Concrete makes History
Take a few stones, sand and some volcanic ashes, mix them with water, fill the mixture in a form and allow it to harden. This formula was already used by the Romans to produce concrete for their constructions. Up to this day, it remained unmatched. 2000 years after its construction, the Pantheon in Rome with its cantilever cupola, now, looks as good as ever. What the ancient Romans built in painstaking handwork is, today, done by most advanced construction machines made in Ettlingen, Baden.
Within short time, the Ettlingen Baumaschinen- und Hebezeugfabrik GmbH founded in 1948 has become renowned throughout the world for its high-quality concrete mixing systems "Made in Germany". ELBA machines were used to construct the Olympic Stadium in Munich, the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Heathrow Airport, spectacular bridges for example in Wales and in Hongkong. And, these days, they help to build innumerable structures of every size worldwide.