SR SCHINDLER supplies new finishing line for concrete blocks and pavers at RAKNOR in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

August 1, 2021

In the growing field of precast concrete manufacturing in the Middle East, Raknor name is marked as an innovating market leader, manufacturing and supplying pavers, tiles, curbstones, masonry blocks, ready mix concrete and customized precast solutions.

Raknor’s vision “To build and maintain our position as a leading supplier of concrete products in the Ras Al Khaimah and beyond and to act as a leader in improving the sustainability in our industry.” Can be witnessed as it is leading the highly advanced and demanding market of U.A.E, both in quantity and quality. This could be achieved by increasing their own expertise and sophistication to get ahead of the market demand.

Under the umbrella of Topwerk Group, SR SCHINDLER and HESS GROUP could present a fully automated and integrated plant, consists of RH 2000-3 MVA, SM3375 with 2x SM400 mixers, advanced multicolor system, shot-blasting, curling, coating and grinding and a fully automatic handling system, that is flexible and allows the production of pavers with the single or combined finish.

In September 2018, the Topwerk Group headquarters was honored by a visit of the senior management of Raknor to discuss the further steps in the project, visited the production halls of HESS GROUP and some reference plants that produce the targeted quality of products in Germany. The professional approach of Raknor led them to partner with a premium German producer for know-how transfer.

A few weeks later, and after checking different proposals, layouts and options, Raknor finally placed the order with HESS GROUP and SR SCHINDLER. The plant is unique in the GCC and one of the biggest of its kind in the Gulf region.

After curing and QS inspection, RAKNOR products proceed to surface finishing lines. The value-adding line concept by SR SCHINDLER allows Raknor to a large extent the inline treatment of the products. There are 2 finishing lines running in parallel. The first line is equipped with shotblasting, curling and sealing system. The second line consists of calibrator and grinder with the necessary handling technology.

In-between both lines a long return belt conveyor is placed, to provide the flexibility of grinding and afterward shotblasting or curling and sealing. A further cuber is in place for transporting the products either to the separate SR SCHINDLER packaging line or to the return conveyor.  An offline feeding system is rounding up the value adding solution.