Romanian paving slabs producer Elis Pavaje invests 10 million euros for its third factory in Romania, creating 40 new jobs. Elis Pavaje began its activity in 1991 as a small family business in its two factories located in Stoenesti, Prahova County, and in Petresti, Alba County, employing around 420 people.
The company has recently concluded the construction of the new plant in Secuienii Noi, in Neamt County in northeastern Romania, and expects to start full production in May 2018. The investment project aims to meet growing demand of precast concrete and optimize logistics costs in Romania‘s eastern historical region of Moldova.
MCT Italy: best technical solution & layout
Elis Pavaje management during the evaluation of the new investment, thanks to its decades of experience in the production of block & pavers, has analyzed some European suppliers and decided to proceed with MCT Italy, in a strong collaboration with the local partner Atillas Utilaje.
After a long series of visits of MCT Italy representatives to Elis Pavaje production facilities, MCT Italy technical department was able to develop and propose a fully customized solution, which impressed the customer for speed, redundancy and precision in the dosing of the components.
A team of MCT key personnel was appointed to the project in order to develop in a true partnership with the customer the complete process of pre-installation, erection and commissioning.
One of the most appreciated aspects from Elis Pavaje is the complete pre-installation of the plant performed at the MCT Italy headquarters, where customer‘s technical team carried out the dry test and started to get comfortable with the new equipment.
Massive Plant for most accurate dosing precision
The automatic aggregate loading system, starting from the primary receiving hopper, has been studied in order to avoid any kind of contamination among the different colored aggregates.
The several conveyor belts are equipped with electrical scrapers actuated only when colored materials are loaded; furthermore, every conveyor has an automatic washing system, which guarantees the cleanest environment.
The batching plant, carefully engineered with Elis Pavaje engineers in every step, has an aggregates storage of huge capacity:
1,200 cubic meters (1,900 ton) total aggregates storage;
660 cubic meters into 9 compartments for base mix (grey concrete);
540 cubic meters for face mix (colored concrete);
No. 2 mobile hoppers to contain and stock special aggregates of two cubic meters;
No. 2 mobile hoppers, easy to manage thanks to plug & play fork-lift detachable system, give the customer the possibility to use special aggregates coming in paper bags or big bags.
Two aggregates scales are able to feed, in an extreme fast way the two mixers:
No. 1 Planetary Mixer for base mix (grey concrete) type MAV 3000\2000 with compacted concrete of 2m3;
No. 1 Eirich Intensive Mixer for face mix (colored concrete) type RV12 – Capacity 400 liters
The level of investment is fully justified by the high quality performances that the mixer guarantees in terms of repetitiveness of homogeneous color concrete for the face mix.This will definitely further strengthen Elis Pavaje‘s already excellent reputation in the Romanian market with new lines of products.
A four-wheel drive flying bucket running on inclined rails and no. 2 belts are delivering the concrete to various blocks press and pipe machine: the delivery of the material is assured in the optimal way and developed in order to minimize any possibility of segregation.
The final integration of the whole batching plant inside the customer‘s production building guarantees a continuous production even in the worse weather conditions well-known during the harsh winter of the Moldovan Region. This also shows once again the high level of customization of MCT Italy concrete plant solutions and the skills of the engineering technical team, which has worked in a perfect synergy with all the other partners, involved in this ambitious project.
State-of-the-art plant for future success
With this investment, the company‘s total production capacity will reach 15,000 square meter of paving slabs per day, from the 9,000 square meter per day at present.
Starting from a 2017 turnover of 34.6 million euros, Elis expects its turnover to rise by 14% in 2018 driven by this new investment, new products development and better promotion.
“By following the market dynamics, we concluded that the opening of new production facilities is a necessary step in the company‘s development. We increased sales every year, by optimizing production processes and investing in existing production lines, but there was a limit that we could no longer overcome without ensuring additional capacity with the new factory”, the company‘s general manager Vasile Gota said.