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Thinking about concrete at Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015

Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) will be exhibiting at Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 15 to 18 September under the theme of ‘Thinking About Concrete? Think PMSA’.

PMSA is the exclusive southern African distributor for German-based Kraft Curing Solutions
PMSA is the exclusive southern African distributor for German-based Kraft Curing Solutions

“A significant indication of our success in the marketplace is the fact that, to date, about two million houses have been built with bricks manufactured by PMSA machines. We are essentially helping to build South Africa with every machine we sell, as well as contributing to the business success of our customers,” Quintin Booysen, sales and marketing manager, comments.

PMSA is the leading manufacturer of brick, block and paver making machinery on the African continent. Booysen explains that the theme ‘Thinking About Concrete? Think PMSA’ encapsulates the group’s focus on providing total solutions for its customers’ specific requirements.

PMSA’s largest-capacity machine is the RE-1400, which has a fully automated production capacity of up to 165 000 standard stock bricks per nine-hour shift. It offers a range of batching configurations, wet and dry side production handling and production board handling.

Product ranges that will be showcased at Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015 include HTC, which PMSA distributes in Southern Africa through its fully-owned subsidiary Superb Flooring Systems. The range consists of HTC Greyline machines, HTC Twister floor cleaning and grinding pads, professional grinders, dust extractors and various tools and accessories.

PMSA will also use Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015 to showcase other products in its extensive concrete equipment solutions offering. This will focus on the Fiori DBX35, which fills a gap in the local market for an affordable and reliable self-loading concrete mixer. “A major benefit of the Fiori DBX35 is that it offers accurate volumetric measurement without the need for additional equipment, although it also has options for weigh batching if required,” Booysen adds.

Looking at its ABECE roof tile machinery range, Booysen points out that the SPS semi-automatic extruder can manufacture up to 5 000 concrete tiles in a nine-hour shift. This equates to about ten tiles a minute, depending on the specific plant configuration.

“The main benefits of the SPS range of roof-tile equipment is that it is easy to install, operate and maintain, which are important considerations in remote project sites in Africa,” Booysen elaborates. A major target market for PMSA’s total solutions are the small to medium sized contractor market.

Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, takes place from 15 to 18 September at the Johannesburg Expo Centre.

The premiere exhibition in September 2013 attracted 754 exhibitors from 38 countries and 14 700 visitors from over 100 countries. Covering a total of 60 000 m2 of exhibition space, this is the biggest event for the sector in Africa.

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