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Ahlmann Nederland in Ammerzoden has been the exclusive importer of the unique Ahlmann swing loaders in the Netherlands and Belgium since 1974

  • Ahlmann Nederland

    Ahlmann Nederland in Ammerzoden has been the exclusive importer of the unique Ahlmann swing loaders in the Netherlands and Belgium since 1974. In the course of the years the Ahlmann range has been extended and includes, besides the reputable articulated loaders, front loaders and telescopic front loaders, a wide assortment of attachments. One of the distinctive products from this range is the 3-in-1-leveller.

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  • History

    Read more about the origins of Ahlmann and the developments of the past 65 years below.

    Timeline

    1971
    1971-01-01
    The start…

    The start…

    The Van Den Oord brothers bought the first three Ahlmann swing shovel loaders at the trade fair Hannover Messe in 1971. These were practical machines, but as yet had made no headway in the Netherlands.
    Different importers of repute considered them unmarketable.

    1973
    1973-04-10
    Importer

    Importer

    In the spring of 1973, two Germans entered the office of the Van Den Oord brothers. At a certain point they asked if they knew a good importer of Ahlmann products in the Netherlands.
    They did: the Van den Oords in Ammerzoden.
    Neither party has ever had any regrets about joining forces.

    1974
    1974-04-10
    1974

    1974

    Ahlmann Nederland bv was officially established in November.

    1977
    1977-04-10

    1977

    Ahlmann-Maschinenbau takes over vibratory plate compactor and roller specialist Bohn & Kähler.

    1977-04-10
    1977

    1977

    The Ahlmann dumper AK 8 was described at the time as an interesting augmentation of the Ahlmann range.

    1978
    1978-04-10
    1978

    1978

    The two hundredth Ahlmann was sold to Kraaijeveld in Barendrecht. The company is still operating with Ahlmann’s machinery today.

    1979
    1979-04-10
    1979

    1979

    The Ahlmann range is extended with an articulated loader.

    1980
    1980-04-10
    1980

    1980

    An additional 6,500 m² of business premises opens in Ammerzoden.
    With the arrival of the Italian Cosmoter, Ahlmann Nederland also has hydraulic excavators in its portfolio.

    1980-04-10

    1980

    With the arrival of the Italian Cosmoter, Ahlmann Nederland also has hydraulic excavators in its portfolio.

    1983
    1983-04-10

    1983

    Ahlmann Nederland starts importing skid-steer loaders from the former Czechoslovakia. The machines were marketed under the name Jobdog.

    1985
    1985-04-10
    1985

    1985

    A major fire devastates part of the business.

    1986
    1986-04-10
    1986

    1986

    The Ahlmann AZ 9 swing shovel loader succeeds the popular AS 7 B.

    1986-04-10
    1986

    1986

    The Ahlmann AZ 9 swing shovel loader succeeds the popular AS 7 B.
    Ahlmann produces a unique TV advertisement with Toon van den Oord centre stage. The advert is shown by the broadcaster STER.

    1988
    1988-04-10
    1988

    1988

    Ahlmann extends its range with the powerful 110 hp AZ 10.

    1991
    1991-04-10

    1991

    Ahlmann Nederland places a mammoth order for new Ahlmann machines to keep pace with increasing demand. The order involves a sum of 20 million NLG.
    The JOGGER mini-loaders complete the product range.
    The first AMB 2000 (Ahlmann Machine Fair) is held at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht.

    1991-04-10

    1991

    The first AMB 2000 (Ahlmann Machine Fair) is held at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht.

    1991-04-10

    1991

    The JOGGER mini-loaders complete the product range.

    1992
    1992-04-10
    1992

    1992

    Introduction of the world’s most compact swing shovel loader, the Ahlmann AZ 4.

    1994
    1994-04-10
    1994

    1994

    The Ahlmann AZ 6 swing shovel loader is a welcome addition between the AZ 4 and AZ 10.

    1996
    1996-04-10
    1996

    1996

    The AZ 14 Ahlmann swing shovel loader replaces the AZ 10.

    1998
    1998-04-10
    1998

    1998

    The AZ 85 replaces the AZ 6 that was launched four years earlier.

