On 20 June this year, Terex® Fuchs showcased its qualities and
products to local residents and entertained visitors with
numerous attractions.
The Terex Fuchs ‘open house day’ met with great approval
from team members‘ families and residents from the region who
were invited by the company. With a vibrant mix of offers,
activities, and attractions, the company — a worldwide presence
in the mobile material handlers industry — presented its stateof-
the-art equipment. The products that were showcased are
currently in use in a multitude of environments and projects
across the world, including scrap yards, buyback and recycling
centers, and assignments involving port and timber handling
More than 4,000 visitors had the opportunity of seeing the
Bad Schönborn-Mingolsheim headquarters of this company, which
has formed part of the world’s third-largest construction
equipment corporation in the world, Terex, since 2002. The
company also had the pleasure of welcoming a number of mayors
from the surrounding communities, as well as other invited
guests, at a small reception. In addition, there was a very special
guest of honour at the event: Wilfried Fuchs, the great-grandson
of Ditizingen-born company founder Johannes Fuchs.
The focus of the proceedings was on the Terex Fuchs fleet,
and live demonstrations and guided tours allowed curious
visitors to experience the efficiency and capabilities of its
machines first-hand. The company, which has operated out of Bad
Schönborn for over 50 years, also saw its rich history be
honoured with a fitting presentation: The Interessengemeinschaft
historische Baumaschinen (IGhB), an association dedicated to the
preservation and restoration of historical construction machinery,
showcased the Fuchs Excavator 301 (which was originally built in
the 1960s) in full action. The now-legendary machine was joined
by other affectionately restored old-timers as well.
Children at the event were also delighted with attractions
such as a circus workshop, an excavator diploma test for young
people, motoball stunts, and a number of exciting games. A
master bakery and a confectioner with his very own chocolate
candy creations provided for extraordinary culinary treats, which
were rounded off with delicacies provided by a caterer and
outstanding fish from the local fishing club. The highly proactive
participation of local companies and of the local school was a
special highlight, emphasized Ron de Vries, managing director of
Terex Fuchs: “This shows that we are strongly rooted locally and
in the region despite our global focus,” he said.
de Vries considered the event a very positive experience. “It
is precisely for technology companies with very specific target
groups that establishing and maintaining contacts with the local
general public is of great importance,” explained the managing
director before adding the following: “In times of growing cost
and competitive pressure, we want to use this type of
opportunity to show our plant and present our material handling
machines to our team members’ families and to everyone in the
region who takes an interest in them. We were very successful
doing this, and are also very proud of what we accomplished