The company

40 years of history

AMR's site is based in Elsenheim in Alsace and bears witness to a rich and varied industrial past.

Its history began at the end of the 19th century when a German company constructed the building to set up a cigar factory there. The facility was bought up in the 1950s and became a weaving company.

There was another change six years later when the Lower-Rhine agricultural machine manufacturing company "Heywang" moved in. In 1984 "Heywang" moved out again and the company was taken over by some of its employees…

Carte alsace - AMR

Take-over of the factory by some employees who started making forestry winches and log splitters

The "Ateliers Mécaniques du Ried" company was created.


The firm was bought by Robert Heissler who gave it the name AMR.

Through his impetus, AMR devoted its energies and know-how to developing machines for firewood production


Marketing of the new QUATROMAT semi-automatic saw.

Following 1 year's research and 2 patents, the saw was a resounding success with professionals in the timber industry.

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Great year for AMR which celebrated its 30th anniversary!

AMR is staying on track by maintaining a policy of development and innovation on a day-to-day basis.

30 ans AMR


AMR company changes hands!

Robert Heissler after 10 years at the head of AMR has decided to sell the company and retire.  Gert Unterreiner, the German leader in the distribution of forestry equipment take the opportunity to make his first steps as manufacturer.


AMR's product have been awarded with a lot of innovation and safety trophies.


1500 square meters of building were added to the production.
In November, a new laser cutting machine with fiber technology has been installed.


Again a year high in investment,  new assembly line for Solomat, Triomat and Quatromat, new powder coating  equipment.
Event of the year is the production of the 2000th Drum Saw on September 25th.


Launch of the SCIOMAT and the SOLOMAT AUTO.
AMR continues to grow up by adding 90m² of office space.


Commercialization of the fully automatic kindling machine - SPLITOMAT
Production of the 3000th circular drum saw


Michaël Hornecker and Maxime Vervaux takes over the management of the company in ELSENHEIM.
Construction of a new machining hall.
Installation of a laser tube.