For 21 years, GET Erdarbeiten & Tiefbau GmbH, under the management of Heiko Gros, has been serving its customers in the fields of demolition, drainage and earthworks. The transport of bulk materials and construction machines, as well as mobile construction waste recycling complete the constantly growing range of services offered by the civil engineering company located in Diez, Rhineland-Palatinate.
At the head of the family business with about 20 employees, the company founder is supported by his daughter Sabrina Gros and his son Jura Gros. Together, they manage projects within a radius of up to 400 km.
In recent years, the industry-specific competitive situation in the region has significantly changed, explains Heiko Gros: "As the construction industry continues to show a clear upward trend, our competitors in the civil engineering sector are literally "shooting up like mushrooms". However, as an established traditional company, we mainly work with long-term customers and license partners or dedicate ourselves, as we are currently doing, to more extensive projects such as a major demolition at an industrial group operating throughout Germany."
For Heiko Gros, the decision was therefore made to stand firm in mobile construction waste recycling. Through a recommendation, he got in touch with Fischer-Jung Aufbereitungstechnik. As the central German partner of Metso Outotec, the Krefeld-based company specializes in the sale of crushing and screening plants.
Flexibility makes the difference
"Nevertheless, we also want to assert ourselves on the market when it comes to contracts from the private sector, such as demolitions of single-family homes," adds Jura Gros, who is in charge of this business unit at GET. "In the fast-moving day-to-day business, it is not only a matter of reliability and adherence to schedules, but above all of short-term availability and far-reaching flexibility. Due to the generally prevailing shortage of land, many private developers decide to buy a developed plot of land, only to be able to start new construction directly on the same site after demolition. Of course, a civil engineering company that offers demolition, redevelopment and excavation of the building pit from a single source has a clear advantage here - and ideally so because there is no need to hire extra machines for the overall service."
As a company that is traditionally in the demolition and earthworks sector, GET has wheel loaders, excavators and trucks. However, in order to be able to start recycling construction waste directly on site, it used to be necessary to rent appropriate processing equipment, which was costly and time-consuming, and whose limited availability could make it even more difficult to fulfill the order on time.