Leading German formwork specialist Paschal says its latest innovations such as the NeoR lightweight formwork as well as the first-of-their kind formwork features it has introduced attracted keen interest among the thousands of visitors at the recent bauma 2022, the largest construction machinery trade fair in the world.
Following its highly successful participation at bauma 2022, which was held in Munich, Germany, at the end of October, Paschal continues to showcase its comprehensive product range at its virtual exhibition stand.
“The virtual exhibition, accessed at www.paschal-digital.com, enables users to interact directly with Paschal experts in a live chat and using the contact form,” says Amir Delghandi, General Director of the Bahrain-based Paschal Concrete Forms, the German manufacturer’s regional office.
Among its products showcased at bauma, NeoR lightweight formwork – which combines the best properties of the tried-and-tested Logo.3 and modular/GE universal formwork systems with those of modern lightweight formwork – attracted a lot of attention, he says.
“With a maximum weight of only 41.3 kg for the 90 x 150 cm panel, it can be assembled or moved by two people and the smaller panel dimensions make it easy to manually assemble or move on the construction site without the use of cranes or other transport aids,” he says.
The focus was also on brand new features in the formwork sector that make work even more efficient, Delghandi adds.
“For instance, three new, lightweight system parts for the multi-waler 140 enable you to work on inclined formwork with straight working platforms and to use them as a lightweight, modular supporting jack.
“Also, with the new polygonal filler posts for Logo and NeoR, the two formwork systems can now also be used for forming ‘precurved’ walls and wall sections. This means that polygonal curves can be realised quickly and cost-effectively,” he explains.
There were additional highlights to be found in the digital area, including Paschal Maturix for intelligent concrete monitoring, as well as the innovative virtual reality area, where visitors equipped with VR goggles and controllers could immerse themselves in a digital construction site.
He adds that Paschal is pleased with how well the bauma fair went and the demand for its formwork and support systems. The show attracted nearly 500,000 international visitors and approximately 3,200 exhibitors this year.
“After enduring such challenging times posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Paschal trade fair team was particularly pleased about the personal interaction with the visitors and, of course, the special atmosphere of bauma,” he comments.
“bauma provided the ideal opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of the product directly to interested parties and customers from all over the world and to impress them with the high level of ‘Made in Germany’ quality and the versatile and perfectly coordinated range of services,” he concludes.
Paschal is a sought-after partner for concrete projects worldwide, with customers in more than 40 countries and 50 years of experience.
Paschal Concrete Forms was established in Bahrain in January 1998, and since then Paschal has emerged as a leading supplier of modern formwork solutions to the region’s contractors. The company’s Modular universal formwork and the Paschal Deck system for slab formwork have especially proved popular in the region.
In Bahrain, Paschal formwork has been/is being utilised in the construction of a diverse range of projects, right from water tanks to high-rises and from multipurpose halls to mixed-use complexes.
These include Alba’s spent pot lining (SPL) treatment plant; the water storage and transmission facilities at Al Dur Forwarding Station; and water tanks at Salman Town and Dilmunia.
Its formwork was also used for the construction of the architecturally striking 42-storey Onyx at Bahrain Bay, the 27-storey headquarters for Sayacorp at the entrance of Bahrain Financial Harbour, Once Mall in Isa Town, the 20-storey Kazerooni Heights 2 in Amwaj, a multi-purpose hall at the Canadian School in Diyar Al Muharraq, the 41-storey Burj Kadi in Juffair, and Multiple Sclerosis Centre (an offshoot of Muharraq Medical Complex).
Based at BIIP in Hidd, Paschal Concrete Forms has an assembling facility for modular formwork and a stockyard in Bahrain. In addition, with a branch office in Dubai, Paschal is strongly represented in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.