Published 23/9 at 12:08
Unlike the ‘golden age’ of the 1980s and 90s when diamond tools practically sold themselves, today running a consumables business is an uphill job. Competition is going up all the time while margins are going down. In order to survive and prosper in a cutthroat environment like this, a supplier has to excel at what it does, which is exactly what Heger has been managing to do for over a century now. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 16/9 at 15:32
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Published 16/9 at 14:53
In a large scale project, the 15/33 runway at Salzburg Airport was refurbished from 24 April to 28 May 2019. The concrete runway, built in the 1960s, would remain as the foundation for the new covering layer consisting of 120,000t of asphalt.
Published 28/6 at 16:00
Based in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, Ultradia is a trading arm of Carbodiam and JFC Group, a world leading manufacturer of diamond consumables for professional sawers and drillers. According to Enrico Mariotti, Carbodiam’s export sales director and a concrete sawing industry stalwart, Ultradia’s successful business model sets the pace for the entire Group to follow. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 28/6 at 15:46
Published 25/3 at 13:57
Construction contractor Niskasen Maansiirto Ltd. specialises in water supply, pile driving, sheet piling and excavation support projects. MotoCut’s automatic pile cutter has made its work more efficient while improving worksite safety, with the company now able make accurate estimates of cutting schedules and save their cutter operators’ arms and necks.
Published 25/3 at 12:40
Diamond sawing and drilling is a relatively young industry where even established businesses can only trace their history back a hundred years or so at best. Unlike most everybody else, California based MK Diamond began its journey over 150 years ago. Founded in San Francisco in 1868 by Joseph Musto, a professional stonecutter of Italian origin, the company pledged an unwavering commitment to quality from day one. Today, a century and a half on, the US manufacturer continues to stand by that pledge. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 25/3 at 12:38
The concrete cutting and drilling industry’s landscape is noticeably changing. An increasing number of suppliers from oriental countries have gate crashed the European party, successfully competing not only on price, but also on quality. Lee Yeong Industrial Co. - a Taiwan based manufacturer of sawing, drilling and grinding machinery, trading under the brand name AGP - is an up and coming player with the potential to make some serious waves in the industry. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 7/3 at 17:22
According to recent surveys, China invests more in new technologies than any other country in the world. Having been a global manufacturing hub for decades now, there is virtually nothing that the Celestial Empire cannot produce. Based in the province of Heibei in Northern China, Leili Tools Co is a diamond wire specialist that promises to become a major international player in the concrete sawing industry. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:04
As part of an offshore decommissioning project for Fieldwood Energy, one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico, a stub had to be removed within a short time frame in the last quarter of 2018.
Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:57
Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:49
Published 10/10, 2018 at 16:59
On 12-14 September, the Benelux based supplier and manufacturer of concrete sawing, drilling and surface preparation machinery and consumables, Adamas, ran an ‘open house’ for its domestic customers. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on the event.
Published 10/10, 2018 at 16:30
Published 10/10, 2018 at 16:02
Published 10/10, 2018 at 16:01
Published 10/10, 2018 at 15:58
Two of the UK’s biggest players in the diamond drilling and concrete have recently removed a 4,000m3 slab of concrete from a building in London. This took 14 months, involved 10,000t of concrete and 1,000 diamond blades and cores.
Published 10/10, 2018 at 15:43
For more than 20 years, the Tyrolit special projects team has been successfully supporting customers with products and solutions for complex construction projects, such as the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and off shore platforms. One such solution developed has been the company’s ATEX-certified wire sawing system - the first of its kind.