The MECALAC Group, specialists in design, manufacture and distribution of construction equipment and based in Annecy, Haute-Savoie (France), will take over production of a range of compact wheel loaders currently being manufactured by the French company PICHON, starting on January 1st, 2019.
The PICHON company, which specializes in the design and manufacture of agricultural equipment and is based at Landivisiau in Brittany (France), will cease production of that range of machines in order to concentrate on its core business of agricultural machines dedicated for the transport and spreading of liquid and solid materials.
The range of six wheel loaders from 26 to 75 hp will complement MECALAC’s existing range of wheel loaders manufactured by its German-based manufacturing plant MECALAC BAUMASCHINEN, a subsidiary of the MECALAC Group. The compact wheel loaders will be distributed under the MECALAC brand through MECALAC Group’s worldwide dealer network. This will take place during 2019 after an engine upgrade to Stage V/Tier 4 Final emissions.
At the same time, the MECALAC Group and the PICHON company have reached an agreement under which the wheel loaders will be distributed in the color and under the brand name of PICHON, allowing PICHON to maintain its business in the agriculture sector.
Henri Marchetta and Alexandre Marchetta, respectively President and CEO of the MECALAC, Group as well as Philippe Pichon and Michel Pichon, respectively President and Founder of the PICHON company, are very pleased with the agreement, which allows the PICHON company to continue its development in the agriculture sector with a technically upgraded range of machines while also allowing the MECALAC Group to expand its product offer. With this addition, MECALAC becomes one of the largest suppliers of compact wheel loaders in the market.