Foundations of the new factory of Lego
Lego, one of the world's leading brands awarded the foundation works of its new greenfield factory in Eastern Hungary to HBM. Lego, active since 1932, became one of the world's largest toy manufacturer with the motto “only the best is good enough”.
The design & build project includes 50 km pile fou ndation with complete reinforced concrete pile cap system. In tender stage, with assistance of geotechnical design partners including SB's design office, special seismic & soil liquefaction questions were analyzed to offer the best foundation solution for the new factory.
After the successful tender, mobilization on the site started in December 2012 to build more than 50 km of reinforced concrete Screwsol piles until June 2012 with up to 4 piling rigs, and 7.000 m3 pile caps.
Screwsol piles are used by HBM in Hungary since 2005. With completion of LEGO foundation, HBM's reference of Screwsol piles will reach a total of 300 km.