Ammann Group

Ammann Group Holding AG
Industry construction equipment (engineering vehicles, concrete mixers)
Founded 1869
Headquarters Langenthal, Switzerland
Key people
Hans-Christian Schneider (CEO)
Christoph Lindenmeyer (chairman of the board)
Revenue 960 million CHF (2012)
Number of employees
3'400 (2012)
Ammann AV 80X4 double drum roller, on exhibit at the Brno International Building Fair of 2011
First production facility in Madiswil.

Ammann Group Holding AG is a Swiss mechanical engineering company specialised on machines for the building industry and road construction.

As of 2012, the company employs a workforce of about 3,400, generating a revenue of CHF 960 million.[1] It is incorporated in Bern, but its offices are located in Langenthal (canton of Bern).[2]

The company is a family business founded in 1869 by Jakob Ammann. Ammann developed an internal-combustion powered Road roller in 1911. From 1931, the company also acted as representative of Caterpillar Inc. in Switzerland. In the 1980s, Ammann Group expanded to Germany and France (joint-venture with Yanmar 1989), and currently has production facitlities in eight locations, Langenthal in Switzerland, Alfeld (Leine) and Hennef in Germany, Verona in Italy, Nové Město nad Metují in the Czech Republic, Shanghai in China, Gravatai in Brazil and Ahmedabad in India.

From 1990 until his election to the Swiss Federal Council in 2010, the company chairman was Johann Schneider-Ammann.[3]

Since the appointment as CEO of Hans-Christian Schneider, the son of Johann Schneider-Ammann, the company has been administered in the owner family's sixth generation.[4]


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