A family business on the road to success.
After 50 years since its incorporation Wirtgen has emerged as the global leader for development, fabrication and distribution of roadwork machinery – a one of a kind success story.
In 1961 Rheinhard Wirtgen founded a forwarding company for construction materials in his hometown Windhagen at the age of 18. Early on the inventiveness of the young entrepreneur became evident. In his first years Rheinhard Wirtgen worked as a subcontractor with his self invented concrete crusher for local construction companies. Only 15 years later Wirtgen offers a whole range of machinery for road construction.
This pioneering spirit has led to a continuous stream of innovations ever since. Especially the environmentally sustainable cold recycling method has changed the world of road construction substantially. Cold milling produces highest quality tarmac while utilizing 100% of the removed road surface.
1200 employees work at the companies head quarters in Windhagen while the group actively employs 4500 people world wide making Wirtgen a substantial contributor to the local economy. As a strong and reliant partner WMT has been partnering with Wirtgen for the last decade. WMT provides high quality steel and aluminum components especially for Wirtgens cold milling segment.
WMTs constant top level quality, flexibility and ability to react to our clients needs through a wide range of services have convinced and has allowed WMT to contribute to Wirtgens world class technology.