The France-based Mecalac Group, which specialises in the design, manufacture and distribution of construction equipment, will take over production of a range of compact wheeled loaders currently manufactured by another French company, Pichon, at the start of next year.
The range of six wheeled loaders, from 26 to 75 hp, will complement Mecalac’s existing output from its German-based subsidiary Mecalac Baumaschinen. The compact wheeled loaders will be distributed through the group’s worldwide dealer network.
Henri Marchetta and Alexandre Marchetta, president and CEO of the Mecalac group said the agreement allows the company to expand its product offer while becoming one of the largest suppliers of compact wheeled loaders in the market.
The machines will be distributed in the colour and under the brand name of Pichon, allowing it to maintain its business in the agriculture sector.