Werk I (Ochtrup)

Die Inhaberfamilie

Christian, Bernhard und Bernd Schwartbeck


Werk II (Ochtrup)

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Trust in Quality

Fortuna is a family-run company from the region "Münsterland", which has been family owned since its foundation in the year 1946th. Fortuna has been known for decades for its innovative, high-quality products, as well as for its proximity to customers in the automotive industry. This commitment, it supports its customers a high quality product "Made in Germany" to provide, it is Fortuna for more than 60 years.

Top Quality arises when many years of experience coupled with high detail consciousness. Through the individual requirements of our customers, we always reach a common goal. The customer tells us his individual needs and we go there on him. Thereby our customer increases its effectiveness and at the same time his satisfaction - because it is his individual product.

Customers from various sectors such as agriculture, landscaping and subconrtactor give us their trust for decades. The reason for this is simple: Due to our many years of activity we not only know the possibilities and limitations of the design and manufacture of various trailers, we also know the daily work of our customers.

As a family Fortuna is aware of its responsibility, constantly - continue to improve in order represents its clients's a reliable partner for transport solutions to be - step by step.
Reliable - even after decades.

Performance over the usual standards to deliver the highest quality, is the philosophy of Fortuna. So it is no wonder that our products work reliably despite hard daily use for decades. Longest serving is a pendant made in 1955 with 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight: The vehicle with chassis number 1004 is still at a Ochtruper farmer in use.

Made in Germany - this is the future way.

More than 550 vehicles will be delivered every year and produced in Münsterland. The product range includes single and multiple axis among others Dreiseitenkipper, single and multiple axis swale and heavy-duty dump trucks, Pusher, cattle truck, hook lift trailer, truck - loaders, and trucks - Dreiseitenkipper.

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For more than 75 years: Confidence in Quality

From the outset, the idea was to build agricultural machinery, whose design was to be geared as exactly as possible to customers' needs and requirements. Company founder Bernhard Schwartbeck wanted to build innovative companions, which were to be distinguished by practical solutions and by an extremely long and reliable useful life. This vision drove the company founder to develop a new generation of agricultural machinery. To this day, Fortuna customers have been relying on the high production quality provided by the family business in Ochtrup, which is already in its third generation.

Since the first successful model, "Fortuna Special“, the company's innovative energy has been undiminished, leading it to produce, in a more than 70-year history, many innovations and improvements, without which it is impossible to imagine modern vehicle construction today.

The guiding principle "confidence in quality“ has been and still is the guarantee of sound business success. The basis for a successful future has roots that extend back far into the past:

1946 April 1st - 1st Generation

Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Schwartbeck founds "Bernhard Schwartbeck Agricultural Machinery“ in Ochtrup/Westphalia. This year sees the birth of the "Fortuna" brand.


The manure spreader "Fortuna Special“ conquers grasslands and fields, first in Münsterland and subsequently throughout Germany.


A two-side tipper is delivered to farmer Ostendorf in the Weiner farming community, where it is still being used today.

1960 - 1980

Agricultural machinery business and repair workshop for renowned brands like Lanz, MAN, Hanomag, Zetor, Same and John Deere extend the Fortuna range of services.

1982 - 2nd Generation

Master machine builder Bernhard Schwartbeck takes over the running of the business from his father. He systematically drives the production of agricultural machinery forward, ensuring more than competitive vehicles with numerous innovations.


Fortuna files an application for protection of utility models for the self-developed conical tipper bridge. At the same time, it creates the self-opening and self-closing tailgate. The development and production of special vehicles for industry and commerce enable the company to enter new business segments with success.


Fortuna, as an original equipment manufacturer, supplies the first industrial chassis frame to Doppstadt, thereby heralding the start of a business relationship that is successful for both parties and persists to this day.


The construction of another production plant in Ochtrup takes account of the increasing demand for Fortuna vehicles.


The 10,000th Fortuna vehicle, a two-axle three-side tipper of type K180, is delivered to the Tomberg family from Geldern/ Hartefeld.


By starting to operate a building constructed specifically for colouring, Fortuna adapts capacity to the increased production figures.


An extensive expansion of the production plant at the company's headquarters takes account of the increased demand.


The construction of a new final assembly plant provides further optimization of the production process.


The purchase of an additional production site in Ochtrup significantly expands capacities.


Erweiterung der Produktion am Werk - Schützenstraße durch den Bau einer neuen Produktionshalle

2012 - 3rd Generation

Bernd Schwartbeck (Dipl.-Wirt.Ing.) and Christian Schwartbeck (SFM) enter the family business.


Durch Ausweitung des Produktportfolios entsteht der größte Fortuna Muldenkipper vom Typ FTM 300 (Ladevolumen von ca. 58m³) seit Gründung.


The 15,000th Fortuna vehicle, a agriculture tipper type FTK 200/6.0, is delivered to the Oltschwager family from Osterstedt (Schleswig-Holstein).


Grundstückserweiterung am Werk II (Schützenstrasse) und Fertigstellung einer Endmontagehalle


Anschaffung einer zwei Stationen Schweißroboteranlage mit Bodenbahn


Neueinbau eines nach Brem­sen­prüft­stands­richt­li­nie konformen Rol­len­brems­prüf­stand inkl. Rad- und Achslastwaage


Fortuna entwickelt neue Transportlösungen. Vom „Leichtgewicht“, dem Fortuna-Tandem-Muldenkipper Typ: FTM 200 / 7.5 -ALU CARGO- über den „Allrounder“ für den Baustellenverkehr, den Fortuna-Tandem-Schwerlast-Dreiseitenkipper Typ: FTD 200 /5.2 -HEAVY DUTY- bis hin zum „Raumwunder“, den Fortuna-Tandem-Sattel-Abschiebewagen Typ: FTSA 200 / 9.0.


Firmenjubiläum: 75 Jahre Fortuna Fahrzeugbau


Entwicklung Transportlösung "24+6" inkl. Gebrauchsmusterschutz Erweiterung der Eigenfertigungstiefe durch eine zusätzliche Kantbank

For many decades, customer reliance on the know-how and inventiveness of the Ochtrup vehicle constructor has been undiminished. Today, the strong roots provide Fortuna customers with the desired certainty that they will be able to concentrate on tomorrow's challenges with reliable vehicles. This evolved trust is reinforced year in, year out by high reliability, long useful life and, not least, by lasting customer relationships.

Fortuna // Facts & Figures

Die Inhaberfamilie
Christian, Bernhard und Bernd Schwartbeck
Name: Fortuna Fahrzeugbau GmbH & Co. KG
Foundation:April 1st, 1946, by Dipl.Ing. Bernhard Schwartbeck
Status:family-run business in the third generation
Management:Bernd Schwartbeck (Industrial engineer)
Christian Schwartbeck (Welding specialist)
Factory I:Alte Maate 16, 48607 Ochtrup (Germany)
Factory II:Schützenstr. 128, 48607 Ochtrup (Germany)
Employee:more than 80 (4 in an apprenticeship)
Production:agricultural, landscaping and industrial trailers
Core capabilities:- order related production
- high in-house production depth
- implementation of customer wishes
- products "Made in Germany"

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