Project key figures
Precise dimension match
CNIM China manufactures metal structures for modular bridges that are delivered all over the world.
All manufacturing and welding are subject to very strict quality control procedures, necessary to guarantee quick erection of the bridges and their operational reliability.
• Dimensions* : 2 m long, 3 m wide
• Weight : 335 kg
• Units produced : 1500
• Material : Steel S460
*For one bridge panel
CNIM Group: a recognized industrial capacity
Matière is a French company specialized in the construction of engineering structures on global scale since 1932. While carrying out a project in Costa Rica, Matière found itself unable to produce the overall required bridge structure. Aware of CNIM Group’s industrial manufacturing capabilities and having previously collaborated with CNIM for the construction of motorized floating bridges (PFM), Matière asked CNIM and its Chinese subsidiary to meet the needs of its Central American client.
Regaining competitiveness while preserving quality products
In addition to successfully manufacturing the parts within a short period, CNIM China managed to reduce the cost price of bridge structures while guaranteeing very high quality.
Thanks to its collaboration with CNIM China, Matière was able to offer a modular bridge at an extremely attractive price as from 2014. By the end of 2018, the CNIM Group’s subsidiary had supplied more than 1,500 panels all over the world.
The 335 kg panels are bolted together to build a modular bridge. As a standard solution enabling quick assembly on site, the panels can have no more than the very smallest final deformation. The quality control of parts is crucial for this project.
Aware of the issues at stake in using the product and deformations attributable to welding, the quality control teams at CNIM China took steps to ensure a 100% precise match in the dimensions of the interfaces between structural parts.
Stored in our workshops for quick delivery all over the world
Some Matière's bridge panels are stored in CNIM China’s workshops in order to minimize raw material procurement lead times and be able to adapt to market variations.
Furthermore, CNIM China has obtained level AAA for Gaoming customs clearance. Product transfer times are thus shorter, allowing quick delivery all over the world.