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Jan 27 2017

BHS-Sonthofen Appoints New Mixing Division Sales Manager for U.S. Site

Mixing technology for concrete

BHS-Sonthofen Appoints New Mixing Division Sales Manager for U.S. Site

Mike Kerins, the new Mixing Division Sales Manager at BHS-Sonthofen Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolin

Mike Kerins is the new Mixing Division Sales Manager at the American subsidiary BHS-Sonthofen Inc. based in Charlotte, North Carolina. BHS-Sonthofen has appointed him to further strengthen the sales team, which has quadrupled the number of mixers installed in North America since 2011. Moreover, BHS is now offering its customers the option to carry out material and field tests at their own facilities by providing laboratory mixers on a rental basis from the Charlotte location.

BHS-Sonthofen has appointed Mike Kerins to further capitalize on the continually increasing acceptance of BHS mixers in North America. Kerins has over 10 years of experience in the concrete industry through his time with CEMEX and Pavestone and certifications from the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT). Kerins has managed the design, start-up, operation and quality control of plants throughout the US. He graduated magna cum laude with a B. Sc from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Kerins will provide customers with expert technical consulting on all topics concerning BHS mixing technology. He will also draw upon his expertise to oversee tests with laboratory mixers that customers can rent from BHS to run trials at their own facilities.

At BHS-Sonthofen Inc., Kerins will support project management in ensuring even shorter delivery times for mixers and spare parts in the United States.

Dennis Kemmann, the Managing Director of BHS-Sonthofen GmbH, has the following to say of Kerins: „Mike is a recognized specialist who knows his way around concrete plants and construction sites. He has familiarized himself with all different kinds of mixers over the course of his career. We are happy that he has chosen to come on board with BHS-Sonthofen and bring his wealth of expertise to the table.“

Ever since BHS-Sonthofen Inc. established the Mixing Division in 2011, the company has successfully established the German mixers on the American market. For instance, twin-shaft batch mixers make up the lion“s share of the 220,000 m³ of in-situ concrete required to construct the New NY Tappan Zee Bridge. They are also producing tens of thousands of cubic meters of concrete for the bridge“s precast structural elements, some of which weigh over 300 tons. BHS-Sonthofen single- and twin-shaft batch mixers are also becoming increasingly popular for use in dam stabilization projects and for conditioning backfill material in mining applications.

Mike Kerins“ contact information:
-Tel.: (+1-704) 845-1190
-E-mail:michael.kerins@bhs-sonthofen.com

About BHS-Sonthofen Inc. (USA)
BHS-Sonthofen Inc., based in Charlotte, North Carolina, was founded in 1998 as the first BHS-Sonthofen subsidiary in order to address the growing demand for BHS filtration technology in North America and provide local customers with in-depth support. Since 2011, BHS-Sonthofen Inc. has also been responsible for selling mixing technology in North America and started selling recycling technology in the region in 2015.

The Mixing Division established in 2011 supplies single- and twin-shaft batch mixers for continuous and batch operation. The sales team consults North American clients on selecting and dimensioning plants, guaranteeing quick service all the while. Alongside an extensive warehouse for spare and wear parts, the Charlotte site is also home to laboratory mixers available on a rental basis to companies interested in carrying out their own material and test mixing.

BHS-Sonthofen Inc. is also a certified member of the Concrete Plant Manufacturers Bureau“s (CPMB) Mixer Manufacturers division.

About BHS-Sonthofen
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH is an owner-operated group of companies in the field of machinery and plant engineering based in Sonthofen, Germany. The company offers technical solutions for mechanical process technology, concentrating primarily on mixing, crushing, recycling and filtration. With more than 350 employees and several subsidiaries, BHS-Sonthofen has a global presence.

The Mixing Technology division produces batch and continuous mixers and offers a full range of process technology for mixing applications. The twin-shaft batch mixer, which is considered a global benchmark in the concrete industry, is a key product.

