Tag: Germany

KOMATSU strengthens presence in Germany

Komatsu Mining Germany GmbH based in Düsseldorf and the Komatsu Hanomag GmbH based in Hanover are to merge, keeping both locations, to form Komatsu Germany GmbH.
Düsseldorf/Hanover, September 2016 – Komatsu is one of the leading construction equipment manufacturers globally with its head office in Tokyo, Japan and employs around 47,000 employees in 140 companies worldwide. In Germany, the company is active in both the construction equipment sector and in the mining business.

Komatsu Hanomag was founded in 1835 as the “Hannoversche Maschinenbau Actiengesellschaft” (Hanover Machine Construction Corporation) (HANOMAG) and has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global corporation Komatsu Ltd since 2002. At the Hanover site, wheel loaders and mobile excavators are developed and produced. The workforce in Hanover consists of around 600 employees.

Yanmar Take Over Terex compact construction equipment

Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. concluded a final agreement with Terex Corporation to acquire Terex Corporation’s German compact construction equipment business for approximately US $60 million. Terex carries out the production and sale of wheel loaders, midi/mini excavators, wheel excavators, and other products in Europe through this business. Included in the acquisition is the manufacturing facility located in Crailsheim, Germany and the parts distribution center located in Rothenberg, Germany.

This acquisition will allow Yanmar to further actively develop their business in the small to medium sized construction machinery market in Europe by collectively utilizing the sales and service networks, and industry product development and production knowhow of both companies.

Rolls Royce To Supply MTU Engines for New Kato Crane

Rolls-Royce is to supply MTU-branded engines to crane producer Kato for the first time. The Japanese company’s SL-500Rf PREMIUM rough-terrain lifting crane, which weighs 50 tonnes, is to be powered by a 6-cylinder in-line Series 1000 engine delivering 254 kW of power. Equipped with an SCR unit, the MTU engine meets the new Japanese Heisei 26 emission level requirements which came into force in 2016. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

ContiTech Continues to Grow

• Sales rise to around €5.4 billion in 2015, representing an increase of 37 percent
• Veyance contributes approximately €1.15 billion to total sales
• Fiscal 2016: successful start in a challenging environment

The international industrial and automotive supplier, ContiTech, increased its sales to around €5.4 billion in 2015. This equates to growth of 37 percent. Veyance Technologies Inc., which was acquired at the beginning of 2015, contributed roughly €1.15 billion to sales in total. This represents organic growth of 4 percent.

Walsemann & Sommer purchases first Grove crane

German rental company, Walsemann & Sommer GmbH, has taken delivery of its first Grove all-terrain crane – a 400 t capacity, six-axle GMK6400.

The company already has a large rental fleet but Björn Sommer, general manager of Walsemann & Sommer, specifically wanted the GMK6400 not only for its flexibility, but for its compact design.
Operators can drive the GMK6400 at any time of day and on to virtually any job site as its design satisfies road permit laws across Europe, while its compact shape means it can work on projects more usually suited to five-axle mobile cranes.

German Rental Company, Beyer-Mietservice, Invests in 50 New Maeda Mini Cranes

The German rental company, Beyer-Mietservice has placed an order for the latst generation of Maeda Mini Cranes to expand the range of products in this area and make, Beyer-Mietservice one of the largest rental operations outside Japan for mini cranes.

Optimally positioned, the European-wide rental company can meet the requirements of different industries and target groups. Beyer-Mietservice offers a complete mini crane technology supported with factory-trained employees with specialist knowledge in customer service and understanding. This creates an exceptional know-how with individual services and helps differentiates the Beyer Rental operation.

JCB invests 25 million Euro to double facilities in Germany

JCB Germany today announced the biggest single investment ever in its business as the company prepares to celebrate 50 years of trading in the important market.
The company is to build a brand new €25 million headquarters for JCB Germany on a site which is double the size of its existing facility in Cologne. Work on the new premises will begin later this year and the new HQ will open in 2015 – just as JCB Germany marks the 50th anniversary of its foundation in 1965.

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said today:

“Germany is Europe’s biggest single construction equipment market and the fifth largest in the world. JCB continues to make good progress in Germany with both construction and agricultural machinery sales. We have big ambitions to grow our business globally over the next few years and Germany will play an important role in delivering that growth. The time is now right to invest heavily in this vitally important market.”

Kobelco Construction Equipment further expands dealer network in Germany

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. is continuing its fast, yet controlled European dealer network expansion with the appointment of F.R. Baumaschinen GmbH. A recently signed agreement between the two companies further extends the growing network in Germany.

F.R.Baumaschinen GmbH joins an already established German network, which includes EMB Baumaschinen GmbH, KARI Baumaschinen GmbH and Herbers Baumaschinen GmbH & Co. KG. The German KCME dealer coverage is split into four different areas

Construction of the Liebherr Group’s
New Logistics Centre Begins in Southern Germany

In July 2013, the Liebherr Group began construction of a new logistics centre near Kirchdorf an der Iller (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). In future, this will be the point from which spare parts for Liebherr earthmoving machinery will be supplied around the world. In the long term, spare parts logistics for other construction machinery divisions of the Group will also find its home here.

It is currently anticipated that the first building extension phase will be completed in the third quarter of 2014. This phase covers, for example, site development, erection of a logistics warehouse over an area of approx. 47,000 m² as well as the construction of a separate administrative building. The site should be operational within the third quarter of 2015. The investment for the first extension phase is over 100 million euros.

Bauma 2013 full booked!

Already – eleven months before bauma 2013 opens – all space at the show is fully booked. This International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment has a waiting list for all sections of the exhibition. And this is despite the fact that the exhibition space allocated to the event has been extended to a record 570,000 square meters.

For this event, the biggest trade show in the world – taking place in Munich from April 15 to 21, 2013 – a further 15,000 square meters of space has been made available in the north-west corner of the exhibition site. Georg Moller, Exhibition Group Director at Messe München International:

“With this additional space we can now admit more exhibitors than at the last event. Nevertheless it is still not possible to accommodate all those who want to take part, or to meet in full the space requirements of all participants.”