One man who started an entire industry is Hermann Wacker. He establishes the groundwork for both his business and soil and asphalt compaction by creating the first electric rammer in history. Even today, the rammer is referred to as a “Wacker Packer” on building sites.
The Wacker Neuson Group is the go-to partner for a wide range of industries, with a focus on customers in the manufacturing, agricultural, municipal, recycling, construction, gardening, and landscaping sectors.
Johann Christian Wacker established the business in 1848 as a blacksmith shop in Dresden, Germany, operating under the name Wacker. In 1875, it began to produce industrial goods. Engineers at the business created a high-frequency internal vibrator technology in 1930.
With its headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Wacker Neuson SE (formerly known as Wacker building Equipment AG) is a publicly traded company that manufactures compact machines for concrete and building site technology. The product brands Wacker Neuson, Kramer, and Weidemann are a part of this organization.



Johann Christian WACKER established the business in 1848 as a blacksmith shop in Dresden, Germany, operating under the name WACKER. In 1875, it began to produce industrial goods. Engineers at the business created a high-frequency internal vibrator technology in 1930. Concurrently, the first electrically driven rammer was created, marking a breakthrough in the compaction of earth and concrete. The business had already established a local and worldwide sales and retail organization, as well as increased the scope of its product line, prior to the outbreak of World War II. The demolition of the Dresden production site shortly before the end of the war put a stop to progress.
In 1945, business operations were once again conducted in Kulmbach. In 1951, the company relocated its headquarters to Munich. In 1957, the first international affiliate was founded in Hartford, Wisconsin, in the United States. Hartford’s operations were moved to Menomonee Falls in 1986; it currently houses a production plant and a logistical hub. Following then, the business increased its global footprint.
In 2002, the group reorganized as Wacker Construction Equipment AG, a public limited corporation, from a limited business (GmbH). Wacker was limited to developing, manufacturing, and distributing light construction equipment up to roughly three tonnes in the concrete technology, demolition, soil and asphalt compaction, and utility industries until 2005. The company expanded into the agriculture industry and compact construction equipment after acquiring Weidemann GmbH in 2005. In 2006, Ground Heaters, Inc. (United States) and Drillfix AG (Switzerland) were acquired.


The company debuted on May 15, 2007, and it is currently traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange’s Prime Standard. In the fall of 2007, it was accepted into the SDAX.
Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG (Linz, Austria), a producer of compact construction equipment, such as wheel loaders, dumpers, skid steer loaders, and compact excavators, and the company merged on October 31, 2007. The company Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG originated from the merging of Neuson Baumaschinen GmbH with the well-known Kramer-Werke GmbH. As Neuson Hydraulik GmbH, Neuson was founded in 1981. Originally based in Linz, the company created hydraulic mini-excavators. In 1990, Neuson Baumaschinen GmbH was founded. In 1998, the company purchased Lifton Ltd. (GB), a maker of diggers, and in 2004 it expanded its product line to include skid-steer loaders.
Wacker Construction Equipment AG changed its legal structure and took on the name Wacker Neuson SE in February 2009.
At its Horsching facility, Wacker Neuson manufactured mini-excavators for Caterpillar between 2011 and 2017. As a result, in 2015, the Austrian subsidiary was recognized as one of Austria’s Leading Companies. Kramer and John Deere formed a strategic alliance in 2017 to sell telehandlers and wheel loaders. Agriculture equipment manufactured under the Kramer brand is sold through John Deere’s independent dealer network.

The Wacker Neuson Group purchased Enarco S.A., a Spanish corporation, in 2022. Enar is a producer of lightweight construction tools with a focus on compacting concrete. The company offers a broad selection of internal vibrators for concrete in addition to vibratory plates, rammers, and walk-behind rollers for compaction of asphalt and dirt. Enar manufactures its gear in Zaragoza, Spain.

Group synopsis

Region-wise, Wacker Neuson SE arranges its operations (Europe, America, and Asia-Pacific). The company is split into three segments: Light Equipment, Compact Equipment (up to 14 tons in weight), and Services (maintenance, repair, and spare parts). Excavators, wheel loaders, telescopic handlers, skid-steer loaders, and dumpers are all supplied by the Compact Equipment sector. Applications for these machines include road construction, recycling, municipal works, agriculture, gardening, and landscaping, as well as structural and civil engineering and industrial projects. The group includes production facilities and associates in addition to the three brands Wacker Neuson, Weidemann, and Kramer.



The company offers walk-behind and hand-held construction equipment all over the world under the Wacker Neuson brand. This product line includes compact construction equipment such wheel loaders, dumpers, compact excavators, and skid-steer loaders, as well as rammers, vibratory plates, hammers, cutting tools, internal and external vibrators, and construction site equipment. Under the Kramer name, telescopic handlers, telescopic wheel loaders, and all-wheel-drive wheel loaders are offered for sale. The Weidemann brand primarily manufactures equipment for the agricultural industry, including telescopic and articulated wheel loaders as well as telehandlers.



Dr. Karl Tragl has been the company’s CEO since June 2021. Hans Neunteufel, the creator of Neuson, is the chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Shareholder structure
Status as of December 31, 2019.
58.0% share pool (families Wacker and Neunteufel)
42.0% free float


The first vibratory rammer was developed by Hermann Wacker in 1930, and Weidemann produced the Hoftrac in 1972. The Group is developing new technologies and innovations, such as intelligent digital networking of goods and services, driving assistance systems, and alternative drives.

No emissions

The Wacker Neuson Group has been developing emission-free construction tools and machinery for a number of years. The business unveiled the first vibratory rammer that ran on batteries in 2015. In the meantime, zero emission solutions allow entire construction sites to be operated emission-free. The running duration is adequate for a typical workday, and the performance is comparable to that of conventional machines in the same class.


Self-governing vibratory plate

The autonomously controlled vibratory plate DPU110r with compaction control was originally presented as a study at the 2019 Bauma fair. A tablet is used to regulate the vibratory plate. Using your finger, you draw the region that has to be compacted on the touchscreen. Because the vibratory plate digitally records every action made and generates a daily report sheet for contractors, compaction work is flawlessly documented.


Clever Factory

Production optimization is aided by the “Smart Factory” technologies developed by the Wacker Neuson Group. This covers things like digital malfunction and quality control, as well as the use of support systems in production, assembly, and intralogistics. In addition, efforts are underway to create digital items and models that, as a precursor to a “digital twin,” will depict reality and help with time management and machine monitoring. The company is currently building prototypes utilizing 3D printing technology.

Creative procedures

The Wacker Neuson Group is testing the use of augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the field of “Smart Processes” to achieve even faster and more effective working principles in the digitalization space. These technologies are used here, for instance, in locating attachments, contrasting old and new versions, and measuring the operator’s 360┬░ visibility and object movement.



Munich, Germany’s Wacker Neuson SE is the group headquarters.
Germany’s Wacker Neuson Academy is a training facility located near Reichertshofen.

Europe’s Production

Germany’s Wacker Neuson SE Reichertshofen.
Austria: Wacker Neuson Linz GmbH, H├Ârsching.
Diemelsee-Flechtdorf, Germany: Weidemann GmbH.
Kramer-Werke GmbH, Germany’s Pfullendorf.
Serbian Kragujevac, Wacker Neuson Kragujevac d.o.o.

America’s Production

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA is home to Wacker Neuson Corporation.

Production Asia

Pinghu City, Zhejiang Province, China Wacker Neuson Machinery (China) Co., Ltd.





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