Seminars and Events

Technology Symposium
„Machines and systems for producing concrete, concrete products and pre-fabricated components” on the occasion of IranConMin 2016

6 November 2016, Tehran Permanent Fairground, Hall 8-9

With nearly 80 million inhabitants and a still increasing young population, Iran is a high potential market for the construction material and building machinery industry. More than 50 percent of the Iranian population lives in rural areas with a low standard of living. In the medium run this will create a high demand for housing and infrastructure. The demographic structure and ongoing growth in the last decade indicate an upcoming demand in all fields of the construction sector.

Technological Solutions for the Construction and Concrete Industry in Iran: At IranConMin 2016, member companies of the VDMA Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association will present their products and technologies for producing concrete, concrete products and pre-fabricated components.

VDMA would like to invite representatives of the building, construction and housing industry, in particular the precast industry and producers of concrete and concrete products. Furthermore, participants of the symposium have the chance to meet the German company representatives for B2B talks.

Please download the agenda for the symposium in Farsi


Please download the companies' presentations here:


Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich

Progress Group

Putzmeister Conrete Pumps

Schwing-Stetter Group

Weckenmann Anlagentechnik english

Weckenmann Anlagentechnik farsi

Weckenmann Anlagentechnik film

Vollert Anlagenbau



Program of the Technology Symposium

10:00 “Welcome Message"

10:15 – 10:35 “Advanced mixing technology for concrete – Cost efficient and flexible“

Mr Volker Fitz
Head of Sales Regions East

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co KG
EIRICH stands worldwide for a comprehensive range of products and services in the field of preparation technology. The particular focus is on mixing technology, especially in such industries as building materials, foundry, metallurgy, ceramic, refractory, battery, glass, as well as in niche industries. The specific know-how is based and has been developed during more than 150 years of close cooperation with industrial users and universities.

Content of presentation
• Presentation of the EIRICH Intensive Mixing Principle
• EIRICH characteristics compared to other mixer types, such as ring trough mixers, planetary mixers, double-shaft mixers
• The unique EIRICH construction benefits are applicable in many ways, e.g.: - cement saving - additive saving - perfect use and distribution of color pigments - less remaining adhesive material in the interior of the mixing pan - less cleaning effort of the mixer pan - less cleaning effort of the mixing tools
• Easy adjustment of the flexible mixing tools (tool speed & tool design) allows the EIRICH Intensive Mixer to adapt to a variety of individual mixing tasks during a short period of time.

10:45 – 11:05 “Concrete pumping and distributing in construction projects”

Mr Ernst Konrad
Regional Sales Director Middle East & East Africa

Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH
Manufacturer of concrete pumps and concrete placing booms

Content of presentation
Presentation of concrete pumping methods and concrete distribution processes as well as applications in various construction projects

10:45 – 11:05 “SCHWING-STETTER concrete placing equipment for the Atlas Plaza Project in Tehran”

Mr Klaus Mirna
Manager Special Projects

SCHWING-STETTER Group is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and distributor of premium concrete production and handling equipment, headquartered in Herne, Germany

Content of presentation
In order to optimize the concrete distribution on the challenging project of the Atlas Plaza Shopping Mall in Tehran, the contractor used SCHWING-STETTER stationary concrete pumps and stationary placing booms. The presentation shows steps from studying, planning, installation on site until using the equipment on the site.

11:45 – 12:30 BREAK

12:30 – 12:50 “Precast concrete construction vs. steel construction in high-rise and commercial building in Iran: A glimpse at the potential of the Iranian real estate sector”

Mr Peter Meuwissen

The PROGRESS GROUP provides complete solutions for the precast and rebar industry. The machines and plants are designed for the production of precast walls and floors, hollow core slabs, constructive and pre-stressed precast elements as well as wire reinforcement.

Content of presentation
As for today, the Iranian construction industry is dominated by the steel construction method in high-rise and commercial building. The precast concrete construction method as a fast, efficient and safe way to build is still in its very beginnings. During this presentation, a comparative analysis between the two construction methods is carried out by a PROGRESS GROUP precast expert, who gives a glimpse at the potential of the real estate sector in Iran.

13:00 – 13:20 “Industrial manufacturing of semi-precast systems for use in seismic areas”

Mr Björn Brandt
Vice President

Vollert Anlagenbau GmbH
Vollert Anlagenbau GmbH was founded in 1925 and has built over 350 plants and established a network of subsidiary companies in Asia and South America to become an industry leader in technology and innovation in the precast concrete industry.
We always offer our customers state-of-the-art solutions, from high performance tilting tables and battery moulds for stationary production, state-of-the-art machines and automated circulation systems for the production of walls and slabs (floor slabs, partition walls, load bearing walls, facade elements), up to special moulds for beams, columns and precast stairs.
Germany based Vollert provides the best plant engineering and machine concepts for precast production.

Content of presentation
Precast concrete parts and their usage in seismic areas are getting more and more important. Precast elements are, due to their monitored production process, predestined for constant quality. However, setting them up on site needs a specific view on the connections in between the elements to guarantee covering the seismic load. A brief look into production surveillance and a view on the connection types will be content of this paper.

13:30 – 13:50 “Single / multi-storey buildings in precast concrete elements”

Mr Benjamin Zeh
Area Sales Director

WECKENMANN Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Content of presentation
The precast building system offers a multitude of advantages and we will show a case study of a high rise residental tower, constructed by one of our customer. That high rise residential towers were built in a seismic area and completely designed with precast elements.

14:00 – 14:20 “Possible applications of modern concrete block production lines within the Iranian building industry”

Mr Onno Fritzen
Managing Director

FRIMA is a global company that is specialized in the design, manufacture and installation of modern and innovative concrete block plants.

Content of presentation
Introduction in the variety of products and their use which can be produced on modern concrete block plants with an outlook of the latest technical developments.



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German Engineering Federation