Confidence in the future
Towards the Sun
Pedax builds on its strengths and successfully starts off into the coming months.
In 2014, the expectations and ambitious targets were
surpassed with an excellent result.
With good orders, regular customers have placed their
trust in Pedax, thus making a substantial contribution
to the company’s success. Pedax was present at many
international trade fairs and was particularly successful
at the Wire in Düsseldorf.
Interesting projects worldwide have resulted in the
necessity for additional staff to be employed. In particular
the customer service and development departments
have been systematically expanded. In doing so,
attention has been paid to a good mixture of young
and experienced engineers.
Interesting new machines were able to be built. The
new double bending machine Permatic A, for example,
to name but one, which we will report on in detail
in this newsletter. Together with our partner Difer
Impianti S.r.l., the Pilemaster cage welding machines
have been substantially improved and extended by
the Pilemaster 3000, probably the biggest and most
powerful model worldwide.
These impressive machines are in use on a large-scale
building site in Kuwait. Reinforcement cages with a
diameter of up to 2,850 mm are produced with cage
lengths of up to 24 m and weights of up to 30 t per
All in all, the prospects are very bright for 2015, and
Pedax is on its way in the right direction - upwards.
The probably largest cage welding machine in the world
Pilemaster 3000 for cages up to a diameter of 2850 mm, a length of 24 m and a weight of 30 tons.
Bored piles are an integral part of building technology.
They are used wherever ground conditions are difficult
and firm building ground has to first be created.
And this is the case in almost all parts of the world.
Pedax has had Pilemaster automatic welding machines
in its portfolio for the efficient production of
reinforcement cages, which have been developed by
Difer Impianti, our long-standing partner in Italy.
Here, Leo Ferrari, motor and co-owner of Difer Impianti,
has unbeatable knowledge and many years of
experience when it comes to reinforcements for bored
piles. He was one of the very first to develop and sell
cage welding machines.
Leo Ferrari, the man in the know when it comes to automatic welding machines.
All developments originated from dialogues with established practical experience.
The Pilemasters 3000 already delivered and working
in harsh conditions, underwent major revision, being
adapted to the special requirements for a building
project in the Middle East.
The new Pilemaster 3000 is designed for cage lengths
of up to 24 m and cage weights of up to 30 tons.
Here, longitudinal bars up to a diameter of 55 mm
and spirals up to a diameter of 20 mm are processed.
The welding head is equipped with two welding torches.
This is necessary to enable the large diameters
to be welded reliably and on both sides.
The new Pilemaster 3000 combines the advantages that are standard for the product range:
Controller integrated in the machine stand; operator has the entire system in his line of vision.
Support and software update via Internet.
Ethernet connection for data transfer.
Motorised bar charging device for longitudinal bars up to a diameter of 55 mm.
Laser system for bar recognition. No mechanics.
Robot arm with pneumatic balance control.
Welding head with two torches, required for longitudinal bars of large diameter.
Hydraulic support with four rollers each for optimum weight distribution. Important for high cage weights.
Ring system with programmed sleeve positioning.
The new Pilemaster 3000 is designed for use
in difficult climatic conditions and for outdoor
operations. This applies likewise for all Pilemaster
New Permatic 60A
Double bending system for complex bending shapes
Use of different-sized bending rollers thanks to the mobility of both machines transverse to the bar axis.
Double bending systems for bending bars always guarantee
high production performance with substantially lower
labour costs. Quite surprising that there are still companies
that do not make use of these advantages. Double bending
systems pay off in a very short time, solely by the savings in
labour costs. Any they are also much more powerful and are
easily and effortlessly operated.
New concept for complex bending shapes
The new Pedax Permatic A is designed for bending shapes
with various radii in one process. This new, unique concept
was conceived together with a renowned German bending
In addition to the usual manoeuvrability of the mobile bending
machine in longitudinal direction (X axis), both bending
machines now also move transversely to the bar axis
(Y axis). The independent manoeuvrability of both machines
enables the use of different sizes of bending tools and
thus the automatic production of bends with different radii
in one shape. Analyses have shown that these shapes are
increasingly in demand. They are used in foundations for
bridges, for wind turbines and in structural reinforced concrete
Use of bending roller and bending heart possible
Set-up and non-productive times are substantially reduced.
Neither hydraulic clamping fixtures nor material supports
require adjustment. The machines are automatically positioned
as is necessary for the respectively used bending rollers
or bending carriers.
The minimum distance is now only 98 cm, measured centre/
centre of the bending plates. Support trestles are taken
from the travel range for this. A click system makes unlocking
The field of application of the system is thus extended.
