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Brextor - The horizontal forces concrete pile removal head for high-precision piles preparation

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address: SANDBLATTE 7A
city: RAIN
postcode: 6026
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 Coordinator Country Switzerland [CH]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-05-01   to  2019-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BRC BAUMASCHINEN AG CH (RAIN) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

The safe connection between the concrete piles and the pile cap is crucial for the stability of a construction project, especially for heavy structures as bridges and high-rise buildings and/or projects in non-cohesive soils (sand, gravel, water). Damaging the reinforcement bars during the pile head removal can result in high financial loss, time waste and therefore, danger for the overall construction safety. Today’s solutions cannot guarantee a secure and efficient pile head removal, as they all apply vertical forces endangering the concrete structure. On top of that, high amounts of energy are lost during the operation and OPEX is very high. With Brextor we want to revolutionize the construction industry, by offering an innovative concrete pile milling head which applies horizontal forces to the pile and can thus control 100% the applied energy for an accurate and secure pile head removal minimizing the energy loss. Moreover, our method can guarantee an up to 4 times faster pile breaking at an up to 3.5 times lower OPEX. We also minimize the human risk factor as minimum worker intervention is required. We started working on Brextor since 2007, and our current prototype has attracted the interest of the largest Swiss construction companies, having already used the first version of our technology in >100 sites in the country, including important construction as the Roche Tower in Basel in 2018. It has also been pilot used in Germany and Philippines. We will sell Brextor to construction companies and building contractors via direct sales for the Swiss region and distributors. With an additional investment of €2.5 million, we aim to sell ~1,100 units in a 5-year period (2022-2026) creating a business opportunity of €81.5 million and generating an astonishing ROI2026 of 5.52

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