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The focus of this year’s Road Technology Days held by the Wirtgen, Vögele and Hamm brands was on synergies, 3D applications and networked job site processes. The climax of the event was the live machine demonstrations.

Wirtgen Group Road Tech Days 07 2018On the 370 000 m² site of Joseph Vögele AG in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, the three companies of the Wirtgen Group’s Road Technologies business sectors provided practical insights into the latest developments in the fields of cold milling, cold recycling, soil stabilisation, paving and compaction.

In addition to specialist talks by selected experts and technology exhibitions, visitors were also able to enjoy live demonstrations, factory tours and a machinery exhibition featuring around 70 exhibits. The high point of the event was a gala evening in the newly constructed 22 200 m² dispatch hall at the Vögele headquarters.

“A personal and professional exchange with our international customers is very important to us,” says Domenic G. Ruccolo, CEO of the Wirtgen Group. “That’s the only way we can develop tailored country- and customer-specific solutions in an industry with such diverse and highly differentiated requirements. This makes the Road Technology Days an ideal platform for exchanging knowledge and experiences.”

Since 2005, the event has been held alternately at the brand headquarters of cold milling specialist Wirtgen, road paver manufacturer Vögele and roller manufacturer Hamm.

At this year’s Road Technology Days, the focus was very much on the interplay between milling, paving and compaction technologies and the corresponding synergy effects for road construction contractors. Inspired by the slogan “Synergies powered by Wirtgen Group”, the three brands showcased coordinated machine and application technologies in operation: a total of 25 machines milled, fed material, placed asphalt and compacted on an area of around 3 000 m² in two live demonstrations.

“In the live demonstrations, we are not just presenting state-of-the-art technology and solutions for road construction; our customers also see for themselves how the machines of the Wirtgen Group work together in practice and the synergies this creates for the entire road construction process. That’s why the live demonstrations have always been a key feature of our Technology Days and why they’re unique in our industry in terms of both their form and their scale,” says Roland Schug, Head of Marketing at Joseph Vögele AG.

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