Putzmeister America Putzmeister is the market leader for concrete truck pumps outside of China, sources say. Related Links: Chinese Heavy Equipment Digs In Globally Robot Loaders and Massive Pumps Head to Fukushima Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., a China-based manufacturer of concrete pumps and other heavy equipment, has inked a deal to acquire Germany-based Putzmeister Holding GmbH for an undisclosed sum. Believed to be the largest deal between China and Germany, the acquisition aims to create a global juggernaut for concrete-pumping machinery."This merger is a global showcase transaction," said Karl Schlecht, Putzmeister's founder, in a joint statement released on Jan.
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.