The technical director of our company has visited between January 27th - January 31st the headquarters of two supplier companies from northern Italy, Ocmer Co Srl and Tecnochem Italiana SpA. The purpose of this visit was to have a first-hand technical evaluation of the products supplied by the two companies: machines and systems for wet and dry sprayed concrete applications (shotcrete) and special cements and additives and add-mixtures for industrial and infrastructural applications, respectively.
Ocmer's sprayed concrete machines are among the most reliable, innovative and automated of their kind, being successfully used for the construction and rehabilitation of tunnels, irrigation channels, basins and reservoirs or for the stabilisation of steep loose mountain slopes. The advantages of shotcrete machines over simple concrete pouring are multiple: only dry mortar is transported on site, the mixture of dry concrete with water is done at the moment of spraying and controlled by computer, no concrete vibration is required and a uniform mass of concrete is obtained by application with a robotic arm. Ocmer is also one of the recognised producers of machines and complete plants for the refractory industry.
Tecnochem is among world leaders in formulating and fabricating special cements. In this industry, Tecnochem's product range is complete: cements and related construction products, liquid processing chemicals for cements, and grinding aids for fine powders. The applicability of the company's cements is large, from tunnel construction to pre/post tensioned basins, wind turbine foundations and airport runways to construction and rehabilitation of concrete structures in chemical plants, fertilizers plants, steel mills, military bunkers and special facilities etc.
The enlargement of our supplier base as well as the consolidation of our strategic partnerships represent priorities that our company is pursuing actively this year.