Cookies help us deliver our services. By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies. We do not store any personal details. Learn more.

Media / Application stories / Attachment teamwork in Berlin

Attachment teamwork in Berlin


The team of the demolition and blasting experts Philipp Halter GmbH & Co. of Berlin was faced with a challenging job: In only 48 hours the southern section of the Spandau dam bridge crossing the A 100 had to be demolished.

Seven Volvo excavators equipped with Atlas Copco demolition tools set out on their demolition tour following a carefully planned schedule. After all the traffic obstructions which cannot be avoided when one of the main arterial roads of the capital is closed all had to be removed before the start of the week.

First of all three MB 1700 hydraulic breakers began with the preparations on the bridge foundation. The medium range breaker has a weight of 1700 kg and is suitable for carriers of 19-32 tons. A SB 302 was used for the less demanding preparatory and finishing work, e.g. in narrow places. This light hydraulic breaker weighing 304 kg is suitable for carriers of 4.5-9.0 tons.

The main part of the work was handled by two hydraulic CombiCutters, a CC 1700 U and a CC 2500 U, both equipped with „Universal“ jaws, which crushed the concrete and cut the strong rebar of the bridge in one go. The cutters performed as expected:„We cannot make compromises with regard to reliability,“ the chief executive Christoph Halter explains. „The performance of the Atlas Copco products has convinced me to such extent that we will definitely rely on them for future jobs, too.“

For further information please contact:

Open table

Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners and with more than 136 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group´s global reach spans more than 160 markets. In 2008, Atlas Copco had 34 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 74, (BEUR 7.7). Learn more on

Atlas Copco Construction Tools is a division of the Construction and Mining Technique business area. The company is a leading supplier of hydraulic, pneumatic and petrol-driven breakers and drills and of hydraulic breakers and silent demolition tools attached to carrier units. The products are marketed under the brand name Atlas Copco. The equipment is fabricated in Sweden, Germany, India, Bulgaria, China and South Africa and sold via a woldwide operating sales and service organization.