Who are we?

Hofer stands for

Family atmosphere
Over 45 years of experience
Customer-oriented solutions
Team spirit
About us

The family business Hofer Tanktransporte AG emerged from the original sole proprietorship of Werner Hofer Transporte, founded by Werner Hofer in 1974, and consisted of two vehicles. Finally, in 1987, the company settled at its current location in Rothrist. For more than 45 years, we have been on the road with liquid chemicals for our customers in national and international transport. The company grew from a one-man operation to the current size of 28 employees.

In 2002, the sole proprietorship of Werner Hofer Transporte was converted into a public limited company and bore the name Hofer Tanktransporte AG from then on. At the end of 2016, an independent company, Hofer Tankreinigung AG, was founded for tank cleaning.

The development and growth can be attributed to the following points: foresight, entrepreneurial courage, and the willingness to take risks even in economically challenging times.


Our Values

We have always followed two principles that have always been important to Werner Hofer as a family business.

"If you want to lead, you have to like people" and "Live and let live"
With this basic attitude, people play a key role. In thinking, feeling, and acting.

By maintaining good partnerships with our customers and suppliers, being friendly and open, and always respecting and supporting each other, we live these principles every day.

Transporting dangerous liquid goods requires high responsibility towards employees, the product, and the environment. All our employees are specially trained and educated for such transport. We offer our customers state-of-the-art equipment and market-oriented services of high quality at fair prices. Safety, reliability, and quality are prioritized in implementing the service. Our goal is always to serve our customers in the best possible way, to know their needs, to have an open ear for all concerns, and to be open to new ideas.

Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is--the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.

Sir Winston Spencer Churchill