Your coach company in South Tyrol
Silbernagl was founded in 1978 by Anton Silbernagl. By now it is one of the leading coach companies in South Tyrol and the greatest pride of Anton and his wife Monika. They have followed their vision and have fostered growth of their coach company in South Tyrol by pointing on innovation in all areas, building a well-functioning medium-sized enterprise.
Today their coach company in South Tyrol is run by the second generation. Innovation and vision are still among the most important secrets of success of one of the largest bus operators in South Tyrol. The constant strive for improvement, the vast range of services and the reliability of the entire team make Silbernagl the perfect partner for all sorts of coach travels.
The history of our coach company in South Tyrol
|1978||Anton Silbernagl purchases a bus licence and his first travel coach, an Iveco Menarini.|
|1979||He takes over the coach company Mantinger in Siusi/Seis and the concession for the routes Castelrotto/Kastelruth–Siusi/Seis–Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm–Fiè/Völs and Bressanone/Brixen–Chiusa/Klausen–Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm.|
|1985||Monika Silbernagl takes over the disposition of the coach company in South Tyrol.|
|1988||Foundation of the TAG (Tiroler Autobus Gesellschaft) together with two associates.|
|1994||The sons Markus and Günther get on board of the family-run coach company in South Tyrol, contributing to Silbernagl’s growing success.|
|2001||The family establishes the travel agency Primus Touristik.|
|2003-2005||Acquisition of the travel agencies Demi Travel and Prokulus Travel; completion of the new production hall in Bolzano Sud/Bozen Süd, offering space for 20 buses.|
|2011||Our coach company Silbernagl in South Tyrol receives the certificate of quality, referred to as ISO 9001:2008 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007.|
|2013||Inauguration of the new company headquarters in Siusi/Seis with car park for 40 busses, garage, gas station and modern offices.|
|2016||In recognition for its environmental sustainability the bus operator Silbernagl is awarded the environmental certification according to ISO 14001.|
|2017||The operator extends its network with the routes Ortisei/St. Ulrich–Castelrotto/Kastelruth–Bolzano/Bozen as well as Bolzano/Bozen–Tires/Tiers–Paolina. Also the production hall in Bolzano/Bozen is extended, offering space for over 40 busses.|
|2018||In cooperation with 2 South Tyrolean bus partners, the company Silbernagl has won the bid for the ÖPNV-line Landeck-Martina-Nauders and has therefore founded an Austrian company, the TLB LLC, company of which Silbernagl is the majority owner. This route will be travelled along for about 600.000 km per year employing 7 buses.|
|2019||The tender for the transportation of schoolchildren with disabilities for the Province of South Tyrol has been won by 2 partners from South Tyrol. For this purpose, a dedicated company - Easy-Mobil GmbH - has been established together with the company Pizzinini and 40 minibuses with disabled access have been purchased.|
|2019||The mobility portal www.suedtiroltransfer.com was launched in 2019 in collaboration with the IDM, HGV (hotel and restaurant association) and LTS associations in South Tyrol. Südtirol Transfer provides a tourist group transfer system extending throughout the province that offers guests an environmentally friendly way to travel to and from South Tyrol.|
|2021||Together with 2 South Tyrolean partners, transport for people with disabilities in 5 district communities could be won. As of 01.04.21, an external managing director, Mr. Greco Carlo, was also appointed to the management.|
|2022||Within the framework of the tender for the public line services of the Province of South Tyrol, Silbernagl was able to secure the contract for 10 years for 3 lots (Bassa Atesina/Oltradige, Val Venosta ed Sciliar/Val Gardena).|
|2023||Takeover of the Holzer bus company in Sesto and implementation of further local transport services in Lot 10 (Alta Pusteria)|
|Today||Today Silbernagl is the largest private bus company in South Tyrol and offers, together with the travel agency Primus Touristik and, its more than 250 employees and over 170 buses, all services related to travelling.|
We offer coach travels of all kinds as well as public regular coach travels in the holiday region Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm and surroundings. Since the foundation of the travel office Primus Touristik, Silbernagl has extended its offer by the organisation of individual holidays.
Over 200 employees are currently working for Silbernagl and Primus Touristik, in the field of administration and disposition, driving buses in permanent or seasonal contract, in the garage of the coach company in South Tyrol and as travel specialists in the three offices of the travel agencies.
The coach company Silbernagl offers a large fleet with up to more than 150 travel- and regular coaches, and several taxicabs. The vehicles are serviced regularly, meeting highest technical standards, taking all passengers safely and punctually to their respective destination.
When hiring co-workers the Silbernagl family puts high priority to politeness and professional outlook. Reliability, punctuality, professionality and a sense of responsibility and duty are some of the crucial selection criteria for applicants who would like to work for our renowned coach company in South Tyrol. Punctuality is our credo and all legal regulations, such as driving times and rest periods for drivers, are of utmost importance to offer our clients a reliable service.
Safety has a particular high priority at our coach company in South Tyrol. Risks, dangerous situations and mistakes need to be prevented and all safety measures taken to ensure the individual safety of all parties involved – employees, clients, suppliers etc. In case of negligent behaviour, violations or safety risks, the employer or responsible need to be informed at once in accordance with the legislative decree 231/2001.
Management systems and company goals
We have introduced three management systems to reach our company goals. One system deals with further development of quality standards (ISO 9001:2008), the second with work and health safety (BS OHSAS 18001:2007) and the third with long-term environmental protection (ISO 14001:2015). Thanks to these systems measures are taken, which go beyond legal rules and regulations, to constantly improve and enhance work safety, quality and environmental protection. The family’s mind-set to do more than legally required contributes greatly to the success of our South Tyrolean coach company and is an indicator of their strong vision and entrepreneurial spirit.