The output per man-hour is always of importance and decisive,
particularly in the high space and effort requirement
and time-consuming processing of rebar material. The economic
efficiency of all companies and production areas depends
on the staff deployment, the work preparation, logistics
and storage of the individual commissions.
Here there are reserves, which can be used to bring the decisive
advantage and by means of which a clear time and
cost advantage can be gained. The new Permatic double
bending system shortens production times with reduced
personnel deployment and enables bending shapes that
were not formerly possible in a continuous process.
Smallest possible centre-to-centre distances thanks to removal of the support trestles
Advantages of the new Permatic 60A
New procedure for extended field of application;
complex bending shapes with different radii are
bent in one process.
Substantial reduction of set-up and non-productive times.
Combinations of bending rollers on one machine
and bending carriers on the other machine are
Pedax tool quick change system with splines.
Pneumatic bar advance and deposition system for
effortless working with only one operator.
Bending speed automatically and steplessly variable
depending on the bending shape and bending
Pedax software for particularly simple operation.
Logical operator interface with straightforward
symbols. Data input via Siemens touchscreen with
Operator language selectable, all major languages,
including many special languages, are already
Polygonal bending possible.
Virtual machine extension beyond the nominal
length. For this, the mobile bending machine
operates in a clamping extension process by means
of a clamping fixture. This means that longer bars
can also be processed.
Kuwait Causeway Project
Hyundai and Construction Co. consortium builds 38 km long dam
A new motorway will connect the capital
of Kuwait with the northern Subbiya
region. A 38 km long dam with a bridge
connection through Kuwait Bay is to be
built for this purpose.
The dam, called Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-
Sabah, is one of the largest infrastructure
projects in the GCC region and of
immense significance. It will liven up the
north of Kuwait.
The order volume for this project
amounts to 2.04 billion euros.
Reinforcement cages for a total of 1,330
bored piles are required for the project
with lengths of 60 and 35 m. Four Pilemaster
3000 machines were delivered
to Kuwait last year for this purpose,
where they work in continuous threeshift
operation on six days a week.
Delivery was monitored by Pedax Middle
East Office in Dubai.
Pilemaster 3000 in operation on a large building site in Kuwait.
Removal of a cage.
Pedax rebar bending machines are characterised
by their particularly long service life. It is not rare
for machines that are 40 years and older to still be
in use for production. Within the framework of a
sweepstakes, Rocco Schmidt from Karl Burger GmbH,
Waldkirch sent us a photo of a Peddinghaus bending
machine that is still in daily service since 1968. We
consider this oldie is worth a mention.
Neu-Perfekt 40 bending machine from Peddinghaus from the 1960s.
Julius Berger International
Pedax delivers machines and systems to Nigeria
Automatic stirrup bending machine from Pedax in production on a building site in Nigeria.
Julius Berger International GmbH stands for
innovative engineering projects, demanding
logistics and extensive service performances.
The Wiesbaden company is a 90-percent
subsidiary of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc.
With around 16,000 staff it is one of the
biggest construction companies in Nigeria.
Top quality standards, technological competence
and around 50 years experience in
Nigeria are the foundations of this mutual
On behalf of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Julius
Berger International GmbH plans and
coordinates civil engineering, infrastructure
and industrial plant construction projects
in Nigeria with around 420 employees at its
site in Wiesbaden and around 600 employees
on site. These are predominantly major projects
which JBN generally constructs ready
for operation and increasingly also runs.
With a population of approx. 177 million
and a gross domestic product of 429 billion
euros, Nigeria is the biggest economy in
Africa, even ahead of the Republic of South
Africa. Muhammadu Buhari has just been
elected as the new President, who is hoped
to bring peace and orderly conditions.
For many years, Julius Berger relies on machines
and systems from Pedax, which are
characterised by the necessary robustness,
simple operation and particularly ease of
maintenance. For this we work in a successful
partnership with Delker GmbH in Essen,
who as the trade partner is responsible for
the entire handling.
Friedrich Delker GmbH + Co.KG is an ownermanaged,
medium-sized wholesale company.
Since more than 45 years, the company
has sold high quality electrical tools,
warehousing and company equipment,
industrial safety and machine tools for all
sectors of trade and industry, and of course
rebar processing machines from Pedax.
Recently, several machines have been delivered
and put into operation in Nigeria.
Our experienced technician Frederic “Fritz”
Nowak was occupied for several weeks with
the installation of the machine and the training
of its operators.
He is highly impressed by the country, even
more so by its people, and by the excellent
organisation and support provided by Julius
Berger. He would travel to this interesting
and exciting country again any time.
Pedax service technician Fritz Nowak values the country and its people highly.
You will find further information about the companies here:
Friedrich Delker GmbH + Co.KG: www.delker.com | Julius Berger International GmbH: www.julius-berger-int.com | Julius Berger Nigeria Plc: www.julius-berger.com
Even closer to our customers
International service training in Bitburg.
