Benninghoven dominates the booth – its large asphalt plant is the highest structure ever seen at the show. ??Joint president Jürgen Wirtgen said: “The addition of the Benninghoven business to the group has seen the firm reorganise.”
The company now has two separate divisions, Road Technologies and Mineral Technologies. The former includes the Wirtgen road recycling and concrete paving units, the Vögele asphalt pavers and the Hamm compaction equipment. ??Meanwhile the Mineral Technologies division incorporates the crushing and screening equipment from Kleemann and the asphalt production machines from Benninghoven.
Since the Kleemann business was bought by Wirtgen some years ago it has increased its turnover by a factor of five and the group has similar growth plans for Benninghoven.
The company is focusing too on new technology as well as corporate growth, with a higher level of sophistication for its equipment. Operator aids ensure greater working efficiency and quality than before.