Eight Atlas Copco hydraulic attachments on a major demolition site in Rutesheim


A total of eight Atlas Copco hydraulic attachments are used by FWA Fischer Weilheim Abbruch (FWA) for demolishing the former company site of the Drescher printing works in Rutesheim. Now that the Rutesheim approach to the A8 freeway is completed, the site has become an attractive housing and commercial area that will be completely cleaned up and redeveloped this year.

Two administration buildings and seven solid workshops built in the fifties, representing an overall volume of 150,000 cubic meters, have to be demolished in the first phase. FWA are using eight Atlas Copco attachments for this particular job. Among them the new hydraulic CombiCutter CC 6000 U, which Atlas Copco introduces on the occasion of the 2010 Bauma fair.
Even before the official introduction on the market, Joachim Schmid, FWA’s technical director, is fully convinced of the CC 6000 U: „The1400 mm jaw width is quite exceptional for this size of cutter. Power and quality of the cutter are typically Atlas Copco. We bought the CC 6000 and are looking forward to being the forerunner on the market.“
In Rutesheim the CC 6000 U mainly has to tackle reinforced concrete structures which – after being demolished – need to be recycled and with their volume of some 38,000 metric tons will be used to backfill trenches and as bedding material for the roads of the housing and commercial area to be developed on the site.

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Anja Kaulbach, Marketing Communications/Media Relations
Phone: +49-201-633-2233
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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0). Learn more at http://www.atlascopco.com/

Atlas Copco Construction Tools is a division within Atlas Copco´s Construction and Mining Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets hydraulic, pneumatic, and petrol-driven equipment for demolition, recycling, compaction, rock drilling and concrete applications. Products are marketed and sold under several brands through a worldwide sales and service organisation. The division is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has production units in Europe, Africa and Asia.