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contents   4 Editorial In copertina/ On cover: SIMEX Anno/Year XXV n. 06 Settembre/September 2013

by Ettore Zanatta

  6 News

edited by Liliana Rebaglia

MARKET 24 Machinery observatory Still falling by Stefano Togni FOCUS SOUTH AFRICA

Direttore responsabile/Publisher Luigi Zaffagnini – luigi.zaffagnini@scieditrice.com Direttore editoriale/Editor in chief Ettore Zanatta – ettore.zanatta@scieditrice.com Hanno collaborato a questo numero/Contributors: Pietro Gabrielli, Antonio Gennari, Mike Moulder, Mario Rancati, Liliana Rebaglia, Stefano Togni

28 Building the future of Africa

by Pietro Gabrielli

the South Africa case by Antonio Gennari

30 Bridging the gap:

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EVENTS 38 Bauma Africa Meet, connect, expand by Mario Rancati 40 Big success for CTT Moscow 2013 SPECIAL ISSUE

43 The Italian job

Italian high quality machines, equipment and components for construction industry edited by editorial staff 44 Simex Excellence in road maintenance 46 Valuepart Group An International project 48 Pressoil Hydraulics for industry and mobile field 50 Cangini Technological innovation 52 Samep Tools Expansion strategy 54 Trevi Benne The steel giant

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Innovative responses

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We connect high pressure 62 U.Emme Continuous development 64 Minitop Italian revolution 66 Socomec Reliability and innovation 68 Fai Filtri A quality filtration company 70 Ghedini Ing. Fabio & C. Competitiveness in New Markets 72 Tecnoricambi Spare parts for earthmoving machines 74 Idromeccanica Ramtec Roads of Made in Italy 76 Elsa The “(Super)combinata” campaign 78 M3 Metalmeccanica Moderna And buckets for all 80 CSA Centro Soldera Autogrù The cranes center 82 Masi Conditioners A winning “climate” 84 CM Growing through investments and innovation 85 Negrini The “shark” mechanical cable bucket 86 BKT World’s leading manufacturers of “Off-Highway” tyres 88 Alcar Looking forwards 90 Espi Engineering Cranes Renaissance GREAT PROJECTS 92 The Gilgel Gibe III Dam by Mike Moulder


EDITORIAL

Pionieri italiani in Africa

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Ettore Zanatta

a scena del mondo ci aspetta. Aspetta l’Italia e i suoi protagonisti, toccando le corde di quell’eccellenza che ancora si pretende dai migliori di noi, nell’imprenditoria come nelle istituzioni. Proseguendo nell’iniziativa di MT-International, che abbiamo lanciato quest’anno in occasione prima di BC India e poi di CTT Mosca registrando un ottimo riscontro e un generale apprezzamento, anche questo nuovo appuntamento con Bauma Africa si presenta come un’opportunità irripetibile: sostenere la filiera del Made in Italy nell’approccio a quei nuovi mercati emergenti che conducono l’attuale ciclo economico su un piano più alto e complesso rispetto al passato. Il sistema industriale italiano saprà mettersi in mostra anche in questo contesto: i “capitani” italiani quando prendono il largo sanno sempre offrire il meglio di sé stessi, riescono a far valere quei contenuti e quelle idee che – al momento – sono come ali tarpate in casa nostra. In Africa ci sentiremo quindi come pionieri, perché questo grande continente sta crescendo e ci sta invitando a partecipare con entusiasmo al flusso ininterrotto del suo sviluppo. A conferma di questo, Bauma Africa ha raddoppiato l’attesa dei suoi espositori, dai 200 iniziali agli oltre 400 annunciati negli ultimi comunicati degli organizzatori; la superficie espositiva ha ormai raggiunto i 50.000 m2 per contenere l’impegno promozionale della produzione più recente nei settori dell’edilizia, delle grandi opere, dell’estrazione, delle macchine operatrici, delle attrezzature e dei veicoli dedicati agli stessi comparti Construction e Mining. Anche a Bauma Africa, quindi, ci faremo onore e faremo onore a quel Made in Italy che non è mai morto nel cuore e nelle speranze di chi ci rispetta.

Italian Pioneers in Africa The world stage is waiting for us. Waiting for Italy and its protagonists, touching the strings of excellence that is still expected from the best of us, in business as in institutions. Continuing the MT-International experience, which was launched this year on the occasion of the first BC India and then CTT Moscow with an excellent feedback and a general appreciation, even this new appointment with Bauma Africa represents a unique opportunity: supporting the Made in Italy supply chain in approaching the new emerging markets that lead the current economic cycle on a higher, more complex plan than in the past. The Italian industrial system will be ready to show its values in this context: when the Italian “captains” set sail, they always know how to give their best, they can show those values and ideas that are nowadays hindered in the domestic market. In Africa we will then feel like pioneers, because this great continent is growing and inviting us to eagerly participate to the uninterrupted flow of its development. Confirming this, Bauma Africa has doubled the number of expected exhibitors from the initial 200 to the 400 announced in recent statements; the exhibition area has reached 50,000 sqm to host the most recent production in construction, major public works, mining, machinery, equipment and Construction and Mining vehicles areas. Even at Bauma Africa we will therefore live up to the Made in Italy that still lives in the hearts and hopes of those who respect us. 4 mt - September 2013


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news DOOSAN

The “Quarry Days” in Prague For the third year running, Doosan has staged the company’s successful “Quarry Days” event close to Prague in the Czech Republic, to demonstrate the complete range of Doosan Heavy products. Doosan “Quarry Days” offers customers and prospects alike the opportunity to drive and test any product from the Doosan range, supported by Doosan demonstrators and product specialists. All participants are able to fully try out the machines of their choice under the safest conditions, but in a setting that matches those in real life, including working on hard, rocky surfaces such as granite and basalt or driving in mud and on other difficult terrains. For the two weeks of the event from 24th June to 5th July, Kámen Zbraslav, a company owning several quarries in the Czech Republic, opened

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the doors of their quarry at Beˇlice, to host the Doosan Quarry Days. Many of the visiting customers and prospects also took advantage of the Quarry Days trip to visit the Bobcat factory at Dobris, located close to the quarry at Beˇlice. Over 400 customers and prospects from more than 10 countries participated in Doosan Quarry Days. There were nearly 50 Doosan staff present to ensure the fullest support possible for every visitor to the event. An international delegation of journalists also visited the event and, along with the other participants, they tested a wide choice of Doosan machines in real-life settings, encompassing: 3 wheeled excavators, including the 14 t (DX140W-3) and 16 t (DX160W-3) models; 10 crawler excavators, including the 14 t (DX140LC-3),

21 t (DX225LC-3), 23 t (DX235LCR), 25 t DX235NLC and DX255LC-3), 30 t (DX300LC-3), 38 t (DX380LC-3) and 50 t (DX490LC-3) models; 2 compact excavators, the new 6 t (DX62R-3) and 8 t (DX85R-3) models; 5 wheel loaders, the new DL200-3, DL300-3, DL420-3, DL450-3 and DL550-3 models; 2 articulated dump trucks, the DA30 and DA40 models. “For the third successive year, Quarry Days has proved to be a very successful venture. Not only is it advantageous for our customers and prospects, who can test and compare the ma-

chines, but it also allows us to study how our customers react towards our machines and the improvements we have incorporated,” said Arnaud Gabarre, Demonstration and Inventory Manager for Doosan EMEA. “Because we invite and receive our guests in small groups, in a relaxed atmosphere, we are able to listen carefully to what they are saying and can take note of their remarks, as part of the continuous improvement the services we offer. It is this extra effort we make that is greatly appreciated by both our customers and prospects.”.


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news BOBCAT

CNH INDUSTRIAL

Telehandler plant turns 50

A new logo for a new identity

Bobcat has just celebrated the 50th anniversary of its telehandler manufacturing plant at Pontchateau, in Loire-Atlantique, France. attended by 250 people, including local authority and former employees of the plant, the celebrations included the unveiling of a commemorative plate, produced by one of the workers in the factory, and now adorning the front wall of the plant. Visitors were treated to a full day programme, which included a factory tour, speeches from plant management, an exhibition of old Sambron and new Bobcat machines, demonstrations and the chance to try out the new machines for themselves. The plant was opened in the early 20th century, when local locksmith Joseph Sam-

Black, denoting industrial strength and solidity, with an accent of red are the colors of the new logo for CNH Industrial, the company to be created through the merger of Fiat Industrial – which designs, produces and sells “machines for work” – with CNH Global – which operates in the agricultural and construction equipment sectors. The new logo represents a group that is going through a profound organizational and cultural transformation, underpinned by a continuously evolving product range and a commitment to technological research. The new visual identity is symbolic of the integration of the two companies as well as the transition from a logo associated with agricultural and construction equipment to one that represents a

diversified group operating in the capital goods sector. Rather than being associated with a specific commercial brand, the CNH Industrial logo assumes a corporate identity, portraying a sense of strength and the significant technological knowhow of the two companies. The depiction of the furrows in the earth incorporated in the previous logo is replaced by the word “Industrial” and the motif is also repeated by the red square appearing above the logo to form an “i”, which gives a sense of evolution and looking forward to the future.

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bron took over his father’s workshop and turned to producing agricultural machines. Just a few years later, in 1920, Joseph was running a 3,000 m² factory, where around 100 employees produced flower mills and cider presses. When Joseph retired, his son, Maurice, stepped into his father’s shoes. Today, Pontchateau manufactures 12 different telescopic handler models, including the new generation TL360 and TL470 models launched in 2011, followed by the new high-flow 130 HP TL470HF model in 2012.

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news TEREX

Big capacity, highly mobile Terex MACS plant now offers the new MVP450X cone crusher. The Terex MACS plant is designed to be a highly mobile, high capacity, complete crushing and screening system. The MACS name stands for Mobile Aggregate Crushing System because it is a complete “system”, not just a collection of individual processing units. MACS units are highly integrated with each other to increase production and reduce set-up time. No cranes or booms are required for setup, all inter-plant conveyors are on-board. The MACS utilizes larger crushers and screens than what are typically used in track mounted or wheeled plants. And now, the MACS plant offers the newest generation Terex® MVP450X cone crusher. The MVP450X boasts

numerous features that increase productivity and ease of use. Major new enhancements include high speed clearing of jammed material and quick crusher separation capability for faster manganese changes. The MACS unique trailer designs allow easy mobility. The crushing and screening units travel under 4115mm high and under 3660mm wide. Interplant conveyors are designed into the units so that separate transfer conveyors are not required. Folding conveyors and walkways set up using on-board hydraulics, thus eliminating the need for cranes or lifts. Also, large hydraulic support legs level and stabilize the units to speed setup. Not only is the MACS plant designed for mobility and

high production, but low cost of operation. The entire system utilizes industrial electric drives so that the system can be powered by either high efficiency generators or line power when available. The unique layout of the system provides operator visibility of the entire circuit from a central pop-up control house. High quality belt wipers and skirted conveyors are utilized throughout to reduce spillage. Maintenance is reduced since all components such as gear boxes, belt idlers, pulley bearings, 3-ply vulcanized belts, and flashings are selected for long life and low maintenance. Instant cone re-

set, strategic rock shelves and the TOPS 2.0 oil filtration system are additional maintenance reducing features. Common components are utilized throughout the plant to simplify support and reduce the number of different parts. The control trailer is stocked with common parts and is organized in an easy to use visual inventory management system. Even a completely furnished mechanics tool chest and stocked hardware cabinet are included in the trailer. These features along with the quick setup provide for more time making product and less time wasted on moving and maintenance.

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news JCB

EVENTS

Graeme Macdonald to become CEO

Inertech, the recycling expo

Graeme Macdonald is to take the reins as CEO of construction equipment manufacturer JCB at the end of this year, when current CEO Alan Blake retires. Mr Macdonald was previously COO of JCB and became CEO designate on 1 June. During his 16 years at the

company, he was also managing director of the backhoe loader business and president of JCB Inc – the manufacturer’s North America base in Georgia, US. JCB said Mr Blake had overseen the biggest production expansion in the company’s history: “Since

his appointment as CEO, Alan has presided over the company’s return to sales and production growth against a backdrop of continued economic uncertainty around the world.”

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Inertech, the recycling expo for the construction sector, will be held within Ecomondo, the international trade fair of material and energy recovery and the sustainable development in Rimini, Italy from 6th to 9th November 2013. The “Recycling in the construction industry exhibition” is a vertical

project dedicated to recycling C&D and road materials and their re-use. This year, Inertech aims at strengthening its niche position on the Italian market and as a privileged showcase for export markets, fortified by new agreements made with the Ascomac (Worksite Machinery) - Unacea - Finco trade Associations and with leading companies in the sectors of earthmoving and crushing equipment, demolition equipment, aggregate recycling plants, plants and equipment and bituminous conglomerate recycling and the whole supply chain of attachments and components. For this year’s event, agreements have been made with: Ascomac: Cantiermacchine - Unimot – Unicea - Unacea (National Union of Construction Equipment & Attachments Companies). Info: mrkgestero@riminifiera. it tel. +39 0541 744626


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news BAUER MASCHINEN

Specialist foundation engineering at Bauma Africa The first Bauma Africa takes place from September 18-21, 2013 in Johannesburg and is directed primarily at attendees from Sub-Saharan Africa. It marks a significant step for the Southern African market. It is also an excellent opportunity for the Bauer Maschinen Group who will exhibit a broad spectrum of their specialist foundation equipment, showcasing new and innovative ideas suitable for the Southern African markets. The selection of equipment as shown by Bauer on the Bauma Africa will demonstrate the competence of the Bauer companies in supplying appropriate equipment for bored piles, water well drilling and mining activities as significant activities of the con-

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struction industry are expected in these fields. The BG series of rotary drilling rigs is a core product in Bauer’s portfolio. It will be represented by a BG 20 H. This machine is a compact, highly versatile rotary drilling rig. Its performance characteristics are tailored to the typical specifications for this class of equipment. It shows the multifunctional concept of the BG rig series. While the BG 20 H is an ideal rig for Kelly drilling, it easily can be converted for other special foundation applications such as CFA (Continuous flight auger) operations, displacement piling or as carrier unit for depth vibrators. A special tool for rock socketing will be attached on the BG 20 H on the show.

Drilling in hard rock or encountering boulders are two of the most challenging applications in the piling business, especially in many Southern African regions. The Multi-Hammer Drill (MHD) was designed for hard rock conditions where conventional

drilling tools (core barrel, rock auger, etc.) are limited. Using multiple single hammers result in maximum drilling progress for diameters ranging from 600 mm to 3,048 mm. The MHD is attached to a standard Kelly box, which enables a quick and easy exchange of the drilling tool whenever required. The air connection for running the hammers and for flushing the chippings is located next to the Kelly Box. Due to the air flow, the chippings are transported upwards in an annular space into the collection box (Calyx basket). The RB 50 universal drill rig can handle borehole diameters of 108 – 1200 mm and drilling depths of up to 1200 m. With its ability to adapt the rig to any drilling system, it is well-known in Angola, Namibia, South Africa and many other countries where water wells have to be sunk in remote areas.

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news TWEDDLE GROUP

Leading provider of technical information Tweddle is the leading single-source provider of technical information development, management and delivery service such as Workshop Manuals, Spare Parts Catalogue, On-board Documentation. With an intense focus on accuracy and efficiency, we manage all partners within the supply chain to deliver effective communications to vehicle owners, as well as sales, service and training associates. Tweddle offers authoring platform solutions, man-

agement and controlled reuse of data, and translation efficiency, but our passion is information delivery innovation: we provide web portal for aftersales, ah-hoc mobile apps for smartphone and tablets, augmented reality and videos. Adopting the newest technologies in service information management Tweddle guarantees working environments that keep OEM in close contact with their dealers and customers. Tweddle Group provides a

full-service solution for several OEMs regarding the hosting, maintenance and service of respective e-Commerce websites, which are required to provide service information to the aftermarket.

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news EVENTS

MS Africa & Middle East launched Show organiser Veronafiere has announced the launch of MS & Africa Middle East – an international trade fair for stone design, technology, earthmoving and building machinery which will take place in Egypt this December 2013. Veronafiere said the show merged its Marmomacc and Samoter trade fair brands. MS & Africa Middle East aims to combine the

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entire natural stone chain in a single event, from stone quarrying and processing to quarry and construction site machinery and vehicles, through to the finished product. An area at the exhibition will also be dedicated to the second-hand sector, while training and educational programmes will also be a feature of the show. MS Africa & Middle East is promoted by Veronafiere

together with Art Line, an Egyptian organiser of exhibition events, and ExpoLink, the Egyptian Exporters Association. Veronafiere’s partners also include the Italian Association of Construction Equipment & Attachment Companies (Unacea) and Confindustria Marmomacchine, an association for the natural stone field and stone processing machinery and equipment. Egypt’s Expo & Convention Authority (EECA) and the country’s Export Council for Building Refractory and

Metallurgy industries are also supporting the event. The organisers said it had already received positive feedback from companies in Italy, India, Brazil, China and the Balkans Region. It said discussions are being finalised with EECA and Export Council for an area of 2,000 m2 for attendance by Egyptian companies. Veronafiere said several major names in earthmoving have already signed up, including Caterpillar, Doosan and Bobcat (for more information www.msafrica.net).


YANMAR

First in engines certification Yanmar has become the first manufacturer in the world to be certified for engines in the 19-37 kW class under the “Ordinance on Air Pollution Control” (OAPC), the world’s strictest regulations on diesel engines. In addition, the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) has added a complete list of Yanmar’s certified engines to its website, together with the recognition of Yanmar’s outstanding technolo-

quires diesel engines to comply with the latest emission regulations on construction machinery utilized domestically, together with OAPC emission standards. The latter stipulate that the amount of particulate matter of 20 to 300 nanometer in diameter emitted shall be under 1×1012 Particles/kWh. Regulations on particle matter are planned to take effect following the introduction of

gies in pursuit of this certification, which is notoriously difficult to achieve in the 19-37kW range. In recent years, increasing environmental awareness has resulted in tighter worldwide regulations on emissions from internal combustion engines. With controls on non-road diesel engines under 56kW in effect as of 2013 in Japan, Europe and North America, Yanmar has acquired certification for its engines and continues green production at our Biwa Plant in Japan. An active promoter of environmental protection, Switzerland re-

Stage III B European emission standards for diesel engines installed on nonroad vehicles introduced from 2013. Yanmar is proud to have been recognized for the cleanliness of its engines and continues its endeavors to provide advanced environmental technologies. Yanmar has employed proprietary direct injection and electronic control technologies, along with an advanced common rail system and diesel particulate filter technologies. The combination of exhaust gas recirculation with advanced electronic control allows for a significant reduction in particulate matter and NOx emissions. Moreover, by employing own DPF control technologies to respond to a variety of industrial machinery and work environments, Yanmar is able to deliver highly reliable engines of superior fuel efficiency, complying with the most rigorous regulations.

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news POWER MOTION AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Assiot: protagonists despite the crisis Assiot, the Italian transmission elements and gears manufactures association, on the occasion of the annual assembly held the 20th of June 2013, presented, together with the economic data updated to 2012 and forecasts for 2013, the guidelines of Association’s communication strategy to promote the excellence of the Italian motion and power transmission systems. Despite the negative trend registered both in the domestic market and in exports, at the end of the 2012, the sector’s total turnover is just under 6.2 billion euro, slightly below the record values of 2011. It is important to highlight the trade improvement with North America, in par-

ticular, with the U.S. and the increasing of the competitiveness of the Italian domestic market ( internal delivery has lost 2% less than imports). Imports decreased more than exports, with beneficial effects on sector trade balance, that is positive for more than 1.5 billion euro and reaches levels even higher than 2008. In the first half of 2013, the trend is similar to the first

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part of 2012, and, at the moment, there are no special reasons to lead significantly differences from 2012. It is more difficult to determine, under these conditions, the performance that will characterize both the internal delivery and the exports, from September to end of the year. The impressions gathered by Assiot members are not in the same direction; however it prevails a more optimistic outlook, that is going to continue in the last quarter of 2013, a slight recovery which would bring our industry to close in line with 2012. In actual overall context, certainly not favourable, these data confirm the Italian industry as being among the absolute protagonists in Eu-

ropean and global level. “But these results should be valued, and even before, protected from the dangers of a country that seems to be more in crisis,� said Tomaso Carraro, Assiot Chairman, “but we don’t want to join us to the chorus of discontent, it would be too simple, obvious and useless. As entrepreneurs, we use to work as hard as always: we will find the resources in our companies and among our collaborators in order to be competitives, gathering forces and making synergies�. Mr.Carraro concluded: “For next future we have chosen to exploit the Italian industry participating in the most interesting fair of users sectors, without sacrificing the idea of developing a format for a national trade fair, with the aim to find an answer to the real communication needs of our sector�.

