It has been announced that CEMEX recently participated in the expansion of BMW Group’s Research and Innovation Centre in Germany.
The new building is located in northern Munich and offers its 5000 employees an innovative working environment. The building will be used for the development of hardware and software for BMW Group's future vehicles.
In the first phase of the expansion project, CEMEX supplied more than 105 000 m3 of concrete. This was provided through the agile solution of an onsite mixing plant. The building will have a large floor area of more than 150 000 m2. As such, it required the delivery of huge quantities of concrete in a relatively short period. In order to provide this, CEMEX used a special twin-shaft compulsory mixer, which enabled the production of an uninterrupted supply of 90 m3/hour of concrete.
Sustainability was a key factor in the choice to use a mobile-plant over a fixed concrete plant. The mobile plant allowed for shorter transportation routes, which reduced CO2 emissions, as well as traffic congestion. This minimised the impact of the large-scale project.
“At CEMEX, we constantly strive to deliver a superior customer experience,” said Uwe Lange, Director of Key Accounts Materials for Central Europe at CEMEX “In an overloaded market, such as Munich, we had to guarantee that the concrete was available just in time at the place of installation, with minimum to no disruption in the area around the construction site. Our onsite mixing plants enable us to ensure targeted economic concrete supply for large construction sites, while offering the same quality and wide range of materials as in our fixed concrete plants.”
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries.
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