Mabco and Alrashid
Mabco (established 1977) was the world’s largest precast factory and introduced the Finnish precast building system to Saudi Arabia.Mabco (established 1977) was the world’s largest precast factory and introduced the Finnish precast building system to Saudi Arabia. Their factory included a circulating line for floor and wall elements, and they were the first factory to produce sandwich wall elements in Saudi Arabia. Battery molds were used for making grey walls. The main product for floors was prestressed hollow-core, produced on 16 beds.ALRASHID ABETONG (ARA). This Saudi-Swedish company was established in 1977 and has grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most successful precast concrete companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company manufactures a full range of precast concrete products. Buildings are developed together with customers in close cooperation until the building project is completed.ALRASHID ABETONG has four large factories located in the Second Industrial Estate in Riyadh, one of them being the former Mabco factory. Customers are served through the main office in Riyadh and the two branch offices situated in Jeddah and Al Khobar. Mr. Mikko Henriksson is the new production manager of ARA.Hollow-core slabs are most widely known for providing economical and efficient floor and roof systems. Structurally, hollow-core slabs provide the efficiency of prestressed members concerning load capacity. Excellent fire resistance is achieved by using sufficient slab thickness and concrete cover for strands. Hollow-core slabs have the excellent sound insulation characteristics associated with concrete. The fast and convenient installation of hollow-core slabs minimizes the execution period at the site.Elematic’s solutions have been developed during many decades of practical work and testing. The varying and often difficult circumstances of precast factories around the world have been taken into consideration. The degree of automation and mechanical functionality is such that they will not leave precasters in trouble. In planning the processes of a factory, Elematic’s experience is of first-rate importance. Only with the right solutions can maximum productivity, cost-efficiency, and competitiveness be assured.