Ammann finalises ABG paver acquisition

Ammann Group has finalised its ABG paver acquisition.
Asphalt milling, paving & compaction / June 4, 2024 1 minute Read
By MJ Woof
The Ammann Group has finalised its purchase of the extensive ABG asphalt paver range

The Ammann Group has finalised its acquisition of the ABG paving product line from Volvo Construction Equipment. This significant move provides Ammann with an extensive and well-proven range of asphalt pavers that will sit in between its comprehensive lines of asphalt plant solutions and asphalt compaction equipment.

“ABG is a strong brand that we’re proud to welcome to Ammann,” said Hans-Christian Schneider, CEO of Ammann. “We will continue to build on ABG’s exceptional product line and reputation and provide complete roadbuilding solutions for the industry.”

The transaction includes the transfer of Volvo CE’s paving businesses in Linyi (China) and Bangalore (India) as well as Volvo CE´s ABG facility in Hameln (Germany). ABG pavers and screeds will continue to be produced at the facility in Hameln.

Ammann will use its industry knowledge and customer relationships to ensure the future development of the pavers, with ABG in Hameln (Germany) becoming the centre of excellence for paving operations within the group.

Initially established as a construction equipment repair shop in 1945, ABG in Hameln has evolved into one of the most recognised asphalt paving brands globally. Demonstrating its ongoing innovation, ABG recently introduced a new electric paver at Intermat 2024 in Paris.

Ammann will retain the ABG name. “The ABG brand is synonymous with quality in the industry and aligns perfectly with Ammann’s history in asphalt compaction,” said Bernd Holz, executive vice president at Ammann.

The range of paving products offered is extensive. “In addition to our smallest and largest pavers, we have several other models to meet the needs of every customer,” Holz said.

ABG provided the first hydraulically adjustable, high-compaction screed on the global market. Recent advances include the e+ screed heat system, which can save 30 minutes of warmup time each shift while also reducing CO2 emissions.

Today’s screeds include a single or double tamper, optional hydraulically controlled end gates, an advanced quick-coupling system for easy extensions, and special profile capabilities. The double tamper technology delivers a 5%-7% higher degree of compaction and can achieve up to 98% Marshall density.

Variomatic screeds can pave at widths up to 10m and come with a range of compaction systems. They are adaptable to different project types, from cold mixes to hot mixes and special profiles. The electrically heated Variomatic screeds are easily extended to more than double their basic width.

The pavers, along with a wide range of light and heavy compaction equipment, are being made available through Ammann’s dealer network.


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