Rockwheel owner completes Hartl Crusher acquisition

GERMAN rotary cutter specialist Rokla has announced it is expanding into the crusher and screening bucket sector with the acquisition of Hartl Engineering & Marketing.

The manufacturer, which operates under the Rockwheel brand, has confirmed that the acquisition includes the use of the Hartl brand, inventory and intellectual property. No redundancies are expected, and the sale price is not being disclosed.

The Hartl family’s modular solutions division is not included in the deal.

Austrian-based Hartl Crusher was founded by brothers Dominik and Alexander Hartl. In 2013, the firm’s crusher buckets were awarded the Red Dot Design Award.

“The market for Hartl’s product offering has developed well in recent years and this acquisition promises to further strengthen Rokla’s position as a leading supplier of excavator attachments,” explained Robert Piasecki, managing partner of Rokla. “Rockwheel and Hartl products are particularly complimentary, making the rationale behind the deal even more compelling for customers.”

Rokla co-owner Klaus Volkert added, “The focus on innovation, high-quality standards and the uncompromising use of first-class components in Hartl products correspond exactly to our own philosophy. We are particularly pleased to be able to build on this solid foundation.”

Dominik Hartl commented, “With Rokla we have found the ideal buyer. It is a dynamic and owner-driven company that is a market leader in its respective segment. We are confident that Rokla will help deliver Hartl further success, benefiting customers, distributors and suppliers alike.”