Construction Starts on New Hörsching Plant

"We are delighted to see construction work get underway," says Martin Lehner, Deputy Chairman of the Wacker Neuson SE Executive Board and head of the compact equipment segment. "Growing demand for our products has clearly stretched capacity at our Leonding plant to the limit, and this is accentuated by our strategic alliance with Caterpillar for the manufacture of excavators weighing up to 3 tonnes."

"Our company is growing – not just in terms of revenue but also headcount. We currently employ 350 people and will be creating many new job opportunities with the new plant," explains Johannes Mahringer, General Manager of Wacker Neuson Linz GmbH.

Wacker Neuson is investing around EUR 65 million – including purchasing and developing the site – in what will be one of the largest, most modern plants for compact equipment in the world. The 16-hectare site in Hörsching is located next to the airport and will be home to a state-of-the-art production hall, with testing grounds and an administrative building. The buildings will stretch across approximately 50,000 m2. Johannes Mahringer continues: "Optimized production processes and the latest technologies – such as a paint line with powder coating und a sand-blasting facility – will further increase the quality of our products and create additional efficiency gains."

About Wacker Neuson
Wacker Neuson SE is a global manufacturer of light and compact equipment. With over 30 affiliates and more than 180 locations across the globe, the company offers an exceptionally broad portfolio of products and services. Manufacturing activities are distributed across three German, one Austrian, two American and one Philippine production sites. Almost all products manufactured by the company are branded Wacker Neuson. The only exceptions to this in Europe are Kramer Allrad products and Weidemann-branded agricultural machinery. With over 300 product categories and complementary rental, spare parts and repair services, Wacker Neuson is the partner of choice among professional users in construction, gardening, landscaping and agriculture, as well as among municipal bodies and companies in the industrial and recycling sectors.