Located in the municipality of Caponago, at Cascina Bertagna (Milan), the Vitali Group’s quarry covers an area of approximately 10 hectares. The aggregate is extracted and processed to provide the required form by purpose-made latest generation plant and equipment. The height of the equipment does not exceed 7 metres above ground level, which minimises the visual and noise impact on the surrounding area. In April 2005, extraction works started with the removal of the topsoil, with its good agronomic characteristics, which was stockpiled around the perimeter of the quarry in order to optimise the environmental reinstatement. Suitably planted, these stockpiles help to mask the area and function as a dust and noise barrier. The excavation work started in the traditional quarry manner, making use of the loose material on the level ground and the excavation of two pits, the first is 8 metres deep and the second is approximately 5 metres deep.
At the same time as the extraction operations were being carried out, work started on the environmental reinstatement of the quarry using excavated soil and rocks in compliance with standards governing the sector (DM 152/2006). The quarry will be filled completely in order to restore the area back to agricultural use. The excavated soil and rocks are analysed by qualified external laboratories under the supervision of the “Control Committee” set up by the municipality of Caponago.
Without doubt, the extraction plays a fundamental role, providing its in harmony with theenvironmental needs. It is for this reason that Vitali S.p.A. has invested substantial resources in safeguarding the environment, making sure that the areas affected by aggregate extraction works were fully reinstated. In our opinion, the future of production will progress alongside the implementation of procedures complying with standard ISO 14001, an objective that we will achieve in the near future. This will provide proof of our high professional standards in making full use of natural resources while, at the same time, maintaining a positive environmental impact.
DEMOLITION WASTE RECYCLING CENTREThrough the use of specific processing plants, Vitali S.p.A. fully recycles demolition waste (CER 170904) and transforms it into genuine raw materials. This process is particularly advantageous from the economic and environmental points of view, in that it reduces the need to excavate natural raw materials and avoids the need to send the material to authorised tips.
The material obtained in this manner is ready to be put back into the production process (SALES) for use as fill material or road sub-bases.
CONCRETE PRODUCTION PLANTSThe new latest generation concrete and cement mix production plant with its dual feed system, in operation at our Caponago site, can produce any type of mix and satisfy any requirements thanks to the fully automated system and its high production capacity of over 2000 cubic metres per day.
Our production analysis and testing laboratory continuously monitors all the phases of the production process in order to guarantee a constant high production quality.
The laboratory is equipped for:
- Verifying the compliance of our concrete with the technical specifications provided by the client;
- checking the compliance of the components of the mix with the technical standards reported in the specifications;
- monitoring the entire production process through analysing the results of tests carried out on samples.
The new asphalt plant located in Caponago is a Top Tower 4000 Marini of last generation, its maximum production capacity is 400 t/h and it’s able to satisfy all the requirements of our clients, with a special consideration for environment.
Evolution and Ecology are the key words of TT 400, the plant of the future, that is able to produce any kind of material – hot, warm and semi-warm, with or without recycled –which the only one able to efficiently reduce CO2 emissions.
The possibility of using modified conglomerates allows this plant to produce all kind of special conglomerates, such as:
- Grenu and semigrenu conglomerates;
- porous drainage and sound-absorbing conglomerates;
- high modulus conglomerates;
- Filled conglomerates for squares, container and other similar things;
- Coloured conglomerates (red, green and so on);
- Splittmastix road carpets
The plant, equipped with a recycling system of milled (the old scarified road surface), permits a saving of non-renewable resources and a saving of all energy consumptions linked with its production and its transport to the asphalts’ plants.