Wielton

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Wielton SA
Incorporation
IndustryUtility Vehicles
Founded1996
HeadquartersWieluń (Poland)
Area served
Europe, Asia, Africa
Key people
Mariusz Golec (President)
ProductsTrailers
Revenue€146 million
Number of employees
2637
Websitewww.wieltongroup.com

Wielton SA is a Polish manufacturer of tippers and tautliners for traction units. The company is the third biggest producer of semi-trailers in Europe and market leader in several countries of Central- and Eastern Europe as well as Central Asia.

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The predecessor company of Wielton was founded during the democratic transition of Poland. In the first years, the main object of business was to satisfy the growing demand for utility vehicles. In 1996 the company was restructured and started its own production line, ten years later it went public on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Since 2012 the company operates a second assembly plant in Russia to serve the markets in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Between 2014 and 2017 the company took over its competitors Italiana Rimorchi including the brands Cardi, Merker and Viberti in Italy, Fruehauf in France and Langendorf in Germany. The business group belonging to it, besides includes five further subsidiary firms in the sales and logistics sector. In the Ivory Coast, the company established an assembly plant for the whole Economic Community of West African States.

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