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News: CGS acquires a share in the Masa Group

The longstanding German company Masa GmbH in Andernach, an international leader in the production of machines and equipment for the concrete block industry, will in future be majority-owned by the industry participation fund CGS III (Jersey) L.P. (CGS). However, the previous majority shareholder will continue to have a share in Masa GmbH via a newly founded intermediate holding company, Masa Industriebeteiligungen GmbH. ...more

News: Wasa and Dutch Board Calibration enter into cooperation

Wasa is extending its range of services for the calibration of production boards and now offers grinding on site at the customer’s premises using truck-mounted grinding machines. Calibration at the production location in Thuringia and with the aid of a grinding machine installed in a sea container will continue to be offered; Wasa has offered these two options for many years. ...more


Extensive research confirms the safety of hollow core floors under fire
In concrete floor construction the precast hollow-core slab is a very successful product. Every year around 20 to 25 million square metres of precast concrete hollow-core floors are erected in Europe. The estimated total stock of hollow-core floors currently installed in Europe is 1,000 million square meters. Experiences with past performance of hollow-core floors in real fires confirm that hollow-core floors have excellent fire resistance.

Production System for Precast concrete: L-Crane Pouring System
Toyota Kohki Co., Ltd., Tokio, 183-0035 Japan
For over 30 years, Toyotaforms provided many different types of the production line system for precast concrete manufacturers in Japan including design and construction. One of them is called “L-Crane Pouring System” and it will be introduced in this issue.

Innovative demoulding manipulator for railway sleepers in use at Cemex in Birmingham
Rekers GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, 48480 Spelle, Germany

Education, safety and automation driving concrete pipe quality
American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas 75063-2595, USA

Modernizing the construction process in India – Real estate developers rely on precast technology
Elematic, 37801 Akaa, Finland