    1999
    1999-04-10
    1999

    1999

    Mid-1999 sees the 20,000th Ahlmann wheel loader being driven out of the Rendsburg factory.

    2000
    2000-04-10

    2000

    Co-founder and ex-director Toon van den Oord departs, and is succeeded by his son Arjan.

    2001
    2001-04-10
    2001

    2001

    Ahlmann Nederland takes over Dutch Mecalac importer Technische Handelsonderneming Sanders (THS) and has since been selling the French multi-functional Mecalac machines.

    2002
    2002-04-10
    2002

    2002

    The AZ 150 rolls off the line as the long-expected successor to the AZ 14t.

    2002-12-12
    2002

    2002

    A service establishment is opened in Nieuwleusen to provide extra support.

    2002-12-15

    2002

    Mecalac France takes over AHLMANN Baumaschinen GmbH in Büdelsdorf, Germany.

    2003
    2003-04-10
    2003

    2003

    Mecalac enters the wheeled and crawler excavator market.

    2004
    2004-04-10

    2004

    Our own verge/ditch mower is manufactured based on the Mecalac 12MTX. To avoid confusion these machines are subsequently renamed GreenJob. The machines are sold as far away as in New Zealand.
    The 3-in-1 leveller developed in-house is demonstrated at the Open Days. The leveller has forward and reverse laser-controlled operation.

    2004-04-10
    2004

    2004

    The 3-in-1 leveller developed in-house is demonstrated at the Open Days. The leveller has forward and reverse laser-controlled operation.

    2005
    2005-04-10
    2005

    2005

    Ahlmann-NRW GmbH in Alpen, an independent subsidiary of Ahlmann Nederland, becomes the official dealer for Ahlmann and Mecalac machines in North Rhine-Westphalia and the northern part of Lower Saxony. We transferred the activities in 2010.

    2008
    2008-04-10

    2008

    Reddot design award for the Ahlmann AX articulated loader.

    2008-12-08
    2008

    2008

    Largest order ever for the delivery of 13 machines in one order. Van Werven purchases 6 Ahlmann AZ 150e swing shovel loaders and 7 Mecalac 12MXT multi-functional earth moving machines.

    2009
    2009-04-10
    2009

    2009

    Introduction of the 8MCR, Mecalac’s unique combination of compact excavator and skid-steer loader.

    2010
    2010-04-10
    2010

    2010

    Ahlmann develops a new generation of four-wheel drive swing shovel loaders: the AZ 75 and AZ 95. The machines are equipped with a special mono-arm with booster cylinder.

    2012
    2012-04-10
    2012

    2012

    The new AZ 95tele swing shovel loader is presented at Intermat. With the tele-swing shovel loader, the advantages of a telescopic loader are combined with those of a swing loader.

    2013
    2013-04-10

    2013

    Van Lint Vleuten, Fokker Bussum and Wolfs Oisterwijk were among the first companies to buy from Ahlmann in 1973. The relationship has now already existed for 40 years. All three have a number of Ahlmanns at work.

    2014
    2014-04-10
    2014

    2014

    The Mecalac GreenJob 8MCR can be provided with 60 cm-wide rubber tracks.

    2015
    2015-04-10

    2015

    Launch of the 12MTX New Generation. The AX articulated loaders are given a new engine and a new appearance, and the Ahlmann AZ 150f swing loader sees the light of day.

    2016
    2016-04-10
    2016

    2016

    The MWR series is a big surprise in 2016. The designers at Mecalac started completely from scratch with the design of both the upper structure and the chassis.
    The design was crowned with the Design Award or Bauma Innovation Award 2016, the biggest innovation in the field of design.

    2017
    2017-04-10
    2017

    2017

    Mecalac brings a new quartet of machines on the market with the introduction of the MWR series.

    2017-04-10
    65 years of the swing shovel loader

    65 years of the swing shovel loader

    The swing loader success story started in 1952 with the launch of the Ahlmann Schwenkschaufler A1 at the Hannover Messe.

    2018
    2018-04-10
    2018

    2018

    Mecalac shows the e12 at Intermat in Paris, the first fully electric excavator.

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