Mapei and Elettrondata have signed a multi-year partnership agreement to offer equipment and services for quality control, production and transport of ready-mix concrete.
The combination of Elettrondata’s process automation technology and Mapei’s concrete technology aims to provide the entire concrete industry with an added value resulting from the total quality process and support of CO2 neutrality.
Founded in 1937 in Milan, Italy, Mapei is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products for the building industry. The company has contributed to the construction of major architectural and infrastructure projects worldwide.
Elettrondata is one of Europe’s leading providers of integrated batching systems for the ready-mix concrete, asphalt and precast elements production. Established in 1973, the company has installed more than 7,000 automation systems globally.
In a joint statement, both partners emphasised that a change towards a circular economy is crucial for value creation, economic growth and waste and resource management. “Through Mapei concrete industry solutions, this partnership will integrate raw materials, concrete admixtures, fibres and digital solutions in a circular process of quality and sustainability,” they explained.
“Focusing on the total life cycle of a structure, the collaboration will increase the value and reduce the carbon footprint through high-end products and process automation. In addition, thanks to the new ED SM II system, the concrete delivery phase is now part of the quality process.”
Marco Squinzi, CEO of Mapei said, “Mapei focuses on a sustainable concrete industry. The partnership with Elettrondata is a winning combination for our customers allowing the successful mix of proven, robust, and user-friendly hardware and software with our chemical products and solutions.
“As the world-leading supplier of admixtures and fibre technology for concrete, we have developed a full range of ancillary products to support all the steps of concrete production and use. Offering the EDSM II is part of this total quality and sustainability thinking, focusing on concrete production from raw materials, mix design, production, transport, casting & curing and recycling.”
Leonardo Nigro, CEO of Elettrondata added, “The partnership with Mapei is for us a source of pride and an incentive to continue to innovate. For over 15 years, we have been studying and implementing the SM system for the control of the delivered concrete. Today we have more than 3,000 SM systems installed on as many truck mixers.
“Thanks to the collaboration with Mapei, EDSM II was born, the new system for the control of the concrete during its delivery that integrates the SM system and is improved with further functions, in order to provide the concrete producer with all the data in real time and to act on time.”
A dedicated website has been created by Mapei to support customers in exploring the advantages of these new solutions: https://cis.mapei.com.