For further information, please visit: www.bhs-sonthofen.de

Firmenkontakt
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
D-87527 Sonthofen, Germany
+49 8321 6099-231
press@bhs-sonthofen.de
http://www.bhs-sonthofen.de

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Jan 27 2017

BHS-Sonthofen: Neuer Sales Manager für die Mischtechnik in den Vereinigten Staaten

Mischtechnik für Beton

BHS-Sonthofen: Neuer Sales Manager für die Mischtechnik in den Vereinigten Staaten

Mike Kerins, der neue Sales Manager für die Mischtechnik bei BHS-Sonthofen Inc. in Charlotte (USA)

Mike Kerins ist neuer Sales Manager für die Mischtechnik in der amerikanischen Tochtergesellschaft BHS-Sonthofen Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mit ihm stärkt BHS-Sonthofen den Vertrieb, der seit 2011 die Anzahl der in Nordamerika installierten Mischer vervierfacht hat. Außerdem bietet BHS mit Labormischern in Charlotte ab sofort seinen Kunden mehr Möglichkeiten, Material- und Feldtests in ihren Werken durchzuführen.

Mit Mike Kerins stellt BHS-Sonthofen sich auf die beständig steigende Akzeptanz der BHS Mischer in Nordamerika ein. Er hat mehr als zehn Jahre Berufserfahrung mit dem Mischen von Beton bei führenden amerikanischen Herstellern wie Pavestone Company und CEMEX. An mehreren Standorten in den Vereinigten Staaten hat er Mischanlagen in Betrieb genommen, betrieben und den technischen Service durchgeführt sowie die Qualitätskontrollen verantwortet. Neben seinem Abschluss als Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) mit „Magna cum laude“ an der Clarion University of Pennsylvania verfügt er über qualifizierte Weiterbildungen und Zertifikate des American Concrete Institute (ACI), der National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), des North Carolina Dept. of Transport (NCDOT) und des South Carolina Dept. of Transport (SCDOT).

Kerins wird zukünftig die technische und fachliche Beratung der Kunden zu allen Fragestellungen der BHS Mischtechnik sein. Daneben betreut er mit seiner Expertise Testinstallationen und Materialversuche mit Labormischern, die Interessenten und Kunden mieten können, um Mischversuche in ihrem eigenen Werk durchzuführen.

Bei BHS-Sonthofen Inc. wird Kerins im Projektmanagement noch kürzere Lieferzeiten von Mischern sowie von Ersatz- und Verschleißteilen in den Vereinigten Staaten sicherstellen.

Dennis Kemmann, der Geschäftsführer der BHS-Sonthofen GmbH: „Mit Mike haben wir einen anerkannten Spezialisten gewonnen, der weiß, worauf es im Betonwerk und auf der Baustelle ankommt. Während seiner beruflichen Laufbahn hat er unterschiedlichste Mischertypen kennengelernt. Wir freuen uns, dass er sich jetzt für BHS-Sonthofen entschieden hat und seine ganze Expertise einbringt.“

Seit Etablierung des Vertriebsbereiches Mischtechnik in 2011 hat die BHS-Sonthofen Inc. die Mischer aus Bayern erfolgreich im amerikanischen Markt etabliert. Doppelwellen-Chargenmischer stellen zum Beispiel den Löwenanteil der 220.000 m³ Ortbeton für die in Bau befindliche New NY Tappan Zee Bridge her. Außerdem produzieren sie Zehntausende m³ Beton für die gewaltigen Fertigteile der Brückenkonstruktion, von denen einige mehr als 300 t wiegen. Auch bei Staudammprojekten und beim Konditionieren von Versatzmaterial im Bergbau setzen sich die Doppel- und Einwellenmischer von BHS-Sonthofen mehr und mehr in Nordamerika durch.

