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Ammann completes acquisition of ABG paving line from Volvo CE

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An Ammann ABG 2870 paver Ammann

Ammann Group has finalized its acquisition of the ABG paving product line from Volvo Construction Equipment.

"ABG is a strong brand that we're proud to welcome to Ammann," said Hans-Christian Schneider, CEO of Ammann. "We will continue to build on ABG's exceptional product line and reputation and provide 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 Volvo CE´s ABG facility in Hameln (Germany). ABG pavers and screeds will continue to be produced at the facility in Hameln. Production facilities in Mehsana, India; and Suzhou, China, will also be a source in the near future. 

Ammann will utilize its knowledge to guide the development of the pavers, with ABG in Hameln (Germany) becoming the centre of paving operations within the group. 

Initially established as a construction equipment repair shop in 1945, ABG in Hameln has evolved into a globally recognized paving brand. ABG recently introduced a new electric paver at INTERMAT 2024 in Paris.

Ammann will retain the ABG name: "The ABG brand is synonymous with quality in the industry and aligns perfectly with Ammann's history in asphalt compaction," said Bernd Holz, executive vice president at Ammann.

The range of paving products offered is large. The compact Ammann ABG 2820 tracked paver is ideal for narrow streets and road repairs. With a basic screed width of 1.5 metres, it incorporates technological features comparable to larger models.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Ammann ABG 8820 tracked paver has a 13-metre paving width, a large hopper, and a powerful engine. It is ideal for challenging production job sites such as airports and highways.

"In addition to our smallest and largest pavers, we have several other models to meet the unique needs of every customer," Holz said. 

The Ammann ABG 6820 tracked paver offers efficiency with a base paving width of 2.5 metres and potential placement of 700 tonnes per hour. It features an advanced management system (EPM3, electronic paver management) and user-friendly controls for performance.

All Ammann ABG pavers are recognized for their advanced technology, ease of operation, reliability, and quality. They are designed to minimize fuel consumption, reduce emissions, and operate quietly. Both tracked and wheeled pavers are available.

The ABG screeds are also key differentiators – and have been throughout the company's nearly 80-year history.

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 five to seven percent higher degree of compaction and can achieve up to 98 percent Marshall density.

The basic widths of Ammann ABG screeds start at 1.5 metres, with maximum widths on the largest machines reaching 13 metres. Both fixed and Variomatic screeds are available.

The fixed screeds feature electric heating and offer paving widths ranging from 2.5 metres to 13 metres. They are suitable for various materials, including asphalt, roller-compacted concrete, graded mineral mixes, and railway ballast.

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 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 dealer network.

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