The WIRTGEN GROUP achieve global market leadership in mobile road construction equipment

All three brands – WIRTGEN, VÖGELE and, HAMM – continued to focus on expanding their core competencies.


WIRTGEN GmbH continued to strengthen its leading market position with the transition to a systematic model range design in the small milling machine division and consistent expansion of its product range of cold recyclers and slipform pavers.


With the “dash-1” model range, the first road pavers of identical design, Joseph VÖGELE AG developed and launched an entirely new generation of road pavers. Introducing two small paver models, a mobile feeder and additional paving screeds, VÖGELE offered an even more comprehensive portfolio of machines for economic asphalt paving.


The new products developed by HAMM AG won several awards for their innovative product design and ergonomic standards. With the 3000 series of single-drum compactors, HAMM offered a complete range of machines for earthwork construction.

New subsidiaries and expansions

The WIRTGEN GROUP expanded existing subsidiaries during this period and set up additional ones in new markets. Opening an assembly plant in China, the WIRTGEN GROUP laid a major cornerstone for its business activities in the “Middle Kingdom”. The corporate alliance significantly strengthened customer relations by expanding its strong local presence on a global scale.

The power of innovation of each of the main production plants, combined with a continuous expansion of their joint sales and service network, formed the basis for the WIRTGEN GROUP to become global market leader in mobile road construction equipment.