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Strategic partners for ready-mix concrete

Innovation is becoming increasingly important in our sector. The Fedbeton members - producers of ready-mixed concrete, concrete mixer and concrete pump rental companies - are now seen as service providers in the construction industry. Technology is a crucial link in order to be able to offer an efficient service.

About

FedBeton, the Federation for Ready- mixed Concrete, represents the industry’s enterprises producing, transporting and pumping ready- mixed concrete. The ready-mixed concrete sector in Belgium comprises around 270 concrete plants for nearly 160 companies. It produces approximately 12 million cubic meters of concrete per year: 1.13 m³ ready- mixed concrete per inhabitant, consuming more than 55% of the cement marketed in Belgium. The industry employs more than 4,000 people. More than 2,200 concrete mixers and approximately 300 concrete pumps supply the 215,000 construction workers who install ready-mixed concrete in Belgium every day.

The challenge

Sustainable modernization

Director FEDBETON, Peter De Vylder is clear: “Innovation is becoming increasingly important in our sector. There is a new dynamic. Our members – whether they are producers of ready- mixed concrete, concrete mixer and concrete pump rental companies, independent concrete mixer drivers, or concrete pump operators – are now all seen as service providers in the construction industry. This is not a bad evolution per se, it just requires a different approach. Technology is a crucial link in order to be able to offer an efficient service.” This is how FEDBETON came to Suivo. Peter De Vylder: “We felt Suivo in Edegem could add great value to our members. The Suivo Track & Trace Platform shows where their vehicles are in real-time. This allows them to optimise planning and routes, to respond flexibly to unexpected additional orders or delays on site, and to provide a just- in-time service. For our members, this means a huge gain in time, higher returns and considerable cost savings.”

The solution

Unique

Peter De Vylder continues enthusiastically: “Suivo can also equip concrete mixers with a wireless sensor that communicates with a black box in the vehicle via radio. The sensor automatically registers the movements of the concrete mixer and sends the status (start unloading – end unloading) to the Suivo Platform. This means dispatching can estimate the time of departure for the next vehicle perfectly.” And last but not least: “Because they have been active in the construction sector for years, Suivo also offers definitive answers to current questions, such as legislation concerning online attendance registration (Checkinatwork). We are delighted to have found a partner to work with us to meet the challenges of the future.”
Suivo offers answers to current questions, such as legislation concerning online attendance registration (Checkinatwork). We are delighted to have found a partner to work with us to meet the challenges of our members in the future.
Peter De Vylder
Director

Concrete

“We offer unique solutions for this unique sector and are proud to look back on successful collaborations with such renowned companies as the Jacobs nv concrete plant, De Rycke Bouwmaterialen & Beton, Diabeton nv, Paesen Betonfabriek NV and Transportbeton De Beuckelaer. We have already been using our expertise and customer feedback for years to continuously develop better products that are technologically innovative and future oriented. Thanks to our partnership with FEDBETON, we can now work even more closely with the ready-mixed concrete sector and really show our commitment. We believe in long-term relationships. By working together to tackle the challenges of concrete and building solutions together, we will also be successful together.”  

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