After 10 years and about 8000 operating hours, it was time for a new acquisitionThe company Iwersen Recycling-Transport-Civil Engineering from Schönhagen (Northern Germany) was founded in 1984 by Matthias Iwersen as single company and has expanded its portfolio constantly. The main business segments include demolition, construction waste recycling, sewer works, all types of earthworks, gravel and construction machinery transports.
Early recognized the advantages of construction waste recycling
„In 1997 I bought the first stationary diesel / electric jaw crusher, for that time it was a very modern machine. We have quickly realized that construction waste can be a valuable product and therefore some years later we did also invest in a mobile crushing plant", Matthias Iwersen says.
In the year 2006 the company chose to purchase the Rockster R900 impact crusher, its compact dimensions, the screening system and outstanding price-performance ratio convinced the entrepreneur.
„After several machine demonstrations from leading manufacturers, we chose the Rockster crusher because the performance was great and despite low transport weight of under 30 tonnes the crusher had a well distinguished screening system, so we could classify our final grain perfectly," he tells.
With the mobile crushing plant including screen box and return belt Iwersen could crush asphalt, rubble, concrete or virgin stone locally at the customers jobsite or quarry and produce reusable and valuable material. This cuts landfill fees on the one hand and saves natural resources on the other hand.
„Over 10 years now we are able to meet the needs of our customers very flexibly and can offer an all-inclusive package, as well as just renting the mobile plant.“
Investment in new R900 crushing plant
After 10 years Iwersen can look back on a reliable and uncomplicated machine and beginning of 2016 he decided to buy a brand new impactor R900 with screen box and return belt from Rockster dealer Meldgaard A/S situated in Aabenraa/Denmark close to the German border.
„We were careful with our crusher, did regular maintenance and service works and were really very satisfied with the performance of the old plant. For us the big advantages of investing in the same crushing plant are that all employees know the machine very precisely, we can use existing wearing parts and can avoid machine downtimes. Moreover the new R900 needs less fuel for increased output, it has a stronger impact plate in the inlet, the sealing of the main conveyor was perfected and the magnet is now mounted on a flexible suspension.“
For better maintenance and replacement of the screens Iwersen installed 2 hydraulic cylinders on the screenbox.
Differentiate with experience
Main clients of Iwersen are civil engineering and demolition companies, but also agricultural enterprises, which reuse the recycled material themselves.
Most of the time Iwersen and his team recycle demolition debris with the R900, removing earthy material by the pre-screening system and the side conveyor and removing metal by the magnetic separator.
„The favored final fractions of my client base are 0-32mm or 0-45mm, which can be used excellently as frost protection and gravel layers in road construction," explains Iwersen.
His customers appreciate the experience and reliability of the company, so they were able to grow in 3 decades from a single to a medium sized company with very qualified and dedicated employees.