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Heger Diamond Tools Excellently yours

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.

Modernisation of the Cernavodă nuclear power plant in Romania

Modernisation of the Cernavodă nuclear power plant in Romania

Published 16/9 at 15:32

Romania’s only nuclear power plant is located in Cernavodă, a small town near the Black Sea coast.

Pentruder modularity benefits drilling work

Pentruder modularity benefits drilling work

Published 16/9 at 15:29

Norrorts Betonghåltagning AB, a small concrete cutting company from Stockholm, Sweden, knows at first hand the benefits of using the full potential of Pentruder modularity.

D-Drill pivotal role in tunnel reopening

D-Drill pivotal role in tunnel reopening

Published 16/9 at 15:12

A diamond drilling duo has been praised for their role in plans to reopen a tunnel in Wales that will benefit the whole community.

Tyrolit diamond tools deliver at Salzburg's biggest construction site

Tyrolit diamond tools deliver at Salzburg's biggest construction site

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.

Ultradia sets the pace for the Carbodiam Group

Ultradia sets the pace for the Carbodiam Group

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.

Boart Longyear drills deepest hole in Ghana

Boart Longyear drills deepest hole in Ghana

Published 28/6 at 15:46

Boart Longyear crews drilled the deepest hole ever drilled in Ghana: a hole 2,083.4m deep.

Excavator mounted cutter makes pile cutting safe and efficient

Excavator mounted cutter makes pile cutting safe and efficient

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.

MK Diamond: a 150 year journey and counting

MK Diamond: a 150 year journey and counting

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.

AGP: a power that comes from the East

AGP: a power that comes from the East

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.

Leili Tools Co: a ‘force of thunder’ in diamond wires

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.

Successful underwater decommissioning with 1Diamond and Tyrolit

Successful underwater decommissioning with 1Diamond and Tyrolit

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.

Soil cement foundation procedure developed jointly by Kemroc and Schönberger Bau

Soil cement foundation procedure developed jointly by Kemroc and Schönberger Bau

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:57

Based on Kemroc trenching technology, the innovative Schökem procedure for the construction of soil cement foundations has been jointly developed by Kemroc and Schönberger Bau.

Findeis GmbH receives first drill motor and drill bit set with new tool free system

Findeis GmbH receives first drill motor and drill bit set with new tool free system

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:49

Michael Findeis, chief executive of Betonbohrservice Findeis GmbH, is now the proud owner of the world’s first drill motor with the innovative tool free PQ6 drill bit connection.

Adamas runs an ‘open house’ for its Benelux customers

Adamas runs an ‘open house’ for its Benelux customers

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.

Husqvarna air scrubbers and HTC Duratiq grinders clean the way

Husqvarna air scrubbers and HTC Duratiq grinders clean the way

Published 10/10, 2018 at 16:30

Using an air scrubber can further clean air in enclosed area, and are easy to use: plug it in, turn it on and it’s ready to clean the air.

Eibenstock drill helps to renovate Kazanski Cathedral

Eibenstock drill helps to renovate Kazanski Cathedral

Published 10/10, 2018 at 16:02

Built in 1811,the Kazanski Cathedral is a prominent feature of the Nevski Prospect, the main street of Saint Petersburg.

High frequency concrete cutting in the Hague

Published 10/10, 2018 at 16:01

In March of this year, BVG Boren & Zagen BV in the Netherlands, received a commission from RED Betonbouw BV to undertake sawing work at the Tower of Oud located in Den Hague.

Serious London cutting from Dymatec

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.

Tyrolit special projects team celebrates 20 years of success

Tyrolit special projects team celebrates 20 years of success

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.

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