Astec CEO and president Jaco van der Merwe has stressed the importance of helping American asphalt plant customers comply with new US greenhouse gas reduction legislation.
“In the latest [US] Inflation Reduction Act, there’s a lot of legislation stipulated around asphalt plant. If they
want to do business in future, our asphalt plant customers will have to show they are actively working on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are very well-positioned to help them with that.”
New Astec roadbuilding machines include the Roadtec RP-175 and RP-195 asphalt pavers, and the RX-405 cold planer. The company has also introduced new aggregate and mining equipment, including the re-designed 9200 fines recovery plant, the PTSC2818VM portable screen, the FT300 cone crusher, and the Peterson 5710E horizontal grinder. Focusing on Astec’s new road construction products, van der Merwe said: “Some of our new paving and milling equipment opens a very specific new market segment for us.”
Another eye-catching development for Astec is the recent launch of its Astec Digital business unit, a single-vendor technology solution for the company’s Rock to Road value chain.