Starting in February, Wacker Neuson will begin selling a line of soil and asphalt compaction rollers manufactured by Hamm.
Wacker Neuson will source the rollers from the Hamm factory in Tirschenreuth, Germany, but the machines will carry the Wacker Neuson badge.
However, these won’t simply be rebranded Hamm rollers, instead being manufactured according to Wacker Neuson specifications.
The models will include tandem rollers weighing between 1.8 and 4.5 tons and compactors weighing up to 7 tons. Wacker Neuson plans to unveil the first models at the construction equipment trade show Baumag in Lucerne, Switzerland, that runs January 22-25.
The new rollers will initially be sold in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The move is the result of a new partnership between Wacker Neuson and Wirtgen Group, the parent company of Hamm that also includes the Wirtgen, Vögele, Kleemann and Benninghoven brands.
In a prepared statement, Cem Peksaglam, CEO of Wacker Neuson, called the agreement a, “long-term collaboration … that will enable us to close gaps in the Wacker Neuson product portfolio and round off our offering in the soil and asphalt compaction segment.”
“The collaboration with Wacker Neuson will enable us to increase production output and leverage economies of scale,” added Jürgen Wirtgen, Manager of the Wirtgen Group. “This is a very attractive partnership for several reasons. In terms of sales structures, Wacker Neuson’s dense sales network with its own sales and service stations is a particular plus. In addition, the move will extend our joint customer reach.”