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Putzmeister Holding GmbH
IndustryDesign, manufacture and sales concrete pumps.
FounderKarl Schlecht
HeadquartersAichtal, Germany
Key people
Christoph Kaml (CEO)
ProductsConcrete Equipment
ParentSany Heavy Industries

Putzmeister is a German manufacturer of concrete pumps and other equipment for pumping, distributing and placing concrete, mortar and other high-density solids, and for preparing, temporarily storing, processing and transporting these materials. 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 2017, the company had 3,000 employees worldwide.


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 300,000 m³ (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 67 metres (220 ft), 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.[citation needed]

In May 2008, Putzmeister reached a world record in vertical concrete pumping (606 metres (1,988 ft)), via their specially designed concrete pumps type BSA 14000 SHP-D, in building the Burj Khalifa.[9] In 2008, Putzmeister broke its own record by pumping concrete to a height of more than 700 m at Burj Khalifa.[10]

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.[11]


  • Concrete Placing Systems
  • Concrete pump
    • Truck-Mounted Concrete Placing Boom Pump
      • Boom Pump Product Range: 20Z-Meter, 28Z-Meter, 31Z-Meter, 32Z-Meter, 36Z-Meter, 38Z-Meter, 38Z-5-Meter, 39Z-Meter, 40Z-Meter, 42Z-Meter, 47Z-Meter, 51Z-5-Meter, 56Z-Meter, 63Z-Meter.
        • "C" Valve (BRF model designation)
        • "S" Valve (BSF model designation)
    • BSA Trailer Pumps: BSA 100 Series, BSA 14000 Series, BSA 21000 Series.
    • Truck-Mounted Line Pumps: City Pump CP 2110 HP, City Pump CP 2112H, City Pump CP 2116H, VS 50 PTO, VS 70 PTO, VSP 70.
    • Thom-Katt Trailer Pumps: TK 7, TK 20, TK 40, TK 50, TK 60, TK 70.
  • Mortar Machines
  • Shotcrete Machines
  • Tunneling and Mining Equipment
  • Industrial pumps



  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". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. 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 Archived 2012-03-22 at the Wayback Machine 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. ^ Burj Khalifa – Conquering the World's Tallest Building
  10. ^ "Putzmeister to invest Rs 125 crore in its India operations". Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  11. ^ Sany Will Buy Cement-Pump Maker Putzmeister in Biggest China-German Deal Bloomberg Online, recovered 27 January 2012

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