Our History at a Glance

From pioneer to WIRTGEN GROUP

An unusual success story began in November 1961. Reinhard Wirtgen, at the time only 20 years old, is brimming with energy and goes into business for himself as a freight forwarder with just one truck.

Now, around 60 years later, the one-man business has grown into the multinational WIRTGEN GROUP, a corporate group of machine manufacturers. It offers a wide range of solutions for road construction and surface mining.

1961-1969: Pioneer and Entrepreneur

The pioneer lays the foundation as an entrepreneur in the road construction sector

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1970 - 1979: The Service Company Grows

An innovative service company establishes itself

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1980-1996: On the Road to Becoming a Machine Manufacturer

Professional machine manufacturer with four product lines

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1997-2001: From a One-Man Operation to the WIRTGEN GROUP

The WIRTGEN GROUP – a group of companies for road technologies

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2002-2005: Becoming the Global Market Leader in Road Construction

The corporate group advances to become the global market leader in road construction

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2006-2013: New Potential

Laying the foundations for new growth

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2014-2017: Global Growth

In-house technologies cover the entire road construction process chain

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2018 - heute: Building the future together

Building the future together. The WIRTGEN GROUP is a strong part of John Deere

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The History of Our Product Brands – a Tradition of Success

Each of our five product brands brings decades of experience in the construction of machines and equipment to the WIRTGEN GROUP – more than 500 years in total. Our employees have continuously improved the processes in their core business, decisively shaping our progress.