able to establish itself on the European market and expand its product range with various special vehicles.

1999.


The company celebrates its 130th anniversary and establishes a trading office in Berlin in order to handle the German market.

1999.


In the same year, the company receives another award, the Innovation Prize for Design of the State of Lower Austria.

2001.


The current CEO, Martin Dlouhy, takes over the business from his father, Karl Dlouhy, and together with the second managing director, Rudolf Vobornik, assumes responsibility for the company.

2004.


Participation in various trade fairs and establishment of an export office in Bonn. Its opening sees a steady increase in exports, especially to Arab and south-eastern European countries.

2010.


The company celebrates its 140+1 anniversary with an outstanding party in the production halls in Tulln.

2010ies.


Exports of emergency vehicles increase strongly. South-East Asia becomes an interesting sales market. The company now offers more total solutions and focuses on automotive and medical technology in the services it offers.

2010ies.


Exports of emergency vehicles increase strongly. South-East Asia becomes an interesting sales market. The company now offers more total solutions and focuses on automotive and medical technology in the services it offers.

2010ies.


The premises in Vienna develop into an expert and service centre for wheelchair transporting vehicle conversions.

2014.


A dramatic year for the company. In Rudolf Vobornik, we lose a managing director who has been with the company for more than 40 years.

2014.


That same year, we celebrate our 145th anniversary and present “Service House”, our new service area.

2014


That same year, we celebrate our 145th anniversary and present “Service House”, our new service area.

2015


With some 130 employees at the Tulln and Vienna plants, we produce and supply more than 1,000 vehicles a year to meet customer requirements.

Today.


The Dlouhy family and its highly-qualified and motivated employees stand for commitment and know-how, plus fair and lasting partnerships.