Bopparder Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft mbH, Germany

Bopparder Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft mbH, Germany

Bomag Germany


Karl Heinz Schwamborn

Boppard, Germany


Bopparder Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft mbH, better known in the market as BOMAG. BOMAG is a German company and a global market leader in compaction technology and manufactures soil, asphalt and refuse compaction equipment, as well as stabilizers and recyclers. BOMAG was founded in 1957 by Karl Heinz Schwamborn. In the same year he developed a new design for compaction technology for a model of a double vibratory roller with all-drum drive. In 1962, BOMAG launched the first 7t double vibratory roller in the world. In 1970 Schwamborn sold the company to the American company Koehring. In 1982 production and steel engineering operations on the 7,000 m² site were expanded. Four years later a further 10,000 m² were developed for assembly, testing and painting heavy machinery. A powder coating plant was installed in 1997, and the site expanded again by 9,000 m² in 1998. BOMAG produces a range of 20 product groups and has 500 dealers in more than 120 countries. With around 1200 employees in Boppard, the company is one of the largest employers in the region.



1957 To 1970 :

In 1957, The BOPPARDER MASCHINENBAU GESELLSCHAFT MBH was founded in Boppard for the manufacture of the world’s first BW 60 double vibratory roller with all drum drive. A revolution in compaction technology, Just after 13 years, the company was the leading supplier in the vibratory roller sector on the world market. In 1962, Launch of the world’s first 7 tonnes double vibratory roller: the model BW 200. It drew admiration from all over the world. The roller was exported as far as China, and until 1993 was a long-time sales hit at BOMAG, for more than 30 years. In 1970, Acquisition of BOMAG by KOEHRING Company, Milwaukee, U.S.A. Under the umbrella of the KOEHRING Group BOMAG continued growing. KOEHRING was able to open a way into one important markets in the world: the USA.


1971 To 1990 :

In 1972 the company therefore decided to build a new Research and Development Centre. The decision laid the foundation for a Research Centre, which even now is unique in the world of compaction technology. BOMAG was by now known around the world for bringing new solutions to the market. This of course had to be continued. In 1983, the best innovation at the beginning of the 1980s: the BTM 01 Terrameter. BOMAG took over as leader in compaction control systems worldwide. It was a system, which made it possible to control compaction during rolling. Until now BOMAG has remained leader in compaction control systems. In 1986, BOMAG got the first licence contract in China. Since then BOMAG is present in China. A couple of years later BOMAG founded a joint venture with the Chinese company BOMA. Single drum rollers and tandem rollers were to be built  for the Chinese market. Finally in 2002 BOMAG China was founded in Fengxian, south of Shanghai.


1991 To 2010 :

In 1993, BOMAG got the certification to DIN ISO 9001. BOMAG was the first manufacturer in this branch to be certified in just a few months after application to the quality certification system DIN ISO 9001. Quality is still the top priority today. In 1998, for the  first time the turnover passed the 500 million mark at DM 507 million. In the meantime visitors from throughout the world came to view the BOMAG plant. Accordingly new demonstration areas were inaugurated together with a visitors‘ centre. In 1999, BOMAG grew further by adding 9.000 qm for the light equipment assembly, warehouse and electronics installation were inaugurated. In 2000 the despatch facilities were added.

In 2001, Bomag introduced the all new Asphalt Manager, the only system in the world for optimal compaction with compaction control on asphalt, that also automatically adjusts the compaction force. A real milestone in compaction technology. In 2010, Bomag again received the TOP 100“ seal of innovation. The BW 332 DEEP IMPACT, presented at bauma 2010, is nominated by TOP 100 as one of the best 10 product innovations of the year. The strongest single drum roller of the world sets new standards in soil compaction.



2011 To Present :

In 2012, Bomag introduced the new corporate logo. The reason behind the change is the desire by French parent company FAYAT for a universal logo for all company groups and subsidiaries worldwide. In 2013, Bomag has taken over the TEREX production lines in North America, including the CMI and CEDARAPIDS products such as pavers and recycler/stabilizers. This takeover strengthened Bomag's position in American market. In 2015, the latest generation of Bomag's single drum rollers was presented to an international audience during the course of the Bomag Innovation Days. The machines from the 11 to 26 t weight category feature state-of-the-art engine technology and intelligent power control, which makes this series real cutting edge units in terms of efficiency and eco-friendliness.

A new addition to the product portfolio is the 12 tonne category. In 2016 Bomag became the world market leader in the market segment “Machines for asphalt and soil compaction”. Also in the same year, Bomag has further completed its product range with the cold planer BM 2000 and the recycler/stabiliser RS 500. Due to its size and efficiency the BM 2000 is ideally suited to large-scale projects on motorways or airports, whilst the RS 500 scores with its innovative machine concept.


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