PRADIER Groupe Recycling in the Construction Sector with Sennebogen Providing Energy Efficient Material Handling - Video – Heavy Lift News
28 Jul 2023

PRADIER Groupe Recycling in the Construction Sector with Sennebogen Providing Energy Efficient Material Handling – Video

The PRADIER Group is a manufacturer of materials for the construction and housing industry based in the Rhône valley in France. The family-owned company produces aggregates, precast concrete elements and blocks as well as mixed asphalt products and recycles inert materials obtained from demolition work. To increase the environmental friendliness of these processes, the company’s management spent years developing a logistics system in which the river acts as the center of all business operations.

The two electrically driven Sennebogen material handlers 840 E and 855 E serve as the hub and focal point of the processes, ensuring efficient and energy-saving material handling.

In Mondragon, the 855 E unloads the material for further processing in the recycling plant.

Starting in Mondragon, located in the department of Vaucluse, the company’s barges transport materials from the local quarries upriver towards Lyon. Here, the raw materials arriving at the port of Edouard Herriot are unloaded by the 840 E electric material handler and in this course supplied to various construction sites along the Rhône, the concrete plant and the precast plant of PRADIER in Lyon. Downstream, inert materials obtained from deconstruction and demolition operations from various contractors are transported back to Mondragon. After arriving at the site, the 855 E unloads the barges and the material is processed at the recycling plant. The recycled materials are then shipped back to Lyon.

In order to find the optimal material handler for the implementation of the circular economy, the Chairman of the Group Roland Pradier and Director of the Strategy Committee Maxime Cendres relied on the strong cooperation of SENNEBOGEN with the local service and sales partner SYGMAT, which delivered the material handlers to the Group. The machines had to fulfill the high requirements of the logistics scheme to be implemented and ensure a fast and efficient flow of materials between the sites in Lyon and Mondragon. In addition to a high working radius, in order to be able to unload the ships safely and quickly from the jetties built above the shore, the machines had to work in a particularly energy-saving and environmentally friendly manner at the same time. The choice quickly fell on the two SENNEBOGEN electric material handlers 840 E and 855 E that meet the company’s high standards. Both machines are installed stationary on the docks and are supplied directly from the facility’s power grid. At the same time, the machines operate noise- and emission-free and ensure a pleasant working environment despite the demanding continuous operation.


The 855 E easily unloads the hull and feeds containers in Mondragon as well as the elevated hopper that pours onto the recycling plant’s conveyor belts.



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The 840 E unloads bulk material arriving at the Port of Edouard Herriot in Lyon and ensures efficient and fast supply to PRADIER’s end customers and plants.


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