Wacker Neuson, John Deere to Collaborate on Mini and Compact Excavators
Published: 10/10, 2022
The Wacker Neuson Group and John Deere Construction & Forestry Company have reached an agreement for mini and compact excavators. The long-term exclusive OEM supply agreement covers mini and compact excavators weighing less than 5.5t, including battery electric excavators.
Wacker Neuson will design and manufacture the machines at its facilities in Menomonee Falls, Wisc., and Linz, Austria. The excavators will be distributed under the John Deere brand via John Deere’s global dealer network. The companies plan a phased introduction of models. All Wacker Neuson models in the same product range, will continue to be distributed under the Wacker Neuson brand through Wacker Neuson’s own distribution network.
The agreement also covers a technical collaboration between John Deere and Wacker Neuson in relation to 5.5t to 10t excavators. John Deere will purchase and incorporate design and technical IP provided by Wacker Neuson, adapting and evolving it to meet its own manufacturing and innovation requirements. These models will be produced and launched on the market exclusively by John Deere, while Wacker Neuson will independently continue to develop, produce, and distribute its own branded excavators.