Pressure High, Schedule Tight

Project: New factory with high food safety standards, Germany

Contractor: Ed. Züblin AG, Bereich Direkt Export & Bereich Dresden in cooperation with Cofely Deutschland GmbH

MEVA Systems: Wall formwork Mammut 350, Climbing scaffold KLK 230

Formwork Engineering: MEVA Formwork Systems, Germany, Dresden branch



New factory building with latest standards of food safety

A modern production facility for baby food is being built in Hessen, a state in mid-Germany. The factory follows high standards of food safety. After being completed, the company’s production  capacities will be doubled in total, helping to meet the growing market demand. 

Concrete works rely on the heavy- duty Mammut 350 (Imperial in the USA) wall formwork and its load capacity of 100 kN/m². This proved necessary when pouring the main hall and the two elevator shafts to heights beyond 40 m. High, fast pours of 11.40 m were completed in as little as three hours. 

Concrete pressure was monitored using pressure gauges attached through tie holes. This way, the site was able to fully and safely utilise the formwork’s load capacity. The formwork climbed on climbing scaffolds KLK 230, whose carriage allows the panels to be pulled back from the freshly poured walls by 70 cm.

  • MEVA Expertise & References

    MEVA Expertise & References

    Referencen for Projets in Commercial & Residential Construction, Architectural Construction, High-Rise Construction and Civil Engineering Construction

  • Biogen biopharmaceutical production plant in Luterbach near Solothurn, Switzerland

    Biogen biopharmaceutical production plant in Luterbach near Solothurn, Switzerland

    High, Fast, Safe: A state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical production plant is being built for the US biotechnology company Biogen, located on the grounds of a former paper factory in Luter bach near Solothurn, Switzerland.

  • Floating High Over Deep Ground

    Floating High Over Deep Ground

    One of the latest thrills: Float like a bird at a skydiving center, where an artificial airstream will keep you up in the air.

  • Saving 4 Weeks on Schedule

    Saving 4 Weeks on Schedule

    The solution: table forms, 5.40 m long to exactly fit into the openings between the columns. Short filler pieces with rounded edges provided a perfect match to the column layout.