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Contractors World - International Vol 3 No 8
Positive move
by Wacker
Wacker Neuson invests in one of the
largest and most modern compact
equipment factories in the world
Wacker Neuson, a leading manufacturer of compact construction
machines and light equipment, has officially opened one of the
most modern manufacturing sites for construction equipment
in the Upper Austrian town of Hörsching, near Linz. However,
compact excavators, wheel and crawler-mounted dumpers and
skid steer loaders have been rolling off the production line since
May 2012 and are sold worldwide.
With a total investment of 65 million Euros into our new
compact equipment facilities, we have highlighted not only our commitment to the Upper Austrian region of Linz but
also our confidence in the future of the company”, reports Cem Peksaglam, CEO of Wacker Neuson SE. (below)
Wacker Neuson has produced compact equipment in Linz for over three decades. The site we have chosen for our
new factory will allow us to retain our long-term and highly qualified employees along with the expertise they have
gathered over the decades. Although it is not easy to find qualified specialists in Linz or anywhere in Upper Austria, we
have managed to find over 200 new employees and trainees for Wacker Neuson over the past
year. We currently employ around 550 employees in our factory”,.
During an eleven month construction period a highly modern production facility with an area
of around 50,000 m² was constructed on a site of approximately 170,000 m², neighbouring Linz
The factory currently boasts six assembly lines, a testing and demo area and a painting
facility with powder coating and sand blaster equipment. The new site also includes its own
training workshop, an excellently equipped testing area, a service workshop for customer
service training and even its own canteen.
The new facility became necessary, both due to the constantly increasing global demand
for our compact equipment and also the space limitations of the previous manufacturing