Italia Demolizioni invest in new fleet of Doosan machines including DX380LC-7 excavator
FOLLOWING on from a supply of demolition-spec excavators to the Italian construction and waste-management markets in the last two years, Doosan Infracore have found success in the country again with a significant fleet of new machines delivered to a recently launched business.
Founded in January 2022, Italia Demolizioni are a start-up based in Lombard, Italy, specializing in civil and industrial demolition, excavation and reclamation. After choosing Doosan for its fleet, the company purchased several new machines for use on a number of new contracts, the first of which was the demolition of the former Piero Pirelli Institute located in the business district of Bicocca, in Milan, where a new Doosan DX380LC-7 crawler excavator has been working.
‘We chose the Doosan brand because it is a guarantee of reliable, durable and productive machines,’ said Ivano Perego, commercial director for Italia Demolizioni. ‘I have extensive experience in the demolition sector and Doosan machines have always demonstrated excellent performance and satisfied every expectation. They are excellent, cutting-edge machines, true allies for ensuring efficiency and success on every site.
‘Although Italia Demolizioni is a recent start-up, we have already won several orders in Milan, Bergamo, Rapallo and Bologna. It was essential to have a fleet capable of providing maximum productivity on each site and the choice inevitably fell on Doosan machinery, which I believe are the most efficient on the market.’
In addition to the new Doosan DX380LC-7 crawler excavator, the company has invested in a DX380DM-7 demolition excavator, three additional crawler excavators – comprising the DX300LC-7, DX350LC-7 and DX210-7 models – two DX85-7 mini-excavators, and a DL250-7 wheel loader.
The Doosan DX380LC-7 was chosen as the most ideal machine for the demolition of the former Piero Pirelli Institute, built in the 1950s as a professional education centre for the children of Pirelli employees, with the aim of training a new generation for work.
The Institute, now abandoned, consists of two parts: a two-storey building used as classrooms; and an adjacent structure comprising a sequence of covered spaces with an average height of 7m, which were originally intended for practical training. The work from Italia Demolizioni involved the demolition of the entire complex, paving the way for an important office redevelopment project in the area.
The Doosan DX380LC-7, equipped with a standard arm and demolition grapple, was used for the entire primary demolition of the structure, which produced a total of 14,000 cubic metres of waste material. Initial works saw the central span structure (near the main building) dismantled, along with the perimeter walls which produced enough rubble on which the excavator could sit on to easily reach and demolish the second floor.
The roof panels and perimeter eaves were subsequently removed. The DX380LC-7 then broke through the top of the roof to lighten the rafters. These were unhooked one by one from the pillars and then demolished to allow the excavator to enter the building and proceed with the remaining demolition work.
The Doosan DX300LC-7 excavator – equipped with crusher and hammer attachments – was later deployed to provide secondary crushing of the demolished sections and other various materials. Once completed, the DX380LC-7 prepared the ground for subsequent construction work, whilst the DL250-7 wheel loader handled/removed debris and unloaded it on to a truck for transportation from the site.
According to Italia Demolizioni, the performance and efficiency of the new Doosan machinery allowed the business to complete the demolition contract in 17 working days. All the Doosan products were purchased from DMO – the authorized Italian Doosan dealer for Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Lombardy.