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 constructionRead more
1970 - 1979
An innovative contracting business makes a name for itselfRead more
1980 - 1996
Specialized machine manufacturer with four product divisionsRead more
1997 - 2001
The WIRTGEN GROUP: A corporate group for road technologiesRead more
2002 - 2005
Global market leader in road constructionRead more
2006 - 2013
The WIRTGEN GROUP paves the way for new growth and relies on technical advancementRead more
2014 - present day
The WIRTGEN GROUP grows onRead more
Learn more about the WIRTGEN GROUP and its traditional product brands WIRTGEN, VÖGELE, HAMM, KLEEMANN and BENNINGHOVEN.