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08 February 2019

Ammann’s 150th anniversary

First published08/02/2019
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Ammann was an early pioneer in building road machines for the asphalt sector

Construction machine manufacturer Ammann is celebrating its 150th anniversary. “Like the rest of the world, Ammann has seen a great many changes in the last 150 years,” said CEO Hans-Christian Schneider, a direct descendant of Jakob Ammann, who founded the company in 1869.

Such solutions traditionally involve the use of technology. He pointed to a Macadam machine as just one example. Patented by Ammann in 1908, it produced and placed an early form of asphalt. “As we look back, we can see that this Macadam machine utilised what was revolutionary technology at the time,” Schneider said. “As we look ahead, we know that the focus on furthering technology must continue.” The Macadam machine, which eliminated a significant dust problem, was also an early nod toward sustainability. “The machine improved the environment around it,” Schneider said. “It was one of the first sustainability efforts in roadbuilding. Sustainability, like solution-oriented technology, is a common theme throughout the history of Ammann.”

He continued, “For a long time the company has been investing in the success of our customers and sustainable corporate growth, and our success is proof that such an approach works. Now, in our 150th year, we are very well positioned worldwide as we continue to rely on innovative products, customer focus and highly qualified employees.”

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