Wacker Neuson

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Wacker Neuson SE
Societas Europaea
Traded as FWBWAC
Industry Construction equipment
Founded 1848
Founder Johann Christian Wacker
Headquarters Munich, Germany
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Revenue €1.375 billion (2015)[1]
Number of employees
4,632 (2015)[1]
Website www.wackerneusongroup.com
Wacker Neuson vibratory plate DPU 130 with infrared remote control
A Wacker RT-series vibratory trench roller.

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Wacker Neuson SE is the parent company of the Wacker Neuson Group, a global organization that develops, produces and distributes concrete technology, compaction equipment, worksite technology and compact construction equipment, also offering a range of complementary services. Founded in 1848, the family-owned company now has more than 50 affiliates, over 140 sales and service stations and over 12,000 sales and service partners worldwide (2015).[1] The Group has currently 4,632 employees. Wacker Neuson SE has been listed on the SDAX since 2007.

History[edit]

Early years through to 1945[edit]

The company was founded in 1848 by Johann Christian Wacker as a blacksmith’s shop in Dresden (Germany) trading as Wacker. It started industrial production in 1875. In 1930, the company’s engineers developed a high-frequency technology for internal vibrators.[2] At the same time, the first electrically powered rammer – an innovation in concrete and soil compaction – was developed and produced. Before the start of World War II, the company had already expanded its product portfolio and created a domestic and international sales and retail organization. Progress was halted by the destruction of the production facility in Dresden just before the end of the war.

Post-war period through to 2007[edit]

Business operations were resumed in Kulmbach in 1945, and the company moved its headquarters to Munich in 1951. The first foreign affiliate was established in 1957 in Hartford (Wisconsin, USA). In 1986, Hartford operations relocated to Menomonee Falls, now home to a production facility and logistics centre. Subsequently, the company stepped up its international presence, and now has 50 affiliates, over 140 sales and service outlets and over 12,000 sales and service partners worldwide (2015).[1]

The group changed structure from a limited company (GmbH) to a public limited company, Wacker Construction Equipment AG, in 2002. Until 2005, Wacker only developed, produced and distributed light construction equipment up to approx. three tonnes in the concrete technology, soil & asphalt compaction, demolition and utility segments. Following the acquisition of Weidemann GmbH in 2005, the company branched out into compact construction equipment and the agricultural sector. Drillfix AG (Switzerland) and Ground Heaters, Inc. (USA) were purchased in 2006.[2]

2007 to date[edit]

The company was floated on 15 May 2007, and is listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. It was admitted to the SDAX in autumn 2007.[3]

On October 31, 2007, the company merged with Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG (Linz, Austria), a manufacturer of compact construction equipment including compact excavators, wheel loaders, dumpers and skid steer loaders. Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG itself was the product of a merger between Neuson Baumaschinen GmbH and the long-established company Kramer-Werke GmbH. Neuson was established in 1981 as Neuson Hydraulik GmbH, based in Linz, and initially developed hydraulic mini-excavators. Neuson Baumaschinen GmbH was established in 1990. Dumper manufacturer Lifton Ltd. (GB) was acquired in 1998, and skid-steer loaders were added to the product range in 2004. Neuson and Kramer merged in 2001.

In February 2009, Wacker Construction Equipment AG underwent a change of legal form and assumed its current name of Wacker Neuson SE.

Group overview[edit]

Brands[edit]

Wacker Neuson SE organises its activities by region (Europe, America and Asia-Pacific). The group is divided into three business fields: Light Equipment, Compact Equipment (weighing up to approximately 14 tons), and Services (spare parts, maintenance and repair). The Compact Equipment segment supplies excavators, wheel loaders, telescopic handlers, skid-steer loaders and dumpers. These machines are used in application areas including structural and civil engineering, road construction, agriculture, gardening, landscaping, municipal works, recycling and industrial projects. The group comprises the three brands Wacker Neuson, Weidemann and Kramer as well as affiliates and production plants.

Wacker Neuson[edit]

Wacker Neuson logo

Under the Wacker Neuson brand, the group sells walk-behind and hand-held construction equipment worldwide. Products here include rammers, vibratory plates, hammers, cutting tools, internal & external vibrators and construction site equipment, as well as compact construction equipment such as compact excavators, wheel loaders, dumpers and Skid-steer loaders.

Kramer[edit]

All-wheel-drive wheel loaders, telescopic handlers and telescopic wheel loaders are sold under the Kramer Allrad brand. → Main article on Kramer (company)

Weidemann[edit]

Weidemann Logo

The Weidemann brand mainly produces machines such as articultural wheel loaders, telescopic wheel loaders and tele handlers for the agricultural sector. → Main article on Weidemann (company)

Management[edit]

Cem Peksaglam has been CEO of the company since September 2011. Neuson founder Hans Neunteufel is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Shareholder structure[edit]

As at 31 December 2015.[4]

  • 33.0% Wacker family
  • 30.0% Neunteufel family
  • 0.5% Wacker Neuson Executive Board
  • 36.5% Institutional and private investors

Locations[edit]

Group headquarters[edit]

  • Wacker Neuson SE Munich, Germany

Training centre Europe[edit]

  • Wacker Neuson Academy Reichertshofen, Germany

Production Europe[edit]

  • Wacker Neuson SE Reichertshofen, Germany
  • Wacker Neuson Linz GmbH Hörsching, Austria
  • Weidemann GmbH, Diemelsee-Flechtdorf, Germany
  • Kramer-Werke GmbH, Pfullendorf, Germany
  • Wacker Neuson Kragujevac d.o.o. Kragujevac, Serbia

Production America[edit]

  • Wacker Neuson Corporation Menomonee Falls (WI), USA
  • Wacker Neuson Corporation Norton Shores (MI), USA

Production Asia[edit]

  • Wacker Neuson Manila Inc. Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines

Production Brazil[edit]

  • Wacker Neuson Máquinas LTDA, Brazil, Itatiba

Products[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Wacker Neuson Annual Report 2015" (PDF). www.wackerneusongroup.com. Wacker neuson Group. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "History of Wacker". 
  3. ^ "SDAX". 
  4. ^ "Shareholder Structure". www.wackerneusongroup.com. Wacker Neuson Group. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

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