From the early manufacturing beginnings of Pedershaab Maskinfabrik in Denmark in 1877 and Henry Schmidgall (who later led Hawkeye) in the U.S. in 1917, HawkeyePedershaab has evolved into the world leader in providing innovative solutions to manufacturers of concrete pipes, manholes, and other precast concrete products. With manufacturing facilities in Mediapolis, Iowa, USA, Brønderslev, Denmark, and Gujarat, India, HawkeyePedershaab builds everything from simple stand-alone machines to fully automated plants that incorporate the latest in electronics, hydraulics, robotics, and control technology. HawkeyePedershaab has engineered and executed thousands of machine installations in more than 100 countries and is committed to the precast concrete industry with a singular focus: To make your job, your company, and your product the best they can be.
In addition to its world-class production machinery, HawkeyePedershaab also provides a complete line of support equipment, including product handling equipment, cage welding machines, concrete batching and mixing plant equipment and a number of services. HawkeyePedershaab professionals work closely with you throughout the entire project. They help specify the correct equipment, oversee installation, manage the startup of the project, and provide continuing support and consultation to ensure that plant and machinery dependably perform day after day. HawkeyePedershaab is proud of its legacy which includes a number of firsts:
First to build automatic factories
First to build a rotary three-station pipe and manhole machine
First to use rising core vibration technology
First to build electronic, gearless drive packerhead machines
First to bring assembly-line automatic to wetcast production with our Prima Systems
Already a successful multinational organization, the HawkeyePedershaab team was strengthened by new ownership in 2016 when it was acquired by Forsyth Partners, the investment arm of multi-billion dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller. In 2017, HawkeyePedershaab merged with another trusted industry brand, BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH, headquartered in Blaubeuren, Germany, to form one of the most comprehensive offerings for the precast concrete industry. Together they make up the Equipment & Automation Division of Afinitas, which was created in 2018 as the parent company for this premier infrastructure platform that also includes a Forming Systems Division (supported by New Hampton Metal Fabrication and Spillman Company) and a Concrete Accessories Division (supported by CAM Products, HawkeyePedershaab and Spillman products). This team is unique in its strength and breadth of product. With operations and activities that span the globe, Afinitas has associates in more parts of the world than any other manufacturer of concrete production machinery. Its dedicated professionals bring global awareness and capability to every phase of its business. No matter where your plant is located, the team's intelligence, experience, and know-how will provide immediate response and innovative solutions.
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