Almost a year after announcing the phasing-out of Wirtgen Group products, three Komatsu-owned dealerships will begin handling BOMAG equipment. The three dealerships—Edward Ehrbar, Komatsu Northeast, and Komatsu Southwest—will be joined in the arrangement by three additional company-owned dealers: Komatsu Equipment Co., Midlantic Machinery, and Pine Bush Equipment. The six dealerships will sell and support BOMAG compaction, milling, paving and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment. Wirtgen Group is now owned by John Deere.
“To fulfill the growing customer demand for compaction, paving and milling applications, teaming up with BOMAG and their large breadth of products for roadbuilding is just good business,” said Tim Tripas, Komatsu America’s VP and general manager, construction equipment. “Our shared values and deep commitment to customer support, product innovation, technology and helping our customers thrive and grow, makes this an ideal fit.”
Rob Mueckler, president of BOMAG Americas, said: “We are pleased to announce this new relationship and are proud to welcome Komatsu’s company-owned dealerships into the BOMAG network. With Komatsu, there is no doubt BOMAG has aligned itself with the preeminent leader in the construction sector. This collaboration will support our growth plans, enabling BOMAG to expand its position in the roadbuilding sector even more rapidly.”
The two manufacturers announced the alliance in a joint press release.