Wacker Neuson ended its long-standing agreement with West Bend, Wis.-based Gehl Corp., effective Dec. 31, 2011. Wacker Neuson had been the exclusive manufacturer of Gehl- and Mustang-branded compact excavators and all-wheel-steer loaders since 1999.
“The termination of the Gehl contract is consistent with our strategy in North America to focus resources and products on the further development of the Wacker Neuson brand for its unique and extensive combined product offering of compact equipment as well as light equipment,” said Christopher Barnard, president and CEO of Wacker Neuson. “This increased focus on this broad product range will enhance our ability to better support Wacker Neuson’s extensive North American distribution system.”
Since 2008, Wacker Neuson’s compact excavators, articulated wheel loaders, all-wheel-steer wheel loaders and dumpers have been offered through an extensive and growing network of Wacker Neuson independent dealers that offer complete parts, service and after-the-sale support.
Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Wacker Neuson is a global manufacturer of light and compact equipment with more than 50 years in the North American construction equipment market. The company is also known for its line of light construction equipment that includes rammers, plates, rollers, trowels, screeds, vibrators, rebar cutters, rotary demolition hammers, breakers, saws, pumps, generators, light towers, heaters and dehumidifiers.