A total of 120 exhibits, including 18 world premieres and 25 innovations as well as six interactive technology demos: the Wirtgen Group’s booth at bauma was packed with leading machine and application technologies from Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann, Benninghoven, and John Deere.
First Joint Trade Show with John Deere
The trade show in Munich clearly demonstrated that the complementary product ranges of the Wirtgen Group and John Deere are a perfect fit. Visitors were not only impressed by the numerous possible applications resulting from the synergies between the products, but also by the two companies’ unified presence, which underscored their common bond and their intention to continue to grow together in the future.
The 622GP motor grader, which John Deere is launching on the European market together with the 672GP, was met with great interest. The Wirtgen Group’s sales and service network in Germany and France is handling the sale of these products – a prime example of how customers can already benefit from premium products and services from a single source, which perfectly fits the “SmartSynergies and Innovations” theme of the group’s presence at bauma this year. SmartSynergies refers to how the specialized product brands Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann, and Benninghoven offer unparalleled solutions for every road construction application that complement each other perfectly – and are further enhanced by the synergies created as a result of the Wirtgen Group being part of John Deere.
World Premieres and Innovations as Far as the Eye Could See
With its 18 world premieres and 25 innovations, the group also underscored its position as the innovation driver and technology leader in the road construction sector. In addition to the six technology demos, visitors were clearly interested in the new machines. As a result, the rush to view the new products – such as the intelligent Wirtgen W 210 Fi cold milling machine with Mill Assist, the impressive Vögele SUPER 3000-3(i) large paver with 18 m screed, the new Hamm HP series of pneumatic tired rollers, the rugged Kleemann MOBICAT MC 120 Z PRO jaw crusher for demanding mining operations, the environmentally friendly Benninghoven TBA asphalt mixing plant with hot gas generator, and, of course, the entire range of John Deere construction equipment – did not let up during the entire event.