Die Kontaktdaten von Mike Kerins:
-Tel. +1-704-845-1190
-E-Mail: michael.kerins@bhs-sonthofen.com

Über BHS-Sonthofen Inc. (USA)
BHS-Sonthofen Inc. mit Sitz in Charlotte, North Carolina wurde 1998 als erste Tochtergesellschaft von BHS-Sonthofen gegründet, um der wachsenden Nachfrage nach der BHS Filtrationstechnik in Nordamerika zu entsprechen und die Kunden vor Ort intensiv zu betreuen. Mittlerweile verantwortet BHS-Sonthofen Inc. seit 2011 auch den Vertrieb der Mischtechnik und seit 2015 der Recyclingtechnik in Nordamerika.

Der 2011 etablierte Vertriebsbereich „Mischtechnik“ liefert Ein- und Doppelwellenmischer für den kontinuierlichen und den chargenweisen Betrieb. Das Vertriebsteam berät die Kunden in Nordamerika bei Auswahl und Dimensionierung der Anlagen und gewährleistet schnellen Service. Neben einem umfangreichen Lager für Ersatz- und Verschleißteile stehen in Charlotte Labormischer zur Verfügung, die Interessenten für eigene Material- und Testmischungen nutzen können.
Zudem ist BHS-Sonthofen Inc. zertifiziertes Mitglied des amerikanischen Verbandes „Concrete Plant Manufacturers Bureau (CPMB)“ im Bereich Mischerhersteller.

Über BHS-Sonthofen
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH ist eine inhabergeführte Unternehmensgruppe des Maschinen- und Anlagenbaus mit Stammsitz in Sonthofen / Allgäu.
Das Unternehmen bietet technische Lösungen auf dem Gebiet der mechanischen Verfahrenstechnik mit den Schwerpunkten Mischen, Zerkleinern, Recyceln und Filtrieren. Mit mehr als 350 Mitarbeitern und mehreren Tochtergesellschaften ist BHS-Sonthofen weltweit präsent.

Der Geschäftsbereich Mischtechnik stellt Chargen- und Durchlaufmischer her und bietet die gesamte Verfahrenstechnik rund um das Thema Mischen an. Ein wichtiges Produkt ist der Doppelwellen-Chargenmischer, der in der Betonindustrie weltweit als Branchenmaßstab gilt.

Weitere Informationen unter www.bhs-sonthofen.de

Firmenkontakt
BHS Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
87527 Sonthofen
+49.8321.6099-0
press@bhs-sonthofen.de
http://www.bhs-sonthofen.de

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+49.241.89468-44
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Dez 4 2015

BHS-Sonthofen strengthens its presence in Turkey

Recycling, mixing and crushing technology in Turkey: New subsidiary is the product of a long-standing business relationship.

BHS-Sonthofen strengthens its presence in Turkey

The General Manager, Ramazan Ergin (left), and the National Sales Manager, Alper Sahin in Istanbul

BHS-Sonthofen has founded BHS-Sonthofen Turkey Makina Sanayi Ltd. Sti. in Turkey in October with its corporate headquarters in Istanbul. The company enables BHS to offer its customers expert advice at the local level at the gateway between Europe and Asia. The newly founded subsidiary is a joint venture which has developed from a long-standing business relationship with DTR Industries.

The foundation of the new subsidiary means that BHS will be able to meet the increasing demand for the recycling, mixing and crushing technology products from Sonthofen on the Turkish market.

A number of machines and installations have been in operation in these segments for several years in Turkey, e.g. for processing slag and mixing concrete, as well as crushers for the production of chippings and sand.

The corporate headquarters is located in Istanbul, within sight of Sabiha Gökcen airport. Ramazan Ergin is the General Manager of BHS Turkey; he will continue as General Manager of DTR Industries, a company which also represents other German machine manufacturers in Turkey. Ergin has known the machines of BHS for a long time. High-quality advice is guaranteed from the very first day, owing to the expertise he has acquired in dealing with them. Alper Sahin is the National Sales Manager for Turkey. He knows the recycling industry inside and out from his job at a company in the sector, where he worked for several years.

