Successful FEBELCEM/EUPAVE workshop on “Slipform Pavers” during MATEXPO 2017

The Federation of the Belgian Cement Industry, FEBELCEM, and the European Concrete Paving Association, EUPAVE organised on 7 September 2017 a joint workshop on “Slipform pavers”.

“For more than 50 years, slipform pavers have been used for the construction of concrete roads, safety barriers, kerbs and gutters.  They turn the fresh concrete into a finished high-quality product, and are fast and accurate.  Thanks to continuous development and new equipment, they have become an indispensable tool for a concrete pavement contractor.”

EUPAVE counts among its members the 4 main slipform pavers manufacturers: Gomaco, Guntert & Zimmerman, Wirtgen, Power Curbers. Three of them delegated speakers for this workshop which was attended by around 60 participants.

 Around 60 participants attended the event

Luc Rens, Managing-Director of EUPAVE, opened the workshop and introduced EUPAVE and the speakers to the participants. Following this, Mr. Rolf C. Guntert, Vice-President of Guntert & Zimmerman, explained how to achieve high quality concrete pavements.

Rolf C. Guntert, Vice-President of Guntert & Zimmerman

Mr. Rory Keogh, Managing-Director of GOMACO International Limited in the UK presented the concrete slipform paving, the way it works, its potential problems and a range of solutions.

Rory Keogh, Managing-Director of GOMACO 

Mr. Patrick Zanen, Head of Sales Slipform Paving and Product Manager at Wirtgen, introduced the offset applications.

Afterwards, at the outdoor exhibition, the audience visited the stands of De Bruycker and Wirtgen where slipform pavers from Gomaco and Wirtgen were presented.

Patrick Zanen, Head of Sales Slipform Paving and Product Manager at Wirtgen 

The workshop and visit ended with a walking lunch organised by MATEXPO.

We wish to thank one more time our speakers for their great contribution and the MATEXPO team for the opportunity.