Start of Perfect Production at Bonna Sabla / France

Custom-made Large Manhole Bases

 The French Bonna Sabla group of companies is a member of EuropeanConsolis Group and one of the leading European precast producers. Due to the great product diversity offered by the French group, customers are provided with comprehensive solutions for all building and infrastructural projects. Consolis operates more than 130 factories in 25 countries. In 2008, the 10,000 employees of the group generated net sales of approx. 1.7 billion euros. Bonna Sabla became a member of the group in 2005. This long-established French brand is also very successful in the currently difficult market environment. We visited the Bonna Sabla production site in Cuise-Lamotte.

History of Bonna Sabla

At the end of the 19th century, Bonna was founded by Aimé Bonna, the inventor of the “âme-tôle” pipe (pipe with steel-sheet inner liner). Already at that time, processes were developed to supply the mobile construction sites in France and the neighboring countries. Roughly at the same time, the corporate history of Sabla began – a business that specialized in the production of precast products.

In 1924, the state-owned water utility CGE (Compagnie Générale des Eaux), which was the most important customer of Bonna at the time, bought the business. The company was renamed...

Related articles:

Process and apparatus for demolding and palletizing cast concrete blocks

(10) WO 2012/018708 A1 (22) 1 August 2011 (43) 9 February 2012 (71) ROSETTA HARDSCAPES, LLC [US/US]; 05481 U.S.31 South, Charlevoix, MI 49720 (US). (57) A method for demolding concrete blocks which...

Issue 11-2015

System and method for producing tubular ­concrete products

(10) US 2015/0246460 Al (22) Sep.3,2013 (43) Sep. 3, 2015 (71) Johann SCHLÜSSELBAUER, Altenhof (AT) (57) A method and system for producing tubular concrete products in a casting method using upright...


Bonna Sabla counts on “Magic” manufaccturing

Located in Lamotte in Northern France, the plant of the precast producer Bonna Sabla is one of the major production sites of the civil works division of Consolis Group, which has an Europe-wide...

Issue 2017-01

System for the automatic release of products made from cast concrete from flexible molds

(10) WO 2016/185417 Al (22) 19.05.2016 (43) 24.11.2016 (57) A system for the automatic release of cast concrete products from flexible and deformable molds is described. The system comprises an...

Issue 2009-01 Especially for small delivery rates

Concrete pump makes precast manhole production more economical

The Austrian Schlüsselbauer Technology GmbH & Co.KG has developed a production system with which – using negative mold bodies and special formwork – elements of highly individual shapes can also be...