Published 22/2 at 16:48
Ernst Siegenthaler, more commonly known simply as “Sigi”, is a well-known figure in the global professional concrete sawing and drilling community. In September 2017 he founded his own consulting firm operating in the field he has worked in for the last 30 years.
Published 22/2 at 14:54
As you know, I try not be too absorbed by issues in the UK in this column because this magazine goes worldwide and, therefore, what’s happening in Britain doesn’t necessarily always resonate with fellow professionals all around the world.
Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:23
If you are reading this annual report on diamond tools, it means that Xmas is round the corner. 2017 turned out to be a challenging yet rewarding year for the concrete sawing industry. At the year’s turn, the manufacturers look west getting ready to impress attendees of the next World of Concrete with their novelties. Andrei Bushmarin is running through a list of the Xmas gifts that diamond tool suppliers have prepared for their customers.
Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:19
Since its founding in 1996, Diaquip has successfully serviced the requirements of the professional global diamond drilling and sawing industry. This has been achieved through the development of an exciting product range of quality and functionality combined with a business ethos that puts the needs of the customer at the very heart of the business.
Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:16
Many countries in the world are booming which is having positive affect on the global concrete cutting industry. But as the official figures have not been updated for several years the overall market. Jan Hermansson reports.
Published 18/12, 2017 at 15:35
Published 15/11, 2017 at 18:42
The German manufacturer of coated and bonded abrasives, Klingspor, is entering the diamond cutting blade market by investing in a new production facility at its factory at Velyki Mosty, Ukraine, about 50km north of Lviv, near the Polish border.
Published 15/11, 2017 at 18:15
In Thailand the concrete sawing and drilling contractor C.S. Applicator has broken through a bank vault’s concrete wall with equipment from Tyrolit. The vault is in a bank in the Roi-Ed province and has changed ownership. The new owners needed to renovate the building and extend the size of the vault by dismantling the old front wall while keeping and reusing the vault’s safe door.
Published 16/5, 2017 at 16:16
Hydro-Tec, one of Germany’s most established and respected suppliers of concrete sawing and drilling solutions, hails from Schwabach near Nuremberg. It was there, in an abandoned army barracks that Roland Kirsch and Jürgen Kimmel set up the company in 1997. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 16/5, 2017 at 15:42
Published 6/10, 2015 at 15:28
It’s not only manufacturers that play an important role in an industry’s development. Strong distributors also have a major impact in a region or a whole country. There are many examples and one is the company Nestag in Eptingen, Switzerland, which now is part of the Tyrolit Group. Jan Hermansson reports.
Published 6/10, 2015 at 15:20
Diamantbohr is Europe’s biggest concrete sawing and drilling contractor and will celebrate its 45th anniversary next year. It has a very strong foothold in Switzerland and is now setting its sights on increasing its presence in Germany. Jan Hermansson reports.
Published 2/7, 2015 at 14:26
The world is shrinking and concrete cutting tasks are expanding. Being a concrete cutter was previously regarded as local employment. But now many concrete cutting operators and contractors often move around the world taking their knowledge and expertise with them. One of these is Andreas Kuelz who moved from Karlstad, Sweden to Germany and then Canada, where he is currently a Mentor Operator with Graff, which is part of the Penhall Group.
Published 2/7, 2015 at 14:25
Husqvarna Construction Equipment Husqvarna Construction Products launched a number of new products at World of Concrete in Las Vegas earlier this year. Intermat with World of Concrete Europe became the first show in Europe where the new products where displayed. In terms of diamond tools the Diagrip system has been extended with new products.
Published 16/4, 2015
Germany is one of the worlds trendsetters in concrete cutting and drilling. Its trade association, Fachverband Bohren und Sägen, is the largest in Europe with the membership of almost 700 companies. Carving out a niche in a market as saturated as this is a formidable task indeed but SSB Fidan has solved it. Or rather, they have drilled their niche out. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 15/4, 2015
Despite being in the diamond tooling business since 1981, the company Klaus Eiche has kept a low profile. There was a good reason for that: private label manufacturing that accounted for the lions share of its turnover. But if you have a real know-how in your possession, sooner or later you would want the world to know about it. Andrei Bushmarin visited Eiches plant in Denzlingen, Germany.
Published 30/1, 2015
PDi 4-2014 featured Tyrolits premises in Austria and continues in this issue with the manufacturers development of machines and equipment for concrete sawing and drilling in Pfäffikon, Switzerland. PDis Jan Hermansson reports.
Published 19/12, 2014
Betag-Betontaglio is one of Switzerlands biggest and most experienced specialist contractors. Having clocked up 35 years in the business of concrete cutting and selective demolition, the company, based in Cadempino, is now going stronger than ever. PDis Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 19/12, 2014
When the International Association for Concrete Drillers and Sawers IACDS held its annual meeting in 2013 the association received sharp criticism from a few member associations that too few results are available for the concrete cutting market can benefit from. It was decided to call for a separate meeting to discuss the future of IACDS. This meeting took place in Amsterdam in the autumn of 2013.