In 2014, the WIRTGEN GROUP grows by incorporating another technologically leading company – BENNINGHOVEN GmbH & Co. KG, a highly successful and traditional manufacturer of asphalt mixing plants, ideally complementing the Group’s existing product range.
By integrating BENNINGHOVEN, the WIRTGEN GROUP has become a one-stop supplier of overall solutions from cutting-edge brands, covering all processing steps from the crushing of rock and the mixing of asphalt to the paving, compaction and rehabilitation of all manner of roadway structures.
In 2016, the WIRTGEN GROUP makes its first appearance at bauma with BENNINGHOVEN: 93 exhibits are on display on the 11,712 m² of exhibition space, including 30 new products.
At the end of August 2016, BENNINGHOVEN begins the construction of a new main plant in Wittlich-Wengerohr. A production facility with 46,000 m² and a 12,000 m² administration building on 5 floors are being built on a site area of 330,000 m². Moreinformation
Extension of the sales and service network worldwide
The WIRTGEN GROUP is further expanding its sales and service network and investing in its plants abroad. This will further hone the Group’s response to its customers’ needs on every continent.
In spring 2015 the completely new factory in China is inaugurated – with a size of 33.000 m² the production site offers enough space for the manufacturing of products exactly tailored to the Chinese market.
At the same time in 2015, the production site in Pune / India is expanded from 100.000 m² to 128.000 m². This expansion allows for production of VÖGELE pavers and KLEEMANN screens for the local market in Pune, in addition to HAMM rollers.
In Australia, a new headquarters is erected in Perth. Additionally, regional locations from Brisbane to Melbourne and Auckland/New Zealand are expanded. This further optimizes the availability of staff and faster availability of materials on the Australian continent.
Further expansion include the subsidiary in Iran, a new service center in France, a new location for the WIRTGEN WINDHAGEN sales and service company in Germany etc..
The previous managing partners Jürgen Wirtgen and Stefan Wirtgen hand over the operational management of the WIRTGEN GROUP to the new CEO, Domenic G. Ruccolo, who, together with the proven management team of Rainer Otto, Dr. Günter Hähn and Frank G. Betzelt, will from now on lead the company.
The WIRTGEN GROUP will continue to operate under the WIRTGEN GROUP brand and will remain unchanged in its structure; all product brands, plants and the sales and service network will remain in place with all employees. Nothing changes for customers, the WIRTGEN GROUP continues to live up to its "Close to our customers" value proposition.
In order to be able to optimally meet all customer requirements both in production and on site, the expansion of the main German plants as well as the local production facilities in Brazil, China and India continues. At the same time, the capacities of the branches, e.g. in England and Bulgaria, are being expanded with corresponding new buildings.
In 2017, the WIRTGEN GROUP opened a new regional headquarters for eastern China in Taicang, another sales and service center is being built in Foshan near Guangzhou and will open in 2018.