February 25, 2014

Concrete Days in Concrete Surroundings

Last week took place the annual contruction event, the Ulm Betontage in Southern Germany.
These "Concrete Days" of Germany bring together researchers, precasters, various kinds of suppliers etc. The professional seminars combined with an efficient industry-specific expo seems to work very well: every year the key persons from the German industry are participating.
Sunny & warm Ulm was a nice place to have the event, however, when looking at the congress place and the old "concrete architecture", one could not pick up a worse place to meet.  How really poor looking facades this conference center with concrete blocks had: dirty facade with element partititions really bad looking. I am sorry but not the most favorite advertisement for the industry.
Are the pictures below presenting the forward and modern look of precast element industry ?

February 7, 2014

Deltabeam goes to Mexico

When one of the biggest contractors ICA and its precast unit PRET wanted to provide an efficient building frame solution for a larger retail chain of COPPEL, which product did they chose to work with? Peikko´s Deltabeams and precast connections, such as column shoes and lifting anchors.

The first project was finalized just recently. When before the company was assembling about 4 columns per day, now they did assembly more than 20 columns in one single day. And not to mention the benefits linked with Deltabeams.

The project, done day and night, was proven to be a success.

February 2, 2014

Peikko China having a new home

During my trip in January to China I was happy to see the new Peikko Zhangjiagang factory: more than 10.000 m2 of good quality factory space, complete new office building to support the operations. All in all, Peikko China is very ready to serve the customers in Asia.

 I am very proud of Peikko´s China operations !