Böckmann Fahrzeuge – more than just a company!

With heart and soul from the very beginning! The family tradition and its values, which are still very alive at Böckmann today, have contributed to the success of Böckmann Fahrzeugwerke.

Family tradition since 1956

"You have to put your heart into the business to be successful in the long term." This is the philosophy that Anton and Brigitte Böckmann taught their four sons at an early age.

Anton Böckmann was the village blacksmith in Lastrup in Lower Saxony where he lived and maintained the good, old tradition of the trade – as well as devoting himself to his family. His four sons Tönne, Klaus, Gilbert and Roger have fond memories of their time together, especially Sundays, which were always family time. The family always had the same Sunday ritual; after eating breakfast together, everyone went to church and afterwards Anton Böckmann let his children ride on the family's own ponies. Sunday was quadrille day! This was how Anton made what had been denied him in his own youth possible for his sons –  riding as a favourite hobby!

Riding around the tranquil village of Lastrup together was how it all began. The father filled his children with enthusiasm for horses and riding – and went on to do everything in his power to support his children's hobby. With time this hobby meant that challenges had to be faced in the riders’ everyday life, and as the children grew older, the ponies had to be transported to riding events. This prompted Anton Böckmann to design his first pony trailer. The foundations for Böckmann Fahrzeugwerke GmbH were laid.

When his sons grew out of their small ponies, Anton Böckmann decided to build his first horse trailer. Just a short while later the first trailers were sold. Serial production already started back in the 60s. You could say that Anton Böckmann not only made a virtue of necessity, but also made a career out of virtue! The third generation is also successful in the sporting world and already has a firm grip on the reins.

Klaus Böckmann still manages Böckmann Fahrzeugwerke today and is the innovation driver in the development of new trailers. The third generation is also passionate about equestrian sports and the trailer business. Stella and Justus Böckmann have joined management to continue the company's success in the future.

Ehepaar Anton und Brigitte Böckmann
Anton Böckmann mit seinen vier Söhnen Klaus, Gilbert, Tönne und Roger
Anton Böckmann bei der alltäglichen Arbeit
Anton Böckmann mit zwei der ersten Böckmann Pferde
Klaus und Gilbert Böckmann Portrait im LKW

Milestones since 1956.

Over the past 60 years Böckmann has brought several innovations to market. The most important events are listed here in chronological order.

Innovation through (family) tradition: As the family used the trailers themselves, they continued to improve them day after day, month after month, and with each passing year. In this way, Böckmann became the market leader for horse trailers in Germany – and one of the leading European trailer brands. All of these developments have one thing in common – a product needs to be good enough to meet the requirements of the family and its horses before it is approved for serial production. Böckmann therefore has exactly the same goals as the rest of the riding community – keeping their horses healthy and happy!

The 1950s


Foundation of the company in Lastrup. The company’s main business at the beginning was shoeing horses and repairing agricultural machinery.


In addition to horse trailers, Böckmann also manufactures individual vehicles such as a rubber-tyred trailer for an agricultural business.

1956 - Erster Pferdeanhänger von Böckmann mit Windschutz
First horse trailer with wind protection
1958 - Kleinserienproduktion der Gummiwagen
Rubber-tyred trailer

The 1960s

1961 - Produktion der Kombi-Viehanhänger
1961: The combined livestock trailer is developed.
1962 - Kleinserienfertigung der Gitterräder
1962: Production of cage wheels in small series as an agricultural transport solution.
1963 - Erster Pferdeanhänger mit geschlossenen Verdeck
1963: A canopy with a tarpaulin cover is developed to improve driving comfort and provide wind protection.
1964 - Ponyanhänger mit Kutsche
1964: Development of an innovative solution for the transport of carriages.
1965 - Der erste Tieflader von Böckmann
1965: Production of the first unbraked low-bed series for the utility segment.
1968 - Sonderfertigung eines Anhängers für den Vertrieb von Backwaren
1968: Special constructions, such as a trailer for a bakery, were already possible.
1969 - Der erste Autotransporter
1969: Production of the first car transporter for the automotive industry.

The 1970s


The company moves to the Lastrup industrial estate. Here production conditions are improved so that series production can commence.