Being even closer to our customers - above
all guaranteeing rapid assistance and reliable
spare parts supplies to minimise downtime
- is top priority for Markus Barthen,
service department manager. It now appears
on all departmental banners. „We all
still enjoy praise, naturally, but mistakes can
happen now and then. We‘re only human
after all.“ It‘s important, says Barthen, to
take complaints and criticism seriously and
to offer customers solutions - immediately.
Criticism also helps us to detect sources of
errors immediately so that we can keep improving.
Service training attracts international participants
Thorough knowledge of the machinery or
systems helps us to avoid unnecessary errors
and guarantee reliable production.
Against this background Pedax held an international
service training course at Bitburg
lasting 3 days in which the focus was
on the theory and practice of the operation
of the machinery and controls.
Along with our own fitters, technicians
from as far afield as Canada attended the
training. At the end of the course, all participants
were issued a certificate. This kind
of certification is now mandatory in some
countries for working on Pedax machinery
and is also a requirement in some countries
when applying for EU funding.
Added strength and support for service department
The service department at our central office
in Bitburg has been strengthened and supported
in the last few months by a new arrival:
Eduard Benz is a state-qualified electrical
engineer specialising in data technology
and information processing - he will be primarily
available to you for remote maintenance
and all software issues.
Carsten Olsen is our experienced new service
engineer for the Southeast Asia region.
In future he will be providing intensive service
from Thailand, particularly to our customers
in Malaysia and Singapore.
We now have a new service- and sales support
office in Brisbane for Australia and
New Zealand: Charle van Staden is our contact
Mr van Staden has completed 6 months intensive
training at our head office in Bitburg
and from mid-June will be our expert
contact for everything relating to our Pedax
Please contact us with your questions,
praise, criticisms and ideas on the subject
of service, helpline and spare parts
or visit us online:
Strategic Partnership with Peddinghaus Corporation
Successful brand policy for more than 100 years
Bitburg, Germany & Bradley, IL, USA -
In 1903, Paul Ferdinand Peddinghaus established
a company in Gevelsberg, Germany.
It rapidly developed into a highperformance
mechanical engineering and
manufacturing company that is headquartered
today in Bradley, Illinois, USA.
Under the fourth generation of family management,
Carl G. “Anton” Peddinghaus,
CEO, and Julia C. “Cilla” Peddinghaus, Director
of European Operations, oversee
the international corporation.
Soon after its establishment in 1903,
Peddinghaus developed hand-operated
devices for the cutting and bending of
reinforcing steel. Simple hand-operated
devices very quickly became powerful,
motor-driven machines that set quality
standards from the very beginning.
In the 1920s, there were already high-performance
machines for the bending and
cutting of reinforcing steel, which were
marketed worldwide under the brand names
Simplex and Perfekt.
The Simplex and Perfekt brands still stand
for quality, durability and performance.
Peddinghaus Corporation and Pedax GmbH
have maintained a strategic partnership
for over one year now. The co-operation
concentrates on North America, Poland
Since June 2014, Peddinghaus
Corporation is the official representative
for PEDAX rebar
equipment within the USA
and combine sales, service and
available spare parts under
Phone: # 1-815-937-3800 ext. 1124
Contact spare parts:
Phone: # 1-844-MY PEDAX
Todd Cordes, Peddinghaus International
Sales Manager, together
with Per Kloster Poulsen,
Pedax Area Sales Manager, oversee
Pedax equipment sales. Both
representatives have utilized
the past months renewing longstanding
new customers and increasing the
Peddinghaus offers available PEDAX spare
parts from their facility in Bradley, Illinois
for added customer convenience.
Tim Douglas is the contact for spare part
orders and for technical questions (Pedax
Helpline phone # 1-844-MY PEDAX).
Peddinghaus’ proven, successful and 24-
hour support center is now also available
for the service of PEDAX customers in
We are happy to announce that our experienced
service technician, Norberto
Donnet, is still available for your customer
US customers are able to receive information
about Pedax products and current
campaigns on the new Peddinghaus
homepage online at www.peddinghaus-rebar.com
At Pedax, we are convinced that our customers
will benefit from the new co-operation
and look forward to a long-term,
successful partnership with Peddinghaus.
New Peddinghaus Website www.peddinghaus-rebar.com
This is what customers say about PEDAX...
Veuthey & Cie SA
Permatic 60 N in the factory of Veuthey & Cie SA.
“The choice given by the Pedax Permatic 60N bending
lines is simple: opt for the professional and
cost-effective bending of steel bars, or … antiquated
technology in the 21st century!
Feel free to contact the Veuthey company in Martigny
or Nyon for more information on the subject.”
