Rubble Master reports record 2018, expects more growth in 2019

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Updated Mar 13, 2019

Crusher manufacturer Rubble Master reported record sales for 2018 and is looking to 2019 for another banner year.

During a press conference at the recent World of Asphalt show, the company hit the highlights of 2018 and laid out its plans for 2019, which include more expansion and the introduction of new products.

CEO Gerald Hanisch, who founded the Austrian-based Rubble Master more than 25 years ago, pointed to his company’s 2018 acquisition of Northern Ireland screener and stacker manufacturer Maximus.

“Customers are demanding more products from us,” Hanisch said, in explaining the acquisition.

Alexander Taubinger, Rubble Master managing director for North America, added that the acquisition boosted Rubble Master sales and allowed the company to expand its offerings to current customers, as well as expand into new customer segments.

The company is also expanding its headquarters in Austria by adding a logistics center. It has added a fourth production line.

Hanisch said some of the company’s latest innovations will be on display at this year’s Bauma show April 8-14 in Munich, Germany.

“We will bring some new approaches to the industry when it comes to electrification, when it comes to digital services,” Hanisch said.

The company has three locations in the United States. Last year, it doubled the size of its parts warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee. Its main North American office is in Indiana, and it also has a location in Colorado.

Taubinger said the company plans to open a parts center in Canada, similar to its Memphis operation.

He also said the company has been adding, on average, about four dealers a year in the United States and Canada over the past four years. It plans to add nine or 10 more dealers over the next three years, he said.

The company’s Rubble Master Academy will also be offered in North America, Taubinger said. The program currently based in Europe provides company training on sales and service to its dealers and customers.

Taubinger said the company’s rapid growth over the past five years – 25 percent or more each year – has driven the company’s increased investments in operations, hiring, training and new products.