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RENAULT TRUCKS

The new construction ranges Renault Trucks has introduced an entirely new selection of vehicles designed for construction work and offering two distinct ranges: the C Construction range and the K Heavy Construction range. To achieve this, the manufacturer has deployed significant resources to ensure that these vehicles deliver maximum reliability. They have undergone stringently exacting quality trials and have also been exhaustively tested under actual operating conditions. Ruggedness, working comfort, payload, pulling power, new Euro 6 engines, low fuel consumption and easy body mounting all make these the perfect tools for demanding construction businesses. For its new Construction vehicles, Renault Trucks is offering two distinct ranges: the C Construction range and the K

Heavy Construction range to meet customers’ needs as efficiently as possible. This results in the Renault Trucks C range, available in two cab widths, focusing on high payload, low fuel consumption and comfort on a par with that of a long-distance vehicle. Furthermore, its excellent pulling power and obstacle clearance capacity will also make it attractive for earthmoving applications. For its part, the Renault Trucks K range sets new standards in terms of ruggedness and obstacle clearance capacity as well as featuring the best approach angle on the market. The new vehicles benefit from an improved powertrain, with the new Euro 6 engines and also a highly distinctive cab. These new ranges have been designed and developed in close association with inter-

national customers, who have been involved in the project from the design stage right through to testing under actual operating conditions. The cab is one of the most striking features offered by these new construction vehicle ranges, since it is more spacious, more comfortable and more ergonomic with its use of rotating buttons. A step on the side has also been incorporated into the design, allowing drivers to easily check the load. The vehicles offer failsafe ruggedness with reinforced protection for all exposed parts liable to suf-

fer impacts and the all-steel bumper which is available on the C and K ranges. These new vehicles have outstanding technical capacities, with excellent ground clearance, a 120 tonne Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCW) and the best approach angle on the market (32°) for the K range. Optitrack, a hydrostatic traction system on the front axle, giving drivers temporarily additional pulling power, is available on the C range. While the K range offers conventional all-wheel drive versions.

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MARKET

MACHINERY OBSERVATORY: 1rd QUARTER 2013

Still falling Great difficulty in the domestic market and renewed effort of penetration into foreign markets. These are the two major traits describing the situation of construction equipment industry market in Italy by Stefano Togni

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hex On the basis of the “Construction equipment outlook”, made by Unacea and Prometeia, the recession of the building industry is not going to run out recording a drop of 4.1% in 2013. And it is going to be worst for the civil engineering (-6%). The forecast for 2014 describes a further fall of 1.8% in the whole building investments. The chances of revitalize the division – claims the report – remain linked to a potential loosening of the European fiscal regulation in order to exclude from the Stability Pact at least a part of the investments in infrastructures as the co-financing of the EU Structural Funds and the resources for infrastructures re-

sold, of which 1.106 earthmoving machines (-36%), 23 road machines (-43%) and 28 concrete equipment (-39%). All lines of product of earthmoving machines experienced a substantially negative trend on the Italian market, thus achieving the lowest result since the beginning of statistical reports in that sector. The machines sold last year

About market surveillance

ENRICO PRANDINI Vice-president of Unacea

served to the trans-European network project (Ten-T). About internal market, over the first quarter of 2013, the number of construction machines sold on the Italian market decrease by 36% compared to the same period of 2012, with 1.157 machines

Unacea – Italian trade association of construction equipment companies - demands that the newly-installed government introduce award systems in tenders in order to favour companies using last-generation, safer, efficient and environmentally-friendly machines. We also demand that non-compliant machines are no longer placed on the market and that adequate surveillance arrangements are made, starting from the institution of a construction equipment register. were less than in 1984, when were put on the market only 7.524 units, due to the effects of the second oil shock, and when the average cost per machine was definitely higher than nowadays. Particularly severe is also the decrease of Italian con-

About export All lines of product of earthmoving machines experienced a substantially negative trend on the Italian market. Italian manufacturers are investing all their energies on internationalisation in order to compensate as much as possible the losses scored on the domestic market. But on this ground, they are engaged in an unfavourable challenge against the companies of other European and non-European countries, which can benefit from support to exports, which do not exist in our sector in Italy.

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struction equipment’s export that after a substantially unchanged rate in January and February loses more than 12 percent points stopping at €523 million in the first quarter. Looking at the sub-sectors, decreases the export of road machines (-29.5%), earth moving machines (-26%) and concrete equipment (-4.3%), whereas increases the ex-

GIAMPIERO BIGLIA Vice-president of Unacea

port of tower cranes (11.1%), of drilling equipment (3.9%), crushing and screening equipment (8%). With regard to the destinations of the Italian export remains in first position West Europe (-23.6% compared with the first quarter of 2012), followed by East Europe and Turkey (-26.9%), Asia (-26.6%), North America (18.8%), Latin America (47.4%), Africa (17.7%) and Australia (13.1%). Also the import diminishes (€ 87 million) suffering from the negative sales trend in Italy. The unique positive note is the surplus of the commercial balance (€ 436 million) that however looses the 8% compared with the data recorded in the same period last year.


About concrete machinery The number of machines in use is obsolescing, and this may have negative consequences on end-user undertaking efficency, as well as on environment and safety. In this respect, we report that around 85% of industrial production of concrete in Italy is still carried out through the dry system, i.e. with plants lacking mixer, despite premixing processes have been scientifically proven to ensure high quality and reliability of the product. We ask for the introduction of measures aimed to spread the culture of premixing as a tool to increase concrete quality and performance, in favour of building safety and quality.”

DAVIDE CIPOLLA Unacea councilor for concrete sector

With regard to the production (about € 2.7 billion in 2012) Unacea’s survey conducted on a sample of companies forecasts a stationary result tending to zero for the end of the year. “By now, the rate of exported turnover in our branch – states Enrico Santini, president of Unacea – exceed in average the 71%, with peaks of 90%. After the halving of the Italian turnover in 2009 we work on reduced volumes

due the fall of the Italian market. The lack of growing policies and the absence of specific measures for construction equipment is risking to destroy an industry that was in the first positions in Europe till some years ago”. “In Italy, the construction machines sector – states Enrico Prandini, vicepresident of Unacea – keeps on being extremely affected by the lack of growth-focused policies. The economic crisis and the lack of adequate controls determine a paradoxical situation where, despite huge investments required by European legislation, non compliant machines are still employed in construction sites, thus distorting competition and being a possible risk for safety and environment”. Among the major measures demanded to government by Unacea to sustain the branch of construction equipment we remind: the achievement of a register for all the construction machines as an instrument allowing to know position, features, property and the obsolescence rate of these vehicles during their cycle of life, supporting the public authorities in the market surveillance and the police in the fight against thefts. This will also allow the introduction of specific local measures to protect environment and assure safety. Moreover, Unacea supports the introduction of a rewards system in public tender notices for contractors which use last generation machines, more efficient, safer and eco-friendly; lastly, Unacea encourages the adoption of a measure that promotes the use of mixer in the industrial production of concrete (namely more than 1.500 cube meters) guaranteeing the security of the product at up-line, in the batching plant. 

italian market of construction equipment Variations % 2013/2012

earthmoving machines

ROAD MACHINES

I qtr. ‘13 jan/mar

2012 jan/dic

III qtr. ‘12 jan/sep

II qtr. ‘12 jan/jul

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-43,1

-48,8

-63,3

-42

-34,5

-34,2

-41,4

-60

-44,6

-27,6

-22,1

-37

-26,0

-21,9

-34,8

-75

-36,5

-20,2

-15,9

-39

-28,4

-23,8

-25,0

+9

-30,7

-36,3

-38,2

-43

-37,1

-29,0

-34,6

-33

-64,5

-72,4

-78,6

-21

-40,3

-46,4

-40,3

-36

-31,1

-28,5

-31,1

-57

-35,4

-21,1

-78,0

-57

-35,4

-35,0

-31,9

0

-30,8

-16,2

-50,0

-43

-34,3

-27,4

-49,0

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FOCUS SOUTH AFRICA

by Pietro Gabrielli

Building the future of Africa H ome to some of the world’s fastest growing economies, Africa is at a critical threshold as it positions herself as the world’s leading “resource frontier” and the number of resource rich economies increases. This will drive demand for infrastructure, which is already one of the continent’s greatest challenges to sustainable development. However, Africa’s need is not just for an adequate, efficient and viable infrastructure stock, but for transformational infrastructure that will spur Africa to the next level of development and reposition the continent as a recognized player in the global economy.

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has worked with other partners, both public and private, to support the formulation of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), an infrastructure agenda that will radically makeover Africa’s infrastructure. PIDA was approved by African heads of state and government at their 18th Summit in January 2012. In approving PIDA, they emphasized the need for domestic resource mobilization and innovative financing approaches to support Africa’s infrastructure modernization and strong public-private partnerships. PIDA assumes that the average economic growth rate for African countries will be 6% a year between 2010 and 2040, driven

by a surging population, increasing levels of education and technology absorption, greater demand for goods and services as well as industrialization. This growth implies that over the three decades to 2040, the GDP of African countries will multiply sixfold, the average per capita income will rise above USD 10,000 for all countries and demand for infrastructure will swell. PIDA envisages investments of USD 360 billion up to 2040 and priority investments of USD 67.9 billion up to the year 2020 in the critical infrastructure sectors of energy, transboundary water supply, transport and information and communications technology (ICT). It is worthwhile to note that Africa has shown the


resolve and political will to make this happen through the continent’s own resources and in partnership with the international community. Realization of infrastructure projects requires strong project preparation capabilities and resource mobilization. The AfDB hosts the Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD-IPPF) and the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), both multiple donor-funded initiatives. These will continue to add value to Africa’s infrastructure development through project preparation and resource mobilization. The essential benefits of a regionally integrated approach to infrastructure development are to make possible the formation of large competitive markets in place of small, fragmented and inefficient ones, and to lower costs across

as financial markets deepen – requires state-of-the-art communications infrastructure. In all this, the private sector will be key, not just as financiers and implementers, but also as conduits of

tenance and related dimensions which will be critical to ensuring sustainable infrastructure interventions in Africa. The BWG also enables the public sector to benefit from objective, transpar-

The potential for development of the African continent have always been huge, but only in recent years it seem to have found examples of concrete implementation. According to PIDA (Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa), projects and long-term investments promise to change the face of the continent within a few years. Africa is booming but... there’s still a lot of work to be done! production sectors so as to stimulate industrialization and growth. Apart from markets for goods and services, the realization of PIDA will also give rise to regionally integrated markets for infrastructure services such as power trade, ICT and transportation services. The growing trend in trade in services across Africa – particularly financial services

technology, innovation and skills. The AfDB therefore welcomes the positive partnership and collaboration with the World Economic Forum in establishing a Business Working Group (BWG) through the Africa Strategic Infrastructure Partnership. The BWG is helping build the necessary capacities in terms of institutions, equipment manufacture, main-

ent and informed inputs from the private sector on the key issues impacting Africa’s infrastructure delivery, which, if properly addressed through resultsdriven dialogue, could create immense opportunities for private sector participation in infrastructure in Africa and result in win-win public-private partnerships (PPPs).  

MEGA-PROJECTS UNDER CONSIDERATION, 2012-2020 Project stage Rand billion Water

Concept

Pre-feasibility

Feasibility

Financing

Detailed design

Tender

Construction

20

-

-

32

-

5

18

Ongoing programmes1 -

Total 74

Transport

310

-

78

17

12

88

8

71

583

Electricity

720

268

314

-

95

103

345

101

1945

211

Liquid fuels

-

-

Education

20

-

Health

-

-

Telecommunication

12

-

Human settlement

-

-

50

-

2

-

-

-

213

40

-

-

-

125

185

29

-

-

-

31

110

-

-

-

3

-

15

78

-

-

-

-

78

Total

1082

268

653

195

109

165

374

328

3204

% total expenditure

33.8%

8.4%

20.4%

6.1%

3.4%

6.1%

11.7%

10.2%

100%

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Bridging the gap: the South Africa case The South African Government adopted a National Infrastructure Plan in 2012. The aim of this plan is to transform the country’s economic landscape while simultaneously creating significant numbers of new jobs, and strengthen the delivery of basic services by Antonio Gennari

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outh Africa’s investment in infrastructure gained momentum in the years leading up to the 2010 soccer World Cup, and is set to expand as the foundation of a national growth and development strategy. Following those efforts, the South African Government adopted a National Infrastructure Plan in 2012. The aim of this plan is to transform the country’s economic landscape while simultaneously creating significant numbers of new jobs, and strengthen the delivery of basic services. The plan also supports the integration of African economies. Government will over the three years from 2013/14 invest R827 billion in building new and upgrading existing infrastructure, Minister of Fin an ace Pravin Gordhan announced in his 2013 Budget Speech. These investments will improve access by South Africans to healthcare facilities, schools, water, sanitation, housing and electrification. On the other hand, investment in the construction of ports, roads, railway systems, electricity plants, hos30 mt - September 2013

pitals, schools and dams will contribute to faster economic growth. The biggest chunk of the investment in infrastructure will continue to come from Eskom, which will invest R205.1 billion over the three years up to 2015. Eskom’s new power stations, Medupi and Kusile, are expected to start producing electricity in 2014 and 2015 respectively. The New Growth Path sets a goal of five million new jobs by 2020, identifies structural problems in the economy and points to opportunities in specific sectors and markets or “jobs drivers”. The first jobs driver is infrastructure: laying the basis for higher growth, inclusivity and job creation. The country’s electricity, water, transport and telecommunications networks are being extended, education and health capacity is being expanded, and human settlements are being built and upgraded to strengthen the fabric of communities. Over the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF) period, budgeted and approved public-sector projects total R844.5 billion. As announced in the State

of the Nation Address, the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission will give new impetus to the planning and implementation of major capital projects, raising the level of investment spending and contributing to industrial and regional development. All public-sector infrastructure projects will be subject to rigorous assessment to determine their feasibility. Not all of the R3.2 trillion of infrastructure projects under consideration will be approved for implementation. Government will choose the most cost effective projects that provide optimal long-term benefits. Major infrastructure projects can take more than a decade to implement. Meeting the complex challenges of a diverse and geographically dispersed set of capital projects requires long-term planning, detailed analysis, and continual learning and adaptation. Government acknowledges that publicsector capacity to implement projects is presently inadequate, and is taking steps to strengthen planning and implementation capacity at all levels.


Eighteen Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs) have been developed which integrate more than 150 of the individual infrastructure plans into a coherent package. The SIPs cover social and economic infrastructure across all 9 provinces (with an emphasis on lagging regions). SIPs cover catalytic projects that can fastrack development and growth. Work is being aligned with key cross-cutting areas: human settlement planning and skills development. The SIPs comprise: • 5 Geographically-focussed SIPs • 3 Spatial SIPs • 3 Energy SIPs • 3 Social Infrastructure SIPs • 2 Knowledge SIPs • 1 Regional Integration SIP • 1 Water and Sanitation SIP

Electricity

South Africa’s programme to increase electricity generation capacity is well under way. Eskom’s two large coal-fired plants – Medupi and Kusile – are under construction and expected to start operating in 2013 and 2014, with full electricity generation expected by 2017 and 2018 respectively. The Ingula pumped storage scheme is on track to assist with

peak capacity supply from 2014. Several mothballed plants have been returned to service and most of their units are operational. To complement these efforts and introduce competition into the electricity generation sector, government has launched a 3 725MW renewable energy procurement programme, with the first round of over 1415MW of mainly wind and solar projects successfully tendered to independent power producers in late 2011. Also under consideration is a nuclear power programme to generate 9 600MW of electricity. Renewable energy too features strongly in South Africa’s long-term energy plans. The Integrated Resource Plan sets an ambitious target of providing 21 per cent or 18.9GW of generation capacity from renewable sources by 2030. It is envisaged

that 9.2GW will be generated from wind, 8.4GW from photovoltaic sources (solar panels) and 1.2GW from concentrated solar power that use mirrors and lenses to concentrate the sun’s rays. Other technologies, such as biogas and small hydroelectric installations, are included in the mix. Strengthening renewable energy involves developing local supply chains, diversifying supply and helping meet the environmental goals set out in the National Climate Change Response Paper adopted in 2011. Several other renewable energy projects complement these efforts: • Government’s renewable energy independent power producer programme aims to procure 3725MW of renewable energy by 2016. In late 2011, 28 bidders were selected to produce 1415MW of renewable energy, mostly from wind and solar power. There will be a separate bidding process to encourage smaller producers (<5MW) and to test innovative technologies not included under the main programme. • Eskom plans to build a 100MW concentrated solar power plant. • Government is exploring the feasibility of a large solar park of between 1000MW and 5000MW in the Northern Cape to accommodate independent power producers.

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FOCUS SOUTH AFRICA South African Development Community Infrastructure Report launched On March 2013, the South African Development Community Infrastructure Report was launched at Lancaster House in London. The objective of the event was to raise awareness within the British business community of the infrastructure projects planned for Southern Africa as set out in the recent Southern African Development Community (SADC) Infrastructure Master Plan. During the 32nd Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary Summit in August 2012, the Heads of State and Government adopted a Regional Infra-

In combination, these initiatives will enable the country to meet longterm demand. Until the new plants are up and running, however, electricity supply will remain tight. While this has implications for industry growth in the short term, there are benefits in the adaptations that are taking place to promote greater energy efficiency, use of renewable energy and co-generation at industrial plants. Eskom is also working to manage demand through initiatives such as solar water geysers, pumpedwater hydroelectric systems and consumer awareness campaigns. To ensure that electricity can reach businesses and households, simultaneous investments in transmission and distribution are also needed. Eskom plans to upgrade existing transmission systems and build new ones, taking into account growth in demand from current and potential customers, spatial development patterns and changes in the economy. Large investments are needed to build, refurbish and maintain distribution networks, and the Department of Energy is working with Eskom and municipalities to ensure these meet the country’s needs.

Water and sanitation

South Africa is a “water-stressed” country: not only does it have a limited amount of available water resources, but there is also insufficient capacity and quality of the infrastructure required to capture and distribute water to households and industry. Agriculture, mining and electricity generation are all dependent on large-volume water supply. Government has increased investment in this sector in recent years and plans several large projects over the next two decades. The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority, the state-owned entity responsible for project financing and construction, is undertaking large investments. These include the Komati water scheme augmentation projects, which will provide water to Eskom’s power stations; phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands water project, which will augment water supply for domestic and industrial users 32 mt - September 2013

structure Development Master Plan (RIDMP). This ambitious plan, partly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), aims at addressing the critical gaps in Southern Africa’s infrastructure. The three stage plan (2013- 2027) covers six priority sectors – energy, transport, ICT, meteorology, water and tourism with an initial investment target of USD 64.15 billion for the short term action plan (2013 to 2017) and an overall total of between USD 428 billion and USD 558 billion.

in Gauteng; and the Olifants River water resources development project, which will provide water for domestic use to semiurban and rural communities in Limpopo, and will support new mining projects that boost economic development.

