Milestones

The Wacker Neuson Group has a long-standing tradition of innovation. 
Its story began in 1848 with the foundation of a blacksmith’s shop in Dresden, Germany. The company has been shaping and evolving the construction and agricultural industries ever since with its culture of innovation.

2023

175 Years: a Strong Foundation

The roots of the Wacker Neuson Group go all the way back to 1848, when Johann Christian Wacker founded a forge workshop in Dresden. Since then, innovation has been a tradition in the Wacker Neuson Group – it is part of the company’s DNA.
 

2022

zero emission Ecosystem

The Wacker Neuson Group attends the entire zero emission ecosystem: from the charging infrastructure to services and different usage models of the battery. New, among others: the Charging Box as a “mobile power bank” for the job site.

 
 

2022

EW100 mobile excavator

The mobile excavator is ahead of its time with features like attachment autorecognition, a human-machine interface and various driver assistance systems and interfaces. As well as being user-friendly, the machine offers compelling cost efficiency and environmental benefits.

Wacker Neuson Geschichte

2022

Weidemann 1190e

Weidemann launches the third generation of the electric Hoftrac, the 1190e. Featuring cabin heating for the first time, this agricultural loader can now be used completely independently of the weather. A new lithium-ion battery extends operating hours.

2022

ConcreTec 

The ConcreTec assistance system from Wacker Neuson is designed for simple, transparent and reproducible compaction of concrete and concrete components. The main highlight of ConcreTec is that it enables consistently high product quality standards.

Wacker Neuson Group Enar

2022

Acquisition of the Enar Group

The Wacker Neuson Group strengthens its concrete technology business with the acquisition of the Spanish Enar Group. Enar manufactures light construction equipment and specializes in concrete compaction.

Weidemann 7-Meter Teleskoplader

2021

7-meter telescopic handler from Weidemann 

Weidemann makes its mark in the 7-meter telescopic handler class. The two new telescopic handlers feature a "Best View Cabin" which provides a unique all-round view for the operator. Driver ergonomics and safety are optimized for the most comfortable operator experience.

Wacker Neuson Korbach Neubau

2021

New Weidemann location in Korbach

The new Weidemann building at the Korbach site with administration, Training Center and Technical Center is inaugurated and opens up new possibilities.

Kramer Schnellwechselsystem Smart Attach

2021

Smart Attach

Kramer develops the Smart Attach hydraulic system. This quick-hitch technology allows the operator to fit and replace an attachment in seconds without leaving the cabin.

Wacker Neuson elektrischer Bagger EZ17e

2020

EZ17e electric excavator

The fully electric EZ17e mini excavator brings emission-free construction sites to life. Combined with other e-machines from Wacker Neuson’s portfolio, the EZ17e means that an entire construction site can now be operated with minimal noise levels and zero local emissions.

Wacker Neuson Dual View Dumper DV90

2019

Dual View dumper

Wacker Neuson launches the Dual View dumper. With an operating and seat console that can be rotated through 180°, this wheel dumper gives the operator a perfect all-around view. Greater visibility also minimizes risks on construction sites.

Wacker Neuson Werk Pinghu

2018

Chinese production site commences operations

A new Wacker Neuson plant starts production in Pinghu, China. It was built to supply the Asia-Pacific market with Wacker Neuson products. 

Weidemann eHoftrac 1160

2015

The first eHoftrac is brought to market

Weidemann starts production of the first fully electric Hoftrac. The electric agricultural loader delivers the same performance as a conventional machine but is much quieter and more environmentally friendly. The machine can also be charged at any 230 V socket.

2014

Introduction of the zero emission series

The Wacker Neuson Group presents its zero emission range with battery-powered light equipment and fully electric compact machines. Weidemann unveils the eHoftrac with Wacker Neuson presenting the AS30e and AS50e battery-powered rammers. Kramer rounds these off with the 5055e wheel loader.

Wacker Neuson Verdichtungskontrolle Compatec

2013

Compatec compaction control system

Compatec compaction control guides operators through the soil compaction process. It is particularly valuable for users who only work occasionally with vibratory plates. Eight LEDs show the operator how far the compaction process has progressed.

Wacker Neuson Group Werk Linz

2012

New location in Linz, Austria

The foundation of Neuson Hydraulik GmbH in 1981 lays the foundation for one of the Wacker Neuson Group’s most important product segments. Excavators have been developed and manufactured in Hörsching, near Linz, Austria since 2012. 

Kramer Landwirtschaft

2012

Kramer goes back to its agricultural roots

After the foundation of Wacker Neuson, Kramer becomes more active in the construction industry. From 2012 onwards, it turns its attention back to the agricultural business. The distinction is also reflected in the official color scheme from 2012 on – with agricultural equipment sporting green and construction equipment favoring yellow.

Wacker Neuson Group Hauptquartier München

2011

Group headquarters are officially opened

The new Group headquarters of Wacker Neuson SE are located to the north of Munich. The building features exposed concrete surfaces in different shades, underlining the company’s long-standing expertise in concrete technology.

Wacker Neuson Group vertical lift system

2010

Vertical Lift System (vls)

The Vertical Lift System (vls) prevents machines from tipping to the front or rear due to overload thanks to a semi-automated telescoping movement that guides the load evenly close to the machine.  

Weidemann Kompakt-Teleskoplader

2010

First compact telescopic handler

This landmark handler is the first of its kind. The TH412/T4512 compact telescopic handlers combine the advantages of a conventional telehandler with the strengths of a utility track loader and the versatility of a standard forklift.

