CEG Exclusive: Tour of Mecalac's French Factory as It Unveils New MWR Series Compact Wheeled Excavator
📅 Thu September 28, 2017 - National Edition
Mecalac’s advanced manufacturing capabilities and engineering staff are often called upon to create unique applications for their machines, such as this Mecalac excavator equipped for working on Europe’s extensive rail system.
Earlier this year, France-based manufacturer Mecalac held a dealer meeting and press event to introduce to its more than 200 dealers worldwide the new MRW (MWR) series compact wheeled excavator.
The press conference and dealer introduction was held at the Arcadium concert and meeting hall facility in Annecy, France. Annecy also is home to Mecalac's world headquarters.
There, Construction Equipment Guide was given an exclusive opportunity to tour the Mecalac factory and experience first-hand the company's manufacturing processes, elaborate parts support and distribution network, and the rigorous testing process that each machine is put through before delivery.
In addition to introducing the MWR series excavators (a hybrid compact excavator that combines the advantages of a crawler excavator and wheeled excavator that is specifically designed for the urban market), Mecalac also had on display its full line of compact construction equipment, including its new tractor loader backhoes, side-dump trucks and double-drum asphalt rollers.
Following the event, Mecalac hosted a reception at the Plage De L'Imperial — an elegant facility located on the shore of Lake Annecy offering a breathtaking view of the French Alps. While there, Mecalac dealers and the press were provided with an opportunity to get an up-close look at the MWR machines, as well as to enjoy fine dining, live music and time to speak with Henri Marchetta, chairman and founder of the Mecalac Group, and his son, vice chairman, Alexandre Marchetta.