Transport

Government and state enterprises are expected to allocate funding of R262 billion over the next three years to transport and logistics infrastructure. This includes Transnet’s spending on pipelines, and accounts for 27 per cent of the total public-sector infrastructure budget over this period. These investments will improve public transport and the mobility of people and services, overcome spatial inequalities, boost the economic potential of certain regions, and increase domestic and international trade capacity. Funding these investments will require both support from the fiscus and pricing that better reflects costs. The national and provincial budgets include funding for road construction and maintenance. The fiscus also contributes to the capital costs and subsidises the operations of public transport systems such as Metrorail and bus commuter services. But tax revenue cannot carry the full costs of transport

systems. User charges make important contributions both to the fairness and sustainability of transport financing arrangements. Major investments in roads, rail, ports and airports over the MTEF period and beyond include the following: • The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), which is responsible for maintaining and expanding the 16170 km national road network, will spend R25 billion on new roads and infrastructure, and R18 billion on maintenance. Recent non-toll projects include construction of the N4 Nelspruit bypass, rehabilitation of sections of the N2 (Eastern Cape, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal), upgrading the R300 in the Western Cape, the N8 Bloemfontein airport interchange and N6 upgrades in the Eastern Cape. SANRAL recently completed phase 1 of the Gauteng freeway improvement project (GFIP), which will be funded by a combination of tolls and a contribution from the fiscus (see Chapter 8). Options for phase 2 of the GFIP and other toll projects such as the N1/N2 Winelands upgrade and the N2 Wild Coast highway are being assessed. In addition to SANRAL expenditure, private firms such as N3TC (for the N3 toll road) and Bakwena (N1 and N4 toll roads) maintain the roads under their concessions. • Provinces will spend a projected R25.5 billion to maintain provincial and rural roads. Funding is also provided to rural municipalities to develop road asset management systems. • Transnet is planning to invest about R300 billion over the next seven years, of which R107.7 billion is included in approved plans over the MTEF period. These investments focus on the freight rail network, large capacity upgrades on the iron ore and coal export lines, acquiring modern rolling stock and refurbishing existing infrastructure. The increased capacity will boost general freight and mining exports. The Saldanha port’s handling capacity will be expanded to accommodate increased iron ore throughput. Investments in the Richards Bay port will in-


crease bulk export and cargo capacity. • The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has begun a long-term project to renew its fleet of rolling stock and upgrade stations nationwide. The cost of the 20-year programme exceeds R80 billion, with a projected R4 billion to be spent over the MTEF period. These investments will improve reliability and safety for the 2.4 million passengers who travel on the network each work day. • The bus rapid transport systems that began operating in Johannesburg and Cape Town in 2010 continue to be expanded. Nelson Mandela Bay has completed plans for its public transport network and has purchased a fleet of buses; Tshwane, Rustenburg and eThekwini are finalising their operational plans. • Over the past two years the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) completed the King Shaka Airport in Durban and carried out major upgrades at OR Tambo in Johannesburg and Cape Town International. These investments have improved South Africa’s ability to handle growing numbers of travellers and freight volumes. Projected investments to support other airport upgrades amount to about R2.9 billion over the 2011/12 to 2013/14 period.

Human settlements

Providing affordable housing and addressing the spatial disparities of South Africa’s urban landscapes are policy priorities. More than 3 million housing units have been delivered since 1994, but there is a remaining backlog estimated at 2.1 million houses. Population growth trends, including continued urban-rural migration patterns, put pressure on cities to adapt and expand infrastructure quickly. Nearly 70 per cent of the housing backlog is in urban areas. While demand is increasing, the pace of delivery has declined, partly due to higher building and land costs. The persistence of large informal settlements has necessitated a shift towards developing serviced sites, security of tenure and affordable rental housing.

To support this outcome, R50.5 billion is allocated for low-income housing and upgrading informal settlements in secondary cities, as well as R27 billion for upgrading informal settlements in large cities over the next three years. Coordinating the installation of bulk services is a complex matter that requires comprehensive planning and cooperation between national, provincial and local government. This needs to be improved to achieve higher rates of delivery. A shift of accountability for housing from provinces to metropolitan municipalities is in progress, and should be completed over the MTEF period. This will allow for better alignment in the planning and implementation of residential infrastructure and housing projects.

Infrastructure maintenance

Maintenance of infrastructure requires considerable improvement. According to the second “infrastructure report card” released in 2011 by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers, some sectors are performing better than others. The report indicated an overall improvement since the 2006 assessment (2011: C-, 2006: D-), which reflects accelerat-


FOCUS SOUTH AFRICA Africa pulls together on infrastructure projectsture Report launched The African summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF), which was helded in march in Cape Town, is poised to find success where many global gatherings fail: it does appear to have made demonstrable progress. The best evidence of this is the emergence of a priority list of 15 infrastructure projects, designed to catalyse regional integration, propel growth through private sector activity and join up African markets. Of these projects, two are to be piloted in the next six months. It became clear at the meeting that everybody now believes regional integration to be the most critical ingredient needed to drive growth; so a priority list of projects agreed in a continent-wide forum is a very definite outcome of what for a long time has been only a vision. While these projects have not been named, the wider WEF forum identified 51, while a meeting of heads of state whittled the list down to 15. While an important achievement for governments, the

ed public investment over the past five years and an improvement in the condition of some assets. The report points out that municipal infrastructure is deteriorating in many places. Bulk water facilities, particularly in small towns and rural areas, sanitation in many municipalities and provincial and rural roads are particular areas of concern. The report gives high marks to South Africa’s major airports, and points out that national roads are generally in good repair, and freight rail and port infrastructure are satisfactory. The report identifies the following as matters of critical importance: the severe

shortage of skills and the impact this has on planning, procurement, design, construction and maintenance; inadequate funding of maintenance for the existing asset base and new assets that are being developed; the practice of not charging true economic costs of infrastructure.

Building capacity

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outcome is also extremely good news for private sector investors. For several years now multinational firms have jealously eyed the potential of Africa but have lacked the ability to realise it. The summit has set out where and how to start and the identified projects will focus on closing critical gaps: providing energy, water, roads and transport. Africa needs an estimated USD 93 billion a year for infrastructure financing, and so far only USD 40 bn is spent annually, which leaves a funding gap of about USD 50 billion. To help bridge this gap, the AfDB is working on an infrastructure bond of up to USD 50 billion, which would take advantage of the pool of surplus funds available globally for investment. The 51 projects were selected by private sector participants on the basis of which held the highest potential to accelerate Africa’s pace of growth, which is already the fastest in the world after Asia.

the appropriate acquisition and application of skills. This is complemented by the following infrastructure-specific capacity building initiatives: • The infrastructure delivery improvement programme assists national and provincial departments with finance, training and technical assistance in planning, procurement, and project management. The programme team includes the National Treasury, the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Construction Industry Development Board, supported by 45 technical assistants. Since its inception, R255 million has been spent on the programme, which will spend about a further R98 million a year over the MTEF period. The national and provincial departments of Education, Health, Public Works and provincial treasuries are currently benefitting from the programme. Several of these departments have set up dedicated infrastructure units. Assistance has been provided to the national Department of Education to develop a standardized approach to costing the construction of schools, which facilitates large-scale multiple-school building programmes and contracts. • The cities support programme, now under consideration, is designed to help cities with governance, spatial planning, public transport systems and environmental management – initially in eight metropolitan cities. • The municipal infrastructure support agency is being set up by the Department of Cooperative Governance. It will deploy technical experts to assist rural municipalities that lack planning capacity. • The infrastructure skills development grant provides funding to train interns in engineering and spatial planning. Since

2011/12, the grant has paid for 150 graduates at six large municipalities andwater boards. The grant will be extended to 43 smaller municipalities over the period ahead. Funding of R281 million is allocated over the medium term, providing for over 1 000 graduates to be trained.

• The neighbourhood development programme aims to assist the development of townships by supporting well-planned capital projects. A cumulative R10 billion grant is committed to over 150 townships. It has more than 220 approved project plans with a value of R4.3 billion, and planned infrastructure spending over the MTEF period of R1.8 billion. Investment focuses on developing economic nodes and corridors, small business facilities, transport and utility infrastructure, parks and community facilities. Building rigorous oversight capacity is critical to ensure that services are being delivered as intended. This will open the way for greater problem-solving to keep projects on track through all stages of the project cycle. It is also required to enforce public accountability among all parties responsible for or involved in service delivery. This will be supported by putting in place more robust operational processes and regulatory functions, bolstering risk management, stiffening penalties and encouraging continued learning from experience. 


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EVENTS

BAUMA AFRICA 2013

Meet, connect, expand The rising importance of Africa in the world’s construction and mining markets is taking center stage at this year’s Bauma Africa, will take place from September 18 to 21 in Johannesburg (South Africa) by Mauro Rancati

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he first Bauma Africa (International trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles) will be held in Johannesburg (South Africa), September 18-21, 2013. It is being organized by MMI South Africa (Pty) Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Messe München. Subsequent events will then be organized by the new joint venture. Eugen Egetenmeir, Managing Director of Messe München, is convinced that this collaboration will give Bauma Africa added potential: “Our colleagues at AEM have been supporting us in organizing the premiere of Bauma Africa. We are very pleased that this spirit of

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10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AFRICA’S ECONOMY • Africa is booming • Africa is poised to have the largest labour force in the world • African workers are better educated than ever before • Steady work is still hard to find in Africa • With a few reforms, massive job growth is within Africa’s reach • Africa can become the world’s bread basket • It’s often cheaper for Africans to buy goods made in China than those made at home • Nigeria’s four largest cities still have only six shopping malls • Africa needs more than petrodollars • The future for Africa looks bright – but there’s still a lot of work to be done


cooperation is reflected by the fact that our two companies have founded this joint venture. I am sure that this will allow us to recruit even more exhibitors from North America for the fair in Johannesburg”. Dennis Slater, President of AEM, said: “AEM is pleased to take this next step in its relationship with Messe München. Our first joint venture, BC India, has developed as a model of industry efficiency and effective competition in the global marketplace, and we now look forward to a natural extension of our cooperation. Africa has great opportunities for economic growth. Recognizing this, AEM seeks to support and promote its member companies in North America through the Bauma Africa 2013 launch”. Elaine Crewe, Chief Executive Officer of MMI South Africa, says that “as investors and businesses look towards developing countries for new growth, the

mining and construction industries are set to profit from this move. The need for infrastructure present a growing opportunity for those present in these sectors to provide services and products throughout developing countries and benefit from this burgeoning growth. The growing pool of international entrants into the African market are a telling sign of just how important Africa is becoming and the need for specialized players in the industry, we trust that Bauma Africa will highlight new products in these sectors”. The trade fair has been a sell-out success with over 500 exhibitors taking up over 60,000 square meters of exhibition space (at July 2013). Exhibitors from 34 countries will be participating in the trade fair and over 200 companies will be part of international pavilions from Austria, China, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Korea, Northern Ireland and Spain. 

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BAUMA AFRICA AT A GLANCE

Dates: Dates: September 18-21, 2013 Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) Organizers: Messe München International; MMI South Africa (Pty) Ltd Exhibition space (gross): 60,000 s.q.m. Exhibitors: over 500 exhibitors Visitors: over 15,000 visitors Range of products: all around construction sites; mining, extraction and processing of raw materials; production of building materials; component and service suppliers International supporters: • AEM – Association of Equipment Manufacturers (USA) • ANMOPYC – Spanish Manufacturers Association of Construction and Mining Equipment • CCMA – China Construction Machinery Association • CCPIT–MSC – China Council for the Promotion of International Trade – Machinery Sub-Council • CEA – Construction Equipment Association (U.K.) • CEMA – Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association • CNCMC – China Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. • COMAMOTER – Costruttori Macchine Movimento Terra (Italy) • CONMESA – Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers’ Association (South Africa) • JCMA – Japan Construction Machinery and Construction Association • KOCEMA – Korea Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association • SOBRATEMA – Brazilian Association of Technology for Equipment and Maintenance • UCOMESA – Unione Costruttori Macchine Edili, Stradali, Minerarie e Affini (Italy) • UNACEA – Unione Nazionale Aziende Construction Equipment & Attachments (Italy) • VDMA – German Engineering Federation - Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association Local supporters: • AMRE – Association of Mine Resident Engineers • ASPASA – The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa • CONMESA – Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers’ Association (South Africa) • CPHA – Contractors Plant Hire Association (South Africa) • IQSA – The Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa • SACEA – South African Colliery Engineers Association • SAFPA - South African Fluid Power Association • SARMA – Southern African Readymix Association

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Big success for CTT Moscow 2013

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n June 4th, at the Crocus Expo IEC in Moscow (Russia) starts CTT 2013, 14th International Exhibition Construction Equipment and Technologies. The most extensive and important event of the construction industry gather together manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, equipment and components from Russia and 30 countries of the world. The number of exhibitors this year exceeded a thousand companies for the first time. CTT 2013 exposure is more than 130,000 m2 (gross).

Over the years, CTT has built a reputation as one of the most prestigious international exhibition among machinery and equipment manufacturers, engineers and builders. This is a good platform to explore achievements of industry leaders, discover their cuttingedge technologies, for communication and experience exchange. At the stands and open exhibition areas worldfamous brands will show their equipment. Among them are: Liebherr, Hitachi, Volvo, Jcb, Wirtgen, Bomag, Doosan, John Deere, Komatsu, Hyundai and many others. Domestic mar-

The presence of our magazines SCI Editrice was present at the recent edition of CTT Moscow with its construction machinery, equipment and spare parts magazines – MT (earthmoving), RIS (lifting), PF (drilling and special foundations), COMMERCIO ITALIA (spare parts and services) – causing great appreciation and interest.

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ket will be presented by Avtokran (Ivanovo), MK Kraneks (Ivanovo), Klintsovsky Autocrane Plant, Galichsky Autocrane Plant, Kamaz, Chetra-Industrial Machines and so on. National expositions of Germany, Italia, Finland, Turkey, China and South Korea will show newest machines and equipment. A varied exposition covers all major areas of construction, including road construction, drilling and mining, equipment for the production of concrete work, lifting equipment, cranes, excavators, loaders and many more. Trust of exhibitors and visitor loyalty are the key points for the show organizers. Collaboration with the majority of our partners has lasted for years. Leading players of the industry every year choose CTT to showcase the latest developments, carry presentations of novelties and meet with po-

tential customers. Russian and world premieres of the equipment are not uncommon during the exposure. That is why it is interesting and important to all those involved in the construction of buildings and structures, construction of bridges and roads, is engaged in the production and operation of special equipment or involved in the development and improvement of construction equipment. We wish all our exhibitors and visitors of success, realize their most ambitious plans and achieve good business results. The exhibition is interesting and important to everyone who involved in into houses construction, roads and bridges building, special equipment production, repair and operation, building equipment design and updating. We wish our exponents and visitors to work successfully, to fulfill their boldest plans and reach good commercial results. 


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Italian high quality machines, equipment and components for construction industry


EQUIPMENT

SIMEX

Excellence in road maintenance Fundamental to this company’s success is a commitment to continuing development and the embracing of technical challenges. Innovation in products and people to serve applications is our vision of the future

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i m e x was started in 1991 in San Giovanni in Persiceto, outside Bologna, in Northern Italy, and swiftly became a recognized producer of hydraulic attachments for earthmoving machines. Early products included planers for backhoe loaders followed by planers for skid steer loaders. The company then expanded into international markets thanks to the production of wheel excavators, wheel compactors and asphalt pavers, gaining excellence in road maintenance attachments, a field in which the company remains an undisputed leader.

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Patented crusher buckets CBE 20


made in italy Crusher Buckets

Design and production of new model attachments, such as the TF series rotary cutters and CB crusher buckets, initially for skid steer loaders and wheel loaders, then for excavators with the CBE series, are examples of Simex’s ongoing dedication to designing efficient and customized solutions that satisfy every customer requirement.

A wide range of attachments

Simex’s wide range of attachments are designed to provide solutions to multiple applications: • Trenching: excavating or trenching with accurate sectioning even on hard and compacted materials like rocks, concrete and asphalt. • Quarrying and tunnelling: ideal attachments for tunnelling and finishing; rotary cutters can be used even in quarries for material cultivation, obtaining small size spoil ready for use. • Compacting/Finishing: trench refilling, following compaction and final asphalt laying are easy, fast and economical operations using Si-

Cold Planers PLB

mex asphalt pavers and compactors. • Crushing: with the Simex rotor system waste materials from crusher buckets can be reused on job sites without additional cost. • Milling: planers for asphalt or concrete crust milling to reuse as waste material. Products are grouped according to the prime mover to be mounted with the attachment. Products for Skid Steer Loaders are: planers with selflevelling feature; planers with removal belt; vibratory compactors; traditional planers;

Double Drum Rotary Cutters Designed for excavator mounting, the rotary cutters TF 200 - 400 600 - 800 -1000 -2000 -3000 are ideal for cutting on hard and compact materials, concrete or rock wall profiling, quarry works, demolitions and dredging. Their internal hydraulic piston motor and direct drive rotary cutters guarantee maximum efficiency and minimum non-operational space between cutters. A highstrength patented drive shaft design is not subject to the working stress of the rotary cutters, which are independently supported by long-life bearings. Simex Double Drum Rotary Cutters produce small diameter spoil, have a low noise output and are environmentally friendly.

crusher buckets; wheel excavator; chain excavators; asphalt pavers. Solutions for Excavators are: crusher buckets; compactors; swinging planers; vibrating plate compactors; rotary cutters. Products for Wheel Loaders are: crusher buckets; vibratory compactors; asphalt pavers; wheel excavator; chain excavators. For Backhoe Loaders Simex offers: rotary cutters; crusher buckets; swinging planers; vibratory compactors; vibrating plate compactors. Then, products for Telescopic handlers are the Crusher buckets.

Designed to attach to excavator booms and backhoes, Simex-patented crusher buckets (CBE 10 - 20 - 30 - 40 – 50) feature a rotor with teeth powered by two direct drive hydraulic motors. Their huge tooth force is able to crush any type of material, from concrete, asphalt slabs, glass and other rubble. Sturdy and lightweight to match perfectly with the prime mover and are shaped like a standard bucket for a better functionality. Replaceable blades get through different spoil sizes. Teeth are easy and quick to replace. Operation is efficient even in mud or when working with wet material.

Cold Planers for Backhoe Mounting

Simex Cold Planers (PLB 200 - 300 - 450 – 600) offer high performance, whether planing in tunnels, planing for laying utilities or planing on horizontal, vertical or slanted surfaces. These compact planers with swinging support are pivoted on the same rotation axis as the cutter drum for easy use and perfect planing surface support. Their sturdy frame assures maximum operational balance and vibration-free performance. Equipped with a tough protective structure which prevents stones being thrown outwards even when working on overhead surfaces. Direct drive hydraulic piston motors assure higher performance and low overheating. Drums and discs are available in several sizes.  

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spare parts

Valuepart Group

An International project With a long-established presence in the market of components for undercarriages, the company now aims to boost the segment of miscellany. Spare parts for engines, transmissions, pumps and filters that can ensure the Group’s quality standards, even in this area of goods

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he Group has always believed in the values of quality, innovation and service. By investing significant resources in technology, professionalism and new projects, with the foresight of 46 mt - September 2013

those who, thanks to the solidity of their own structure, seize an opportunity to grow even in the most difficult periods. This kind of philosophy, on which the company in Castelvetro (Modena) has focused firmly - and in these

months enhanced - through a strategy which aims to expand its international presence in a market segment with great potential as that of spare parts suitable for Caterpillar and Komatsu machines. Andrea Passini, director of the

Group, Carlo Liazza, Head of Miscellaneous Sales at Valuepart Europe, Egidio Pattarozzi, sales manager, and Paolo Biolchini, technical manager, describe these developments. Passini says: “After consoli-


made in italy dating the leadership of Valuepart and the VTRACK logo in the production of undercarriage parts in recent years - both OEM (with some leading brands such as John Deere, Hitachi, etc.) and aftermarket - worldwide, the Group has launched a new project in recent months, with an ambitious goal: to become the reference brand on an international scale in the segment of miscellany, the technical definition of which includes all components outside reundercarriage and traditionally produced spare parts”. Liazza continues: “This is a huge potential market share which includes spare parts for hightech engines, transmissions, hydraulic pumps, filters, rubber parts for chassis, gears, and so on. In short, everything you need for Caterpillar and Komatsu machinery maintenance and repairs. Valuepart has already been present in this product segment for a few years, having developed a manufacturing plant in Turkey; this structure has been recently expanded and enhanced by significant investments in terms of equipment, software and competent technical staff. This base provides coverage in terms of strategy, logistics and distribution in neighbouring markets, Europe, North Africa, as well as a continuous flow to the United States, where the VTRACK brand can already count on a consolidated leadership in the undercarriage market. Leadership supported by decades of collaborations with some of the biggest brands in the world (John Deere in particular) and the business continues to expand, thanks to a staff with advanced experience, gained in all world markets. And to continue the development and visibility of our VTRACK logo, recent investments have allowed us to expand the production of components adapt-

able to Caterpillar and Komatsu machines to over 19,000 out of a total of more than 52,000 items managed by the Group, providing us with the ability to support the market with the total coverage of customer needs. The philosophy behind the project is based on the consolidation of the standards of professionalism and expertise that have always characterised

2010, for example, the distribution percentage of our sales still saw spare parts far ahead at 95%, versus 5% of OEM parts, in 2011 this rose to 15%. No doubt this is due to the conclusion of a series of agreements with several primary constructors - Terex, Atlas Copco, Same and Sandvik – agreements which were signed thanks to the quality of our products, but also thanks

sponding vitality in technology and production. As Paolo Biolchini says, “on the one hand the business unit of the OEM and Frame Solution clients results in a continuing redesign of various products, in research and development of new components and complete solutions able to meet the expectations and needs of the client. On the other hand, the spare parts division has seen us branch off into an ambitious and difficult area such as the opening of a new 6,000 m2 plant in China which will manufacture rollers. This was a strategic choice which represents a first step towards entering into a market which, by sheer volume and potential, is unrivaled today”.

the Group’s history. In other words, the goal is to transfer the values that, for more than 40 years, have allowed us to build an image of reliability, quality and service throughout the world, including the segment of miscellany”. “The company’s business plans are also evolving at the same rate”, adds Egidio Pattarozzi, “as its division among our two largest markets: spare parts and original equipment. In this regard, although the former remains the dominant one, in the last two years we are seeing a trend of progressive reduction in the gap between the two areas: if in

to the solidity and reliability of our corporate structure, and which will result in a further increase in the OEM percentage. And let us not forget the market segment which we define “Frame Solution”, that is, complete vehicles entirely designed and constructed by us or made according to the specifications of the client, which is an especially interesting option for small and medium sized constructors. The so-called undercarriage, in a word, remains our most important market of reference.” These developments have been matched by a corre-

Valuepart world therefore keeps evolving. Among the most recent challenges launched by the company, in particular, there is a step of particular strategic relevance, the inauguration last May of a joint venture for the manufacture of chains in Korea. 

