BROKK ACQUIRES AQUAJET SYSTEMS
Brokk has acquired Aquajet Systems AB, a manufacturer of hydrodemolition robots.
Aquajet Systems specializes in concrete renovation by using extremely high-pressure water jets to remove concrete without harming the underlying rebar or causing microfracturing. The innovative Aquajet machines target a variety of selective demolition applications, including bridge and road repair.
Aquajet Systems manufactures a full line of Aqua Cutter robots designed for applications such as bridge and road repair, tunnel repair and nuclear power plant rehabilitation and refurbishment. By varying the flow and pressure of water through the specially designed ceramic nozzles, the machines can easily remove areas of loose, deteriorated or sound concrete to a predetermined depth. The Aqua Cutter robots run on diesel or electric power and are compatible with Aquajet Systems’ line of accessories, which include rotolances and circular power heads.
“We’re pleased to welcome Aquajet Systems into the Brokk family,” said Martin Krupicka, Brokk Group CEO. “This offers us the opportunity to better serve our customers in the concrete demolition and renovation business with a wider breadth of safe, productivity-enhancing technologically advanced solutions.”
“We admire Brokk’s reputation for manufacturing high-quality, productive equipment for customers around the world,” said Roger Simonsson, Aquajet Systems managing director. “By joining Brokk, we look forward to growing Aquajet Systems’ global sales through their existing distribution channels in several regions, in particular the U.S. market.”
“Our sales and service team in the U.S. is excited about adding this state-of-the-art hydrodemolition equipment to our product offering. Our existing customer base has already expressed interest in adding Aquajet’s unique capabilities to their contracting services,” added Peter Bigwood, VP Sales & Marketing for Brokk Inc.
Both companies will maintain current management with the acquisition. The two brands will share booth B90703 during CONEXPO-CON/AGG.