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CEMEX uses specialty concrete to meet demanding requirements for warehouse flooring in Germany

Date published: July 13, 2011

CEMEX in Germany has provided advanced ready-mix concrete solutions for the expansion of the Otto Group’s central dispatch center in the city of Haldensleben. Among the requirements, the receiving area, the high bay warehouse and the order picking facility had to increase their capacity. The logistics arm of the Otto Group, the Hermes Warehousing Solutions is already one of the largest regional employers and, since mid-2011, it has provided several hundred additional jobs.


CEMEX uses specialty concrete to meet demanding requirements for warehouse flooring in Germany

Industrial floors are some of the most demanding construction projects because they must be able to withstand heavy mechanical loads over the long term, and the concrete used must have exceptionally high performance. One of the solutions for this type of requirement consists in using concrete with super plasticizers, which are a concrete admixture based on polycarboxylate ethers (PCE).

CEMEX has been very successful in using PCE-based concretes for industrial flooring that are of the highest quality and durability. Thanks to its experience as a company and the know-how of its concrete technicians, the company has been able to use (PCE) super plasticizers to produce flowing concrete mixes with very high slump in the range of 7-9 inches (175-225 mm) that can be used in heavily reinforced structures and in placements where adequate consolidation by vibration cannot be readily achieved.

CEMEX uses specialty concrete to meet demanding requirements for warehouse flooring in Germany

"When choosing the concrete composition for an industrial floor, it is necessary to consider all conditions, such as air, mixing processes, construction processes and even the transportation time of the product,” says Dietmar Vötsch, Managing Director of CEMEX Admixtures GmbH. "At CEMEX, we examine all the properties, requirements and conditions in order to prepare the right concrete for an industrial floor."

At a global level, CEMEX does not simply manufacture concrete, but develops solutions based on the thorough knowledge and application of concrete technology. Leveraging years of experience, a worldwide pool of knowledge, and state-of-the-art expertise about the different concrete constituents and their interaction, CEMEX offers its customers “concrete by design”—tailor-designed concrete.

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