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Hydraulics

Pressoil

Hydraulics for industry and mobile field For more than twenty years this company from Turin has been a reliable reference point for operators in the industrial and worksite sectors, they can count on qualified, quick and precise service, capable of resolving any type of machine failure

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ressoil is a company from Cambiano (To) that specializes in sales, repairs and after-sales assistance for hydraulic units, for all brands on the market, in the “mobile”

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(earth moving and worksite equipment, lift trucks, platforms, lifting and transportation equipment) and the “industrial” sectors (systems, plants, hydraulic presses, naval sector). The structure al-

so includes a vast warehouse that is capable of quickly providing any spare part or new unit for emergency replacements in case of breakdown or for building latest generation systems.

Availability, guaranteed by Pressoil, that covers every brand and type of unit, since the company from Piedmont is an authorized repair centre and distributor for the largest manufacturers of hy-


made in italy draulic components, such as: Bosch Rexroth, Hydromatik, Brueninghaus, Sauer, Volvo Voac, Linde, Vickers, Denison, Parker, HMT Samhydraulik, Hitachi, Caterpillar, Uchida Hydromatik, Eaton, HP, Axial Pump, Atos, Berarma, Aron, Hawe, Calzoni, Kawasaki, Staffa and Sai. This cooperation brings together service efficiency and significant economical advantages: the warehouse has (for sales or use in repairs) pumps, motors, valves, distributors, hydraulic blocks, servo controls, electrovalves, accumulators, servo valves, logic elements and filtering elements ready for immediate delivery and, naturally, also the spare parts for all of these units.

time is reduced to a minimum because the failed part is immediately replaced with a working unit that has already been overhauled. Pressoil adds consulting to these qualified services: specialized technicians “diagnose” the type of failure and its extent, providing the client with an exact picture of the situation. This capability of providing specific consultation is an element that has always characterized the company’s activity: a continual direct line with clients in order to resolve problems, even those about units that are obsolete or no longer for sale. In addition, owing to experience and continual updating, technicians are able to technically assist clients that

Repairs and overhauls

work on machines or create hydraulic systems.

With an experience that has matured in over twenty years of service within this sector, Pressoil is able to repair and overhaul any kind of hydraulic unit, recent or out of production and in order to offer clients the best possible guarantee, units are tested before being delivered, using specific test beds that simulate the harshest usage condition for pumps, motors, hydraulic distributors and valves which, after being repaired, are subjected to testing that is identical to what they will be subjected to in the field. On top of that, Pressoil offers - for the most common machinery - overhauled units, ready for installation, as part of an exchange program: with this service machine down

Procedures… strict!

In order to maintain effective work quality, always providing a satisfying and quick service, every moment of the repair is regulated by strict procedures. Initially the technicians, specialized in hydraulics, take apart and check the equipment, “diagnosing” the possible breakdown and providing the client with a general picture of the situation, a plan for repairs and a cost estimate. From this moment the technicians are available to provide any explanation about the unit being repaired and the cause of the damage detected (the Pressoil technician will obtain the necessary spare parts and

assemble the parts only after the client has given the go ahead for the repairs). Successively the component is passed on to the testing technician, that installs it onto the test bed, designed and manufactured directly by Pressoil to simulate the harshest condi-

tions of use, in order to guarantee reliability. Perfect functioning is certified only once all testing has been passed and calibration has been completed for the machine on which it will operate, only at that time is the unit ready for shipment. In this way, 100% positive performance is ensured for all repaired or overhauled units.

Systems and special machinery

On the basis of previouslygained knowledge and parallel to the use in the aftersales field, Pressoil has developed an activity that designs and manufactures systems and special machinery, used for special applications and interventions that are based on specific client request. This resulted in the creation

of dedicated machinery and modifications to standard means with multiple applications, using advanced techniques and high tech components: the designing of special equipment; electronic appliances; installation of radio controls for remote control; manufacturing of test beds; adapting machines to new European Standards and Directives; overhauling-revamping industrial presses, with the replacement and reconstruction of parts that are no longer in use or are no longer for sale; renovation that includes the creation of technical manuals and diagrams. Operators in the worksite and industrial sectors can therefore find service that is quick

and guaranteed, with the possibility of drawing upon technical consultation that is always effective, even once the new or overhauled components have been delivered, at the time of installation on site vehicles or while the machine is being used. 

INFO

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EQUIPMENT

CANGINI

Technological innovation Technology, innovation, internationalization is the strategy Cangini

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echnoligical, innovation, internationalization is Cangini’s strategy. Those three words summarize the phylosophy of Cangini from Sarsina (Italy). From the beginning 50 mt - September 2013

in the 80’s, it has focused on earth moving equipment for the innovativeness of its solutions to become an undisputed leader on Italian market and grew among the bygones of European market,

expanding and developing its range of new equipment also in green maintenance, road maintenance, demolition and recycling. Cangini is present, exposing its equipments and news, in

numerous international fairs, including the next Bauma Africa which will be held September 18 to 21 in which it will be possible to see directly the Italian company’s products in Hall 3 Stand 311.


made in italy Hydraulic auger

A lot of news to report: the restyling of “historical” products, the increased quality of materials, the development of new solutions to enhance the performance of the equipment, and the introduction of new products such as the 4x1 bucket and three lift systems vacuum with load capacity from 150 to 1,000 kg. There will be present at the booth a new cutting head TC series. This range has been designed to meet the needs of the user who requires a high performance product, equipped with a structure able to absorb high stresses. Applied to the back excavator skid loader Cangini, there

Branch cutter

Front cutting head

is the two-way hydraulic auger, which is equipped with a standard transmission with planetary gearbox and double joint standard. Another new addition to auger existing models, is the TM45 for machines from 5

to 7 ton with reducer can provide 4500 Nm of torque which also has a double joint of the series. All versions of the drills can be applied in both excavator arm and frontal attachment, construction machinery such

as skid loader, backhoe loader, loader, loader, agricultural tractor. Another equipment present at Bauma Africa is the bar trimming branches. This product is highly praised for the speed and quality of execution of the cut. The blades made in HB400 confer a high resistance durability. Although this product may be either on the excavator arm or on machines with frontal attack. An another product that will be exhibited at our stand will be wood grapple. Made of Domex 420 and equipped with hydraulic rotation series. It ‘also available the application of a manual system rotation.  

Cangini Headquarters in Sarsina, Italy

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CoMPONEnTS

SAMEP TOOLS Spare parts for hydraulic hammers

Expansion strategy This company from Turin is a family-owned business born from a passion for mechanical engineering. Today Samep Tools serves the international market and its customers include even some leading companies in the sector

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ith more than 30 years of experience in the demolition sector, Samep Tools (Turin) boasts a team of engineers and technicians with an in-depth knowledge of developments in hydraulic demolition technology. Drawing on this expertise, the company

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manufactures an extensive range of products including spare parts for latest generation hammers. Having always focused on growth, Samep Tools invests in development, qualified personnel, state-ofthe-art machinery and production processes. Machine tools incorporating the lat-

est CNC technology are used throughout the production process, which includes stringent controls: raw materials must not only meet quality requirements, but are also chosen according to the specific function of each spare part of the hydraulic hammer. Samep Tools has developed a series of quality assurance

tests to guarantee the high quality standards for which its products are renowned. All products undergo: spectrometric analysis of the steel alloy; ultrasonic testing of all bars; hardness measurement of all parts after heat treatment.

The current range of products

Samep Tools’ current range of products includes: • SYL tools (pyramidal, chisel, moil point); • Standard tools (pyramidal, chisel, moil point and blunt tool);


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Samep Tools also offers wear parts, teeth and adapters suitable for most brands.

From Italy to the world!

The direction of the whole export is entrusted to the expert guidance of Mrs. Sabrina Longobardo. For the Spanish branch, instead, the reference is Mr. Antonio Trebol: with an experience of many years on the Iberian peninsula, Morocco and across South America paves the way for new avenues of growth for the company. These are the re• Special tools (Asphalt cutter, Pipe driver, Post leader, Post driver, Elephant foot); • Spare parts  (strike pistons, bushings, tool retainers, front chuck housing, side-bolts); • Wear parts, suitable teeth and adapters.

• Diaphragms, shock absorbers and seal kits are also available.

A stock of over 5,000 tools and spare parts

Having cultivated increasing success in markets around the

world, Samep Tools has now extended its production facility, which currently occupies a total of 5,000 square metres, and has also opened a branch in Spain with its own warehouse. Staff in the sales, production, quality and R&D departments all work closely together to offer professional advice and solutions to meet each customer’s specific needs. All parts can be produced according to specifications and dimensions provided by the customer. From now on,

sources through which Samep Tools establishes its sound balance, ensuring that all its customers a production and delivery time among the most competitive in the world. 

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EQUIPMENT

Trevi Benne

The steel giant At Bauma 2013 the company showed a bucket weighing 24 t and with a capacity of 22 m3. An imposing machine, designed and made in record time for which the manufacturer based in Vicenza is set to become a leader in the mining sector, too

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i n c e 1992 Trevi Benne, based in Noventa Vicentina near Vicenza, has been manufacturing equipment for earth-moving machinery that can be divided in two product ranges: demolition, handling and recycling equipment (breakers, clamps, shears, sieving buckets and crushers) and standard and reinforced buckets. Trevi Benne became a reference point in this specific sector, both in Italy and at an international level, a number of years ago thanks to its dynamic and proactive approach, along with the undisputed quality and reliability of its products which,

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considering the kind of “treatment” they undergo, must always ensure 100% sturdiness. However, for the company based in Vicenza results are never a point of arrival, but rather a starting point. This is why Trevi Benne is always ready, often out of its own will, to take up new challenges, even ones that are apparently out of reach (but only for those who are not able to look beyond or do not have the intellectual and structural abilities to consider them as something that can be overcome). The challenge taken up this time is really tough: building “non-standard” equipment in-

tended for the (imposing) excavators operating in open-pit mines and large quarries. Not in Italy for obvious reasons, but in sites located in countries such as South America, Africa, Russia and Australia. “Trevi Benne - says company head Luca Vaccaro - has a well established experience in building excavator, loading and extraction buckets intended for different uses, both standard and custom-made, fitted with top quality components and using the best antiwear materials. However, our traditional range of buckets, divided into the HD, HDV and HDVX ranges, is intended for operating machines

with an operating weight of up to 250 t. The recent direct approach with the manufacturers of (far) bigger equipment and the drawing up of some key agreements for the supply of original equipment have allowed us to step into a market niche, mining. This led onto the intention to build equipment designed for excavators weighing up to more than 350 t. Therefore, at Bauma we aim at showcasing the ‘tangible’ result of the design challenge we have imposed on ourselves and showing sector operators that Trevi Benne can be a reliable partner (buckets are usually supplied to end users as spare


made in italy parts by the manufacturers of the machines), that can manufacture (and well) these colossal machines!”.

“Behind” the bucket

The “tangible result” mentioned by Luca Vaccaro will take shape in Monaco (the ideal stage to launch this “big” performer) in the form of a T.100 class bucket, HDVX model weighing 24,000 kg - 70% of which consists of SSAB structural and antiwear steel - distributed across 3,996 mm in width, 3,336 mm in height, 3.633 mm in depth, with a capacity of 22 m3 and intended for EX 3600 Hitachi excavators (statistically the most popular in the mining sector), giants weighing about 360 t. So, have you read properly? Are you thinking of something big? Good. Now imagine something... bigger. An impressive machine, designed and built following in-depth and meticulous visits carried out by Trevi Benne’s technicians in various quarries and mines abroad in order to study and fully understand the application requirements and dynamics of such a particular context. To make it Trevi Benne resorted to two trusted suppliers, who also played a key role in terms of advice when the equipment was designed: ESCO - a company specialising in the supply of teeth systems, shields, wear protections, blades, DRPs and rippers, that namely supplied the brand new ESCO Nemisys Lip System - and SSAB, which provided the Hardox and Weldox blades in record time, in part already available in its warehouse in Parma (the structure though which it operates in Italy together with Ghedi, near Brescia, that can ensure deliveries within 48 hours) and in part directly from Sweden , where custom-made sheets of metal have been prepared to manufacture the blade and lateral knives. A 140 mm tick blade that, like the lateral knives, was

made with highly resilient Weldox 700 steel (which, thanks to its special features, can ensure the right resistance to stress), while the rest of the structure is made with Hardox 450, a material with proven quality and reliability that allows to face any design and manufacturing task without any reservations. “The bucket - which was designed thanks to the support of the SolidWorks 3D parametric software and that required more than 400 hours of labour to build - took two months to create it (excluding studies and design). It may seem a

ternal and external straps on the bottom, with the addition of inserts and protections made with a composite material on the sides and the cutting edge. As a result, the whole structure is more resilient to bending and similar kinds of stress. Moreover, the valuable advice provided by SSAB’s experts allowed us to foresee an upgrade from Hardox 400 to Hardox 450 and to reduce the thickness of some parts of the equipment from 60 to 50 mm. This was an important aspect that entailed clear savings both in terms of money and weight.”

The new Trevi Benne bucket weighing 24 t and with a capacity of 22 m3.

lot of time, but this is a record, too, considering that equipment that size requires more than three months on average. However, Bauma was an event we couldn’t miss and the whole company worked on this project. Namely, the equipment is designed for heavy-duty use and intended to undergo huge penetration stress and is suitable to withstand extreme stress, such as works in quarries and mines, demolition, excavation and loading highly abrasive material,” explain Christian Tadiotto and Massimo Taddei, Marketing and Communications director and Purchasing Department director at Trevi Benne. “This is why it is made with shims, reinforcements and components that increase its sturdiness and longevity, using additional in-

“The choice of these suppliers, both as far as ESCO’s teeth and SSAB’s structural material are concerned, is based on the extensive experience gained by Trevi Benne in the demolition field,” adds Luca Vaccaro. “So we know perfectly well how these products - which have always given us strong guarantees in terms of reliability - respond ‘on the field’ when they undergo extensive stress. The same reliability that Trevi Benne has always ensured to its clients all over the world. And is (and will be) able to ensure it also in this new, stimulating and demanding project, where once again we will be able to stand out and become a reference point!”. We would like to add the fact that as far as SSAB is con-

cerned, Trevi Benne has the prestigious Hardox In My Body label, which is granted only after various years of working together with the Swedish company. Something that further proves the constant focus that the company based in Vicenza puts in the ongoing search for quality materials.

The new Premium Line

Along with the centrepiece we illustrated above, it is important to highlight that of course at Bauma the company based in Vicenza will also present products representing its renowned range of demolition equipment. Namely, it will launch its “Premium Line” fitted with the Impact Booster power multiplier device, the result of a number of months invested in research and design, bench tests and hundreds of hours of testing on site. But what is Impact Booster? This is an integrated hydraulic device that allows to increase power, intended as the excavator’s operating pressure. Indeed, when the machine attacks the material, if the excavator’s pressure is no longer enough to crush it, this device immediately activates itself and allows to increase the operating machine’s incoming pressure (preset at 250 bar), reaching a peak of 750 bar. This way, by operating with an operating pressure and flow below standard values, one can achieve 20% lower fuel consumption levels, a lower environmental impact, an opening/closure cycle time reduced to 3.5 seconds, a reduction in the overall weight of the equipment and a 25% increase in power performance levels. 

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COMPANIES

RMC

Not only spare parts The business of the dynamic company based in Piacenza is constantly growing and diversifying. A company set up in the spare parts sector that over time extended its commercial offer and reach, successfully positioning itself also on international markets

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MC is a company that in less than two decades was able to constantly expand its offer and gain a leading position in the sector of spare parts for earth-moving, industrial and agricultural machinery. The company based in the Emilia Romagna region can provide any kind of spare part – original and “adaptable” ones – for operating machines of widely available brands, namely Caterpillar, Yanmar, Kubota, Komatsu, Bobcat, Fiat-Hitachi, Kobelco, Case and New Holland. We are speaking of engine parts (liners, pistons, connecting rods, cylinder heads, valves, shafts, cylinders, rocker arms, silencers, manifolds, turbo injectors, pumping elements), transmission parts (gear wheels, gear 56 mt - September 2013

new important partnership with a top manufacturer such as Case, thereby further expanding its commercial offer with a range capable of meeting a wide variety of demand profiles. We talked about this and much more with Gabriele and Lorenzo Fermi, owners of RMC.

From left to right, Gabriele e Lorenzo Fermi, owners of RMC

boxes, reduction gears, bearings, pinions, chain rings, rings, discs), electrical parts (engine starters, indicators, contacts, lights, alternators, armatures, brushes, coils, glow plugs, solenoids) and wear parts (angle bars, rubber tracks, chains, track shoes, wheels, rollers, segments, sealing units, teeth, blades).

In 2010 RMC made an important move with the acquisition of the concession to distribute the whole range of Yanmar mini excavators in the provinces of Piacenza and Pavia. Now, by pursuing the expansion and diversification strategy of its activities (RMC is also dealer Isuzu), the company formed a

Two years ago you decided to focus on the distribution of machines in a definitely not encouraging market phase, a decision confirmed by the retail agreement set up with Case. What prompted you to make this decision against the trend? “Starting from the spare parts sector, on which our company was founded in 1995, we have always considered the possibility of expanding our firm’s business units a key condition


made in italy for its ongoing development. So this is the perspective of, first, our entry in a specific segment such as that of mini excavators, thanks to the partnership with Yanmar and then, given the good results obtained, of the expansion of our commercial offer thanks to a partner like Case. Together with this important move, over the past two years also the second-hand machines business – an important driving force behind the sale of new machines – underwent remarkable growth”. Speaking of which, how important are internation-

al markets for your business today? “They are definitely crucial. In terms of spare parts, one of our strengths has always been the ability to provide spare parts within 24 hours in most of Europe through a fully automated warehouse, as well as a range of more than 400,000 items in less than 48 hours, thanks to the strong relationships with top Italian manufacturers, which have special agreements with the main couriers and carriers. This means that today about 50% of our business volume – both for the spare parts and the machinery sector – is generated by international markets. Our choice to expand our reach outside national borders is definitely challenging and demanding, but it allowed us to maintain more than satisfactory results, especially now that the market is sluggish. Namely,

The strong points The RMC warehouse stocks more than 50,000 items from all major brands, like Caterpillar, Komatsu, CNH, Case, Volvo, Carraro, Perkins. The strong points are rapidity in offerings, items availability, deep knowledge of brands and machines, speed and dynamism of orders. Today RMC can handle more than 400,000 items in 24/48 hours, including undercarriage parts, wear parts, engine, transmission, both original and aftermarket, paying great attention to products quality. Equipment area is also highly valuable, providing bucket, hydraulic breakers and crushers. Used machines fleet is also considerable, with plenty of earthmoving equipment always available.

the African continent now offers interesting opportunities. Even if we consider that today these markets too pose greater challenges compared to the past, they still repre-

ing the sales of machines, too. These two areas are obviously closely related and interconnected, as well as being effective in driving each other. Having said that, to ensure

The fact of being well-known spare parts distributors and having built a solid and loyal customer base over the years was crucial for RMC in terms of driving the sales of machines, too

sent an expansion prospect with great potential.” Your business as spare parts suppliers and machinery retailer offers interesting opportunities and synergies… “Without a doubt. Clearly the fact of being well-known spare parts distributors and having built a solid and loyal customer base over the years was crucial in terms of driv-

the required level of professional service and specialisation for both business arms, we believed it was necessary to manage them separately and create two independent – albeit interconnected – sales structures for each sector.” The third business of your company is rental... “…which has been acquiring growing importance. While

originally this activity had been set up to promote Yanmar products and allow users to test their potential in order to drive sales, we later decided to structure this service in a more organised and professional way. Again, we decided to use specialised personnel for this activity in order to manage it with the professional approach required.” Your business structure has grown together with the expansion of your activities: what have been the most important steps in this respect? And what moves do you plan to make in the future?

