Frumecar is a Spanish company that offers its services worldwide, dedicated to providing solutions to manufacturing, transportation and digital technology for the concrete industry. Their goal is to provide their clients with comprehensive solutions with a wide range of products and services, including: Dry and wet concrete batching plants, Concrete mixers, Concrete Recycling systems and our line of business Intelligent Systems (a state-of-the-art set of digital tools for plant and fleet management). Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Frumecar: We have four main areas: Concrete batching plants: 7 families, with and without concrete mixer, mobile, semi-mobile or fixed. Adapted to all operational and production needs. Concrete mixers: 6 types of truck-mounted concrete mixers, standard and lightened versions, 2 mounted on a semi-trailer and special version. Poweful, reliable, personalized and minimally maintained. Concrete recycling systems: 3 concrete recycling system models and one asphalt batch mixing plant. Maximum productivity and resource economy. Intelligent Systems: digital and cutting-edge solutions for the concrete industry. A new era in the management and operation of concrete plants. E.E: What’s the news for 2020 about new products? Frumecar: Different new products: Self-service concrete batching plants designed for selling small quantities of fresh concrete, FASTMIX 500 SELF-SERVICE. A reliable, low-maintenance concrete batching plant that is specially designed for self-service. DIY “do it yourself” concrete batching plants. An alternative to traditional installations which avoids problems and delays in starting up new facilities. An innovative self-installation service for its plants: equipment ready to be assembled by the customer and started up remotely by Frumecar’s technicians. Frumecar RealScale. A control tool incorporated into Frumecar’s concrete plants that ensures all preparations are weighed correctly in real time, while also detecting failures in the equipment’s load cells and notifying accordingly. The system uses Frumecar’s exclusive software, which works in coordination with a Siemens component to continually monitor the system. This innovative feature helps the concrete manufacturer to avoid any formulation issues during manufacture Frumecar’s K2 system detects any anomalies. In addition to other internal projects and others in collaboration with important research centers that are still under development and we cannot advance information. E.E: What are the ranges of traded products? Frumecar: Customers from more than 70 countries have chosen our machinery and software for the production and transport of concrete. We accompany you in your business projects as technological partners in each of its phases: advice, supply, training and maintenance. Our philosophy is summarized in the corporate slogan of the company: CONCRETE. We manufacture equipment for the concrete production and transport sector, offering high value added products and services and cutting-edge solutions to our customers. INNOVATION. With a focus on R&D, our project is the core of our value proposition. Our mission is to bring a new reality to the sector, implementing new technologies and work systems for the Industry 4.0. PEOPLE. People are our main asset. Frumecar has a cross-disciplinary team of top-level professionals who strive to go a step further when meeting market demands. We are customer-centric. We focus our effort on offering solutions to our customers and on providing the right service they need at each time. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? Frumecar: Being a global company, we are present in more than 70 countries, the answer is complex. There are markets in the introduction phase, others in expansion and some in the mature phase. This is valid for markets in Europe, Africa, America and Oceania. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? Frumecar: We are in a new era in the concrete production industry. The digitization of production processes in factories new information systems based on Big Data are transforming the ways of manufacturing and to engage with customers. In today’s world, everything to do with the digitization of the business is a basic axis of our research. Frumecar has always brought innovation in its DNA, providing digital solutions and high-tech to get the concrete sector into Industry 4.0 We are constantly motivated to drive the growth of the industrial sector. It is for this reason that we are constantly striving to be at the forefront of manufacturing machinery developments for the concrete industry; our core, our raison d’être. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? Frumecar: The “Intelligent Systems” business unit makes available the latest advances in digital technologies adapted to the concrete production and transport business: Plant Management – K2 and K2 Central Integrated production control system. Management, production, supervision, formulation and maintenance; everything you need to manage your plants with the highest possible degree of automation. Business Management – Frumecar Cloud A platform of advanced applications and systems, designed to optimise and manage concrete production companies. Frumecar Vision – Key Point Indicator (KPI) system designed for facility managers and supervisors. Allows concrete batching plants to be controlled in real time from any electronic device. Frumecar Planner – centralised production management system for production plants and concrete mixer fleets. It can be used to plan orders in all production centres from any electronic device. Frumecar Traker – advanced concrete mixer fleet management system. Used to control your concrete mixer fleet in real time and monitor the loading status at all times. Frumecar Care – preventive and predictive maintenance application. Used to manage and control the maintenance procedures of all equipment in their respective plants. Frumecar Manager – advanced concrete mixer fleet management system. Used to control all production plants and concrete mixers in real time, from any place and electronic device. Some public projects currently under development: -Unmanned plants, featuring artificial intelligence. -With no human intervention and with communication systems that activate your procedures upon the request of the automated production systems (in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Cartagena). 14803292 – penang second bridge under construction AI-BOT. Artificial intelligence to improve customer service. Software robots (chatbots) with artificial intelligence to provide technical support and handle any customer incident, regardless of the time of the incident or location where your equipment is installed. Autonomous maintenance and production machines. Machinery for the sector, featuring autonomous systems to make autonomous decisions with algorithms based on Big Data (in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Cartagena). E.E: What estimations do you have for 2020? Frumecar: This question would be easy to answer the first days of the year. Currently it is unknown. We are in an unprecedented scenario and we cannot predict next due to COVID-19. Now the important thing is to be flexible (such as our “Do It Yourself” proposal to avoid technicians moving to assemblies) and our “Self-service” plants. We believe innovation will make a difference.