Ammann Czech Republic

Ammann Czech Republic

Ammann Czech Republic is the successor to the traditional Czech manufacturer of construction machinery Stavostroj. The company history dates back to the turn of the 20th century when the first metalworking workshops were established in Nové Město nad Metují. The milestone came in 1946 when the main production programme included truck cranes, high-speed lifts, and conveyors for construction purposes. In 1952, the production programme was extended to include heavy compaction equipment. After privatisation, the company went through rather difficult times; since 2005, the company has been part of the Ammann Group.

History

In the nineties of the last century, Stavostroj underwent the first stage of restructuring; however, the most significant change occurred after 2005 when the Swiss Ammann Group entered the company. The merger with the strategic partner has resulted primarily in the stabilisation of the trading position and, subsequently, access to new markets accompanied by a high increase in demand for our compaction machinery.

Ammann Group is an internationally successful family-owned company, based in Langenthal, Switzerland. It was founded in 1869 by Mr. Ulrich Ammann and during more than 140-year existence the company distributed its products at first to the Swiss market; at the turn of the 21st century, it expanded across Europe and subsequently around the world. At present, the company has approximately 2,800 employees.

Division Ammann Group

The group is divided into divisions, such as: Basis Division, securing support for the use of the latest technological and production processes and control and monitoring systems, Systems Division, focusing on the development and production of asphalt and concrete plants, and Machines Division, developing and manufacturing compaction equipment. The last mentioned division also includes our manufacturing unit in Nové Město nad Metují.

The Product Portfolio

The plant in Nové Město nad Metují manufactures soil and asphalt rollers with a weight from 3.5 to 25 tons, which are used wherever there is any material to be compacted, especially when constructing building foundations and when constructing new or repairing existing roads. The product portfolio is regularly complemented with new products so that we cover all the requirements of customers for performance parameters and for the corresponding working comfort of operators. We constantly improve our products with the intention to reduce emissions, noise level, and fuel consumption, to increase safety, and last but not least to introduce new equipment optimising the entire process of compaction - the so-called “intelligent compaction”.

 Our competitive advantage and strength in the market is the price/performance ratio. The machines have excellent manoeuvrability and stability and are easily transportable on trailers and in containers. They are designed for easy operation - they are very popular e.g. for the steering using micro steering wheel installed in the elbow-rest of the operator’s seat, robust design, easy serviceability, modern design, and good workmanship. Our main customers are especially construction companies of all sizes and rental companies. We distribute our products worldwide and we achieve good results traditionally in Australia, South America, Canada, and Africa and continue to consolidate our position in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Modernization

Our manufacturing unit in Nové Město nad Metují underwent overall transformation of the production system between the years 2007 and 2009 in order to build a modern, flexible, and efficient organisation. We have changed
completely the material flows, procured (or reconstructed) the necessary production capacity, changed the system of supplies, and generally turned to leaner production. But we have still remained a production facility with its own division of materials, machining shop, welding shop, paint shop, and pre-assembly and final assembly operations. The installed machinery capacity covers the current needs for the near future. The layout of the company is designed so that very simple modifications can significantly further increase the capacity.

Ekology | Ammann Policy

The environmental protection belongs among the three main pillars of our business policy. From the very beginning, our products are designed to take environmental protection into account both within the production process and when using our machines. An example is the development of the system that recovers energy during braking the machines, which ensures lower fuel consumption. Similarly, the system named ACE (Ammann Compaction Expert) that automatically adjusts the compaction parameters of the machine to the compacted surface and clearly displays compaction results in the cab contributes to the above-mentioned. Consequently, the desired result is achieved at the optimal time without undue overcompaction. Finally, it should be noted that our products are fitted with state-of-the-art engines meeting all current emission limits.

Customer Care

We focus on partnerships with our customers and one of our priorities is the area of after-sales services. We established a training centre where our customers can get acquainted in detail with the construction of machines, improve their performance of servicing operations, and deal with technical situations which they can meet when operating our machinery. At the same time, we also built a “demo arena” where our customers can see the machines in real working conditions and where they can test in person the parameters of our machines under the guidance of our staff.

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