Brokk, Monroe, Wash., a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, recently acquired Aquajet Systems AB, a manufacturer of hydrodemolition robots. The acquisition will help Brokk expand its application solutions in the construction and demolition industry, the company said.
Aquajet Systems, of Holsbybrunn, Sweden, specializes in concrete renovation by using high-pressure water jets to remove concrete without harming rebar or causing microfracturing, Brokk said. The machines are considered ideal for a variety of selective demolition applications, including bridge and road repair, the company said. Financial details were not disclosed, and both companies will maintain current management with the acquisition, Brokk said.
“We’re pleased to welcome Aquajet Systems into the Brokk family,” said Martin Krupicka, CEO. “This offers us the opportunity to better serve our customers in the concrete demolition and renovation business with a wider breadth of safe, productivity-enhancing technologically advanced solutions.”
In addition to the robots, Aquajet Systems also manufactures large power packs and mobile water treatment systems.