The MECALAC Group offers a wide range of innovative compact construction equipment for today’s urban construction sites

MECALAC's aim is to offer compact class construction equipment with superior performance concerning flexibility, speed and process innovation. Almost all products are designed for 3D compactness and optimized attachment- and tool carrier. MECALAC products are designed for highest fuel efficiency and environmental protection, whereby we intentionally optimize the application processes of our users. Good examples are the multifunctionality of most of our products to reduce the number of machines at the construction site and the Swing Loader concept to significantly reduce maneuvering operations at the worksite.

Our manufacturing facilities are located in France, in Germany and in Turkey. We apply with good reasons a high integration of manufacturing. Robot assisted steel fabrication as well as manufacturing of turning joints and cylinders are part of our inhouse manufacturing processes.


The company has a leading position with Mobile Excavators in France and received numerous patents, design- and innovation awards. Based on a strong culture in the company,  we motivate our employees to always decide in favor of: 

Quality - Reliability - Trustworthiness - Reactivity

In distribution we prefer to partner with process- and service oriented dealerships. Own distribution subsidiaries are located in France for the Paris region and in Katovice for Poland. The Groupe MECALAC S.A. has minority interests in selected dealerships in Europe.

Henri Marchetta

President & C.E.O.

Groupe MECALAC S.A.

Alexandre Marchetta

Executive Vice President

Groupe MECALAC S. A.

Jean-Constantin Massoni

Executive Vice President

Groupe MECALAC S. A.

MECALAC HISTORY

2017

Design Award of Bauma Innovation Award 2016 for its new wheeled excavator concept – MWR 

2015

Commercial launch of the New 12MTX, the new articulated loader series AX and the new AS 1600

Silver medal for the new quick coupler - CONNECT - during Intermat Paris.

Silver medal for the New 12MTX at Demopark.

2014

Mecalac rewarded by the "Observeur du Design" : "Etoile du Design" for the New 12MTX, from the Minister of the Economy, Design, Industry and Information Technology.

2013

Commercial launch of the 6MCR and presentation of 2 new telescopic loaders at the Bauma: AT 900, AT 1050.

2012

MECALAC single brand for all products including Wheel Loaders (formely AHLMANN) in order  to support further  expansion in international markets.

Renaming of AHLMANN Baumaschinen  GmbH, in Mecalac Baumaschinen  GmbH, with full support  of affected employees.

Launch of the AS 900tele, a new Telescopic Swing Loader.

Presentation of the 8MCR RR (Rail Road version).

Display of 6MCR prototype World Innovation.

2011

Introduction of 10MCR, a 8.5 tons skid-tracked crawler excavator, World Innovation.

2010

Introduction of the AS 700 and AS 900, a new generation of 4-Wheel Steered Swing Loaders.

 Introduction of AF 1050  and AF 1200, a new generation of 4-Wheel-Steered front loaders by Mecalac's  subsidiary AHLMANN,

Introduction of new series of AX 700, AX 850 and AX 1000 Articulated Wheel Loaders in new design and  with high lift.

2009

Launch of the 8MCR, a new construction machine concept, World Innovation from MECALAC.

Demopark Innovation Award, Golden  medal for the rapid crawlers excavator 8MCR.

The 8MCR is awarded an Observeur du Design Star.

The INPI (National  Institut for the Industrial Protection) Trophy for Innovation to  Mecalac for its continued efforts to  innovate.

The 12MTX Hybrid received the Gold Innovation  Award and the Special Environment Award at Intermat.

2008

Reddot Design award for AHLMANN Wheel Loader AX 85.

2007

Introduction of the AX line, a new generation of Front Loaders by AHLMANN.

Production of  the 10,000th Mecalac machine.

2006

Introduction of the 714MW railroad, specifically designed for work on railway tracks.

2003

Introduction of the new Mecalac 700 series, multi-purpose, urban excavators, both wheeled and tracked.

2002

Acquisition of AHLMANN GmbH in Büdelsdorf, Germany.

1999

Production of 20,000th loader by AHLMANN.

1996

Launch of a new generation of MECALAC Mobile Excavators with the 12MX and 14MXT.

Introduction of autoshift transmission in Swing Loader.

1995

 Introduction of 4-Wheel Steered Front Loaders by AHLMANN.

1992

Introduction of worldwide most compact Swing Loader AS 4 by AHLMANN

1989

 Introduction of the 11CXi, MECALAC Mobile Excavators are now equipped with front stabilizers.

1984

 Introduction of the 11CX, multi-purpose MECALAC machines: Loader, Excavator, Fork Lift and Tool Holder  with  total rotation.

1979

Introduction of  Front Loaders by AHLMANN.

1974

Founding of Mecalac: “Mécanique du Lac” in Annecy-le-Vieux, France.

1969

AHLMANN  is first worldwide with Power Controlled Drive Train in AS7.

1952

Introduction of the first Swing Loaders by AHLMANN in Büdelsdorf, Germany.

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