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MATTHÄI PUTS ITS TRUST IN TEREX
Over 500 Terex® wheel loaders ordered over the past ten years
CRAILSHEIM/VERDEN AN DER ALLER (GERMANY), December 2012 – No matter where you look – motorways, construction sites, hydraulic engineering, bridge building, power plant engineering or any of several other demanding applications – one name that keeps appearing time and time again is Matthäi. Headquartered in the town of Verden an der Aller, Germany, Matthäi’s activities focus on civil engineering, bridge building and renovation, industrial facility and hall construction, as well as waterproofing and wind power plant engineering. And they use Terex wheel loaders in practically all of these applications.
The past ten years have seen the group purchase more than 500 Terex wheel loaders for deployment in over 30 sites in Germany. Just recently its Bremen branch took delivery of two new TL80 and TL100 Terex wheel loaders.
Matthäi’s wheel loaders undergo around 5000 hours of operation over four years and are subjected to high levels of strain, which means they need to be tough to handle the conditions. At the Bremen facility, MRP controller Thorsten Wittebrock is in charge of around 60 pieces of construction machinery, including 16 Terex wheel loaders. Both Mr. Wittebrock and his workshop manager, Wilhelm Bohlken, say they are extremely satisfied with the Terex equipment, with Mr. Bohlken commenting, "The wheel loaders are great quality and very easy to maintain and service." The wheel loaders, which are often used in heavy earthworks or even simply as a kind of "wheelbarrow” to move material back and forth, are used by several drivers – making for a highly wear-intensive life. "That's why our workshop is so focused on maintenance and care," says Mr. Bohlken.
At the company’s Verden headquarters, qualified engineer Heiko Henschel is responsible for purchasing large-scale equipment. For the past six years, he has been seeking out the very latest and best equipment so that his colleagues are able to meet the demands the group places on quality and sustainability. He is enthusiastic about the working relationship the group has developed with Terex. "We work together extremely well. To know that people's word can still be their bond even today is really important to me," states Mr. Henschel.
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Thorsten Wittebrock, MRP controller at the Bremen branch, hands workshop staff member Martin Brandt the keys to the new Terex wheel loader.
Gerhard Matthäi took the managing director's baton from its founder, his father Rudolf Matthäi, in 1967. In just a few years, he managed to expand the range of services and quality to the level that is now offered by the group. Today, it boasts a team of more than 1750 employees working at over 30 sites. The services it offers cover the complex areas of road construction, earthworks, underground construction and civil engineering, as well as track construction, hydraulic engineering and environmental technology. More information can be found at www.matthaei.de
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