Beumer Supplies World’s Highest Bucket Elevator

The ACC Ltd., part of the Lafarge-Holcim Group, is also benefiting from the construction boom in India. The Indian cement manufacturer has therefore expanded the capacity of its factory in Wadi in the south Indian state of Karnataka to 13,000 tonnes per day. The Beumer Group as main (EPC) contractor has got a repeat order on turnkey, for high-performance belt bucket elevator, type HGBW-HC 1250 x 175.3 m. With a distance between centers of 175.3 meters, this is currently the highest in the world.

ACC’s decision is the result of the reliable performance of the bucket elevators supplied by BEUMER Group to the same client in the past with heights of 174 m and 171m. The enormous size of this system enables a flow rate of around 600 tonnes per hour to be achieved, ensured by high-quality steel wire belts of particularly high strength.

The BEUMER Group is an international leader in the manufacture of intralogistics systems for conveying, loading, palletising, packaging, sortation and distribution. Together with Crisplant a/s and Enexco Teknologies India Limited, the BEUMER Group employs 4,000 people worldwide, and achieves an annual turnover of about 680 million EUR. With its subsidiaries and sales agencies, the BEUMER Group serves customers around the globe, across a wide range of industries.

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