PFREUNDT GmbH expands activities in France
Intermat, Paris 20-25 April 2015 - Hall 5a - booth K052

The PFREUNDT brand is widely known in the international markets of the mining, waste-disposal and recycling industries. The German world-market leader’s mobile on-board scales are a popular option for construction machinery, belt conveyors, cargo-handling equipment and waste-disposal vehicles for recording and assessing material flows.

With a new strategy and added staff, the company began one year ago to lay the groundwork for increased activities in France.

“The French market offers PFREUNDT great potential for growth in the immediate European neighbourhood. After spending 10 years in service management, I moved to sales in late 2013, where my work for the past year has concentrated on France,” said Mustapha Koumih, Area Sales Manager at PFREUNDT .

Mustapha Koumih is PFREUNDT GmbH’s Area Sales Manager for France, North Africa, and the Arabian countries.

Following an extensive market analysis, the focus now is on developing a sales and service network in France. For many years, the company's representative in France has been “PMA – Pesage Mesures et Automatismes” based in La Wantzenau near Strasbourg, with offices in Metz and Bart. They are now being joined by “NCR-Diffusion” from Plouedern in Brittany, which will handle representation in north-west France. Potential representatives are currently being sought for other regions.

Innovations at INTERMAT 2015

At INTERMAT, the company plans to shows its 35 years of expertise and its service strength. In addition to the excavator scale BGW-1 for materials handling and the conveyor-belt scale BW-2, the exhibition will feature the new “wheel-loader scale WK 60” with the Internet platform “PFREUNDT Web Portal” for data-sharing and the fully automated “Q-Control” for treatment plants. 

The new wheel-loader scale WK 60 for dynamic weighing directly during loading offers modern, intuitive touch screen operation, as well as interfaces for, e.g. data transmission. The new scale also comes with customised options for system integration, as well as pressure sensors for the highest degree of precision and ease of service.

The PFREUNDT Web Portal provides users everywhere and at all times over the Internet with the scale data of mobile scales and a variety of analyses – on PCs, tablets and smartphones

Expanded expertise with fully automated control for treatment plants “Q-Control” is the product of “Ma-estro”, a partner company in which Pfreundt GmbH acquired a shareholding at the start of the year.  The objectives of process automation are improvement and standardisation of product quality, optimal utilisation of equipment, avoidance of down times due to malfunctioning and lowering of energy use through self-regulating control of equipment.

“By investing in Ma-estro, we are expanding our expertise as a systems provider,” said Bruno Reckmann, Head of Sales at PFREUNDT. “Our belt scales have long been utilised in Ma-estro equipment automation, meaning that closer collaboration was pretty much an obvious next step. In addition, at the start of this year, we assigned PFREUNDT representation for Italy to Ma-estro.“

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