Dennis Kemmann, the General Manager of BHS-Sonthofen GmbH, sees enormous potential in Turkey: „We have noticed a constantly growing awareness of the importance of recycling reusable materials and environmental protection in Turkey: Many local authority areas are investing in waste recycling. There is also a large market for scrap. The construction industry is experiencing dynamic growth, which not only creates a growing demand for concrete mixers but also for cement. We are supplying systems for this market which enable refuse-derived fuels to be used to a high degree.“

Address and contact data of BHS Turkey:
BHS-Sonthofen Turkey Makina Sanayi Ltd. Sti.
Yenisehir Mah. Sumbul Sok. No: 8/1/113
34912 Pendik – Istanbul / Turkey
Phone: +90 216 9092-490
Fax: +90 216 9092-492
e-mail: turkey@bhs-sonthofen.com

About BHS-Sonthofen

BHS-Sonthofen is an owner-operated group of companies in the machinery and plant engineering field, based in Sonthofen, Germany. The company offers technical solutions for mechanical process engineering, concentrating primarily on mixing, crushing, recycling and filtration. With more than 350 employees and several subsidiaries, BHS Sonthofen has a global presence.

The Mixing Technology division produces batch and continuous mixers and offers a full range of process technology for mixing. The twin-shaft batch mixer, which is considered a global benchmark in the concrete industry, is an important product.

The Crushing Technology division manufactures impact crushers and mills with vertical and horizontal shafts, which are used for processing mineral substances, e.g. in quarries, gravel works and mining.

The Recycling Technology division offers a wide range of machines and systems for the recycling industry. The product spectrum covers the processing of brittle-hard waste materials such as electronic waste, slag, shredder residual fractions etc., as well as resilient materials such as tires, cables, and refuse-derived fuels.

For more information, see www.bhs-sonthofen.de.

Firmenkontakt
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
D-87527 Sonthofen, Germany
+49 8321 6099-231
press@bhs-sonthofen.de
http://www.bhs-sonthofen.de

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Sep 18 2015

High-strength white concrete for the third largest mosque in the world

Twin-shaft batch mixer from BHS-Sonthofen proves its worth in a major project.

High-strength white concrete for the third largest mosque in the world

Mosque animation

Europoles delivered 618 supports made from white, high-strength spun concrete for the third largest mosque in the world in Algiers. The pole manufacturer from Neumarkt produced the concrete for the up to 34 m high and up to 34 t columns with twin-shaft batch mixers from the BHS-Sonthofen DKX range.

At present, a Muslim community in the Algerian capital is erecting the Great Mosque of Algeria at a cost of around 1.1 billion euro. The prayer room is a vast cube with a capacity of up to 35,000 people. The production of in total 618 octagonal concrete supports for the imposing structure was not an every-day project even for Europoles.

The 32 largest of the 618 octagonal spun concrete supports made from high-quality white concrete have three parts, a total length of 34 m and a diameter of 1.62 m. By September 2015, Europoles will have sent the last columns on their way to Algeria.

For this project, Europoles needed a new mixer, since the mixing times with the existing planetary mixers would have been much too long. Furthermore, a separate mixer needed to be used for the extremely delicate white concrete in order to avoid contaminants.

However, the new mixer was not required just for the mosque project: The interest in high-strength and ultra high-strength concretes is rising constantly and Europoles wanted to use the investment in the new mixer to ensure that it is well prepared for future projects. High-strength concretes need to be mixed particularly intensively to achieve good homogeneity. For this reason, the focus is on a short mixing time as well as the correct mixing procedure, since the new system needs to be able to produce up to 20 m³ of concrete per hour.

Due to the high mixture homogeneity requirements, several mixing procedures were straight away out of the race already during the market research phase. In addition, the new mixer needed to be integrated into the current building without any need for significant conversion work. This meant that a compact mixer was the only option – but it still needed to offer a high throughput. Some machines were ruled out because the available installation space was insufficient and extensive conversion work would have been required.

Thus, the twin-shaft batch mixers from BHS-Sonthofen reached the shortlist. The Europoles plant technology department finally decided upon the most powerful and fastest mixer that could be accommodated in the existing installation space – a DKX 1.25 with a rated output of 1.25 m³ of hardened concrete per batch. Due to its high filling degree, this mixer type is extremely compact while providing the required throughput. As a result, little alteration was required to the existing facility.