At the first Equitana trade fair Böckmann presents a newly-developed horse trailer made of aluminium.


New standards are set in the field of livestock transport. The innovation is a double-decker piglet transporter. Loading and unloading of the animals is possible with the rear flap or a side ramp.

1971 - Beginn der Serienproduktion
First series production in Lastrup
Aluminium Pferdeanhänger Equitana 1972
Aluminium horse trailer
1973 - Doppelstöckigen Ferkeltransporter
Double-decker piglet transporter


Until 1979 Böckmann also produces pony carriages in small series. In total there are eight different models ranging from the Sulky through to the Turnier and the Elke model.

1975 - Transport der produzierten Ponykutschen

The 1980s

1984 - Sonderbau Hochlader für Kutschen
1984: Special models in the utility sector such as this platform trailer were already possible at the time.
1985 - Der erste Pferdetransporter Lkw
1985: The horse truck range is extended by the first truck series.


Böckmann develops horse-flight containers, which are used for the first time at the Olympic Games in Seoul. In 1996 the container fleet for Atlanta is increased.

Böckmann Pferde Flugcontainer

The 1990s


In order to improve safety when transporting horses, Böckmann develops a panic system at the beginning of the 1990s. This innovation – the Böckmann panic system – has become the standard in horse trailer construction.

Paniksystem MMS


A new truck (horse transporter) in a new design is built for the Böckmann stud farm. The main innovation is the large trailer. Until then this was not yet available on the market for the horse truck sector.


The low-bed series is extended by a new tandem model with polyester roof. Due to its construction it is ideally suited for the transport of balloons which is why it is referred to as the balloon trailer. This model variant is also produced in series as a single-axle vehicle.

1995- Neuer Anhänger Lkw Böckmann Pferde
The new truck for the Böckmann stud farm
1995 - Lkw Böckmann Pferde
Innovation: Trailers for the horse truck
1998 - Tieflader mit Polyesterhaube
Single axle model with polyester roof
1998 - Hochlader mit Polyesterhaube
Tandem model with polyester roof

The 2000s


Introduction of the lowered Comfort suspension chassis (CFFplus) for more travelling and suspension comfort.


The Böckmann horse trailers are given a new, innovative design with aerodynamic styling and as a result influence the whole horse trailer market.

The unique design and aerodynamic lines introduced in 2009 make the new Böckmann horse trailer a real eyecatcher. The enthusiasm for both horse and rider is greater than ever. Böckmann has once more succeeded in doing justice to both the needs of the horses and the contemporary design expectations of equestrians.

Das Böckmann CFF-System
Comfort suspension chassis (CFFplus)
Böckmann Pferdeanhänger Comfort
Böckmann horse trailers also set standards on the market in terms of design

The 2010s


The safety revolution in trailer construction, the Multi Safe System (MSS), is developed. The Böckmann safety stall bar system with adjustable height and length sets standards on the market. The unique panic system (front and rear) is still an absolute bonus on every Böckmann horse trailer.

Böckmann Mehrwerte Pferdeanhänger Sicherheit MSS Multi Safe System

The Portax family

The Portax family, launched in 2007, is given an facelift and has a chic new design. The new Big Portax and Mega Portax models offer even more space for your horses.

2013: The Portax family is extended by the new models Big Portax and Mega Portax.

2015: The Portax series is revised and equipped with standard comfort features.

2017: The Portax-L is launched on the market. It offers more space for horse and rider and is awarded the innovation prize of the Pferd & Jagd trade fair.

Böckmann Pferdeanhänger Big Portax
Big Portax 
Böckmann Pferdeanhänger Mega Portax
Mega Portax
Böckmann Pferdeanhänger Portax E
Portax E
Böckmann Pferdeanhänger Portax L
Portax L

The 2020s


Neo is the latest innovation: The new "Neo" horse trailer family is available with tack room or optional saddle compartment. It sets new standards in the polyester trailer class with its unique space for horse and rider, its completely customisable design and a unique lighting concept.

Böckmann Pferdeanhänger Neo
Neo L 
Böckmann Pferdeanhänger Neo Lichtsystem
The innovative lighting concept

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