Erkat moves into a new production facility.

February 15, 2023

Drum cutter equipment manufacturer Erkat has moved into a new production facility. The new plant is located in the Thuringian town of Dermbach, Germany, just 4 km from the old site. Erkat is part of the Epiroc Group and will significantly expand its production area for drum cutters at the new plant. 

"We have a unique opportunity to expand our portfolio and help shape the future of Epiroc with our strong team. The innovative power and agility of our team is an important location factor, so moving to another country was out of the question. Our location is and will remain in Thuringia, for products made in Germany."

Martina Schierholz ,General Manager of Erkat

"Erkat’s drum cutting technology will play an important role in Epiroc’s future. The products from Thuringia are marketed under both Erkat and the Epiroc brands. At the new site, we want to further optimise our production and continuously work on improving our portfolio. And we want to develop new products that are tailored precisely to the future challenges of our customers. That's what the Erkat team is known for worldwide."

Torsten Ahr ,Vice President Marketing for Hydraulic Attachments at Epiroc
The team celebrated it's last major success not long ago: with the help of the Erkat engineers, the company became the first manufacturer to succeed in creating a V-shaped drum cutter that revolutionises trench construction and delivers optimal results in many other application areas. A VC 2000 cutter will also be on display at the upcoming Conexpo exhibition in Las Vegas in March 2023. The innovation will be showcased at the Epiroc stand in hall C booth no 31348.

For further information, please contact:

Anja Kaulbach, Global Brand & Communication Manager Tools & Attachments division


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Epiroc was able to expand its Construction Engineering division in January 2017 with the incorporation of the company Erkat. The well-known brand in the industry for over 20 years remains unchanged. Erkat offers robust special cutting units for excavators and skid-steer loaders, which are manufactured to the highest quality standards in Germany. Epiroc – a world-renowned company in the construction industry – is expanding its range successfully with high-quality transverse and longitudinal drum cutters for demolition,duct, tunnel and rock removal.