One reason for the decision in favor of the BHS mixer was also the recommendation of the adjacent concrete plant, which has been using a twin-shaft batch mixer to manufacture UHPC concrete to construct bridges and wind turbines for quite some time now.

Because the schedule for the delivery of the columns for the mosque was already fixed, the time line for the delivery and commissioning of the mixer was extremely short. Europoles placed the order with BHS-Sonthofen in April 2013, and just six months later, the new facility had supplied the first lot of concrete.

On a normal production day, the new facility mixes up to 16 batches of this challenging concrete per hour, achieving an output of just under 20 m³ in this time. For the mosque project, up to four columns per day have left the plant at peak times, each of them with a weight of up to 30 t.

Experiences from the mosque project indicate that the quality of this high-grade concrete recipe is extremely good. Even at peak times, the requirement for short mixing times is met.

Bernhard Matschiner, responsible for the upgrading of the mixing plant for the mosque project, is pleased with the results so far: „Beforehand, we were only able to produce white concrete in very limited quantities, since the mixing times using planetary mixers were much too long. The homogeneity of the concrete produced with the BHS mixer is excellent and it works extremely reliably with high availability. We can now also reliably produce large quantities of high-grade UHPC. Thanks to the new mixer, we’ve been able to significantly improve our market position – especially with regard to our competitor material, steel. In the future, we will be offering products whose quality and price are superior to those of steel.“

Info

Unlike pan mixers and planetary mixers, which mix in two dimensions only, BHS twin-shaft mixers generate the three-dimensional movement of the entire mixture. In addition, intensive material exchange takes place in the turbulent overlap area of the two mixing circuits. Furthermore, these mixers offer high production variability, since even small batches can be produced extremely homogeneously. Moreover, they boast cost-effective, specific energy consumption, since they optimally convert the supplied energy into the intensive relative movement of the entire mixture.

BHS twin-shaft batch mixers are significantly more compact than other mixer systems, which means that mixers with a higher throughput than mixers that use other procedures can generally be installed in the available installation space when plant modifications are made.

About BHS-Sonthofen

BHS-Sonthofen is an owner-operated group of companies in the machinery and plant engineering field, based in Sonthofen, Germany. The company offers technical solutions for mechanical process engineering with a focus on mixing, crushing, recycling and filtration. With more than 350 employees and several subsidiaries, BHS-Sonthofen has a global presence.

The mixing technology division produces batch and continuous mixers and offers a full range of process technology for mixing. The twin-shaft batch mixer, which is considered a global benchmark in the concrete industry, is an important product.

For more information, see www.bhs-sonthofen.de.

About Europoles

Europoles GmbH & Co. KG is Europe’s leading manufacturer of poles, supports, and load-bearing systems. Europoles offers standard and special solutions and turnkey systems including all services from consultation to demolition. The company uses proven and innovative technologies and materials – concrete, steel, and glass-fiber reinforced plastic. Europoles is characterized by its many years of experience, high level of technical solution competence and management of complex projects in close collaboration with its customers and partners. Europoles GmbH & Co. KG serves the infrastructure markets for transport, energy and telecommunications as well as creates applications in lighting, structural engineering and special construction. The geographical focus is Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and on expanding into attractive markets around the world. Europoles is a company of VTC Industrieholding GmbH.

Based in Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate, Germany, Europoles GmbH & Co. KG has firm roots in the region. Nevertheless, Europoles is an international company with nine production facilities in Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Oman. With numerous German and international sales subsidiaries as well as European and Middle Eastern sales partners, the company always has a presence where its customers need it. At present, Europoles GmbH & Co. KG has around 1,400 employees and an annual turnover of around 200 million euro.

Firmenkontakt
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
D-87527 Sonthofen, Germany
+49 8321 6099-231
press@bhs-sonthofen.de
http://www.bhs-sonthofen.de

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