Atlas Weyhausen

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Atlas Weyhausen GmbH
legal form Company with limited liability
founding 1919
Seat Wildeshausen , GermanyGermanyGermany 
management Klaus Brunkhorst, Markus Niedermayer
Number of employees 216 (2014)
sales 64.63 million euros (2014)
Branch Construction machinery manufacturer

The Atlas Weyhausen GmbH is a medium-sized German equipment manufacturer based in Wildeshausen . The company produces wheel loaders and rollers in various weight and performance classes. In 2014, 216 employees were employed in Germany and another 200 employees at the wholly-owned subsidiary Kapos Atlas Kft. In Hungary.

Atlas Weyhausen GmbH is not to be confused with Atlas GmbH . Both companies are organizationally and legally independent. Only the brand name Atlas was used by both companies until the end of 2015. Atlas Weyhausen has been using the Weycor brand name for its products since the end of 2015 .


Atlas AR 72C wheel loader

The origins go back to the year 1919 when the company Hinrich Weyhausen KG , based in Delmenhorst , was founded. From 1921 the production of agricultural machinery followed , later also the production of agricultural conveyor systems. In 1936 the trademark "Atlas" was created. The first hydraulic cranes for agriculture were produced in 1945. The first fully hydraulic excavator followed five years later.

Protected by numerous patents, the manufacturer already assumed a leading international position in the construction of hydraulic excavators in the 1960s and in 1962 employed around 1000 people in the Vechta , Ganderkesee and Löningen plants . In 1969 the founder Hinrich Weyhausen died and his son Günter Weyhausen took over the management of Hinrich Weyhausen KG.

Günter Weyhausen's brother, Friedrich Weyhausen, founded an independent sister company to Hinrich Weyhausen KG in 1971. F. Weyhausen GmbH & Co. KG established its headquarters in Wildeshausen and opened a plant in Westerstede for the production of wheel loaders and backhoe loaders. In 1986, Hinrich Weyhausen KG was renamed Atlas Weyhausen GmbH . The company ran into financial difficulties in 1999 and was sold to EDER Handel und Beteiligungen GmbH , which sold it on to the US construction machinery manufacturer Terex from Westport in 2001 . The name was changed to Atlas-Terex GmbH .

F. Weyhausen GmbH & Co. KG continued to exist and was renamed in 2010 in the course of a change of legal form to Atlas Weyhausen GmbH (the company name was free again since 2001 when the sister company was sold to Terex). The wheel loaders have been sold under the Weycor brand since the end of 2015. The name Atlas or the name Atlas-Weycor, which was used temporarily from 2013, may no longer be used for trademark reasons. Atlas GmbH holds the rights. The name Weycor is an artificial name made up of the first letters of the company's founder, Weyhausen, and the Latin name “Cor”, heart.


The company manufactures compact machines for earthmoving and compaction. A total of 14 different wheel loader models (as of 2016) with shovel contents from 0.3 m³ to 1.8 m³ and engine outputs from 33 HP to 143 HP are produced by Atlas Weyhausen GmbH. Furthermore, five single drum rollers in the weight classes from 7 to 14 t and three tandem vibration rollers in the weight classes from 2.4 to 3.0 t are offered to customers (as of 2016).

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Individual evidence

  1. a b Atlas Weyhausen GmbH Wildeshausen annual financial statements as of December 31, 2014, in the electronic Federal Gazette
  2. a b Willi Dolder: 1000 excavators and other construction machines , NGV-Verlag, 2006, ISBN 978-3-625-10374-5
  3. History of Terex on , Retrieved on December 12, 2014
  4. Annual financial statements for the financial year from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010
  5. Atlas wheel loaders are now called Weycor , at , accessed on February 24, 2016