Ammann Group completes acquisition of Volvo CE’s ABG Pavers

The transaction includes the transfer of Volvo CE's paving businesses in Linyi (China) and Bangalore (India), as well as the ABG facility in Hameln (Germany).

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Ammann Group completes acquisition of Volvo CE’s ABG Pavers

The Ammann Group has finalised its acquisition of the ABG paving product line from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), further expanding its comprehensive roadbuilding solutions.

"We're proud to welcome ABG, a renowned brand, to the Ammann family," said Hans-Christian Schneider, CEO of Ammann. "We'll build on ABG's exceptional products and reputation, providing complete roadbuilding solutions for the industry."

The transaction includes the transfer of Volvo CE's paving businesses in Linyi (China) and Bangalore (India), as well as the ABG facility in Hameln (Germany). ABG pavers and screeds will continue to be produced in Hameln, with additional production facilities in Mehsana (India) and Suzhou (China) coming online soon.

Ammann will retain the ABG brand name, synonymous with quality in the industry. "The ABG brand aligns perfectly with Ammann's history in asphalt compaction," said Bernd Holz, Executive Vice President at Ammann.

"This acquisition enhances our capability to provide comprehensive, cutting-edge road construction equipment solutions across India and the globe," said Dheeraj Panda, Managing Director, Ammann India Pvt. Ltd. "With ABG's strong product portfolio, we'll intensify our delivery of high-performance paving products, aligning with our history of excellence in asphalt paving and compaction."

Ammann will leverage its industry knowledge and customer relationships to guide paver development, with ABG in Hameln (Germany) becoming the Center of Excellence for paving operations within the Group. The Ammann ABG pavers product range offers advanced technology, ease of operation, reliability, and build quality, catering to various job sites, including airports and highways. 

The ABG screeds are also key differentiators – and have been throughout the company’s nearly 80-year history. “The screeds have consistently raised the bar in the asphalt industry, a tradition that continues to this day,” Holz said.

ABG provided the first hydraulically adjustable, high-compaction screed on the global market. Recent advances include the e+ screed heat system, which can save 30 minutes of warmup time each shift while also reducing CO2 emissions.

Today’s screeds include a single or double tamper, optional hydraulically controlled end gates, an advanced quick-coupling system for easy extensions, and special profile capabilities. The double tamper technology delivers a 5%-7% higher degree of compaction and can achieve up to 98% Marshall density.

Variomatic screeds can pave at widths up to 10 meters and come with a range of compaction systems. They are adaptable to different project types, from cold mixes to hot mixes and special profiles. The electrically heated Variomatic screeds are easily extended to more than double their basic width.

The pavers, along with a wide range of light and heavy compaction equipment, are available through Ammann’s extensive Dealer network.

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