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Bauma 2010 - Contractors World
Contractors World Bauma Review
- A Show of Optimism - Part II


Manufacturers and visitors continue to comment on the success of Bauma 2010 - not withstanding the many difficulties faced. The general optimism felt at the exhibition would appear to be spreading throughout the construction industry. Although it is too early to give definitive indicators, there are signs of a possible recovery in parts of Europe, North America and Asia, particularly India. There are also some positive indicators from the Arab countries but they still have serious economic difficulties to overcome.

Here is a second look at some of the new products and innovations that were on show at Bauma - new solutions that will, over the next few months be available in markets around the world.

the Wirtgen GroupDoing it in style - the Wirtgen Group shows its strength and leadership

Under the guidance of Jürgen Wirtgen and Stefan Wirtgen, the family-owned business Wirtgen Group has grown significantly over the past two decades to become a global leader in the construction industry, the quarry and aggregate business and surface mining.Through their management policies, the four companies in the group - Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm and Kleemann - have retained their individual identities whilst benefiting from the shared research and development synergies that being part of a group can bring.

The Wirtgen Group continues to utilize all strategic options enabling it to emerge from the present economic crisis stronger and to increase the efficiency of both the main plants and the entire sales organisation. In 2009, the Wirtgen Group generated a consolidated total turnover of €1.18 billion Euros.

This optimism and direction was evident in the Wirtgen Group stand at Bauma 2010, which covered a total areas of over 9,000 m². Although each group company had its own dedicated zone, there was no doubting that it was one big stand and the four companies shared a common hospitality and visitor information centre.

The Wirtgen Group is the market leader in mobile machines for road construction and road rehabilitation. The family business is managed by Jürgen Wirtgen and Stefan Wirtgen.Some 75 machines were on display which included the new generation of cold milling machines from Wirtgen, the largest road paver from Vögele, new pneumatic-tyred rollers from Hamm and innovative impact crushers from Kleemann.

Not only has investment been maintained in R&D but signficant investments also in new facilities. Earlier this year, Kleemann GmbH moved into a new production plant at the Göppingen location -a facility with a total production space of over 35,000 m².

The Wirtgen Group is the market leader in mobile machines for road construction and road rehabilitation. The family business is managed by Jürgen Wirtgen and Stefan Wirtgen.

Building operations at the new main plant of Joseph Vögele AG in Ludwigshafen are in full swing. When completed this will be the world’s most modern plant for the production of road pavers covering a floor space of 37 hectares. It will be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2010.

The Hamm and Wirtgen facilities also continue to be upgraded and given the necessary investment to delivery the technological advanced machines that the group is developing.

The Wirtgen Group



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