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Bomag twin drum roller - IMG 8414

A Typical Bomag Twin Drum roller used to construct road bases compact hardcore for floor slabs

Bomag is a company founded in Germany that manufacture compaction equipment, they are now owned by a French industrial FAYAT Group.


Date Event
  • 1957 The BOPPARDER MASCHINENBAU GESELLSCHAFT MBH is founded in Boppard on the river Rhine. The world's first double vibratory roller with all-drum drive, the BW 60, revolutionizes compaction technology.
  • 1962 5 years after the first hand-guided BOMAG roller was introduced, the self propelled BW 200 7-tonnes-tandem roller is launched for use on large scale projects.
  • 1970 BOMAG acquired by KOEHRING Company, Milwaukee/WI, USA, giving BOMAG access to important world markets; BOMAG USA opens in Buffalo Springfield/Ohio.
  • 1972 to '74 Product range expands with the addition of light tandem rollers, self-propelled rollers, plate compactors and tampers.
  • 1976 Plant expansion with a new Research and Development centre - still the only one of its kind in the world. (this sounds a dubious claim as all manufactures need R&D Departments)
  • 1988 Launch of the fully hydraulic BC 601 RB 28 tonne refuse compactor. The model sets new standards in waste compaction.
  • 1996 VARIOMATIC, the world's first system for the automatic optimisation of compaction, is launched.
  • 1997 BOMAG's 40th anniversary - more site expansion with a new powder coating plant.
  • 1998/ 1999 The successful VARIOMATIC system is adapted for use on self-propelled rollers as VARIOCONTROL; a new demonstration area and communications centre opens in Boppard; the plant is extended by about 9000 m2 for new light equipment assembly, warehousing and electrical assembly plant.
  • 2000 Launch of VARIOMATIC 2, a development of VARIOMATIC for use on asphalt rollers with split drums. The Boppard plant is extended with the addition of new Shipping and Visitor Centres.
  • 2001 Launch of the ASPHALT MANAGER, the only system worldwide for optimum compaction and compaction control on asphalt layers. Change within the parent company: SPX Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the most successful American conglomerates, acquires BOMAG.
  • 2002 BOMAG opens new plant at Fengxian, South of Shanghai: BOMAG China. Opening of the new factory building.
  • 2003 Start-up of the of the new spray painting and powder-coating plant for large components.
  • 2005 BOMAG is acquired by the FAYAT-Group. FAYAT is the biggest independent group in France's private and national construction sector and operates in 6 core businesses: building and public works, steelworks, electricity, electronics and IT, road equipment, material handling and hoisting equipment and finally pressure vessels.
  • 2006 BOMAG assumes responsibility for all the asphalt machinery business of the FAYAT subsidiary FAYAT Marini. This includes road pavers and cold milling machines.
  • 2007 BOMAG celebrates its 50th Company Anniversary with a subsequently record year: around 2,000 employees generate a turnover of more than 600 million euros.

In 2011 the BW twin drum dash 5 range was launched.[1]

Model Range Edit

Bomag MPH 125 mill and mix at Hillhead 2012 -IMG 0961

Bomag MPH 125 Mill and mix machine for insitue road refurbishment on display at Hillhead 2012

Original MachinesEdit

Add details of early models here please !

Current Edit

  • Single drum
    • BW55 E
    • BW71 E
  • Twin Drum waljk behind
    • BW62 H
    • BW65 H
    • BW75 H
  • Twin Drum ride on
    • BW80AD
    • BW90AD
    • BW100ADM-2
    • BW80ADH
    • BW100AD-4
    • BW120AD-4
    • BW80ad-S - Side clearance
    • BW135AD - Heavy Duty
    • BW138AD - Heavy Duty
  • Trench Compactor
    • BMP851
    •  ?
  • Milling machines

See alsoEdit

Other compaction equipment manufacturer's


  1. News item (July 2011), "Bomag", Earthmovers Magazine. 

Bomag website

External linksEdit

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