Wacker Neuson SE and the Wirtgen Group have agreed to a strategic alliance for soil and asphalt compaction rollers. Beginning in February, Wacker Neuson will source rollers from the Hamm factory in Tirschenreuth, Germany, and distribute them through its own sales network, focusing initially on markets in Germany.

Hamm AG is a member of the Wirtgen Group and has been producing rollers for more than 100 years. The company’s portfolio includes compactors, tandem rollers and static rollers. Beginning this year, the Hamm factory will produce models to the technical and design specifications of Wacker Neuson.

“This long-term collaboration brings together two strong players in the compaction sector that complement each other perfectly,” said Cem Peksaglam, CEO of Wacker Neuson SE. “This alliance with Hamm will enable us to close gaps in the Wacker Neuson product portfolio and round off our offering in the soil and asphalt compaction segment with tandem rollers weighing from 1.8 to 4.5 tons, plus compactors weighing up to seven tons.”

The rollers produced by Hamm will be distributed through Wacker Neuson’s sales network under the Wacker Neuson brand, focusing initially on markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and expanding eventually to global distribution.

“The collaboration with Wacker Neuson will enable us to increase production output and leverage economies of scale,” said Jürgen Wirtgen, manager of the Wirtgen Group. “This is a very attractive partnership for several reasons. In terms of sales structure, 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.”