Hartl Crusher acquired by Rokla GmbH

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Rokla’s Klaus Volkert and Robert Piasecki with Hartl Crusher’s Dominik Hartl, Alexander Hartl.

Rokla GmbH, has announced it will acquire Austrian crusher and screening bucket specialist Hartl Engineering & Marketing GmbH.

Rokla GmbH is a German rotary cutter manufacturer, and operates under the Rockwheel brand.

The deal, which went into effect in late June, includes the use of the Hartl brand, inventory and intellectual property.

According to Rokla, redundancies are not expected as a result of the acquisition. As well, the sale price is not being disclosed. The Hartl family’s Modular Solutions Division is not included in the deal. 

“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,” said Robert Piasecki, managing partner of Rokla. “Rockwheel and Hartl products are particularly complimentary, making the rationale behind the deal even more compelling for customers.” 

Hartl Engineering & Marketing GmbH was established in 2011, building on a lengthy history of the Hartl family name in the crushing sector.

Under Rokla ownership, the company will remain an entrepreneurial brand. Rokla plans share its resources and experience to allow the crusher business to expand its market coverage and customer base. 

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

The creation of Hartl Crusher

The company was founded by brothers Dominik and Alexander Hartl, and established itself worldwide as a manufacturer of crusher and screening buckets. Supplying customers in about 70 countries, the product range is based on many years of experience and innovations, including the Quattro movement.

In 2013, its crusher buckets were awarded the internationally renowned Red Dot Design Award.

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Hartl decided to exit the attachment segment to free up resources to concentrate on the family’s expanding Xelectrix energy storage brand.

“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,” Dominik Hartl said. “We are confident that Rokla will help deliver Hartl further success, benefiting customers, distributors and suppliers alike.” 

Based in Langenburg, Germany, Rokla has been manufacturing and marketing rotary cutters under the Rockwheel brand since 2013. The company has been ranked among the fastest growing construction equipment companies in Germany.