“Besides the ones already mentioned, we expanded our office space by building a new facility, where our administrative staff is currently based. Like the rest of the company, it is powered by a photovoltaic system installed on the roof: an environmentallyaware choice that also shows our vocation for new technologies. Our plans for the near future include a further expansion of the workshop area to increase the efficiency of our support services and allow us to work with the effectiveness required on the various types of machines”.  

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EQUIPMENT

INDECO

Innovative responses As the market began to differentiate, calling for more specialized products, Indeco responded by constantly expanding his product portfolio, introducing innovative answers to the needs of a constantly-changing global market

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ndeco, an Italian manufacturer of hydraulic breakers, was founded in 1976. Right from the outset, here at Indeco we set our sights on predicting and reacting quickly to the needs of the marketplace, setting up countrywide sales networks and after sales service facilities and relying on the skills of the planning and development team. This philosophy allowed Indeco to develop the international market, soon become a leading brand in the global demolition industry, competing with a group of similarsized rivals.

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In 1986, the great efforts made to come up with a product that would provide users with a better experience in terms of productivity, performance, durability, ease of maintenance and operating costs paid off – the company patented the world’s first “intelligent breaker”, capable of modulating its frequency and energy per blow in relation to the hardness of the rock. Then in 1996, our twentieth anniversary, Indeco won the “Samoter International Award” in the Machinery Builders category for our outstanding

achievements in the technological innovation area. As the market began to differentiate, calling for more specialized products, at Indeco we responded in 2003 by expanding our product portfolio, introducing a range of fixed and rotating pulverizers, designed specifically for demolishing buildings, vertical structures and flooring, as well as for recycling, i.e. separating concrete from rebars. In 2004, we launched the new series of High Performance HP breakers with a novel design, brand-new materials and low-

er noise emissions. The continual product improvements, and the commitment to come up with variations to meet the different needs of our end-users, make the Indeco range the widest available anywhere on the market, with 20 models and 50 different combinations. In 2008, at the specific request of an American firm struggling with some particularly hard rock, Indeco shattered all records for the second time in the history of the demolition industry, by building the world’s biggest hydraulic breaker. The HP 18000’s sheer size is breath-


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taking, not to mention its performance, making it the ideal breaker for huge earthworks, primary breaking and extra hard rocks. 4.6 metres high, weighing 11.05 tonnes, it can handle tools with a diameter of up to 250 mm, and has a destructive potential that is far and away the best of any breaker on today’s market. Meanwhile, the horizontal growth of the Indeco range continued, launching new products such as the IHC compactor, designed for companies looking for a combination of high compaction capacity, fast turnaround times and a safe working environment. Although the new IHC’s were initially only sold on the U.S. market, demand then rose in other areas of the world such as Europe, Russia and South America, where the compactors began to be replace traditional manual equipment, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring high performance. The next task was to increase the range to 4 fixed and 5 rotating pulveriz-

A global presence Indeco has been able to achieve ambitious goals over the years, thanks in part to our increasingly extensive sales network. As well as being a market leader in Italy, where our authorised dealership network has in recent years raised its market share to around 30%, Indeco can also count on stable and lasting partnerships in much of Europe, in particular in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and the United Kingdom, with the subsidiary Indeco UK. The American market is run by Indeco North America which was set up in 1990 and covers the whole of the USA, Canada and Central America with a network made up of 5 direct subsidiaries, each with their own warehouse and workshop. The network also includes over 50 dealerships, which are set up for sales purposes, and especially for after-sales assistance, as well as around 100 rental centres which work exclusively with Indeco products. 2011 saw the inauguration of Indeco Mexico which will be handling sales and after-sales assistance there. Other important markets include Brazil, Argentina and other South American countries.Indeco Australia, established in 1993, is the market leader with a share of over 30%. The Indeco brand is also well consolidated throughout Eastern Europe, including Russia, where we have a representative office in Moscow. On all of the other emerging markets, such as the Far East and Africa, our products are being used, with many larger infrastructure projects using Indeco maxi-range breakers.

ers, ensuring that a match could be found for the majority of excavators on the market. Then came the Multi, a multifunction product in three different models – simply change the jaw set to use it as a shear, demolition crusher or pulverizer. In 2010 came the first ISS shears, designed for recycling ferrous materials, now available in no less than 5 different models. The latest arrival is the IDG demolition sorting grab, with 6 models used for light demolitions. Produced and marketed a few years ago by Indeco North America and Indeco Australia, the new series IBS pedestal boom secondary breaking system was presented to the Eruropean markets at Bauma 2013. The Indeco IBS looks destined to make a strong impact on many markets, having already proven to save time and money in many a quarry and mine. Mounted over the mouth of a primary crusher, it is used to reduce bridged and oversized material which slows down crushing operations: by doing so, plant down times can be safely eliminated.  

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HYDRAULICS

FOR

We connect high pressure FOR’s focus is the provision of high-quality hydraulic connectors & flexible hoses according to standard. Increasingly, however, tailor-made solutions are being requested

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ver since its inception, FOR – 100% Italian manufacturing – has always been a close partner of OEMs in the mobile machinery industry. The company is continuously improving its engineering and R&D methods in order to meet very stringent customer demand within a highly competitive market. Our production range includes a wide portfolio which cover most of the hydraulic port to port applications, JIC 37°, ORFS, DIN 24°, BSP 60°, BSPT, NPT, & JIS connectors. Sae flanges, 2 bore flanges, 3 bore flanges, and

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metric flanges. Plugs, including magnet plugs, and recently we added as well test points. Our proud staff of 235 people, is manufacturing all our products in our factory in Italy, with Italian raw material. From Italy we export to more than 50 countries. We are opening up a new facility in Brasil, operative this year in the 3 rd quarter, with the aim to supply the local growing market from there, and having our products available in our new premises in Sorocaba, close to San Paolo.

We provide goods on just in time basis, and we do manage most of our OEM accounts using EDI tool. Alternatively our customers can check our inventory of catalogue parts, and place orders via our web-site. The off-highway market demands clean, reliable products with high resistance to corrosion, and of course, all at a very competitive price. Gravimetric analysis confirms FOR’s care and efforts: the company can guarantee a cleanliness level that meets the requirements of NAS 8 (ISO 19/17/14). This is a key issue because its connectors incorporate


made in italy a large number of dedicated components, such as proportional valves, valve blocks, pumps, motors and joysticks, where the level of cleanliness required is extremely high.

Special relationship

FOR has a vast array of special fittings that are able to cut operating time, reduce leak paths and save a great deal of space, given the current layout of hydraulic power systems. Some examples include filtered fittings with integrated screens to block rogue contaminants and protect critical components (load-sensing valves, proportional valves, joystick control, orifice fittings, relief valves, etc.). These are now also available as cartridge versions for screwing into a valve. They have a 40 bar working pressure for low pres-

All FOR fittings are protected with plastic caps, on both inner and outer threads.

Special fittings with high flexibility: the range includes filtered fittings, special forgings, magnet plugs, shut-off valves, manifolds, brackets and much more.

sure (P line), but also high pressure up to 350 bar, and are available with different micron ratings. Shut-off valves use a floating bearing to automatically block the inlet that is not pressurised. Orifice fittings are used for fixed

flow control (orifice from 0.5 mm drill). They reduce the need for flow-control valves, which saves money, and are used in hydraulic motors (to ensure a fixed rotation speed) and cylinders (to ensure a fixed speed of extension and

retract). Magnet plugs attract metallic particles, preventing their circulation through the hydraulic or lubrication system, thereby avoiding excessive abrasion and wear to components of hydraulic systems (gearboxes, engines, tanks, transmissions, etc.). Fittings with an unconventional shape reduce the amount required in the hydraulic system, leading to fewer leakages, quicker assembly, lower costs and a more compact layout. They are especially useful for extra-long fittings, three-way elbows, or four- and fiveway tees, manifolds and brackets with fittings assembled on them. Diagnostic adapters are used for test points and manometers to check in-line pressure, temperature and contamination. Braze/welding fittings are steel-type ASTM A105 suitable for plasma- and TIG welding. ď&#x201A;˘

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U.EMME

Continuous development In view of its participation in the Bauma Africa Trade Fair in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Company U.Emme of Modigliana, an Italian village on the Romagna hills between Faenza e Forlì, is proud to present through the magazine MT International some potentially interesting products for South Africa and Southern African markets

Agricultural backhoe E28 model with mulcher

Agricultural backhoe E28 model with mulcher

Hydraulic Backhoes

be fitted to the backhoes to increase their versatility and functionality, for example the auxiliary line to implement hydraulic equipment instead of the excavator bucket (breaking hammer, mulcher, hydraulic plier, auger, etc.) or the telescopic arm which increases the excavation depth as required. The agricultural models are fitted with an independent hydraulic system consisting of a pump with over-gear to be fitted onto the cardan shaft transmission and an oil tank incorporated

U.Emme srl was established in 1978 as a company producing hydraulic backhoes to be applied in front of skid-steer loaders or behind agricultural tractors. The current range of backhoes includes 18 articles divided between agricultural and industrial models. The U.Emme backhoes range starts from the smallest version, with an excavation depth of 1.5 m, to the largest version with an excavation depth of 3.5 m; they have a mechanical or hydrau-

lic block translatable frame, hydraulic independent stabilizer feet with blocking valve, main joints with pins and bushes in hardened and rectified steel, 180° right-left arm rotation with overponed hydraulic cylinders, fixed support for the hydraulic control valve and seat in the agricultural version and a reclining hydraulic control valve support to handle the skid-steer loader from inside the cab in the industrial version. There are also several accessories available which can

Angle broom Pantera with front coupling

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Angle broom Pantera for excavators’ arms

in the backhoe frame. Last but not least, there is a wide range of bucket types : from the traditional excavator bucket, to trapezoidal buckets and ditch clearing buckets.

Angle broom Pantera

With brushes whose diameter has been increased by about 20 mm compared to earlier models, the new angle broom Pantera stand out because they clean more effectively, the sectors last longer and - most importantly - due to the extreme

Angle broom Pantera with frame for agricultural tractors


made in italy versatility of this equipment. As stated more specifically in the use and maintenance manuals, the new angle broom Pantera can be used in combination with almost all types of operating machines available on the market. The sweeper can be applied in front of skidsteer loaders, loaders, backhoe loaders and telehandlers or, replacing the frontal plate with a frame provided as optional accessory, it can be applied to the three-point on an agricultural tractor. In the agricultural tractor combinations it is possible to power the hydraulic circuit through flexible pipes and quick couplers or using a cardan transmission if the kit with independent hydraulic pump, oil tank and overgear are purchased. Finally, removing one of the available coupling systems and fixing a bolted plate directly onto the sweeper’s body, the new Pantera can be combined with a size proportionate excavator, which makes it ideal to clean sloping or vertical surfaces.

Tilt dozer blades

The tiltdozer blades produced by U.Emme, available as LTD mod-

Tiltdozer blade model LTDL 2400

els with a mouldboard height of 540 mm or LTDA models with a mouldboard height of 710 mm, which are capable of angular and left-right oscillation movements, from April 2013 have been complemented by the LTDL models designed with a hydraulic counter-plate which is capable of a “top-bottom” vertical movement with a 300 mm stroke. These three hydraulic movements can be automated with a laser levelling system by intervening directly on the hydraulic distributor in the equipment; thanks to the plates welded onto the sides of the mouldboard it is easy to apply the receivers for the laser-levelling signals. Available in two versions, 2400 or 2700 mm wide, the tiltdozer blaze LTDL models are recommended in combination with powerful tracked skid-steer loaders which should weigh at least 40 quintals.

Mixing bucket with lateral discharge with Condor 250 SL during unloading

Condor Mixing Buckets

The complete range of mixing buckets with central unloading, which includes models whose capacity ranges from 150 l to 1000 l, was complemented at the beginning of 2013 with side-unloading buckets, available in the 250 litre and 300 litre version. The Condor mixing buckets, with side unloading and identifiable by the acronym SL, have an innovative mixing system, a sort of helical whip made of Hardox® which allows for homogeneous mixing, does not shift the load to

Mixing bucket with central unloading Condor 200

the sides or to the centre depending on the rotation of the screw, does not unbalance the load and moreover guarantees rapid and compact unloading of the material. As in the central unloading mixers, also the two side unloading models can be ordered with a bucket completely made of Hardox®, the protection grid with hinges and

manual opening, gas springs and hydraulic blocking of the rotation shaft which is automatically triggered when the grid is opened. This set of features makes these tools indispensable for any building operator because they are extremely safe during maintenance and more resistant to wear and tear on the construction site. 

New App U.Emme officially presented at Bauma 2013 its new App. Developed for IPhone and IPad, the App by U.Emme called “Matchapp” is at the same time a practical multimedia catalogue listing its product range and a valuable tool for dealers, commercial staff and customers who can combine our equipment with any kind of machinery in their possession. With “U-Match” it is actually possible to see which model of U.Emme equipment matches their machine type (based on brand and model). The U.Emme App, totally free of charge, was developed in English and is available on App Store. Use this QR CODE to access the relevant section in the App Store: www.uemme.com

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Tiltdozer blade model LTDL 2400 during the ground levelling phase

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Minitop

Italian revolution A clearly international vocation, quality solutions and services strongly focused on providing products immediately, for a clear and reliable commercial policy. These are the ingredients of the formula at the basis of the success of the Turin-based company for the past 15 years

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n increasingly crowded, complex and competitive market, whose dynamics are strongly influenced by the economic situation, where customer choices are gradually shifting from the product to the services the supplier is able to provide. And price is an issue seeking a

difficult coexistence with basic quality standards. This is the scenario in which today all the companies in the sector operate and some of them, such as parts suppliers, have even more complex profiles. Therefore rather than improbable creative formulas, this calls, more than ever, for effective business decisions

based on reliability, expertise, services and transparency. Such as the ones adopted by Minitop in its now 15 years of activity in the rubber track industry. With excellent results, as shown by the constantly larger horizons of the company based in Bricherasio, near Turin. The firm is now particularly active at an inter-

national level, as well as on the domestic market and with very impressive figures. Today Gruppo Minitop manufactures and markets rubber tracks that weigh between 15 and 2,000 kg and its current output reaches some 30,000 pieces a year, 20,000 of which are marketed directly by its main warehouse and the

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made in italy other 10,000 are distributed through the company’s network of retailers, both in Italy and in Europe and in many other countries. Precisely international markets represent one of Minitop’s greatest strengths, featuring performance levels that already today match the ones offered on the domestic market and a strong appetite for growth, especially in emerging economies. These are results that can certainly be attributed to its production choices, which focus the quality of the offer. Minitop’s tracks offer an optimal combination of durability and flexibility, together with great resistance to tear and wear, thanks to a well-dosed mix of natural and synthetic rubber and the special treatments used during the manufacturing stage. Moreover, they are marked with a serial number that identifies them for ever as a guarantee in the event of any problem.

A successful formula

However, as much as this is all essential, it is not enough to ensure the success of a company on the current market. Other equally important factors are crucial today, as is crucial the ability of a company to identify them and devote the right amount of attention to them. This is how Giampiero Giacomino, the company’s founder and director of Minitop, briefly illustrated them: “A vast and immediate availability of products in stock, all the more in a market situation like the current one, which is forcing many firms to gradually reduce their stocks, is undoubtedly a strong competitive edge, which often makes the difference when concluding a sale. Our no doubt challenging decision to keep a particularly large stock is therefore clearly a choice against the trend and not a coincidence. The market clearly rewards immediate product availability. This means

not only selling more, but also selling better and avoiding the eternal pursuit for lower prices triggered by the current economic difficulties. This is a mechanism we have always avoided, even if it meant losing some customers in the immediate future and instead adopting a clear commercial policy with no hidden surprises. Public price lists, available to all, with net prices including packaging and transport, with The current output reaches some 30,000 pieces a year, 20,000 of which are marketed directly by its main warehouse

Gruppo Minitop manufactures and markets rubber tracks that weigh between 15 and 2,000 kg

no hidden costs: a sort of ‘allinclusive’ quote, without elaborate discounts, that has no unexpected surprises for the customer. Although today this all seems very simple and straightforward, it was not easy to impose these concepts in a market accustomed to other dynamics. But our results also derive from this kind of choice, along with the ability to understand that ‘service’, intended as the ability to provide customers with what they need quickly and immediately – these are elements so important that they come before the price.” Another key factor of Minitop’s formula is a market presence alongside customers that, even in difficult times, has always proved to be prompt and consistent: “Operating on the market with a recognised brand and a prompt service even in times of crisis is something that never goes unnoticed, but is instead a very important signal,” said Giacomino: “We have been ‘here’ for 15 years now, with no hesitations or compromises and this message of continuity has been welcomed by the more mature market, to the point of repre-

Giampiero Giacomino

senting of one of Minitop’s most precious values.”

A changing market

The rapid changes of scenarios that characterise today’s economy and markets require those who want to continue working successfully a strong ability to understand and adapt to the new dynamics that characterise them. Minitop has a clear vision also from this point of view: “The commercial pressure induced by the crisis resulted in a dynamic series of phenomena – such as the substantial levelling in the way distributors and end customers are treated by manufacturers – which is gradually penalising intermediate distribution and ultimately shortening the distribution chain of our sector. If we add to this phenomenon the fact that our products do not require a specific aftersales specialisation, clearly the ability to provide the best

product at a fair price in the shortest possible time is, once again, crucial. But I would also add to the ‘best possible customer’, reliable customers capable of meeting their financial obligations. Not only sales for their own stake do not make much sense, but are likely to be counterproductive, if not harmful, for the company. We have long made clear choices in this respect, too: we only work with partners who share our policy of having a clear and professional approach, with maximum mutual transparency and willingness to deal with and manage any problems together.” These are conditions that have allowed to expand and consolidate a loyal clientele that appreciates the value of the company’s products and services. “Now Minitop has over 1,000 customers on the domestic market - says Giacomino - that are served directly by our head office in Bricherasio, which also manages the French (one of our traditionally most interesting markets) and Swiss market. In other regions we rely on local retailers that are suitable in terms of reliability and professional approach or, in more peripheral areas, on exclusive dealers. We have basically strongly focused on creating a distribution network capable of meeting the specific requests of each market in relation to its needs and size, by working together with well-connected structures in the various local areas and, as such, able to convey our brand as effectively as possible.”  

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EQUIPMENT

Socomec

The new range of hydraulic shears SCR is developed for the demolition of iron structures

Reliability and innovation After having achieved a pole position on the Italian demolition field, since 10 years this company from Parma has enlarged its product range, being able to sell on all five continents, where today it exports over the 50% of its production

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he company starts its way since 1973 thanks to the surveyor Maestri-Ricciotti, building contractor from Parma who, for requirements of his own construction company, began to produce hydraulic breakers to be used on his excavators. After 35 years characterized by a continuous technological and productive development supported by updated technical finalized to improve the performance and the reliability of his breakers, today Socomec is in Italy thanks to its dealer network 66 mtâ&#x20AC;&#x2026;-â&#x20AC;&#x2026;September 2013

- a protagonist on the market for the number of breakers annually sold. Socomec has structures, plants and suitable equipments to guarantee to its customers reliable and technically updated products, backed-up by a qualified and fast after sales service. After having achieved a pole position on the Italian demolition field, since 10 years Socomec has enlarged its product range, being able to sell on all five continents, where today it exports over the 50% of its production. On the base of the obtained results, Socomec

has recently made further important investments to improve further quality of its product range achieving to obtain the Quality Vision Certification 2000 (ISO 9001/2000). Below, an overview of the products.

