The German company Büscher is said to be the first company in the world to have built a complete house out of 75% recycled construction and demolition waste, with the load bearing and non-load-bearing interior wall elements being made of 100% recycled aggregates. Appropriately, the sustainable house was built using sustainable production equipment.
Komatsu Europe has announced its latest innovation, the PC33E-6, a new 3t class electric mini excavator equipped with a lithium ion battery. Designed to set new standards in emission free operation, with what the company says are exceptional performance and unrivalled safety features, the new machine has been developed to lead the way to a future of clean and caring practices and emission free operation.
At RWM Expo 2023, JCB will showcase a series of machines from its Wastemaster range. This, according to JCB, is the most extensive line up of dedicated waste and recycling materials handling equipment in the industry.
On June 24, the Italian attachment manufacturer VTN celebrated their 50th anniversary at their premises in Veneto. Under the slogan “Thinking Out of the Box”, the event included speeches, tours and celebrations honoring the legacy of the family-owned enterprise.
Being at the frontline of every demolition and recycling project, excavator attachments’ service life is always limited. Reliable yet expendable work tools, they help general and specialist contractors solve any demolition or recycling task, no matter how complex. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin analyses the latest trends in demolition and recycling attachments.
On 22 June 2023, the Lindner family business invited longtime associates and partners to the official opening of the new company headquarters in Spittal/Drau, Austria. In addition, the company celebrated its 75th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of its subsidiary, Lindner Washtech.
Doosan Bobcat has announced the appointment of Gary Hornbacher as the company’s new president for the EMEA region. He will be based in Dobris, Czech Republic, where the company has consolidated its manufacturing facility, R&D centre, training institute and EMEA headquarters onto one campus spanning an area of 120,000m2.
Hilti products have been again recognised globally for their design and functionality. This year, Hilti’s Nuron tools received a total of 21 awards, including eleven Red Dot Awards and ten iF Design Awards.
ALLU Finland Oy has announced that it has donated a DN 3-17/TS16mm bucket to the HALO Trust NGO for de-mining operations, the process of removing landmines and other explosive remnants from a specific area.
The new steel plant of Termelés-Logistic-Centrum GmbH in Litér (Hungary), has enabled Sennebogen to expand capacity for steel assemblies and welded constructions. A 29,000m² production hall and an office building were built on an area of over 13ha. The plant was officially opened on 26 May 2023 with 80 new jobs being created.
Richard Li, has been appointed as new managing director of Keestrack Construction Equipment Co., Ltd. based in Chuzhou, China as of 1 June 2023. Richard has an impressive track record with companies such as WesTrac, Doosan Infracore, NFLG, Bauer and Ingersoll-Rand, and has proven to be a highly efficient managing director in a variety of roles.
The worldwide preoccupation with sustainability and the circular economy has grown significantly in recent years, with the demolition industry following suit. Whilst consumption increases, materials are finite. Thus, the need for recycling is stronger than ever.
Demolition industry legend and longtime CEO of the UK’s National Federation of Demolition Contractors and National Demolition Training Group, Howard Button, has announced he will retire in December 2023.
When I was young, I often looked up to politicians. I thought they had opinions and answers to all the questions, even if I didn't always agree with them, and I have to admit that sometimes I was really impressed with their knowledge. I have realised that it is often a certain type of person who becomes a politician.
Rototilt Group is an international company whose focus is primarily on the excavator operator. Founded in 1953 under the name Br. Jonsson, it began by selling excavators, slowly expanding towards other products.