ABI History

2010

ABI Group presents the new MOBILRAM-System TM 22 as well as the DELMAG drilling rig RHV 40 on self produced carrier T121D at the bauma in Munich.

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2009

Take over of the brand INTEROC and moving all activities to Niedernberg. At the in-house exhibition the whole product range of ABI Group is presented. As highlight the third vibrator generation MRZV-VV is shown in action.

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2008

ABI begins to produce own carriers for the DELMAG drilling rigs.

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2007

ABI Group shows novelties like MOBILRAM-System TM 18/22 HD, fixed leader mast BANUT 655, DELMAG drilling rig RH 16 and ready to go into production add-on drilling rig GeoDrill at the bauma. At the production area "Am Knückel" begins the construction of the 3rd production hall.

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2006

The prototype of add-on drilling mast GeoDrill is displayed at the exhibition Intermat in Paris.

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2004

30th anniversary.
BAUMA exhibition and introduction of new rig models of the 3 brands such as DELMAG drilling rig RH 30, TM14/17 V, BANUT 650 as well as hydraulic impact hammer SuperRAM XL type.
Introduction of new piling method "Directional vibrating" at BAUMA in Munich and being awarded for most innovative technology at the exhibition.

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2003

Acquisition of Banut Sweden producer of fixed leader masts and hydraulic impact hammers and rights to use the trade mark BANUT. Production moved from Sweden to Niedernberg.
Launch of new models such as ABI MOBILRAM TM 20/25 and BANUT 650 further the Hydro Press HPU for U-shaped Larssen profiles.

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2002

Mr. Matthias Heichel was announced as General Manager of DELMAG.

2001

Construction of the new production plant in Niedernberg Am Knückel with two new production buildings. Introduction of 4cylinder Hydro Press for AZ profiles.

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2000

Taking over company DELMAG in Esslingen, producer of drilling rigs and diesel pile hammers. Drill rig RH 26.

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1999

25th anniversary! Launch of TM 13/16 and TM 10/12 B Kelly version.

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1998

Establishing of ABI Alternative Piling and Boring Equipment in Benicia (California/USA) General Manager Mr. Matthias Heichel.

1997

Due to the availability of carriers with up to 500 HP diesel engine new and bigger vibrators were launched up to 1000 kN or 100 ton driving force. Mr. Matthias Heichel is joining ABI after his studies.

TM 16/20 lunched as biggest ABI Mobilram together with new reinforced B-version TM 14/16 B for high torque Kelly drilling.

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1996

Extending the leader mast range up to a usable length of 17,00 m and launch of the add-on vibrator HVR 75 (free suspended).

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1995

The founder of ABI, Mr. Alfred Heichel, past away. Mr. Christian Heichel announced as General Manager beside his mother Mrs. Ingrid Heichel.

1994

20 years anniversary and introduction of new ABI MOBILRAM-System type TM.

1993

In-house exhibition.

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1992

Administration moves from Babenhausen to Niedernberg.

1991

ÖKO-Ramm and upgraded BE 12 drilling rig was introduced.

1990

The third production building was put into operation and introduction of UNI fixed leader system for 20 m pile length.

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1989

The ABI Hydro-Press-System as attachment for the ABI MOBILRAM was introduced.
During BAUMA in Munich introduction of the ABI MOBILRAM RE 12/14300 T 10 B reinforced foundation rig.

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1988

Merging distribution and production to one location in Niedernberg and increasing export activities.

1987

The first dedicated ABI drilling rig type BE 12 was introduced.

1986

Founding of the ABI branch in Horhausen.
Introduction of ABI MOBILRAM RE 12/14300.

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1985

Christian Heichel is joining ABI as trainee.

1984

Presentation of ABI product range on several shows and exhibitions.

1983

Introduction of the ABI MOBILRAM RE 12000.

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1982

ABI is building a second hall with offices at Niedernberg.

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1981

Introduction of the ABI MOBILRAM RE 10000.

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1980

Introduction of the first ABI MOBILRAM RE 8000.

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1979

Founding of ABI Maschinenfabrik and move from Babenhausen to Niedernberg with approx. 30 employees.

1976- 1978

Production facilities in Babenhausen are at the capacity limit. Therefore a new area was bought at Niedernberg to built a new plant.

1975

Introduction of the very first ABI MOBILRAM RE 7500. This new innovative machine concept turned out to be the future of ABI.

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1974

Establishment of ABI Vertriebsgesellschaft GmbH at Babenhausen.