Wirtgen deal brings Deere into the thick of paving equipment market

Sources: Deere & Co., Moline, Ill.; CP staff

John Deere will significantly expand its construction equipment market stake with a $5.2 billion acquisition of Germany’s Wirtgen Group, projected to close later this year. Wirtgen encompasses namesake concrete paving equipment plus five other brands of milling, processing, mixing, paving, compaction and rehabilitation machines and tools deployed across road construction: Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann, Benninghoven and Ciber.

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