The Wirtgen Group has been manufacturing in China - for China - according to German standards since 2004, and has done so in a new facility in Langfang – one of the most state-of-the-art of its kind – since 2015. In addition to the construction equipment manufactured at the German brand headquarters, some of the innovations in cold milling machines, pavers, and compactors being unveiled in China were also manufactured in Langfang. All of the machines are manufactured to the latest Chinese standards, such as emissions requirements. The firm claims that its machines offer longevity, cost-effectiveness, ease-of-use, and low operating and maintenance costs for Chinese customers, while also offering better trade-in values than some competing products.
For the concrete paving segment, the SP 64 slipform paver is another Wirtgen model being launched in China. The inset paver is powered by a 155kW diesel and offers a maximum paving width of 7.5m as well as a maximum paving thickness of 450mm, which the firm claims allows cost-effective and high-precision paving.
With eight of its own locations, two new service centres, and a dealer network of 35 partners, Wirtgen China has a close-knit and efficient sales and service network that now covers almost all of the 22 Chinese provinces.