DELMAG Production Facility in Esslingen Will Be Closed

Niedernberg, August 2018

The production facility of the DELMAG GmbH & Co. KG in Esslingen will be closed on 9/30/2018.

DELMAG is known as worldwide manufacturer of special civil engineering machinery. After the bankruptcy of the „old“ DELMAG Maschinenfabrik at the end of the nineties, ABI acquired the piling and drilling technique branches in 2000 and transferred it to the „new“ DELMAG GmbH & Co. KG with its head office in Niedernberg and a factory in Esslingen.

In 2005 the production of drill rigs was discontinued at DELMAG as the fabricated number of pieces of this complex equipment could not cope with the expenditure. From this moment on, the DELMAG drill rigs were developed, manufactured and distributed by ABI. As they were quite similar to the ABI pile driving machines, considerable synergies could be used in this way. From then on, the DELMAG piling technology and the production of different components for ABI were the main sources of income for DELMAG.

Due to the heavy fluctuations of incoming orders in the field of piling technology, the production facilities of DELMAG could not be used continuously to capacity in the last years. As there was no telling if the order situation would change in the mid- to long-term future, the company owners had to act in order to assure the survival of the company DELMAG.

The decision to dismiss long-time and valued employees and to close down the traditional premises at the Esslingen site was not easy for the company owners. The balancing of interests and a social plan were agreed between the two parties in order to ease the circumstances for the employees a little. Esslingen is one of the strong economic regions so most of the 36 dismissed employees hopefully will quickly find a new job. DELMAG wants to thank all employees for their many years of commitment and wishes them all the best for the future.

From 10/1/2018 at the latest, customer inquiries will be handled at the head office of DELMAG GmbH & Co. KG, Boschstrasse 8, 63843 Niedernberg.

Your contact: Matthias Heichel, phone: +49 (0) 6028 123 400, fax +49 (0) 6028 123 409, e-mail:

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