BECAUSE THE FUTURE IS ALREADY TOMORROW
Atlas Weyhausen GmbH in Wildeshausen was founded in 1971 by Dr. Friedrich Weyhausen and today employs around 220 people. Since then, compact wheel loaders, single drum rollers and tandem rollers have been designed in-house on the approx. 60,000 m² industrial site and have been marketed under the Weycor product name since 2015. The distinctive Atlas wheel loaders are used as reliable partners in the main construction trade, in agriculture, in gardening and landscaping, in material handling or even in the recycling sector. The vibratory compactors and tandem rollers cover a wide range of requirements in the fields of road construction, industrial construction, and dam and dike construction.
In 1993, Atlas Weyhausen GmbH in Hungary took over the 100% subsidiary Kapos, a production facility for steel construction components, which is also the main supplier of steel construction components for wheel loaders and rollers in Wildeshausen. The company's production capabilities are currently around 1,800 wheel loaders and 300 rollers per year in single-shift operation. Weycor products are distributed through a widespread dealer network in Europe, and OEM agreements ensure a market presence for the products in the U.S., for example.
In order to keep up with the times, Atlas Weyhausen GmbH is expanding its premises in Wildeshausen at the corner of Südring/Düngstruper Straße by almost 9,000 square meters. An innovation center will be built here by the end of 2022 at a cost of around three million euros, which will serve to develop new construction machinery and expand forward-looking technologies. In this way, the company aims to meet changing market demands, remain competitive and create up to 15 new jobs in the development department.
Atlas Weyhausen GmbH intends to achieve its goal of growing profitably and technologically under its own steam in the coming years by developing new products and markets, optimizing production processes and consistently expanding its technological base, among other things. Both materials management and production processes are to be further optimized in the coming years.
In addition to the prototyping area, the center will house, among other things, workshop facilities, an assembly hall in the main area, a test hall with built-in sound insulation, an approximately 1,800-square-meter test area outside and a photovoltaic system on the roof. Together with the administrative wing on the 2nd floor, the building will cover approximately 1,400 square meters.
The area of prototype construction, which has so far been entrusted with the construction of sample assemblies and prototypes, will become even more important in the future, as it is crucial for the practical emergence and implementation of new technologies in compaction technology. Thus, the development of alternative drive systems for construction machinery is in the foreground in order to advance the conversion to electric drives. The technical implementation of electric drives in construction machinery require a new working environment for realization, which corresponds to the current state of the art.
The possible transfer of some research and development areas to the new innovation center will free up space in the existing premises for further important investments.