The light range: DMS

The light weight DMS breaker range consists of eight models, from the 60 to the 900 kg of weight, and it is able to satisfy the demands of end users with excavators up to 14 tons. Distinctive characteristic of the DMS range is the inside structure of the hammers,

The demolition crushers PDO allow to demolish armed concrete structures, reducing noise and vibrations

without tie rods and produced with a whole steel monoblock: the absence of tie rods has eliminated the main cause of maintenance costs, and contemporarily to simplify the dynamics of the same maintenance. In fact it is possible


made in italy to introduce the piston and its bushes from the top, without dismantling the breaker; the only component to be fastened with bolts is the accumulator, that seals everything inside. The monoblock is fixed to the outter metal case with vulcanized polyuretane, which reduces drastically noise pollution and harmful vibrations for the excavator boom. Inside the monoblock, the piston is equipped with a strong hydraulic break able to avoid harmful blank firing to the breaker. A special valve placed inside the monoblock has the double function to cut the excess hydraulic oil and to control the working pressure of the breaker.

The heavy range: MDO

The heavy weight MDO breaker range consists of four models and it is able to satisfy the demands of customers with excavators from 15 to 65 tons. Here the tie rods have a new profile and an innovative tightening system which gives them great elasticity and resistance. The MDO breaker range shares together with the DMS range the advantage to be able to remove the piston and the bushes without having to loosen the tie rods. A constant and reliable performance of the breaker is always guaranteed due to a system of hydraulic oil pressure control in the input line, while an automatic variator or a hydraulic control system changes the frequency of the blows to the requested power needed for the work to be done. The piston has been object of long studies and is equipped with a strong hydraulic brake able to avoid harmful blank firing to the breaker. The metal case of the heavy weight class breaker range is built in high resistant steel, along with side guides in the lower part of the breaker and an upper rubber pad which eliminates vibrations to the excavator boom. For underwater or tunnelling applications it

Hydraulic selector grabs SPS

The heavy weight MDO breaker range consists of four models and it is able to satisfy the demands of customers with excavators from 15 to 65 tons

The light weight DMS breaker range consists of eight models and it is able to satisfy the demands of end users with excavators up to 14 tons

is possible to pressurize the stroke chamber. A new dust proof protection on the lower part of the piston has been positioned for preventing the entrance of any impurity.

tion crushers range by introducing its new semi- pulverizers SFO 1200 and SFO 2200, both of them equipped with interchangeable teeth, were developed to carry out both primary and secondary demolitions up to 30 tons excavators.

The demolition crushers PDO

The demolition crushers PDO allow to demolish armed concrete structures, reducing noise and vibrations. The range has six different models of crushers, with a weight from 100 to 2,200 kg for excavators up to 30 tons. Manufactured with hardened steel to resist against abrasion and with hydraulic cylinders with hardened stem, they all have 360° rotation (except for the PDO 100). The PDO 250 and PDO 350 models, for mini-excavators from 2,5 to 6 tons, have a solenoid valve which allows to use both of the functions of the crushers (demolition and rotation) using a single hydraulic line. All the models (except for PDO 350) have an accelerator valve which allows to increase the closing speed of the crusher and reducing the time needed to do the job. All the versions with hydraulic rotation have a valve regulating the speed of rotation, easy to set considering the needs of the users.

The semipulverizers SFO

Socomec enlarged its demoli-

The hydraulic shears SCR

Socomec has developed during the last years a new range of hydraulic attachments for demolition and recycling. Among these, the new range of hydraulic shears SCR, developed for the demolition of iron structures. Compact, strong and built with special steel to resist against abrasion, they have been studied for customers that need to cut iron boxes, iron rods, the reinforcing in reinforced concrete and other applications related to the recycling of iron materials. The range is actually made of two models, SCR 250 and SCR 750, studied for excavators from 2,5 to 13 tons. Both of them have a 360° hydraulic rotation plus an electro-valve which allows to use both of the functions of the shear (demolition and rotation) using a single hydraulic line. Socomec has also added to the SCR range of hydraulic shears the newest model SCR 750 GR, for excavator from 8 to 13 tons, developed for cutting the guard rail on the highway.

The selector grabs SPS range, with its five models studied for excavators from 1,5 to 21 tons, is developed for the demolition of structures and buildings without reinforced concrete, for the recycling, the selection and the movement of demolished materials. All the models are equipped with a 360° rotation. The jaws are built in special high resistant steel.

Screening buckets SBV

Socomec places on the market the screening bucket range for excavators from 3,5 to 12 tons, ideal to reclaim land with stones, to select stones and gravel in rivers, to clean beaches, to select materials in demolition yards or to select and use once again the earth to cover pipelines and canalizations. An advantage is in the possibility to entirely or only replace some of the steel grates, resistant to abrasions, directly in the worksite.

Vibrating plates SPV

Socomec vibrating plates are designed and produced with the intention to solve the problem of the compaction of earth, excavations and steep land. These plates, through the combination of the excavator boom pressure on the ground and the developed vibration by the rotating action of the eccentric, produce great power which allows to easily compact material as earth and gravel. The vibrating plates, compared to manual compactors, allow great speed, great safety and better compaction at lower costs. 

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COMPONENTS

Aftermarket products

FAI FILTRI

A quality filtration company Fai Filtri stands for high quality in filter elements and components for aftermarket, hydraulics, microfiltration, air separation, oil and industrial sectors

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ince 1976 Fai Filtri works in the industrial filtration business, boasting a steady growth both in terms of turnover and sales areas. Since the early ‘80s, the company is present in the Asian, American and European markets. An effort that brought the export turnover to 70% of current production. On the Italian market Fai Filtri has gained as customers the leading compressor manufacturers throughout the country and has developed an extensive network of sales which can count on 68 mt - September 2013

many qualified resellers. All this has been possible thanks to a precise program of investment in technology, new equipment, human re-

sources and the ability to upgrade products according to the market needs. The several Fai Filtri product lines include a series of complete

The Pontirolo Nuovo factory (BG) – Italy

spin-on oil filters and cartridges in different patterns and sizes to meet any filtration needs, which allow an effective contamination control in hydraulic/lubrication circuits and motor. The distinctive feature of these throwaway elements is the easy, quick and clean replacement of the clogged cartridge, which is particularly important in the operational context where the environmental conditions are normally very degraded. The CS, CTT, CSG, CSP, CSD series filters and cartridges for applications on suction, re-


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Integrated Multiblock Elements

turn and intake lines allow up to 3 micron absolute filtration, with flow rates up to 360 l/min. The high quality standards of Fai Filtri has allowed the production of air/oil separators for air purification of rotary, screw or blade compressors output, which is a prerequisite for working in environments such as foodstuffs, electronics, pharmaceutical, mechanical , textile, etc.. The DSP and FDS Series air/oil spin-on cartridges mounted in line, are suitable for the separation of air from oil in rotary screw/ blade compressors, eliminating additional costs for pressurized containers. The main feature of these models is the ease of replacement, quick and clean, without any special equipment and in every application. The DCC-DFN-DFF-DFE series are a wide range of air/ oil separators of different diameters and lengths, used in rotary screw/blade compressors to separate and purify the air from the lubrication oil that would otherwise be dragged and sent on the main line. As part of a continuous improvement and a more comprehensive customer service, Fai Filtri studied the new range of air-oil separation

and oil filtration Integrated Groups complete with minimum pressure valves and thermostatic valves, suitable for application on all screw compressors, with flow rates up to 12 m3/h. The high efficiency, ease of use and installation of Fai Filtri integrated groups significantly lower maintenance and assembly time, thereby reducing the cost of this kind of works. Years of on site experience related to a high quality standard have enabled Fai

Hydraulics Series

Roberto Pasotto, Fai Filtri General Manager

Filtri to manufacture a wide range of specific filter elements for microfiltration of

Mesh and paper filters production department

metalworking fluids and fluids for wire and sinker electrical discharge machines (EDM). Main technical feature of the CFE and CPE series filter elements is the high filtering surface of all models consisting of seven filter plates in cellulose fibers with a high filtering efficiency, manufactured with a particular processing which allows to keep the folds spaced and uniform even in case of high pressure drop (DP) due to progressive clogging, thus determining a total usage of the filter element. Careful choice of materials (bottoms, support tubes, adhesives, etc..) and excellent production and check standards give the filter elements of the CFE and CPE series the necessary mechanical strength to withstand the particularly heavy working conditions they are subjected to, ensuring the same quality level of the original products used by major manufacturers of EDM machines. ď&#x201A;˘

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EQUIPMENT

“GHEDINI ING. FABIO & C.”

Log splitter

Competitiveness in New Markets Founded in 1986 by the current chairman Eng. Fabio Ghedini, this company based in Ferrara can boast on a high experience in the design and manufacture of hydraulic attachments in the earthmoving sector. Their success is due to the high quality level of their products, along with the constant effort both in the technological innovation and in products which are more and more shaped according to clients’ needs

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he original aim of this Italian company was the production of hydraulic plants and systems but, due to customers’ demands , “Ghedini ing. Fabio” started changing the production focusing on the manufacture of hydraulic attachments for earthmoving machines. The company soon specialized

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in attachments for the emerging market of mini excavators. Nowadays “Ghedini ing. Fabio” is a well-known brand not only in Italy, but also in Europe, widening the range of products, which are now suitable for every kind of machines: mini excavators, excavators, skid and wheel loaders and backhoe loaders. All Ghedini’s products

are made of high quality materials coming from Italy; they are reliable, sound and with a percentage of faulted items less than 1%. Company “Ghedini ing. Fabio” has both a National commercial department and an export one, where qualified personnel can assist clients from the initial information about products to problem solving

and after sales. The main goal of the technical department is to improve the current models and plan new ones, according to clients’ suggestions and to the market demand, while the workshop follows, with the highest care and precision, the phases of assembling, welding, testing and painting. “Ghedini ing. Fabio & C.”


made in italy The products

The main products are auger drive units and bush cutters for excavators, skid loaders and backhoe loaders. The former are available in different models in order to suit every kind of machine and type of soil (soft, mixed and rocky). Diameters available range from 100 to 1,000 mm and thanks to extensions, it is possible to reach every desired depth. The latter are bidirectional and they are available in different working widths (from 640 to 1,900 mm). They are equipped with a pair of Yshaped knives and a third one located in the middle, allowing you to mince the material (they can cut branches with a diameter up to 15 cm). Other products, not less important, are the submersible pumps, without any electrical components. They can work up to 20 mt under water, still keeping a high quality standard. The vibrating plates are instead suitable both to compact the ground and for the vibro pile driving. A new series has been recently designed and produced for skid loaders and for trench applications. The latest products are the weed cutting buckets, which are suitable for reclamation works, such as the weed clearance of canal banks. They can easily work under water. These weed cutting buckets can work on mini excavators, excavators and backhoe loaders and have three different sizes (1,5, 2,5 and 3,5 m).

New products

Recently, according to customer’s suggestions, new product series have been added to the range. The first one, the hedge trimmer, is suitable for conservation and maintenance of green spaces, it is able to cut branches up to 3 cm diameter. Available for mini excavator up to 5 ton. The log splitter, suitable for excavators from 17 ton, al-

lows it to crumble the tree logs which remain after the pulling down. Supplied with bits with diameters between 50 and 150 cm (wing span). The last one, the pile driver, is the result of research and development studies promoted on the classic vibrating plates. With builtin pile pliers, it is useful for pile’s vibro-embedding. Currently “Ghedini ing. Fabio” is widely present on the Italian market and has dealers in almost all Europe. Export represents more than 60% of the production. The team can speak English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (the main concern is always a quick reply to costumers’ needs) and has an always updated website available in different languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian)

Hedge trimmer

Pile driver

and where it is possible to download catalogues and technical details. There’s also a YouTube channel (www. youtube.com/aleghedini) where you can watch at the videos of the products at work. Facebook (Ghedini ing. Fabio C. snc) and Twitter (ghedinifabio) are other useful tools where “Ghedini Ing. Fabio” team can have a direct contact with clients and keep them informed about the latest news. The importance of new markets

As for exhibitions, the company usually takes part in the main three international exhibitions in the field of earthmoving machines, such as Intermat in Paris, Samoter in Verona and Bauma in Munich. Moreover, in the last few years the staff has started participating also to other more local trade fairs, alone or in partnership with some dealers, like CTT in Moscow, Maszbud in Kielce (Poland), SASO in Split (Croatia) and Ankomak in Istanbul.

The increasing demand of their products has pushed this Italian company to be more and more competitive and enter new markets, such as the African one, where, at the moment, the company is not present. These are the words from “Ghedini ing. Fabio”: “We think that the African market is a very interesting and promising one. Due to the growing request of earthmoving machines and therefore of hydraulic attachments which can be applied on, together with the constant demands coming from the African market, we are looking for some companies willing to cooperate with us and propose our products on such a big market”.  

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SPARE PARTS

TECNORICAMBI

Spare parts for earthmoving machines The Turin-settled company offers to the International market adjustable and original spare parts for Fiat-Allis, FiatHitachi, Fiat-Kobelco, New Holland, Hitachi, Doosan, Daewoo and Bobcat brands

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rossed the finish line of thirty years of activity, the Turin-settled company, specialized in the marketing of spare parts for earthmoving machines, continues its run always with renewed energy. It was in June 1980 when Tecnoricambi came into being in a 250 square-meter garage situated just outside Turin on the south side, a “creature” born of the intuition of founder Ugo Campaner. To discover more about its genesis, but especially about the future developments, we interviewed the found72 mt - September 2013

er’s “right-hand man”, his son Damiano Campaner, who continues along the road pioneered by his father, involved specifically with sales, relations with the most important customers, and export relations.

From left to right, Ugo and Damiano Campaner

Let’s go back of more than thirty years. In what context was Tecnoricambi started? “My father Ugo Campaner is the founder, mastermind, and strategist; that is, the one who still today keeps everyone going, untiring. As his ‘vice’, I try to be his worthy shadow, even though the road is long and

always uphill. The mission of Tecnoricambi was clear right from the start: to market spare parts for earthmoving machinery. Those were the glorious years of Simit, Rock, and Benfra. On the domestic market those green excavators by the name of Hydromac were all the rage, and still to-

day they keep us occupying a position of world leader. Back then, everything was done by hand, even desks and shelving, everything was very ‘homemade’, but in any case the effort was already made to stock some pieces for ready delivery. Very soon we saw the need to have more space available and


made in italy better organization, so the first significant leap in quality was made with the move to a 500 square-meter industrial warehouse”. What were the subsequent developments of the company?

“Next came the years of FiatAllis machines, and the market expanded over the entire Italian peninsula, including the islands, with daily outgoing shipments. It therefore became necessary to invest in a management program. The founder, with and ongoing propensity for development, began to make the name Tecnoricambi known abroad as well, were sales soon reached a significant weight. The advent of Fiat-Hitachi and the possibility to become exclusive distributors of Travasco fuel pumps for earthmoving of ITT Jabsco gave us further stimuli for confronting and seeking new goals to achieve. Then came the period of Fiat-Kobelco and New Holland”. What are the strong points of Tecnoricambi? What is your

market of reference? “I’d say that it would be arrogant to talk about strong points. I would prefer to speak more modestly and correctly about ‘added value’. There are lots of spare parts distributors, but we have tried, for more than thirty years, to first resolve the customer’s problem and then, once we have earned his loyalty, we sell him the product as well. We entrust our work to qualified personnel who are truly specialized on the brands we deal with. Our employees take care of the offer, the orders, bills and invoices following a precise procedure. This allows the day to day management to be fast and consistent. Our market of reference is all that which requires a spare part: Italy and abroad, large or small firms, but not the final user.”

So we arrive at the present day…. “The new generation, always supported by the untiring supervision of the founder, continues to seek to expand on what has already been magnificently done. Today Tecnoricambi focuses a lot on emerging brands, Hitachi, Doosan Daewoo and Bobcat, with which our objective is to match the results achieved with the products of the CNH group. Our company now occupies an area of 3,000 m2 an in February 2007 we added a completely automated rotary warehouse that covers 8 meters in height and a surface area of 20 m2. This provided another 250 m2 of space for storing 4,000 items, added to which are the other 8,000 spare parts in stock.

In January 2012, we enlarged our warehouse with more than 300 m2 with a moving structure for the logistics. These are significant numbers that translates into 35,000 spare parts handled every year and over 50 outgoing shipments daily between domestic and international that benefit from the support of the four shipping companies. Our mission is clear: we look to the future!”. 

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EQUIPMENT

IDROMECCANICA RAMTEC

Roads of Made in Italy Production and selling of demolition equipment, hydraulic breakers, compactors, spare parts. This is the commercial offer of one of the Italian leading manufacturers of demolition equipment

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uglia is well known as it has built, in the last 40 years, a solid reputation as specialists in earthmoving equipment and mechanical processing becoming a popular district from an international point of view. Among the well-known companies Idromeccanica Ramtec can be found, appreciated by the earthmoving actors as a solid and reliable reality able to plan and manufacture in an autonomous way equipment of great quality for demolition specialists. The hydraulic breakers that have given prestige to the brand are suitable to every type of machine class weight and are used world-wide for demolition of concrete structures, quarry works, road works and several other applications. Besides hydraulic breakers, Idromeccanica Ramtec contemplates, in its production, a series dedicated to hydraulic plate compactors for trenches, embankments and materials used to close diggings. Most of all, from the transformation department of the company in Molfetta, spare parts are manufactured for the after-market field which are suitable for hydraulic

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breakers of the most know international brands. Idromeccanica Ramtec has been successfully distribut-

Spare parts “Made in Italy”

ing its products to over 50 countries world-wide and has achieved an important position by operating with the

international quality system UNI EN ISO 9001:2008. All the products are exclusively “Made in Italy” as


made in italy Hydraulic breakers for excavators

Compactors

the company’s mission is to guarantee an excellent relation quality/price as well as a prompt and efficient after sales service. During the last Bauma 2013 exhibition in Germany, the company displayed its products in Hall C4 Stand 135. The company exhibited some models of the range of hydraulic breakers from 80 to 3000 kg to suit excavators from 1 to 50 tons and precisely RT 1600 a breaker weighing 1600 kg suitable for machines from 21 to 28 tons equipped with an automatic greasing device bolted onto the casing which does not need any kind of hydraulic installation and simply works with the vibration of the breaker; RT 590 a breaker of 750 kg fitting machines from 8 to 14 tons and RT 90 a breaker having a weight of 85 kg to suit mini-excavators from 0,7 to 2 ton as well as one hydraulic compactor of the range from 170 to 900 kg to suit machines from 1 to 20 tons i.e. CR 20. Besides being used to compact trenches or other similar aims, our compactors are also used in France to drive poles of vineyards of French champagne as well as vineyard poles of Primitivo of Manduria in the south of Italy.

The company also displayed a large number of non-original spare parts for the most popular breakers. Idromeccanica Ramtec meets every need, as a matter of fact, the company studied and planned a full range of hydraulic breakers to suit each and every type of machine. As a matter of fact, the newest models are able to tolerate high back pressure being, therefore, able to fit the newest machines equipped with pressurised oil plants. Moreover, underwater and silenced versions are also available upon request. Idromeccanica Ramtec also offers a range of compactors which are used to compact trenches, prepare a solid base for road paving and other similar aims as well as a full range of hydraulic shears, crushers , selection grabs, rippers and buckets for any job. Besides the above mentioned equipment, Idromeccanica Ramtec manufactures over 2000 items among nonoriginal spare parts for the most common breakers (Allied, Atlas Copco, Furukawa, Kent, Krupp, Montabert, NPK, Okada, Rammer, Soosan, Toku and many others). Only first class raw material is exclusively used for the process-

ing with the aid of the latest machines as well as specific heat treatments: a union which is able to grant high quality and precise products, perfectly interchangeable with the original parts

of every type and brand of breaker. Thanks to an efficient and skilled technical staff, the company is able to reproduce any part, through drawings or samples supplied by customers themselves (from tools to particular parts). Since several years, even spare parts manufactured by Idromeccanica Ramtec are also being exported internationally and are appreciated by customers which are constantly growing. The company grants immediate availability of parts and is able to arrange shipments to any area of the world. At Idromeccanica Ramtec communication is easy as its staff speaks the most common languages. Export is the main aim of our commercial expansion and our research for new horizons is always active. We have the capacity and technical skills to further extend our current network. 

