“After starting asphalt recycling with our new LT1213™ impactor plant, we have verified a fuel consumption of 24 liters per hour, which is much less than with our older and smaller impactor plant,” comments Managing Director Karl-Werner Bierbrauer.
“Simultaneously, the LT1213 clearly increases our capacity, producing up to 250 metric tons per hour. This really adds cost-efficiency and productivity in our operations,” Bierbrauer notes.
A diversified company
Founded in 1985 and based in Kretz, south of Cologne, Bierbrauer & Sohn GmbH can really be called a diversified company. Besides crushing contracting, including recycling, the company is active in renting equipment, selling second-hand machines, earthmoving and transportation.
Today, the company crushes 350,000–400,000 tons per year, which includes supporting stationary plants and the handling of recycle crushing contracts. The local stone around Kretz is challenging to crush because of a mixture of layered lava and basalt.
“We also accept and handle small contracts, which is important. For successful operations, we need reliable machinery that is easy to operate and move. A big plus is our professional personnel with their many years of experience and their skills,” Karl-Werner Bierbrauer stresses.
“It’s easy to work with Metso and Fischer-Jung”
Bierbrauer has cooperated with Metso for over a decade and, during recent years, also with Metso’s German distributor Fischer & Jung.
“Our cooperation has been easy. Metso machines are solid, spares and wear readily available, and the right people easy to reach by phone. We do the basic servicing ourselves, but all special tasks are handled by Fischer & Jung,” Bierbrauer says.