Wacker Neuson joins the Open-S Alliance 

several Wacker Neuson excavators dig in a pike of gravel

Wacker Neuson is the latest equipment manufacturer to join the Open-S Alliance. 

In 2020, Rototilt and Steelwrist partnered to launch the alliance, which is an open standard for fully automatic quick couplers. 

The standard allows machine operators to combine machine couplers, tiltrotators and tools from different manufacturers who are in compliance with the standard and be confident that the tools will be compatible with each other.

“We are delighted to welcome Wacker Neuson as a member of the Open-S Alliance. With their drive for innovation and technology development, Wacker Neuson will bring additional strength to the work we are doing together to create a standard for automatic couplers within our industry”, said Stefan Stockhaus, Chairman of the Board of the Open-S Alliance.

Wacker Neuson is an equipment manufacturer with production sites in Germany, Austria, United States, China and Serbia, offering products for construction, agricultural, gardening and landscaping as well as the municipal sector. 

The company joins the Open-S Alliance as a supporting member.

As a major manufacturer and technology-leading company, Wacker Neuson will bring additional strength in the work to establish the open industry standard for excavator automatic quick couplers. 

“In the interest of our customers, we are focusing more and more on interface standards,” said Alexander Greschner, Chief Sales Officer of the Wacker Neuson Group. 

“Standards help to reduce the complexity on the construction site and make sure that our customers have the greatest possible flexibility to use their machines. Becoming a member of the Open-S Alliance thus is a logical step for us.”

EW100-2 wheeled excavator

Wacker Neuson recently demonstrated the EW100-2 wheeled excavator, which is designed to perform a wide variety of tasks in various applications that require continuous attachment changes. 

Therefore, equipping the EW100-2 wheeled excavator with an Open-S compliant automatic quick coupler will enable the operator to use hydraulic attachments of any brand that comply with the Open-S standard.

Aftermarket attachments

As well, Wacker Neuson recently established a new aftermarket business unit dedicated to attachments, headed by Managing Director Reinhold Baisch, with the aim of strengthening this line of business and meeting customer needs even more effectively in the future.

“We are seeing exciting developments in the attachments area, with digital assistance systems and standardized interfaces playing an increasingly important role. We believe that being a member of the Open-S Alliance as well as our work in the Machines in Construction MiC 4.0 working group will benefit the customers, simplifying the handling of attachments,” Baisch said