Mecalac acquires Pichon compact wheel loader range

MECALAC is poised to take over production of a brand of compact wheel loaders currently made by fellow French firm Pichon.

From January 1 2019, Pichon will cease production of the range to concentrate on its core business, which is manufacturing agricultural machines dedicated to the transport and spreading of liquid and solid materials.

The range of six wheel loaders, from 26 to 75hp, will complement Mecalac’s existing range of wheel loaders, manufactured by its German-based manufacturing plant Mecalac Baumaschinen.

The  machines will be distributed under the Mecalac brand, through the group’s dealer network. This will take place during 2019, after an engine upgrade to EU emission Stage V.