1961-1969: Pioneer and entrepreneur

The pioneer lays the foundation as an entrepreneur in road construction

Reinhard Wirtgen worked very hard to set up and build a contracting business. He started out with small haulage jobs and then specialized in road construction using a concrete breaker. With his staff of ten, he continuously improved three of these machines in a small workshop in Windhagen.

As he and his crew successfully completed an ever-increasing number of jobs, concrete demolition became very quickly known throughout Germany as a method used in road rehabilitation.