NPK France: twenty years of unparalleled service

NPK France: twenty years of unparalleled service

Published 17/4 at 15:43

France belongs to a handful of countries whose impact on the European and global economy is hard to overestimate. After a few years of sluggish economic growth following the 2008 meltdown, the construction market has fully recovered and now grows at a neck-breaking pace. NPK France - the French subsidiary of Japan based attachment specialist - is expanding to meet the skyrocketing demand. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Powering the future

Powering the future

Published 17/4 at 14:52

Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area held a press event at London’s Alexandra Palace on the 12th March. The purpose of the event was to explain recent changes in the company’s organisation as well as introducing some of its latest developments. Many of the new products shown will be of interest to demolition companies, as they possess features designed for more efficient operations, with lower emissions.

German demolition conference ‘optimistic’

German demolition conference ‘optimistic’

Published 17/4 at 14:12

Organised by the German demolition association (Deutscher Abbruchverband), the 24th German demolition conference again proved to be a valuable event to its attendees and exhibitors.

EDA celebrates 40th Anniversary

EDA celebrates 40th Anniversary

Published 17/4 at 11:08

At our Annual Convention in Vienna from 7 to 9 June, I will hand over the presidential chain of office to my good friend Francisco (Paco) Cobo.

EDA begins to prepare its 2018 European demolition industry report

Published 17/4 at 10:58

Through its statistics group, headed by Andreas Pocha, general manager of the German Demolition Association, the EDA has begun to prepare its European demolition industry report for 2018, the fourth edition of the document.

Conference program for 2018 European Demolition & Decontamination convention announced

Published 17/4 at 10:57

The European Demolition Association, EDA, has announced its conference program for its 2018 annual convention, which will be held in Vienna from 7 to 9 June.



Published 22/2 at 16:47

Denmark based Fractum manufactures breakers. Sounds like nothing special, right? Wrong. Because, unlike the hydraulic breakers the demolition industry is so used to, Fractum’s range is based on an entirely different principle. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Rammer breaks the 40 year milestone

Published 22/2 at 16:35

Forty years ago, a first series of hydraulic hammers called Rammer hit the market. The tools turned out to be such a success that the name Rammer soon became a byword for premium-class breakers. To celebrate Rammer’s anniversary in style, Europe-based Sandvik that owns the brand since 1998 has lined up a bouquet of events throughout the year. Kaj Koskela - Vice President for breakers at Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology - shared the company’s latest news and celebratory plans with Andrei Bushmarin.

Conjet Robot plays its part renovating Europe’s first sunken-tube tunnel

Conjet Robot plays its part renovating Europe’s first sunken-tube tunnel

Published 22/2 at 15:31

The underwater Maastunnel in Rotterdam in the Netherlands was built using the sunken-tube or immersed-tube method and completed in 1942. This method of construction involved separate parts of the tunnel being built in a dry dock, and then floated into place and sunk into a trench dug in the river bottom. The Maastunnel was the world's first rectangular shaped underwater tunnel built in this way. After many years’ service, the tunnel is undergoing badly needed renovation work, with a new Conjet Robot 557 being used to renovate the top layer of the concrete floor.

International Demolition Network

Published 22/2 at 14:55

It is clear that we now exist in a globalised world where distance is less significant than ever, and communication is in real time regardless where in the world we are. Consequently all developed countries, their economies and industries, have transformed the ways in which they work in order seize the opportunities that globalisation offers.

CDRA Announces 2018 award winners

Published 22/2 at 14:11

The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (of North America) has announced two inductees to its prestigious C&D Hall of Fame and two award winners. These, as well as other awards, were presented at C&D World 2018 held between the 10 and 13 February in Nashville.

24th Demolition Conference in Berlin

24th Demolition Conference in Berlin

Published 22/2 at 14:09

From the 2 to 3 March 2018, the German Demolition Association (DA) will host its 24th demolition conference at the Maritam Hotel in Berlin. In 2017, the European demolition and dismantling industry’s largest event was attended by over 900 delegates and 115 exhibitors from 15 different countries, with expectations being high for the 2018 event.

2017 demolition business report now available

Published 22/2 at 14:07

The 2017 report on the prospects of demolition companies is now complete and available.

Clearing the air

Clearing the air

Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:43

Winter is an appropriate time for PDi’s annual report on what’s new in the area of water cannons and other dust suppression technologies. In the northern hemisphere, those cold winds are adding a cleansing crispness to the air that is both healthful and invigorating, much-needed qualities when spending long hours on a chilly jobsite. Jim Parsons reports.

Family of Wreckers make good

Family of Wreckers make good

Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:39

The Perkin family in South Africa has meant a great deal to the country’s demolition and dismantling industry. PDi Editor, Kevin Mayhew, reports.

Hill attachments: safety personified

Hill attachments: safety personified

Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:38

Based in Newry, Northern Ireland, Hill Engineering has been making quick couplers and excavator buckets for over twenty years. The company was established in 1994 by a charismatic entrepreneur Ian Hill with an ambitious goal to become a world’s leader in attachment safety. Well, it is safe to say that twenty years down the road his ambitions have been fully vindicated. Andrei Bushmarin reports on his visit to the Irish manufacturer.

The RDC Robot

The RDC Robot

Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:33

Brokk and Husqvarna are the two well-known manufacturers of remotely controlled demolition robots. But there are also smaller manufacturers like Kiesel from Germany and Alpine from the US that build demolition robots, and more for local markets. Mikael Karlsson reports.

2018: A Year to revive the demolition industry

Published 18/12, 2017 at 15:57

There is no doubt that demolition is a highly specialized world industry, developed and formed by professional organisations committed to training operatives to ensure industry continuity, growth and safety as standard.

AEM Wins ‘Art of the Show’ Award

Published 18/12, 2017 at 15:49

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has selected the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as an Art of the Show winner for the Most Innovative Use of Technology in promoting Conexpo-Con/agg 2017 to a worldwide audience.

NDA at Demolition Austin

Published 18/12, 2017 at 15:47

Registration is now open for Demolition Austin, organized by the US National Demolition Association and taking place 22 to 24 February 2018 in Austin, Texas.

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