The first crusher bucket was introduced in 2001. It was invented by five brothers from Breganze.
'We were born and raised amid the oil, grease and diesel of earth-moving machines - say the Azzolin brothers - We worked with them day and night. We'd had an idea buzzing around in our heads for some time though; to come up with an economic and innovative way to reuse the waste materials around the yard. Something that would reduce the costs of transporting and disposing of waste material.'
There were already solutions out there: fixed and mobile crushers, screening plants, etc., but there was one problem: they were all costly to purchase, transport and maintain. And not all of them could be used on any type of construction site, especially sites in hard-to-reach locations or urban areas.
'Then we had an idea. We already had excavators at the construction site, which we used with digging buckets and demolition hammers. That's where we got the idea of making a bucket that could dig up the material and crush it at the same time. We researched it, designed it and patented it. Then we tested it with the machines on our construction sites. It was a great idea. That's how the Meccanica Breganzese was created, and it's now known all over the world as the MB Crusher. MB is synonymous with crusher bucket'.
It's been more than 16 years since that time; years spent on technical research and development of dozens of patents, associated all over the world with a business that's constantly being updated with new products. Years of creation and innovation that have seen the family business evolve into an international company, and created a new market segment that has improved and accelerated the work of thousands of companies. 'In 16 years, it's not just the market that's changed - say the brothers - we've also grown in terms of turnover, international reach, the number of products we make - from one, we now have 30, and the number of employees - the company now has over 150.'
The MB crusher bucket has also become the symbol of a worldwide campaign in which the search for maximum productivity is combined with an awareness of the need for rational and economical use of natural resources.
'We live in a time where people all over the world are concerned about what will happen in the future - the company explains - and are wondering how best to use available resources more sparingly. The population continues to grow, and with it the demand for raw materials. It's precisely for this reason that the waste material processing equipment sector has evolved so rapidly and brought cutting-edge solutions to construction sites. Solutions like the MB crusher bucket; a product that creates value, is good for the environment and brings in profit for the companies that use it.'
A product that the company exhibits and puts to work at the industry's biggest showcases all over the world: trade fairs, exhibitions, demo tours etc., and it's already started for 2018 from the very early days.
An MB equipment demo tour of Chile and Brazil started in January. A demo trial has been set up for the “World of Concrete” fair in Las Vegas. In March, the demo tour will cover large parts of South America, Algeria and Turkey. Also in March, we'll be at the “Mawev Show” in Austria, “Aquibat” in France, the “Big5 Heavy” in Dubai, and “Marble Izmir” in Turkey. In April, MB machines will be on demo at “Expomin” in Chile, “Diesel Dirt & Turf” in Australia, and the “Intermat” fair in France. Many other events will follow all over the world, right up to the end of the year.