HolFresh is a new service offered by Holcim (Romania) to its customers, who can use it for keeping the fresh ready-mixed concrete on the construction site for maximum half an hour, which gives sufficient time for preparing the concrete forms.
The mobile equipment has a capacity of 10 m³ of fresh ready-mixed concrete and is fitted with an access ramp for concrete mixer. The swinging bucket, made of solid steel, is hydraulic and easy to use. The system is also equipped with a vibrator for fast discharge of fresh ready-mixed concrete.
"For the time-being we offer this innovative service on the Romanian market to our clients in Bucharest and Craiova, and we plan to extent it to all our ready-mixed concrete plants depending on the demand. HolFresh complements the range of services we offer to our clients in order to satisfy their various needs," said Markus Wirth, General Manager Holcim (Romania).
The mobile equipment weights 4.4 t and moves with 60 km per hour when pulled by a truck. The breaking systems and power supply units are protected by galvanized coating. Due to its dimensions (2.49 m width, 2.94 m height, 6.35 m length), HolFresh is suitable for being moved in various places of the construction site, where it is mostly needed. Presently, the HolFresh mobile equipment can be rented from the environmentally friendly ready-mixed concrete plants in Craiova and Bucharest - Progresul.
Holcim (Romania) S.A. is the Romanian subsidiary of Holcim Group Ltd, one of the world's leading suppliers of cement, as well as aggregates (gravel and sand), concrete and construction-related services. One of the top players in the world construction materials industry, the Group is based in Switzerland and has majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents. Holcim employs some 61,000 people operating 130 cement plants and grinding stations and over 750 ready-mixed concrete plants throughout the world. Holcim is also one of the first international players in the construction industry to have invested in Eastern Europe after 1989.
Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently operates 3 cement plants, in Turda, Campulung and Alesd, 14 environmentally-friendly ready-mixed concrete plants and 4 aggregates plants. Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently has approximately 1,300 employees. The website of the company is www.holcim.ro.