Wacker Neuson Rüttelplatte DPU130r

2010

The most powerful vibratory plate

Unveiling of the DPU130r: the first vibratory plate with two base plates goes to market. It can replace a heavy 7-ton roller but is lighter, more compact and more flexible. The plate can be controlled remotely.

Weidemann Werk Korbach

2007

Official opening of the production hall in Korbach

Weidemann commences operations in Korbach in 2007. Today, the Korbach site ranks as one of the company’s core factories.

2007

IPO

Wacker Neuson AG goes public in May 2007 (currently listed in the S-DAX). 

Wacker Neuson Group Logo

2007

Merger to form Wacker Neuson AG

Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG merges with Wacker Construction Equipment AG – a family business with a strong heritage and traditional values. This mutually complementary merger forming Wacker Neuson AG extends the product offering and sales reach of both companies.

2005

Articulated wheel loaders

In 2005, Weidemann GmbH brings a portfolio of articulated wheel loaders to the Group. Since then, this compact line has been marketed under the Weidemann brand for the agricultural sector and the Wacker Neuson brand for the construction industry.

Wacker Construction Equipment Weidemann

2005

Weidemann joins the Group

Weidemann GmbH merges with Wacker Construction Equipment AG. The new addition brings value to the company in the form of compact equipment for the agricultural industry. 

Neuson Kramer Fusion

2000

Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG

Neuson Baumaschinen GmbH and Kramer-Werke GmbH merge to form Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG. The Austrian company is headquartered in Linz, Austria.

Kramer Teleradlader

1992

Series production of tele wheel loaders

Thanks to their undivided chassis, the Kramer tele wheel loaders extend the dumping height by 1.5 meters  without compromising on stability. The machines meet customer demands and become an integral part of the Kramer product portfolio.

Wacker Neuson Bagger Vertical Digging System

1988

Development of the VDS

The innovative Vertical Digging System (VDS) for excavators is introduced. This system allows the operator to dig more precisely on the vertical plane even on uneven terrain, such as on the edge of curbs or on slopes. It makes excavation work more efficient, faster and more convenient for the operator. 

Neuson Hydraulik-Minibagger

1984

First hydraulic mini excavator

1984 sees the introduction of the first Neuson hydraulic mini excavator. This initial launch is followed by many mini excavator innovations. From 2000 onwards, dumpers are also developed and produced in Austria.

Neuson Gründung

1981

Foundation of Neuson Hydraulik GmbH

Neuson Hydraulik GmbH is founded in 1981.

Neubau des Weidemann Werkes in Flechtdorf

1978

Construction of the new Weidemann plant in Flechtdorf

A new Weidemann production facility is built in Flechtdorf, Germany. In addition to the main plant in the town center, this will open up new production capacities.

Erste reversierbare Rüttelplatte

1973

First reversible vibratory plate

Inspired by innovative ideas, the first DVU reversible vibratory plate marks a further milestone in performance excellence. It enables variable control of movement (in both directions) and of speed, also supporting on-the-spot compaction. It thus gives operators greater mobility and flexibility.

Erster knickgelenkter Weidemann Hoflader

1972

First articulated agricultural loader

Weidemann revolutionizes the agricultural industry with its articulated and compact agricultural loader. The machine’s narrow design makes it ideal for more confined spaces like stables. With the invention of the Hotrac, Weidemann played a key role in shaping agricultural mechanization.

Wacker Werk Reichertshofen

1964

Production plant in Reichertshofen

Wacker purchases a ten-hectare site in Reichertshofen, southern Germany, to extend its production capacity. The production plant is established in 1964 to satisfy growing demand for innovative, high-quality light equipment among professional users.

Weidemann Gründung 1960

1960

Maschinenfabrik Weidemann KG is founded

Diemelsee-Flechtdorf in Germany is the birthplace of Weidemann. The company  develops from a village blacksmith's shop and initially focuses on stable equipment and manure removal systems.

Wacker Werk USA

1957

Production facility in the US

“Wacker” reaches across the Atlantic in 1957. Today, the US affiliate Wacker Neuson Corporation has its headquarters on a 66-plus hectare site in Menomonee Falls.

Stampfer mit Verbrennungsmotor

1952

Rammers with a combustion engine

Rammers become more versatile with a design that incorporates a combustion engine, bringing range, flexibility and practicality gains. Operators can now use the highly efficient rammers even on building sites without a power supply.

Erster Innenrüttler

1934

The first internal vibrator conquers the market

By inventing the world’s first internal vibrator, Wacker Neuson revolutionizes an entire construction sector and enables professional concrete compaction. The high frequency increases compaction performance and thus the quality of the concrete. This vibrator lays the foundation for a new line of business.

Kramer Traktor mit Dieselmotoren

1933

Kramer is the first company to deploy diesel engines

The diesel engine is now the industry standard in tractor design. Few industry players are aware, however, that Kramer pioneered this move. Back then, the resulting speed of 15 km/h was unheard of for tractors.

Erster Elektrostampfer

1930

The first electric rammer is invented

Hermann Wacker revolutionizes an entire industry sector. He invents the world’s first electric rammer, laying the foundation for the concrete and soil compaction sector and for his company. Wacker soon became synonymous with rammer tasks on construction sites. 

Kramer Gründung

1925

Foundation of Kramer

The company is established in Gutmadingen, Germany. Its 4 HP compact tractors are unveiled towards the end of the same year.

1848

Foundation of the Wacker blacksmith shop

The Group’s roots date back to 1848 and the German city of Dresden. It is here that Johann Christian Wacker founds a blacksmith’s shop bearing his name. The business starts industrial production in 1875.