Putzmeister

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Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH
Industry Design, manufacture and sales concrete pumps.
Founded 1958
Headquarters Aichtal, Germany
Key people Norbert Scheuch (CEO)
Dr. Gerald Karch
Products Concrete Pumps
Website [1],www.putzmeister.de, www.putzmeisteramerica.com

Putzmeister is a German manufacturer of concrete pumps. The firm is headquartered at Aichtal, and is the largest in its field.[1] It also provides pumps for a wide range of different materials, for example slurries, fly ash, sewage, compost and water.[2]

Putzmeister is German for "Plaster Master" (Putz Meister). In 2008, the company had 3,200 employees worldwide, 500 of which work for Putzmeister America.

History[edit]

Putzmeister was founded by Karl Schlecht in 1958.[3] Schlecht designed a mortar machine based on his diploma thesis at the University of Stuttgart.[4]

In 1986, Putzmeister 52Z's were used in the Chernobyl nuclear accident, pumping over 400,000 cubic yards of concrete to entomb reactor number 4, setting a world record at the time for volume pumping.[5]

During the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents at the Fukushima plant, multiple Putzmeister concrete boom pumps were flown to Japan from locations around the world. After the initial success of a M58-5 unit,[6] additional M62-6s and 70Z's were transported to Japan on-board chartered Antonov An-124s, the world's second largest cargo plane.[7] The 70Z is the world's largest boom pump,[8] able to reach over 220 feet, and able to be controlled remotely from 2 miles (3.2 km) away. The pumps will be deployed to try to stabilise the four reactors with additional water pumping capacity.[9]

In May 2008, Putzmeister reached a world record in vertical concrete pumping (1,988 feet, (606m)), via their specially designed concrete pumps type BSA 14000 SHP-D, in building the Burj Khalifa.[10] In 2008, Putzmeister broke its own record by pumping concrete to a height of more than 700 m at Burj Khalifa.[11]

As the largest German-Sino transaction ever, at the end of January 2012 Putzmeister was sold to the Chinese Sany Heavy Industries, the construction-equipment maker run by China’s richest man Liang Wengen.[12]

Products[edit]

  • Concrete pump
    • Concrete boom pumps
    • Concrete placing systems
    • BSA trailer pumps
    • Truck mounted line pumps
    • Mortar machines
  • Industrial pumps

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Putzmeister official home page". 
  2. ^ "Putzmeister – Pumps For Conveying Concrete, Mortar And High-Density Solids". Archived from the original on 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Putzmeister AG (May 24th, 2006)". Retrieved 2008-09-15. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Information about Putzmeister". Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  5. ^ Chernobyl Site Report1 & Chernobyl Site Report1 – Putzmeister website.
  6. ^ Putzmeister – Concrete pump helps in Fukushima Press information no: 1627, date: 22 March 2011; "New Komeito post-quake initiatives being adopted," New Komeito Party. March 20, 2011, retrieved 2011-04-14.
  7. ^ Putzmeister – Four concrete pumps for Fukushima Pressinformation no: 1628, date: 28 March 2011
  8. ^ "World's Largest Concrete Boom Pumps En Route To Japan To Help Cool Nuclear Reactors", PR NewsWire, 04/09/11
  9. ^ Wil Longbottom (9 April 2011). "Massive cargo plane transports £2m remote-controlled concrete pump to stricken Japanese nuclear plant". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  10. ^ Burj Khalifa – Conquering the World's Tallest Building
  11. ^ "Putzmeister to invest Rs 125 crore in its India operations". Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  12. ^ Sany Will Buy Cement-Pump Maker Putzmeister in Biggest China-German Deal Bloomberg Online, recovered 27 January 2012

Enlaces externos[edit]

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