In the 1950s, company founder Maximilian Berger - one of twelve siblings - took over his parents' wagon service, consisting of two horses and an ox. At that time, they provided transportation of various goods including coal, wood, luggage, postal packages etc.
... the transportation service became motorized, with the new "Güldner" tractor (30 horse power) now towing the cargo.
... Max Berger added a Chevrolet (95 hp) vehicle, expanding the business one piece at a time. In the years which followed, he gradually acquired permits to provide various taxi, rental and transportation services, and became a licensed travel agency.
In the 70's, building began on a main headquarters in the center of Schladming. The family business grew bigger and bigger. The Chevrolet was now replaced by Volkswagen minibuses!
... start of transportation of milk cans from Ober- and Untertal to the loading station at Schladming railway station by truck (Steyrer 380). This service was of major importance to farmers in the Tauern valleys, not least because, in addition to picking up the milk, Max Berger also brought bread and newspapers to the valley for the farmers' "consumption". The tractor also provided daily postal service for Schladming and Ramsau. Milk deliveries were taken care of by the owner himself until 1991.
... the headquarters in the center of Schladming were completed.
Many investments were made: purchase of Caravelle VW buses for the taxi business, as well as opening of the travel agency.
Remodeling at the headquarters building to create three new, comfortable apartments.
Purchase of a more modern truck.
Due to the sudden, unexpected loss of business owner Max Berger, his daughter Silvia Berger, who had already been general manager of her parents' business for many years, took over the reins. For 10 years, she ran the Taxi Maxi company with complete and utter dedication!
2 modern, large apartments were added on the 2nd floor.
Work continued, now on the 3rd floor, with construction of a large apartment.
The old "egg garage" was turned into beautiful apartments. Our remodeled office moved to the ground floor, making it easier for customers to reach.
In autumn of this year, our senior owner handed over the business to daughter Monja Berger. She is now the 3rd generation of the family to run this company.
The insulation for the entire Taxi Maxi apartment building was upgraded incl. windows and balconies.
The 2013 Ski World Championships placed great demands on the entire team around the clock. Remodeling work began in the autumn. A sloped dormer roof was added, while the Dachsteinblick suite was completely redesigned.
From 01.09.2016 Taxi Maxi operates as Taxi Maxi GmbH (=Ltd.). The new owner, Thomas Trinker and Lorenz Zörweg, successfully lead the company at the new location in 8970 Schladming, Obere Klaus 176.
Today, the name "Taxi-Maxi" represents the biggest taxi company in the Schladming-Dachstein region. Your guarantee for reliable and friendly service.