Brokk is celebrating 40 years of innovation in 2016 as a leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines. The company’s history started in 1976 when two entrepreneurs in Skellefteå, Sweden faced a confined space demolition challenge that led them to develop the world’s first demolition robot, and the establishment of Brokk Inc. The company continues to solve increasingly complex demolition problems today.
For the past 40 years, Brokk has delivered about 7,000 demolition machines to more than 100 countries across the world. What started as a niche machine for special projects is now
mainstream and vital to many demolition, process, cement, nuclear decommissioning and underground projects.
“We are proud and excited to be celebrating 40 years of innovation in the remote-controlled demolition industry. Our products have not only changed the nature of the demolition business, but they also improved the environmental and safety factors for contractors and operators worldwide,” said Peter Bigwood, vice president of sales and marketing for Brokk in North America.
The celebration started with a cake cutting using one of its machines and a sneak preview of the new Brokk 120 Diesel, the world's smallest diesel-powered model, at World of Concrete 2016. The basic design elements remain the same as other Brokk machines: a compact, flexible, productive and stable machine with a three-part arm system for maximum reach and precision. As with the company's other demolition machines, work can be done safely and efficiently with a wireless remote -control box, allowing the operator to stay clear of hazards.
The anniversary year includes numerous other events. Brokk will join the world´s biggest construction exhibition, bauma, in Munich, Germany, April 11-17 and attend a number of other major exhibitions during 2016, including the World Tunnel Congress, Electra Mining, MINExpo, Demco, Bauma China and more.
Brokk will also be placing a special golden stamp with a logo commemorating its 40 years on every machine that leaves the factory in 2016. The logo will include the slogan, “Original Demolition Power since 1976.”