From pioneer to WIRTGEN GROUP

November 1961 marks the beginning of a remarkable story of success. Reinhard Wirtgen, who is only twenty years old at that time, has incredible drive and sets up his own haulage company with a single truck.

More than fifty years on, the WIRTGEN GROUP employs a staff of 8,200 worldwide. The one-man business has grown into a corporate group of machine manufacturers offering an extensive range of solutions for road construction and opencast mining.

1961 - 1969

The pioneer lays the foundation as an entrepreneur in road construction

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1970 - 1979

An innovative contracting business makes a name for itself

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1980 - 1996

Specialized machine manufacturer with four product divisions

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1997 - 2001

The WIRTGEN GROUP: A corporate group for road technologies

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2002 - 2005

Global market leader in road construction

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2006 - 2013

The WIRTGEN GROUP paves the way for new growth and relies on technical advancement

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2014 - present day

The WIRTGEN GROUP grows on

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Learn more about the WIRTGEN GROUP and its traditional product brands WIRTGEN, VÖGELE, HAMM, KLEEMANN and BENNINGHOVEN.