The Swiss Company Veuthey & Cie SA, founded 125
years ago, is divided into four main areas of activity.
The product division “Concrete reinforcing steel and
accessories” is located in the two production sites
in Nyon and Martigny - from where it supplies the
Cantons Wallis, Waadt and Geneva.
Gebr. Lotter KG, Gaggenau
Pedax spoke with the manager of the Lotter branch
„We value the cooperation and partnership, the
performance and technology of PEDAX machinery
and particularly the flexibility in relation to questions
about machining technology and solutions. In
Gaggenau we work with a latest generation Metax bar
cutting machine which delivers the performance we
need for our day-to-day work, whether for thick- or
thin-diameter bar. We work with bars up to Ø 40 mm
and even then, we can work fast and effectively. In
the next few days we will be expanding our machine
fleet with a Permatic 65 S double bending line. This
machine is now standard equipment at Lotter."
Gebrüder Lotter KG is a family-owned company
registered in Ludwigsburg with a successful company
history stretching back 175 years. With an annual
turnover of 150,000 t of concrete reinforcing steel,
the company is one of the top names in the reinforcement
sector. It runs high-performance bending
shops in Ludwigsburg, Gaggenau, Glauchau, Neckarsulm,
Ingersheim and Oschatz.
RH Stahl Vertriebs GmbH
"We have been working with Pedax for 25 years.
We greatly value the quality of the machinery and
plant, above all the straightforward partnership and
the closeness to our company."
Managing director, RH Stahl Vertriebs
„WesterwaldStahl GmbH works exclusively with
PEDAX machinery in its concrete-reinforcing steel
We have relied for many years on the high quality
and durability of the machines from this German
manufacturer for our bar, ring and mesh production.
Expert, flexible and, due to the geographical proximity,
rapidly available service also ensures that we enjoy
an extremely fair and cooperative partnership.“
Jörg Jung, Managing Director
The steel wholesaler WesterwaldStahl GmbH is a
sister company of Schwarzwald Eisen, the familyowned
company from Lahr. It was formed at the start
of 2014 when it took over the steel division of the
former Kuss group. The rolled steel, structural steel
and processing materials specialist maintains sites in
Ransbach-Baumbach and Altenkirchen.
Mansteel Rebar LTD. in Ontario, Canada
A look behind the scenes
This spring, our long-standing PEDAX customer
Mansteel from Ontario granted us
a look behind the scenes, showing how it
masters the challenge of having to process
large rebar diameters with the help of its
powerful Pedax machines. Mansteel stands
for a high degree of efficiency and places
importance on faultless production without
“In our trade it is important […] to invest
in good machines and good equipment”,
development manager and co-founder Joseph
Hadjibaba explains in the interview.
“We decided on an investment in long-term
solutions, which provide us with the desired
performance and also guarantee the
modern design, high level of accuracy and
quality, and good production results.”
Watch the entire video, which was produced
by our US American agency Peddinghaus on
site in Ontario. The QR code below enables
you to easily access our Youtube channel
using your smartphone.
News from Sales
Canada: AS Bond
Your contact in Canada: Sylvain Boucher
2014, the company
003 Inc. in Victoriaville
is the new official trade representative for Canada
and offers machine sales, service and spare parts
sales from one source. PEDAX and AS Bond have already
worked together successfully for many years.
Sylvain Boucher is the contact partner for machine
sales, Patrick Goyette is responsible for the sales of
spare parts - two experts in the rebar processing industry.
4 experienced fitters are available to support our Canadian
Phone: 819 604-7757 · Cell: 819 357-6897
Fax: 819 604-7735 · E-mail: email@example.com
New salesman for southern Germany
New on-board since January 2015: Jochen Simon.
Jochen Simon has been strengthening
our sales team since the beginning of
From now on, father-of-two Mr. Simon
focuses on supporting our south German
customers and is also to take
over international sales areas in the
medium-term. Mr Simon has ten years
experience in the sale of capital
goods requiring export documentation.
We look forward to working with
Cell: +49 151 15351359
Rieckermann Philippines, Inc.
Attends to our customers in the Philippines: Leo Buenaventura.
Since 2014, we now also have the possibility of offering our customers in the
Philippines the best possible advice and support with our newly appointed representative
Rieckermann Philippines Inc.
The international group of companies goes back to Johs. Rieckermann, who started
up a trading company with ink in Hamburg in 1892 and very quickly extended
the field of business to new areas for overseas exports. The group of companies
today has a workforce of more than 600 at 34 locations in 22 countries.
Your contact partner at Rieckermann in the Philippines is Leo Buenaventura.
Leo Buenaventura · Phone: +63 (2) 634 26 23 · Cell: +63 917 5250327