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16 July 2018

Mecalac expanding with key acquisition

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
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Mecalac is taking over the rights to the Pichon compact wheeled loaders

French construction machine manufacturer Mecalac is expanding its operations with a key acquisition. The Mecalac Group is adding to its range of products by taking over production of a range of compact wheeled loaders, currently being manufactured by the French company Pichon. The deal will be finalised on January 1st, 2019.

The Pichon firm specialises in the design and manufacture of agricultural equipment and is based at Landivisiau in Brittany (France). Following the deal, Pichon will cease production of the wheeled loaders in order to concentrate on its core business: agricultural machines dedicated to the transport and spreading of liquid and solid materials.

The range of six models, with power ratings from 19-56kW, will complement Mecalac’s existing range of wheel loaders, manufactured by its German-based manufacturing plant. The compact wheeled loaders will be distributed under the Mecalac brand, through its worldwide dealer network. This will take place during 2019, after an engine upgrade to meet the emission requirements of Stage V.

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