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RT 1400

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Machinery

ELSA

The “(Super)combinata” campaign This is the essence of the machine that earned the company its success. But not only. Its sales campaign shares this same essence. Which combines its timely presence in international markets with the on-going search for innovative solutions

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company’s success is the result of a combination of numerous factors, which gradually become intertwined. In almost every case, however, at the root of it, there’s the strength of an idea. Creative, brilliant, possibly seemingly simple. But capable of reaching an objective with the utmost efficiency and speed and in an innovative manner. Just like the ideas of Evangelista Russo in his long entrepreneurial career which, from 1960, was based on innovation applied to a world that he knew in the most intimate detail: industrial and 76 mt - September 2013

earth moving machinery. The Elsa company developed from here: in the beginning it was a simple mechanical repair workshop in the province of Catanzaro, which over the

years, thanks to the experience and ideas of its founder, became a construction company it its own right, based on parts: in 1975 Russo invented a chain for tracked

agricultural and industrial machines that enjoyed great success at the Samoter show in Verona, bringing in prestigious names such as FiatAllis and Caterpillar among its first clients. This initial exploit was followed by the invention of an oil-lubricated pin, airtight, for excavator booms. The correct alignment of the pins required a special machine: the invention of the portable boring machine developed from this very need. At this point a difficult decision needed to be made regarding which invention would be “developed”: the choice was difficult and laden with hurdles, including the diffidence towards this worker from the South who, without the modern means of communication that we have today, was able to understand the needs of the international markets. The


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Evangelista Russo

choice went to the machine tool for boring and welding. Between 1989 and 1991, when Italy was in the middle of an economic crisis, the machine was patented (as always, Russo did not hesitate to follow his path…). But the turning point that made the company take off and place it on an international level was the idea of creating a machine tool that was capable of boring worn holes directly on site, without having to disassemble the parts requiring repair work. The genius of Russo and his staff led this portable boring machine to be patented, which could be used with maximum ease for boring and automat-

ic rotary welding. The success was such that it definitively changed the life of the company. In 1997, at Sellia Marina, also in the province of Catanzaro, Evangelista Russo created the Elsa company, dedicated to producing the model of the machine tool that will take the name of “Supercombinata”. That same year Russo won the award at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

and began touring the world promoting his creature. Supercombinata earned great success, leading to relentless production for the national and international market (Italy, France, Spain, USA, Canada and North Africa). At the beginning of the new millennium the series expanded to include new mod-

els Supercombinata 60/1 and 60/2 to work on large diameters and, in 2004, Elsa obtained all-round distribution of its models of this machine tool, conquering new areas of export in Latin America, Northern Europe and the Middle East. Recent years have been based on technological research and development aimed at satisfying a continuously changing market, implementing increasingly advanced solutions and introducing systems and acces-

sories that complete a range that is now consolidated and appreciated by all repairs specialists in the most diverse fields. Evangelista Russo tell us that “after many years on the market, our equipment is still distinguished by the exclusive possibility it offers of boring and welding at the same time. The fact that it is portable, which allows you to work directly on site, without having to ship parts to the workshop, is the second strong point of the machine, which offers you less costs and cuts down on machine downtime, solving problems more rapidly. In addition to these elements is the versatility of Supercombinata, which allows you to cover the requirements of the most diverse sectors, from earth moving - its top field and natural point of reference - to naval repairs, the rail industry to offshore plants, including the oil and mining industries”. 

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EQUIPMENT

M3 METALMECCANICAMODERNA

And buckets for all M3 will be present at Bauma Africa 2013. For this occasion M3 exhibit three top products of its production: the mixing bucket, sweeper bucket and fork carriage

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3 MetalMeccanicaModerna is a manufacturing company, based in Parma (ITALY), founded more than 30 years ago by the Boschi family, with a vast experience in the production of attachments for earthmoving machineries M3 MetalMeccanicaModerna has invented and patented, back in the 1974, the first concrete mixing bucket in the world. The Company thanks to the technological development, is still one of the world leader in the production of concrete mixing bucket, offering, with 12 models, a complete range of solutions for wheel-loaders, skid-loaders, back-loaders, excavators, tractors and 78 mt - September 2013

telehandlers, based on central and lateral discharge capabilities. Furthermore, M3 MetalMeccanicaModerna has developed through the years a complete range of attachments for skidloaders, excavators, tele-handlers and tractors, including: - any type of sweeper buckets - angled broom - grader blade (with laser control system) - backhoe excavator for skid loader - industrial grapple bucket - fork carriage - snow blade - angled blade - auger - quick-hitch - hydraulic mulching head - hydraulic bush cutter - silage cutting bucket

- front screening bucket - multi-purpose bucket M3’s complete range is specifically designed to be fitted on any kind and model of earth moving machine, used in the building sector and agriculture, earthmoving application and road maintenance works. The highest quality of the components used in the production, the constant effort devoted to the technical innovation and development of production efficiency, makes our products extremely competitive in terms of price with the highest quality and safety standards. We also offer the highest guarantee standards, relying on our after-sale customer service and just-in-time spare parts service.

For some years a new type of mixing bucket has completed the product range M3: the mixing bucket with side unloading. The M3  Mixing Bucket side discharge represents the natural evolution of the traditional mixing buckets with central discharge as regards on-site safety. Particular attention has been paid to the design of the mixing bucket that definitely makes it a completely different product from all competitors in the industry. The double mixing shaft, with wear parts bolted for an easier maintenance, allows to obtain a quality of concrete unmatched quickly and without having to do need to reverse the direction of mixing to avoid the accumulation of


made in italy material on the sides. The new double sealing system together with the new coupling system between the mixing shaft and the plate wheel makes it possible any kind of maintenance in a short time also on site. Heavy-duty hydraulic motors, now integrated into the upper tube and protected, always allow you to work in any condition providing unmatched torque against the direct transmission. From Class 3 hooks bolted allow to fit the same mixing bucket to different machines. M3 Metalmeccanicamoderna srl has developed a weighting system with dedicated software that allows, once loaded on inert material, to dose the correct amount of water and cement in order to obtain the required concrete. At latest edition of Bauma held in Monaco in April M3 presented three new products: the front screening bucket, the silage cutting bucket and the kerbing machine. The front screening bucket has been designed to examine on the spot the waste material, demolition, by filling and recycling of stony soils, thus limiting the number of transport to landfill and facilitating work directly on the site. Produced the various models, it will be possible to adapt them to all types of skid steer loaders and excavators up to 10t. The silage cutting bucket has been designed for use in agriculture and in particular for those companies equipped with installations for the production of biogas. Applied to telescopic handlers, backhoe loaders or wheel loaders can shear the silage pressed without affecting its composition. The kerbing machine has been designed in order to manufacture different kinds of kerbs in short time on site. Together with the mixing bucket side discharge it offers an incredible versatility wich means time saving and money. The

main focus on our kerbing machine is durability, the working environment, daily maintenance and the ease of cleaning. Bauma 2013 has pointed out, if it was necessary, that Germany and Italy are still highly significant technological leader in the field of construction machinery. The massive presence of Italian, considering the current political and economic situation of our country required an effort to fully load the individual companies to whom was given the task to better represent Italy in the fields of machinery, components, engine and hydraulics. M3 will be present at Bauma Africa 2013 to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa 18

to 21 September 2013. For this occasion M3 exhibit three top products of its production: the mixing bucket, sweeper bucket and fork carriage. The M3 mixing bucket is now known throughout the world for the high quality of the materials used in its construction that ensure durability and reliability. The M3 sweeper bucket and fork carriage have been able to establish itself in the market over the years, first sold in combination with the mixing bucket, currently are highly sought after for its quality and ease of use. The commitment of M3 is aimed at customer satisfaction. A commitment projected into the future, then projected towards new knowledge,

new technologies and innovative each parameter that will be useful to improve the quality of our products and after-sales service. Look to the future with an eye to the past. This means that the experience gained in 35 years of history M3, is valuable for building the future. Each season has spent denoted growth and when there has been growth in numbers there has been a personal and professional growth. M3 continues to innovate and renew with a gradual process that, at the same time goes hand in hand with those who are the inputs and the demands coming from the market. The young organic M3 will complement the managerial professionalism, creativity and imagination that will be the main features of the new ideas and will have to travel fast to steal the new commercial realities, anticipate proposing innovative products, adequate and satisfactory. To achieve this it is necessary, of course, not only to have ideas and resources, but it is essential to have staff professionally trained and equipped with the charge of humanity, essential to be able to converse with the “world”. Thanks to these innovations and their Team, M3 still manages to present itself with authority, getting respect and appreciation worldwide. As reference, M3 MetalMeccanicaModerna is currently OEM supplier for many of the most important machines manufacturers: Bobcat, Terex, Venieri, Komatsu Italy, Faresin, etc. 

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lifting

CSA CENTRO SOLDERA AUTOGRÙ

The cranes center

It is a reference point for many operators since 15 years. The professional career of the Soldera family, however, began many years earlier and went through a long chapter in lifting history in Italy and abroad

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n the C.S.A. workshop in Solza (Bergamo, Italy) it is possible to admire a beautiful representation of the history of domestic cranes, examples of brands like Marchetti, Krupp and Grove, models that have built the memory of the construction industry in Italy from late seventies to early nineties. It seems incredible but these machines are still alive and well, thanks to the valuable work of refurbishment carried out by CSA in this province of Lombardy. The Centro Soldera Autogrù, in fact, is a reference to national and international technical assistance for all operators in the sec80 mt - September 2013

tor. This family has managed to gain a unique authority over the years, and the second generation was able to pick up the legacy of the founder and to develop the activity with increasing success, until the current association

with Manitowoc Crane Care for assistance to Grove and Hirschmann cranes and Pat Kruger load limiters. We walked the milestones that led to the birth and development of CSA with his CEO Fabrizio Soldera.

What are the origins of the Centro Soldera Autogrù? The history of this company officially begins in 1998; since then I’m the CEO, joined by my sister Deborah at marketing and administration and by a highly experienced staff that has recently gained a young technician. Our origins date back, however, many years before the establishment of CSA. In 1982 our father, Guido Soldera, after having directed the establishment of the historic brand Trojsi, started Officine Meccaniche Solza for craneservice and repair. The experience of the founder, anyway, dates back to the sixties; our father brought in his company


made in italy the knowledge accumulated in the course of an entire professional life. Let’s talk about this development. Over time, you became a reference point for national and international users. The evolutions of the market have led our company to a dynamic growing. The cranes have changed and the technical adjustment has led us to develop our workshop activities towards a true global service center, which also includes the sale of reconditioned

local workforce does not have the required skills; our engineers are supported by local technicians, allowing the customer to reduce costs. Nowadays we can say that our goal – shortening the time between customer call and intervention - has been reached, and at a very reasonable cost. Who your current customers are? Our historical portfolio comes from the consolidated relations that many renters have maintained with our company

The models that have requested our assistance in the early years of C.SA were mainly “rough terrain”, as the result of the wide spread of these machines on the Italian market since the early nineties, thanks to brands such as Locatelli and Bendini. A few years later this experience has led us to the association with Manitowoc Grove rough-terrain range. Over the years we have developed our knowledge to include the whole area of GMK ​​ “all terrain”. Today this area,

problems. The focus of our activities is the workshop, where all the equipment and machine tools needed for a thorough diagnosis and intervention are located. The technical team and the headquarters are the two sides of CSA efficiency in each type of processing.

in fact, covers about 60% of our work.

functional control and safety issues related to the machines. We assist Pat Kruger systems that drive not only the load moment limiter but also other complex functions of the crane. This is a further mean of development and renewal for our activities, aiming to a high-profile and up to date assistance for all CSA customers. Our technicians have Lately participated to a Hirschmann training course regarding the latest q-SCALE models introduced at Bauma exhibition in Munich. 

Speaking about electronics, CSA provides assistance services for Hirschmann components and technologies... Sure. This reveals our attention to the most relevant aspects of

The pictures show some of the works by CSA in Africa

crane, the certification of imported vehicles and the supply of spare parts. Since 2005 C.S.A. has entered the Manitowoc world, and since then we provide official assistance for the group’s brands: Grove, Krupp and Coles. Of course we keep supporting our customers for all craned brands on the market and still active in Italy. We developed a very quick procedure to promptly intervene when needed; the technical manager evaluates the problem, carries out on the phone the necessary tests with the operator and picks up the suitable actions after checking the customer with the administration. We have a different procedure for foreign customers; in that case of course we need a more complex organization because we usually intervene where the

since the Officine Meccaniche Solza times. With us children entering the company and the establishment of CSA the technological know-how has been updated thus to extend the range of our customer to whom we provide service for last generation cranes. In this sense, our entrance into the Manitowoc network and then the Hrischmann and Pat Kruger brand has led to an even more strong specialization. Several of our customers are establishing with us not only a formal customer/supplier relationship but a true partnership, evaluating with us the purchase of a crane, as they have realized that in the next 10 years after the relationship with the “assistance” is essential. Which machines you deal with mostly?

How is the C.S.A. staff structured? We are 8 people in total, 6 technicians and 2 employees, one dedicated to the administration and one to the Italian and foreign market (including spare parts sales and used cranes). I’m the General Manager and Technical Manager, and still spend 40% of my time in the workshop, together with my staff. The technical levels assigned to each employee (13 for both RT and GMK machines) are those required by the Grove official assistance, but some of our engineers have over 15 years of experience. Which assistance practices do you deploy? The service is carried out inhouse or outside compatibly with technical and logistical

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www.csasoldera.it September 2013 -

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AIR CONDITIONING

Masi Conditioners

A winning “climate” The story of this company from Bologna, specialised in the production air conditioning and heating systems for a wide range of agricultural, earthmoving and industrial vehicles, is that of an all ‘Made in Italy’ success.

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t is the (beautiful) story about Stefano Masi and his wife Paola Toschi, holders of Masi Conditioners, dynamic company in Molinella (BO), specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality air-conditioning and heating systems for a wide range of machines; from those operating in the agricultural sector (sector in which the company was born and developed its business) to those working in the industrial and earth-moving sectors as well as for medium and large-sized forklift trucks. Masi Conditioners is a true icon. The time spent talking with Stefano and Paola passes by quickly, due to the pleasure of their company and for their ability to getting you in82 mt - September 2013

Masi Conditioners will shortly be launching two new products, an automatic unit and a semi-automatic unit

volved with their ideas, with their passion for life and work, with healthy and contagious enthusiasm. It is the story of a truly welldeserved success, based on the personal and professional relationship of a couple, that is deeply intertwined and that joins the two pro-

tagonists in their everyday life activities, each having a sensational respect for the other’s profession, starting from their collaborators (because the dozen employees of the company do not feel to be just “employees”, but they are fully involved in each project). A work team organised ac-

Masi Conditioners’ headquarter at Molinella, near Bologna

cording to the processes, capable of handling both large series productions that small batches, precisely thanks to those processes in which each figure is put in the conditions to optimise its capabilities. A large family that rows the boat together for Masi Conditioners, synonymous with sharing common goals and cohesion, results of the true values of tradition, of the constructive and organisational capacity that have made the “Made in Italy” a flag to wave head-on and with pride. Each component used in the manufacture of Masi Conditioners kits - be it for original equipment (almost all manufacturers offer these systems “as standard equipment”), as well as for “aftermarket” installa-


made in italy tions - is manufactured by exclusively Italian companies of proven experience.

A breath of fresh air

This Bologna-based company was officially founded in 2001 when Stefano, already operating in the sector for several years, decided to take over the company where he worked and Paola, having an experienced role in commercial activities, decided to take this new path along with him. Thus the corporate structure of Masi Conditioners was born - which expanded steadily through targeted and careful investments in machinery and technology - that, over the years, has become a solid reality capable of anticipating and meeting the needs of a growing and demanding customer base with whom the company consolidates consulting relationships everyday

(in most cases, the systems must be custom-made, given the diversity of each machine and its passenger compartment), following every stage of their development. The direct contact with the manufacturer is therefore of vital importance for the company in order to create a product that adapts perfectly to the individual logistics specifications and practices that are often complex. Listening to the multiple issues, the constant search for new technological solutions, the ability to anticipate, as corporate strategy, the needs of a constantly evolving market, have led Masi Conditioners to be known as an undisputed, reliable and attentive partner. The references are many and well-known in all areas, both in the agriculture and in the earth-moving fields.

Stefano Masi and Paola Toschi

all types of meter testing for the issuance of certifications in compliance with the law. Furthermore, in November 2012, the company achieved the CE marking for its products: a further (and important) added value for Masi Conditioners which governs the entire life cycle of each component, from its creation to the placing on the market.

Every year thousands of units are sent to countries increasingly interested in these products

to design custom systems for every kind of cabin at its establishment. Masi Conditioners, in fact, has set the satisfaction of the “specific” needs of customers as a priority : Stefano Masi is personally responsible for the design of air-conditioning and heating systems, which can rarely be standardised

A certified quality

In 2007, Masi Conditioners achieved the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certification, which ensures optimal production processes for the quality of the final product, and is operational for the UNI EN 156951 and UNI EN 15695-2 standards with respect to the pressurisation of the cabins with

Now, these markets now seems boundless for Masi Conditioners: the percentage of exports reached 35% of sales, but tends to grow. Every year, thousands of units assembled in the Molinella establishment are sent to countries increasingly interested in these products; in particular, in France and

Eastern Europe, but also in Germany, where a local dealer is available, and targeting the large mines in South America, Africa and Australia, where more and more of these “giants” install Masi air-conditioning systems. In addition to the quality and the reliability of its products, Masi Conditioners ensures punctual and timely assistance in any location, both at its headquarters (thanks to the well-supplied spare parts and accessories warehouse of 500 m2), and at the worksites thanks to the synergy with its own authorised workshops and/ or through equipped mobile units and qualified technical personnel.

The latest news

Among the latest proposals of Masi Conditioners to the latest industry tradeshows, to which the company takes part every time, the Speed12 and Speed24 speed changers for fan motors, with power absorption up to 70 A, is certainly worth mentioning: speed adjustment takes place via a knob installed on the control board; a potentiometer that adjusts the speed from maximum to minimum passing through the electronic control unit, designed by Masi, is found on the back side. This new product allows an optimal adjustment of the airflow inside the cabin. Other interesting innovations will also be launched on the market in 2013. And be assured: the climate will always be the right one.  

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EQUIPMENT

CM

Growing through investments and innovation The main CM products are crusher buckets and screening buckets. Crusher buckets can smash inert material coming from demolitions, pit or quarries, or natural rocks. This kind of equipment is the right choice for small or medium works thanks to his easy mounting. The body is entirely build with Hardox to minimize wear and increase crush resistance. The Light CBF Crusher Machine, small but tough, eliminates inert disposal fees and make possible its reuse on site. Screening Bucket can select natural material as river floors, stony earth, demolition material or similar. The easily interchange-

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M has always dealt mainly with the design, construction and sale of crusher buckets, screening buckets, concrete mixing buckets and industrial sweepers. CM will introducing important innovations in the recycling equipment field, providing visitors with the technical support of its staff. The recent adhesion of CM to UN-

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ACEA is a step taken to assure greater security to the customer and guarantee the compliance with all regulations and laws to which equipment manufacturers are subject. CM designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of high quality accessories for demolition, recycling and construction industry, meeting every need of construction equipment. Born as a third part mechanics worker in 1991, the firm has gradually grown as a sector reference. CM offers a set of customer care, warranties, product reliability and cost efficiency; CM machines are built with first class material at the best prices.

The CM’s rotary screening bucket

The mixing bucket by CM

able basket, is studied to be totally crush proof and has a conic shape that maximize the screening surface.

The mixing bucket

Another CM product that had an excellent international market response is the mixing bucket. This machine can make concrete in any place and in any condition, working the entire cycle: loading, mixing and kneading release. It can be applied to excavators, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, skid steer loaders and find its best use for drainage works, urbanization works, street flooring and walls.  

