Gethi Supplies 'Hardox in My Body' Concrete Mixer Drums to Singapore's Island Concrete

Deal sees SSAB's Hardox concrete mixer drum enter Singapore construction market for first time
2016-11-16 09:00 8722

SINGAPORE, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gethi Engineering (Gethi), a leading manufacturer of concrete transit mixers, has signed an agreement with Singaporean concrete supplier Island Concrete that will see Gethi supply Island Concrete with ten of its Hardox cement mixer drums, built using Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB's market-leading high strength steel -- Hardox wear plate.

Full Hardox cement mixer drum
Full Hardox cement mixer drum


The deal follows a recent announcement by Island Concrete of its intention to replace its large pool of concrete cement drums over the next few years and goes some way to initiating a shift in market perception regarding the use of high strength steel in the cement industry.

The unique combination of hardness and toughness allows SSAB's Hardox wear plate to deliver superior wear resistance that translates into bottom line benefits including higher productivity, longer service life and reduced maintenance.

First developed in 1974, Hardox is a highly wear-resistant steel that helps to reduce weight and extend the service life of a wide range of steel applications, even under the harshest conditions. Hardox In My Body is a trademark sign used on products from manufacturers certified by SSAB and guarantees that the product is made with genuine Hardox wear plate.

Commenting on the deal, SSAB's regional manager for Malaysia John Kuan said, "This agreement is modest for now, as it is something of a trial run, but we hope to see a more encouraging switch to this lightweight design in the not too distant future."

"SSAB is both proud and excited to be at the beginning of what we consider to be a new chapter for high strength steel mixer trucks."

About Gethi Engineering

Gethi Engineering Sdn Bhd is an established company specialising in the manufacturing, repair, service and maintenance of transit concrete mixers.

About Island Concrete

One of the longest established concrete suppliers in Singapore, Island Concrete is capable of producing more than 2 million cubic metres of concrete per year and has a fleet of more than 200 concrete mixer trucks.

About SSAB

Nordic and US-based steel company SSAB's value added products and services create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world for its customers. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries and production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US.

Kris Chua
Regional Marketing Manager 

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Source: SSAB