"Like the rest of the world, Ammann has seen a great many changes in the last 150 years," said CEO Hans-Christian Schneider, a direct descendant of Jakob Ammann, who founded the company in 1869. "What hasn't changed is our commitment to providing customers with products that offer solutions."
The company's solutions traditionally involve use of technology. "All our products – from the lightest compactors to the largest asphalt and concrete mixing plants – rely on technology to help customers overcome the challenges they face on jobsites around the world," said Schneider. "Often, these technological advancements have evolved over years, or even decades, and have been a part of Ammann since its foundation."
Referring to the Macadam machine patented by Ammann in 1908, he said, "As we look back, we can see that this Macadam machine utilized what was revolutionary technology at the time. The Macadam machine, which eliminated a significant dust problem, was also one of the first sustainability efforts in roadbuilding. Sustainability, like solution-oriented technology, is a common theme throughout the history of Ammann. As we look ahead, we know that the focus on furthering technology must continue."
Ammann products are being developed with sustainability as a top priority. Compaction equipment is built to reach distances in the remotest regions, thereby minimizing fuel burn and machine wear. Pavers feature automation that optimizes material usage. Ammann asphalt and concrete mixing plants utilize technology that enables production from 100% recycled materials. Said Schneider: "Now, in our 150th year, we are very well positioned worldwide as we continue to rely on innovative products, customer focus and qualified employees."
Ammann is a sixth generation, family-owned business that produces asphalt and concrete mixing plants, compactors and asphalt pavers at nine production sites in Europe, China, India and Brazil. Its core expertise is roadbuilding and transportation infrastructure.