Doka’s stripped-back d3 tower for emerging markets
In 2015, formwork specialist Doka’s turnover passed the euro1billion mark – and over half of that came from outside Europe. It is perhaps not surprising that it is devoting some of the 200,000 hours a year it spends on R&D to adapting existing products for new global markets.
At bauma 2016, Doka is showcasing one such product: the Load-bearing tower d3, aimed at emerging markets. It has designed the d3 for heavy loads, high shoring heights, and many different configurations to provide flexibility.
“We have reduced it to the minimum functionality to produce a very economical version of this product for emerging markets,” said Doka’s director of research and development Johann Peneder.
Doka is initially marketing d3 to projects in Southeast Asia and the Middle East with plans to roll it out to other regions in the future.