Visitors to Wirtgen's stand (Q1) can see not only a representative cross-section of the comprehensive product portfolio offered by the four specialized Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm and Kleemann brands, but also six product world firsts.
These include the new generation of cold milling machines with the W 210 from Wirtgen; a new generation of pneumatic-tyred rollers from Hamm, represented by the GRW 280; and three models from the new Hamm HD Compact Line: the HD 8, HD 12 and HD 14. A novelty on the market is also the heavy tandem roller HD+ 90 from Hamm which was recently introduced at Bauma in Munich.
Further exhibits include a 3412 HT from the Hamm 3000 series, the small milling machine W 50 DC from Wirtgen as well as the small paver Super 800 and the wheeled paver Super 1803-2 from Vögele. The division of Mineral Technologies is represented by the new mobile jaw crusher MC 110 Z from Kleemann.
Paul Field, managing director, Wirtgen Ltd, commented: 'It [Hillhead] is an exhibition that is perfectly in line with our Wirtgen Group products, ie quarrying and road construction equipment'.
'Wirtgen Ltd has seen an upturn in business in the UK producing better than expected results in the first six months of 2010. Following the recent downturn, Wirtgen Ltd find themselves with increased market shares across the range. Strategies from Wirtgen Ltd include a major push into the contractors recycling market with our new Kleemann MC 110 Z crusher which will be exhibited at Hillhead. The Hamm market share is growing, particularly with the major rental companies and this will grow with the launch of the new compact range of small tandem rollers and the new HD+ range of heavy tandem rollers. Both models will be shown at Hillhead. The new Wirtgen W 210 will also be exhibited and this machine has become the preferred 2m planer with exceptional sales in the UK since its launch in January 2010. The Vogele 1803-2 is now the market leading paver in its class and this unit will also be shown at Hillhead. Fuel economies across our range of equipment is a major factor in our sales successes, particularly with the Wirtgen W 210 planer and the Kleemann MC 110 Z crusher.
'Service and parts are a major focus for both the UK and Ireland. A representation of our service and parts capabilities will be displayed with specialists on hand. A special parts promotion will run during the show.
'We are showing our new Kleemann MC 110 Z jaw crusher which is aimed at the contractors crusher market. This is a market we intend to major on and demonstrations for this have commenced. Wirtgen Ltd have expanded their sales force to specialise in this area and results to date are highly encouraging. Build quality, high production, smooth operation and particularly low fuel usage are the key points that are attracting interest from recycling specialists'.
Wirtgen Ltd, Reinhard House, Paving Way, Whisby Road, Lincoln LN6 3QW