Habau
Austria

2014
  • Modernization of a pallet carousel system for precast concrete
  • Central transport system in a precast production plant
  • Precast hollow core slabs
  • High-quality precast concrete columns
  • Complex special elements made with precast concrete
  • Architectural concrete facade elements in stockyard

Habau operates one of Austria’s most efficient precast plants in Perg, Upper Austria, producing large-sized precast concrete elements for industrial, commercial and agricultural construction as well as for stadiums, bridges and other demanding structures.

In recent years the company began to consider modernising the existing production, which was carried out above all on stationary tables. In co-operation with Prilhofer planning office, a plant concept fiting optimally into the existing works structure was developed. The objective was to secure Habau’s leading position in Austria and beyond, through quality, adherence to delivery dates and competitiveness.

The idea was to manufacture the wide product range of large precast concrete elements on a modern pallet circulation plant using the transfer table principle. By using the transfer table as the central transport system, pallet stations can be moved in any desired order. This is a proven system in the mixed production of the most diverse products. In this way the need to be able to implement different cycle times for different work steps is conformed to. The pallets can overtake one another as desired during the individual process steps.

Habau is a company with a long experience in producing precast concrete elements and intended to switch from stationary formworks to a flexible carousel system. Prilhofer Consulting provided the following services: development of a layout and supervision of the project from the planning stage to the tender until the technical approval of the equipment.

Habau Group, a family-owned building contractor, can look back on many years of successful growth and is one of the top 4 in the Austrian building industry. Despite its size, the company is still owned exclusively by the Halatschek and Heindl families. Through various takeovers and the establishment of new companies, Habau Group is represented today by its own companies or through holdings not only in Austria, but also in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Belarus, Russia and Sweden.

The company was established in 1913 and its fields of activity are building construction as well as underground, pipeline and tunnel construction. The group has around 4,300 employees and carried out construction work worth 991 million euros in the financial year 2013/2014.