Competitors Work Together for a Common Goal
November 1, 2021
High Performance Rollers & Compaction Machinery Hire, Tandem Rollers, Pedestrian Rollers & Trench Compactors, Chelmsford
It’s nice to see leading names within plant machinery coming together, and cooperating in an effort to reduce carbon emissions. This demonstrates a common goal that cancels out competitiveness, and helps to achieve results. Compaction equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson, announced that from Autumn 2021, their rechargeable, modular construction equipment battery will be compatible with Bomag products. This will allow customers to have the use of a range of machines such as vibratory plates and rammers, with just one rechargeable battery.
Wacker Neuson do not believe there is a conflict of interest, and managing director of their factory in Reichertshofen, Stefan Pfetsch said, “We firmly believe that many more construction sites could be operated without producing any direct exhaust emissions, especially in urban areas,”
“Our interchangeable battery has the potential to power a wide range of construction equipment. By enabling another manufacturer to use our battery, we are further accelerating the adoption of emissions-free construction equipment and underscoring Wacker Neuson’s commitment to fast-tracking carbon reductions.”
The world’s first battery-powered rammer was developed by Wacker Neuson in 2014, and they can now also offer vibratory plates and internal vibrators, all powered by the same battery. Companies such as plant hire specialists will only need one charging system if they have both brands in their fleet.
President of the Bomag Group, Ralf Junker said, “Through our cooperation with Wacker Neuson, we are leveraging the experience of two innovative equipment manufacturers to offer our customers practical added value through the use of zero emission construction equipment. This is the next strategic step for us in expanding our product range.
“It also acts as a key stimulus for the entire industry in our efforts to drive the development of sustainable products with the highest customer benefit. As a result of the cooperation, Bomag will launch the first battery-powered tamper in September this year – further products are at an advanced stage of development.”