Saavedra to bring German firm’s high-speed mixing technology to PH

Bilyonaryo Ed Saavedra-led Megawide entered into a partnership with MultiCON, which allows it to exclusively use the
German concrete technology developer’s advanced concrete mixing system OptiCon for its own projects as well as commercially.

Opticon is being used in Europe for various horizontal and vertical developments.

” We plan to introduce a new way to manufacture concrete in the Philippines that has a more efficient and durable quality,” said Saavedra, chairman and CEO of Megawide.

MultiCON managing director Leopold Halser said its system uses a specialized equipment that mixes concrete components using two phases at a much higher speed compared with conventional mixing, enabling the cement to be more “activated”, resulting in cost and process efficiency.

“The system uses less water, less cement and additives, so it releases less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is beneficial to our environment,” Halser added.

MultiCON’s technology could also reduce raw material costs, as well as bring down carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30 percent during production