Alloy specialist Deere & Company has completed its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group, a manufacturer of road construction equipment.

‘The Wirtgen Group will enhance the size, scale and stature of our construction equipment business and will help Deere continue its global growth,’ said Samuel R Allen, Deere Company chairman and chief executive officer.

The Wirtgen Group has approximately 8,200 employees and sells products in more than 100 countries. Wirtgen Group product portfolio is reportedly complementary to Deere's existing construction equipment offering and establishes Deere as the industry leader in global road construction. 

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