Müller Maschinen GmbH: 30 years as a Bobcat dealer
30 years of Müller Maschinen GmbH, more than 30 years as a Bobcat distribution partner and 20 years as a company based in Hildesheim-Bavenstedt. For the entrepreneurial Ahrens family, owner of Müller Maschinen GmbH, there were many reasons to celebrate, together with numerous guests, on September 22.
They had prepared for this special day a full program of activities: the Bobcat Road ShowTruck, several new attachments and live demonstrations, including demonstrations of the Bobcat forestry cutter and the grader with laser and sonic tracer accessories. Copious fare was of course also provided and in the evening there was a big party. Reception of the customers and suppliers was also a welcome occasion to say goodbye to the long-time (24 years) colleague Anne Langer, who is retiring and to introduce her successor Diana Hessing. Mr. Adolph in the service sector was also recognized for 30 years of service.
The origins: Bobcat distribution in an Opel Rekord
30 years ago or, more precisely on 20 September 1982, Günter Ahrens, together with his wife Heike, who now heads up the financing area, took over the company Müller Maschinen. Günther knew exactly what he was purchasing as he had already worked for a couple of years as a demo salesman at K. H. Müller. He remembers well: “My first company vehicle was an Opel Rekord with a single axle trailer hauling a Bobcat 310 skid-steer loader. I sold my very first machine – a Bobcat 610 skid-steer loader in 1978 at the Hanover Exhibition to the company Fritz Meyersiek from Steyerberg. This Bobcat loader is still working like a clock.“ Such are the anecdotes which 60-year-old Günter can recount. He made it for his own wedding with little time to spare, but nonetheless on time. Just before, a Bobcat 825 skid-steer loader had to be delivered.
“None of this was detrimental for either the family or the company. Everything has always come out fine,” Günther Ahrens is pleased to add.
Today: Everything from one family
In the meantime, son and junior boss Ulf Ahrens is at his father’s side, in order to ensure the succession and to continue to develop the 30-year old business. Müller Maschinen has over the years become well known throughout the region for its know-how, quality and dependability around the Bobcat brand. Be it sales, rental, workshop or spare parts service, whether for compact loaders, mini-excavators or telescopic handlers, the Ahrens family, whose son Justin joined the company this year, finds for every application the right equipment and the right solution.