Arab Group for Equipment & Construction (AGECO) & Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH hosted a number of clients on the 7th & 8th Of December 2015 at the Le Royal hotel on Gulf road for a service-training seminar. The training was held over a period of 2 days and covered various topics such as Mono – Duo Block, Wear parts, Setting and adjusting S – Valve, Delivery Cylinders, Emergency operation, Central lubrication, Pipe lines, Pumps check list, How to read an Electrical diagram basics, Hydraulic oil circulation within the pump, Oil changing in the new Generation and Spare parts training/Esser Training. In total, 28 have successfully attended the Putzmeister Training in Kuwait 2015. The training was conducted by Mr. Khodor Ali Taki, After Sales & Service Manager Putzmeister Middle East , Mr. Yazan Alzoubi, After Sales & Service Manager Putzmeister Middle East & Mr. Volker Schneider – Esser. Over the last 38 years, AGECO became a renowned equipment supplier in the Kuwaiti market, representing an exclusive group of manufacturers and their respective products such as Putzmeister Concrete Pumps from Germany. AGECO aspires to separate itself from the pack through skilled personnel, unparalleled customer support and corporate training material.
Putzmeister is a German manufacturer of concrete pumps. The firm is headquartered at Aichtal, and is the largest in its field. Putzmeister was founded by Karl Schlecht in 1958. Schlecht designed a mortar machine based on his diploma thesis at the University of Stuttgart. In 1986, Putzmeister 52Z’s were used in the Chernobyl nuclear accident, pumping over 400,000 cubic yards of concrete to entomb reactor number 4, setting a world record at the time for volume pumping.
During the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents at the Fukushima plant, multiple Putzmeister concrete boom pumps were flown to Japan from locations around the world. After the initial success of a M58-5 unit, additional M62-6s and 70Z’s were transported to Japan on-board chartered Antonov An-124s, the world’s second largest cargo plane. The 70Z is the world’s largest boom pump, able to reach over 220 feet, and able to be controlled remotely from 2 miles (3.2 km) away. The pumps will be deployed to try to stabilise the four reactors with additional water pumping capacity. In May 2008, Putzmeister reached a world record in vertical concrete pumping (1,988 feet, (606m)), via their specially designed concrete pumps type BSA 14000 SHP-D, in building the Burj Khalifa. In 2008, Putzmeister broke its own record by pumping concrete to a height of more than 700 m at Burj Khalifa. As the largest German-Sino transaction ever, at the end of January 2012 Putzmeister was sold to the Chinese Sany Heavy Industries, the construction-equipment maker run by China’s richest man Liang Wengen.