Wirtgen is planning to start manufacturing pavers at its plant in Pune. The company says the model will be smaller than the highway-class units it imports to India, and will be available in 18 months.
Speaking at the bC India exhibition, the Joint CEO Stefan Wirtgen said, "We have a very strong position here in the highway class of pavers and we want to strengthen that with a smaller machine. We have got to decide what paving width it will be. We will probably make the screeds in Germany where we have a very efficient factory but we will of course see what we can source in India."
The company currently makes compactors at its Pune factory. Its first machines were soil compactors, launched two years ago, and at this year's bC India it has unveiled a 9-10 tonne class tandem roller built in India, the HD 99/HD 109.