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Ammann Group complete acquisition of ABG pavers

The ABG 8820 tracked paver with 13m fixed screed The ABG 8820 tracked paver with 13m fixed screed

Extensive ABG paver and screed product line acquired from Volvo Construction Equipment 

AMMANN Group have finalized their acquisition of the ABG paving product line from Volvo Construction Equipment.

‘ABG is a strong brand that we’re proud to welcome to Ammann,’ said Hans-Christian Schneider, chief executive officer of Ammann. ‘We will continue to build on ABG’s exceptional product line and reputation and provide complete road-building solutions for the industry.’


The transaction includes the transfer of Volvo CE’s paving businesses in Linyi, China, and Bangalore, India, as well as Volvo CE’s ABG facility in Hameln, Germany. ABG pavers and screeds will continue to be produced at the facility in Hameln, whilst Ammann’s production facilities in Ahmedabad, India, and Suzhou, China, will also be a source in the near future.

Ammann will leverage their industry knowledge and customer relationships to guide the development of the pavers, with ABG in Hameln becoming the Centre of Excellence for paving operations within the Group.

Initially established as a construction equipment repair shop in 1945, ABG in Hameln has evolved into one of the most recognized paving brands globally. Demonstrating their ongoing innovation, ABG recently introduced a new electric paver at Intermat 2024 in Paris.

Ammann will retain the respected ABG name. ‘The ABG brand is synonymous with quality in the industry and aligns perfectly with Ammann’s history in asphalt compaction,’ said Bernd Holz, executive vice-president at Ammann.

The range of paving products offered is extensive. For example, the compact Ammann ABG 2820 tracked paver excels in narrow streets and road repairs. With a basic screed width of 1.5m, it incorporates advanced technological features comparable with larger models.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Ammann ABG 8820 tracked paver boasts a 13m paving width, large hopper, and powerful engine. It is ideal for challenging production jobsites such as airports and highways.

‘In addition to our smallest and largest pavers, we have several other models to meet the unique needs of every customer,’ said Mr Holz.

The popular Ammann ABG 6820 tracked paver, for example, offers efficiency with a base paving width of 2.5m and potential placement of 700 tonnes/h. It features an advanced management system (EPM3, Electronic Paver Management) and user-friendly controls for performance.

All Ammann ABG pavers are recognized for their advanced technology, ease of operation, reliability, and quality. They are designed to minimize fuel consumption, reduce emissions, and operate quietly. Both tracked and wheeled pavers are available.

The ABG screeds are also key differentiators and have been throughout the company’s nearly 80-year history. ‘The screeds have consistently raised the bar in the asphalt industry, a tradition that continues to this day,’ commented Mr Holz.

ABG provided the first hydraulically adjustable, high-compaction screed on the global market. Recent advances include the e+ screed heat system, which can save 30mins of warm-up time each shift while also reducing CO2 emissions.

Today’s screeds include a single or double tamper, optional hydraulically controlled end gates, an advanced quick-coupling system for easy extensions, and special profile capabilities. The double-tamper technology delivers a 5–7% higher degree of compaction and can achieve up to 98% Marshall density.

Both fixed and Variomatic screeds are available. The fixed screeds, known for their performance on paving projects worldwide, feature electric heating and offer paving widths ranging from 2.5m to 13m. They are suitable for various materials, including asphalt, roller-compacted concrete, graded mineral mixes, and railway ballast.

Variomatic screeds can pave at widths up to 10m and come with a range of compaction systems. They are adaptable to different project types, from cold mixes to hot mixes and special profiles. The electrically heated Variomatic screeds are easily extended to more than double their basic width.

The pavers, along with a wide range of light and heavy compaction equipment, are available through Ammann’s extensive dealer network.


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