Komatsu America Corp. announced an agreement with Wirtgen America to phase out the sale of Wirtgen products by Komatsu-owned dealers in the United States. Komatsu America and Wirtgen America said this phase-out is in the best interest of both companies.

The three Komatsu-owned dealers, Komatsu Northeast, Komatsu Southwest and Edward Ehrbar, are no longer authorized dealers of Wirtgen machinery after September 30, 2018, and no longer authorized dealers of Wirtgen OEM parts, or a Wirtgen-authorized service center after March 31, 2019.

Komatsu America and Wirtgen said they are committed to ensuring that the transition is smooth and not disruptive to the business of the companies’ mutual customers.

Deere & Co. acquired Wirtgen Group last year.