Elisabeth Cosmatos      Thu, 18/02/2021





this week we speak with Bernd Schwengsbier,

Managing Director, SCHEUERLE - TII Group, Germany




Bernd started his career in 1977 as an apprentice at Scheuerle in different departments. Throughout his career he has been Head of Service, Head of Order Processing and Project Manager. 

He has been in charge of sales for Asia, USA & South America. He has specialized in heavy transport logistics in steel mills and shipyards and has taken part in the development of dedicated transport vehicles for shipyards, the basis for modular shipbuilding.

For the past 14 years, Bernd is the Managing Director of TII Sales, the sales organization of the TII Group (SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS, KAMAG, TIIGER). He is also a member of the board of TII Group. 



Tell us about SCHEUERLE. Who owns the company?

SCHEUERLE is part of the Transporter Industry International Group (TII Group). The TII Group belongs to the German Rettenmaier entrepreneurial family and is a globally active manufacturer of heavy-duty and special vehicles. It is comprised of the SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS, KAMAG and TIIGER brands, and has a workforce of around 900 employees.

We are the world market leader for heavy-duty vehicles with hydraulic pendulum axles. We hold the current world record of transporting over 17,000 tonnes of extremely heavy loads on vehicles.

Where are your offices located?

Our offices are located in Germany, France and India. The companies are represented all over the world with partners and offices in China and Russia.

What is SCHEUERLE's specialty and service range?

With our innovative vehicles for logistics yards, public roads and industrial areas, we support our customers – from transport and logistics, building industry, plant engineering, air and space travel, shipbuilding, through to energy, steel and mining – for realizing a wide range of complex transport tasks.

The TII Group focuses on product quality and innovations for the future of heavy-duty transportation mobility. The TII Group delivers equipment to over 50 countries and provides our well known services all over the world 24/7. One of our specialties is the know-how, expertise, engineering and production in unrivalled quality of specialized and low series heavy transport equipment.

Our customers see us as a technology leader for a wide range of industries and applications like wind offshore, wind onshore, shipyard industry, space industry, aviation industry, defense, heavy road transportation, logistics terminal trucks, AGV Technology, electric driven heavy equipment, oil & gas industry, modular heavy transport, standard road market, metallurgy industry, nuclear industry, mining industry and many more.

What is your advantage against competition? Why do you stand out?

Our advantage is the experience and technical leading know-how of over 150 years in all relevant industries - combined with modern engineering and manufacturing skills. This enables the TII Group to provide top class quality, technology, safety and reliability. Our vehicles combine long operation life with low operating costs for our clients.

What made you join the industry?

Being 44 years with the company, it is the special niches that we are proud to serve, the fascination of technology that never makes you bored. I do get deep insights into all aspects of heavy transport and last but not least: the great people working in that industry thrill me. We all share the same fascination.

What was the impact that COVID-19 brought to your business?

In 2020, we increased our turnover and profit, since we serve a wide range of diverse industries. In terms of reduced travelling, exhibitions and conferences being cancelled or postponed, certainly had an impact on our companies too. Some markets like aviation came literally to a standstill, so investments had to be postponed.

Who should be approached in SCHEUERLE for inquiries?

My team and me are happy to serve our current and future customers. You can find your specific contact partner on our website www.tii-group.com