The bucket crusher by CM


EQUIPMENT

NEGRINI

The “shark” mechanical cable bucket

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he “Shark” range of mechanical clamshell buckets guarantees higher digging power compared to other clamshell bucket types, due to their increased descent speed. This advantage, combined with greater penetration torque, is achieved as a result of an original and patented structural design. The shape of the bucket and the optionals that can be fitted, ensure increased cutting force on the teeth. The fixtures are versatile and can be fitted to the entire bucket. All these advantages make a “Shark” bucket the ideal choice, also as regards cost. The equipment is easy to maintain and very inexpensive compared to standard models. One of the optionals available is the “Semi Kelly automatic telescopic bucket guide”: this offers improved vertical digging control because it ensures considerable elevation of the bucket above the ground. It functions by aligning to the excavation with an initial rotation, followed by subsequent 180º rotations as required. This device excludes the need for a man on the ground and allows digging close to the tracks of the user machine. All this results in improved final quality of work. Another Shark bucket optional is an extension, allowing the bucket to be raised by 2 m (a factor that ensures improved vertical excavation). Shark equipment is selected by customers on the basis of the size of their excava-

tions: widths from 500 mm to 1800 mm, lengths from 2500 mm to 3600 mm. “To sum up,” state the Negrini technicians, “the strong points compared to competitors are: better torque for the same weight with improved initial penetration, better digging performance as a result of the shape of the clamshells, better mud drainage through the wide openings formed in the clamshells.”  

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www.negrini.org September 2013 -

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TYRES

BKT

World’s leading manufacturers of “Off-Highway” tyres BKT is a manufacturer of off-highway tyres, particularly for specialized segments such as machinery and equipment used in agriculture, construction, industrial/ construction, gardening and ATV

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KT headquarters are located in Mumbai; the company has over 6,000 employees located around the world, including the headquarter, the Italian and American branches and the recently started branch in Canada. BKT currently holds 5% of the world market share of tires in the sector. BKT products are sold in more than 130 countries worldwide through a network of distributors. With a wide range of over 2,000 products developed for different Off-Highway segments, BKT has a specific purpose: to develop and manufacture tyres that reflect 86 mt - September 2013

the real needs of users, providing high performance, value-added services and competitiveness. Although young, the company has over 25 years of history, experience and know-how. Over the years, BKT has always stood for the aptitude to invest in R & D and the upgrading of its production infrastructures, basic choice for achieving the targets set by the management. Ambitious but realistic results, comforted by a constant positive growth despite the global economic crisis. BKT focuses on a production model that respects the environment and human health.

Ethics and social responsibility are the essential values​​ that constantly accompany the company’s path. Furthermore, the attention always given to the environment and the constant orientation to the future make BKT a company with strong growth prospects, as well as a brand more and more reliable and competitive in the Off-Highway tyres global market.

The industrial and construction equipment ranges

The strongpoint of BKT is the width of its product range and the several sizes available that

meet the most diverse needs. The company has developed specific lines for the different areas of use. For example, for material loading and handling different ranges are available that can be fitted to every wheel loader, as Telehandler and Forklift. Radial tyres are available such as the RT 747, Multimax MP 522 and MP 513 lines, conventional tyres such as AS 504, AS 505, AS 507, AT 603, AT 621, TR 459, TR 822, TR 675, MP 600, MP 590, MP 585, MP 570, XLGrip, IndustrialRib, MULTIRIB, SkidPower, PowerTread, PowerTrax, MineStar, FL 252, PL 801.


made in italy Furthermore, specific lines of tires for container handling in ports are available, such as PortKing and RockGrip, and product lines dedicated to skid steer loaders such as Skid Power, Power Trax, Jumbo Trax and Sure Trax. For materials transport, especially in the construction industry, there are tyres such as XLGrip, Rock Grip, SM 54, SM 55 and EM 937, suitable for any type of dump truck, scraper, tipper. RockGrip and SM 54, SM 55 lines are ideal instead for application in the mining sector. Also in the construction industry, BKT has developed several product lines for all excavators, loaders, graders and dozers, such as Trac Grader, Super Grader, EM 937, EM 936, XLGrip, RockGrip, Loader SPL, GR 288 and radial types “All Steel” for different applications such as Earthmax SR 30, SR 40, SR 44, SR 45, SR 50 and last but not least the new SR 22, which will soon be introduced on the market. Finally, TR 387, TR 390, TR 391 and PacMaster lines are specifically developed for compactors. For public utility services BKT offers a range of products for tractors and street cleaning machines, such as the line RideMax EN 696 and the tyres TR 387, TR 390 and TR 391 and the new Super Trac introduced at SIMA. In the short term BKT aims to introduce new products in various OTR segments such as Giant tyres (49-inch to 51-inch) for earthmoving machines, tyres “All Steel” for fork-lift and radial tyres for cranes and machines for containers handling such as the tyre Airomax AM 543 and the new Airomax AM 27 for onoff road high speed cranes.

The history of BKT

BKT began its activities in 1987 with the start of the first production plant in Au-

rangabad, Western India. In 1995 the production of OffHighway tyres kicks off, and the company officially enters the international market with exports to Europe, USA and Australia, starting a continu-

radial tires AGRIMAX – key products of BKT offer - are introduced on the market, and in the same year the production of tyre molds begins at Dombivali, with about 270 new molds per year.

Earthmax SR 30 by BKT

ous and steady growth that will quickly lead to the company’s expansion. In 2002 a second plant in Bhiwadi is established, allowing BKT to increase its production and approach new markets such as those of ATV tyres, gardening and construction equipment whose production begins in 2003. One year after, the range of

In 2005 a wind turbine plant is installed, which allows the company to auto-produce clean, sustainable energy; the following year a third plant in Chopanki is inaugurated. In 2008 the company’s news concern instead the OTR/ earthmoving sector with the launch of Earthmax radial tyres range with a structure “All Steel” that contributes to

a better load distribution on the ground and a greater resistance of the body. 2012 has been a crucial year for BKT: the company has invested significant resources in upgrading the existing plants and for the creation of the Bhuj plant. The new plant in Bhuj, recently started, is a milestone in the history of BKT, since it is equipped with advanced equipment and has an extension of 300 acres, equivalent to 175 football fields. The goal is to reach a production of 120.000 tons/year when it will be fully operational by the end of 2014. All BKT production facilities, as well as the processes of tire design and development, have been certified ISO 9001: 2000. BKT adheres to all the most stringent international standards in terms of production parameters and quality control, in compliance with environmental regulations, including the “REACH” European Directive. The company is also ISO 14001:2004 certified, the International Environmental Management System. 

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www.bkt-tires.com September 2013 -

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EQUIPMENT

Painting Liquid System

Alcar

Looking forwards Ensure high performance in terms of quality, deliveries and costs by continuous improvement: this is Alcar’s mission, a company capable of looking forwards to develop innovative market strategies, integrating design and engineering with innovations and manufacturing services

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lcar is member of Montinari Group, with more than 50 years of history and it’s the result of the merger between CTM - Costruzioni Termomeccaniche Meridionali based in Lecce (South of Italy) and Alcar based in Turin (company founded by Mario Bruneri, the inventor of the first hydraulic excavator in the world). 88 mt - September 2013

Machining 8 mt axes

Alcar is the European Leader for medium-heavy (buckets, frames, booms, arms, attachments) and light components (hydraulic and fuel tanks, doors, hoods, panels) for construction equipment, agriculture, lifting and military machines. The manufacturing process, organized in 2 facilities, 50.000 Sqm covered, is completely and vertically integrated, and includes cutting, bending, welding, me-


made in italy chanical machining, plastic operations, painting and assembly. The company is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 3834 certified. Alcar’s operations cover three macro-areas of interest: production of steel and plastic components, engineering, management for supplier development. The main customers are represented by international leading companies in their own sector (OEM) and by european dealers (in this case for special attachments).

The key figures

The key figures of the company are represented below. Cutting: 20 working stations, 3 cutting technologies (plas-

Welding Line

Painting Powder System

ma, laser, oxifuel), 3D and 2D technologies, up to 250 mm of tickness. Bending: 25 working stations, Robot bending, up to 6 mt of lenght. Machining: 28 horizontal and vertical CNC working centers, Working area up to 8 mt. Welding: 50 robots, more than 200 welders certified UNI EN ISO 287 and UNI EN ISO 3834, International Welding Engineers, International Welding Inspectors. Painting: Primer painting, Powder and Wet top coat, 4 painting systems, up to 10 tons of capacity per rack, Phosphating system.

Plastic department: rotomoulding and rotolining machines, up to 50.000 tanks per year, injection technology. Alcar is able to produce special tanks in steel (hydraulic

and fuel) internally covered by plastic, guaranteeing total quality and safety. Quality: 3D control of measures, Ultrasonic tests for welding, Black Belts Engineers. Engineering: in close collaboration with customers, Alcar Engineers develop co-design studies, research into new materials and processes in a context of continual improvement and cost saving. Mechanical design, tooling design and realization (mechanical, airoperated and hydraulic, specific returnable containers, lift trucks and work tools, all with CE marking), Plastic ap-

Frame Excavator

Frame Paving

plications, Structural bonding technique, Augmented reality applications, FEM structural calculation represent some of the activities performed every day for the customers. Advanced, modern software – such as Parametric ProEngineer, AutoDesk AutoCAD, DS CATIA and SolidEdge including CAM modules, Ansys, Concept – are tools in daily use and a vital technical interface with customers. Experience gained in the sector, expertise and success over the years, have encouraged Alcar to embrace a new project, dedicated to current customers as well as the market in overall terms. The objective is to share, all over the world and for current suppliers of OEM in Emerging Market, knowledge, resources and processes across the various functions of the company system to reach top level of quality and services.  

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SERVICES

Espi Engineering

Cranes Renaissance From Castelfranco Emilia, province of Modena, the genius of revamping continues to revive crawler cranes for the largest international construction sites. Because the foundation of an immortal work must be able to always count on solid, efficient and timeless machines

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echanics is an art, and there are very few doubts about that. Not a simple exact science, then, but a real art that always takes place driven by an invention, a basic idea, an infallible intuition that ends up in an unique plant, equipment, machinery. To understand what mechanics art is, let’s go to Es90 mt - September 2013

pi Engineering, in Castelfranco Emilia, in the heart of the country’s most dynamic area. That’s where Stefano Govoni, since 1983, is revamping large cranes of the past, restoring its handling, lifting and accessories feeding functions for special foundations. This “mission of talent” is called revamping, and lasts - counting the beginnings of this company

with a long family tradition - for almost 50 years, ranging from a small repair shop to a big source of “rebirth” for crawler cranes and excavators. Special applications are the ultimate destination of the machines revamped by Espi Engineering; sales to final customer are joined by a profitable rental business that brings lattice boom cranes of Castelfranco Emilia on con-

struction sites around the world. “We sold a Link Belt LS108B with Casagrande KRC2-28 equipment for diaphragms to a new special foundations company that is working in Congo - tells us Stefano Govoni, impatient and with one ear linked to a phone that does not stop ringing - Our most recent features also include a long-term lease on the Pana-


made in italy ma Canal of a Link Belt LS318 and a Sumitomo SC1500, a Link Belt LS338 and a Kobelco CK2500 for the great project of Guaruja, Brazil.” The reconditioning of used cranes found on the international market by Espi Engineering is integral. A thorough knowledge of the brands and models of crawler cranes used in the foundations area is the great value of Stefano Govoni. “Talking about the American manufacturers, the most common models from the seventies to the nineties are branded Link Belt, Bucyrus Erie, Manitowoc, Lima and Marion – recalls the Espi owner - In Europe the protagonists are Liebherr, Bauer, Sennebogen, Soilmec, Casagrande. And then we have the Japanese Kobelco, Hitachi, Sumitomo ... All in all what really matters are the right ideas to bring new life to these old “retired” machines. It is necessary to match the right part, starting from transmissions and engines (we often use the new FPT-Fiat Powertrain, a replacement for those engines that are no longer available on the spare parts market). Then there’s the whole part about the structural strength and ease of use, and hence the mechanical expertise gained over the years helps a lot the success of the revamping, the restoration of an undercarriage or a lattice boom.” The workshop and the square outside the Espi Engineering offices are virtually full with jobs under construction, cranes waiting to be “resurrected”, welding and painting carried out in a rush fever. “We sent a IHI CCH1000 to rent with buy back option for the new bridge over the lagoon of Abdjan, Côte d’Ivoire - resumes Stefano Govoni, with its typical pouring way of speaking - For another LS108H5 we had here in our building the EC approval bringing it into our fleet of

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cranes for hire, while we have completely reconditioned and delivered two other Link Belt LS318 to the Salini Group for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance, one of the largest dams ever conceived on the African continent.” There is plenty of Africa in the international deals of Espi Engineering cranes, from the sub-Saharan area to former Franco-Belgian colonies, from Guinea Bissau to Congo. “It’s a great opportunity - says Stefano Govoni - The demand for crawler cranes to be allocated to large foundations works remains unique, and the market of developing countries is

joined by the Philippines and South America. The whole world is our scenario and my 11 technicians are working tirelessly to get everything done on time. We dismantle frames, we check the machine piece by piece, we control the wear degree, the remaining functionality. We replace bearings, pins, bushings, dynamic parts, wear parts and proceed with the adjustment of brakes and clutches, the adaptation of the new engines, the rebuilding of the hydraulic system if the crane has a hydraulic module. In short, the machines gets out of here rejuvenated, reinvigorated, of-

ten with a working potential that was not matched even when they were new.” We look at the sparks of welders, his head down, the accuracy of those involved in turning and milling, we listen to the “music” of the factory and the roar of the engines before the final test. “What we see here serves a dual concept: self-sufficiency and versatility - explains seriously Govoni, clearly speaking every single word - Everything tells a story of completeness, the workshop and the warehouse stocked with spare parts and components in the exchange program. If a crane is needed, no matter the job, we will provide it according to the characteristics that are needed to perform a task in the best way. We provide assistance, we listen to every customer need and face any difficulty. The lifting and foundations technology is our life. Indeed, our life is to give our crawler cranes and excavators a new life. Because, beyond any crisis, the genius and skill that lie at the very core of the made in Italy mechanics are not dead. Nor they will in the years to come.” 

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GREAT PROJECTS

The Gilgel Gibe III Dam The Gilgel Gibe III Dam is a 243 m high roller-compacted concrete (RCC) dam with an associated hydroelectric power plant in Ethiopia. The dam, which is presently under construction, will be once completed the largest hydroelectric plant in Africa with a power output of about 1870 Megawatt (MW). The designated contractor is the Italian company Salini by Mike Moulder

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he Gibe III dam is going to be be part of the Gibe cascade, a series of dams including the existing Gibe I dam (184 MW) and Gibe II power station (420 MW) as well as the planned Gibe IV (1472 MW) and Gibe V (560 MW) dams. The existing dams are owned and operated by the state-owned Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, which is also the client for the Gibe III Hydroelectric dam.

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The new Gilgel Gibe III is an 243 m high roller-compacted concrete dam with an associated hydroelectric power plant on the Omo river in Ethiopia. Once completed it will be the largest hydroelectric plant in Africa with a power output of about 1870 Megawatt (MW), thus more than doubling total installed capacity in Ethiopia from its 2007 level of 814 MW. As of October 2012, according to the project company the project was 62%

completed and the completion of the dam was tentatively scheduled for ending of 2013, after the reservoir will have filled and the hydroelectric plant will have been completed.

Design and technology

The Gilgel Gibe III Dam will be a 610 mlong and 243 m high roller-compacted concrete dam. It will withhold a reservoir with a capacity of 14 km3 and a sur-


face area of 210 km2, collecting with a catchment area of 34,150 km2. The reservoir’s live (active or “useful”) storage will be 11.75 km3 and dead storage 2.95 km3. The normal operating level of the reservoir will be 892 m above sea level with a maximum of 893 m and minimum of 800 m. The dam’s spillway will be 108 m long and floodgate-controlled with having a maximum discharge capacity of 18,000 m3/s. Water above 873 m above sea level can be discharged through its gates. Feeding the dam’s power house will be two penstocks that each branch into five separate tunnels for each individual turbine. The power house will contain ten 187 MW generators supported by Francis turbines for a total installed capacity of 1,870 MW. The initial design of the dam foresaw a rock-fill dam. However, due to difficulties with obtaining proper and sufficient insurance coverage for the rock-fill dam and issues about the structural stability, the design has been changed to rollercompacted concrete.

of extending the electricity distribution network to effectively increase access to electricity. As of 2009, electricity access in the prospective beneficiary countries was still low at 16% in Kenya and 36% in Sudan. According to the official website of Gibe III, most of the construction cost of the

However, no Power Purchase Agreements have been signed yet between Ethiopia and any of these countries. Only Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding to purchase electricity from the dam. Financing for a transmission line to Kenya was approved by the World Bank in July 2012.

Gilgel Gibe III Dam at a glance Dam and spillways

Cost and financing

The financial costs of the dam and hydroelectric power plant have been estimated to be 1.55 billion of Euro. The cost of a transmission line from the power plant to the nearby Wolayta Sodo Substation has been estimated at 35 Million Euro. These costs do not include the costs of constructing or upgrading power transmission lines to Addis Abeba and onwards to Djibouti to the Northeast of the dam, to Sudan in the West and to Kenya in the South, all located at a distance between 500 and a 1,000 km from the dam. The cost estimate does not include the costs

dam itself is financed by the Ethiopian government with its own funds. However, part of the project is financed through a corporate bond called “Millennium Bond” issued by the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) and marketed with the Ethiopian diaspora.

Benefits and environmental impact

The main benefit of the dam will be electricity generation. It is expected to supply about half of its power to Ethiopia and export the other half to Kenya (500 MW), Sudan (200 MW) and Djibouti (200 MW).

Type of dam: gravitiy, rollercompacted concrete Height: 243 m Lenght: 610 m Type of spillway: service Spillway capacity: 18,000 m3/s Reservoir Creates: Gilgel Gibe III Reservoir Capacity: 14 km3 Catchment area: 34,150 km2 Surface area: 210 km2 Power station Turbines: 10 x Francis-type Installed capacity: 1,870 MW Annual generation: 6,500 GWh (estimated) September 2013 -

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Roller-compacted concrete

Roller-compacted concrete (RCC) or rolled concrete is a special blend of concrete that has essentially the same ingredients as conventional concrete but in different ratios, and increasingly with partial substitution of fly ash for Portland cement. RCC is a mix of cement/fly ash, water, sand, aggregate and common additives, but contains much less water. The produced mix is drier and essentially has no slump. RCC is placed in a manner similar to paving; the material is delivered by dump trucks or conveyors, spread by small bulldozers or specially modified asphalt pavers, and then compacted by vibratory rollers. Roller-compacted concrete has many time and cost benefits over conventional mass concrete dams; these include higher rates of concrete placement, lower material costs and lower costs associated with post-cooling and formwork.

Access to the electricity grid in Ethiopia currently is very low. Less than 2% of Ethiopia’s rural population, which accounts for 85% of the total population, have access to the grid. With the support of the World Bank the government is carrying out an ambitious project to expand rural electricity access. According to the International Rivers Network the power cuts were caused by drought, 94 mt - September 2013

since almost all electricity generation in Ethiopia is hydroelectric. According to the same source, despite an increase in access to the electric grid, electricity consumption is likely to remain low for the foreseeable future due to the prevailing level of poverty. Even without the Gibe III hydro plant, according to one source Ethiopia had a surplus installed capacity of 400 megawatts.

Under Ethiopia’s current development plans it is said that the country will be more than 95% dependent on hydroelectric power. Ethiopia also predicted that the electricity power exports can bring about US$ 407 million a year for the country and this amount is well above the country’s most valuable coffee export. A secondary benefit of the project will be flood protection. In 2006, a flood claimed the lives of at least 360 people and thousands of livestock in the lower Omo River basin. Allegedly, a further benefit would be a reduction in the impact of droughts, presumably through the planned large, foreign-owned irrigated sugar plantations. According to the Ethiopian authorities, once the dam has been built the total amount of water flowing into the lake will not change. The only difference would be a more stable flow over the year - more during the dry season, and less during the wet. In general, the overall environmental impact of the project is highly beneficial. It increases the amount of water in the river system, it completely regulates flooding which was a major problem, it improves the livelihood of people downstream because they will have irrigation projects, and it does not in any way negatively affect the Turkana Lake.

The next step

A US$ 1.9 billion deal between China’s Sino Hydro Corporation and the Ethiopian Electric Power Authority to construct the Gilgel Gibe IV and Halele Werabesa hydroelectric dams was reported on 15 July 2009. Both dams are “expected to be completed in five years”, and would have a combined capacity of over 2,000 megawatts. 


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