Rosenberg, June 2017
European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA) honors Horst Erdlen for his services at its Symposium 2017
The ideal road – what should it be like?
For years now Horst Erdlen, Head of the Business Unit Road Construction at J. Rettenmaier & Söhne in Rosenberg/Germany, has devoted himself to improving our roads – with success! The fiber pellets and additives produced by JRS not only have a positive impact on the characteristics of asphalt roads but are also environment-friendly and make travelling by car safe and comfortable.
The asphalt industry values Horst Erdlen as a competent, innovative, reliable specialist on asphalt road construction topics. He knows the scene like the back of his hand, often playing a key role in shaping it. While the native of Heidenheim often returns to his attractive home town on the eastern fringes of Germany’s Swabian Jura region, as the top manager for road construction at JRS, he now spends a lot of time travelling around the world.
JRS, J. Rettenmaier & Söhne in Rosenberg/Germany, focuses on the technological use of organic fibers and their functional characteristics for a wide range of applications in almost all areas of industry. The Business Unit Road Construction provides additives for asphalt road construction worldwide. The product portfolio is marketed under the umbrella brand VIATOP®, which is well recognised in all continents for 30 years now.
Europe’s largest aqueduct, located in the Netherlands, has just been completed using VIATOP® premium – a gigantic construction project with investment costs of 1 500 000 000 euros. It makes an effective contribution to relieving congestion on that road network. And within the scope of the “Olympic Way” project in Rio de Janeiro roads were widened to five lanes, delivering a major improvement in the region’s traffic capacity.
Whether for national motorways, major federal roads, city streets or local routes – JRS offers solutions for all the requirements made by modern, high-performance road networks. Long-lasting and thus cost-effective, asphalt construction methods are in demand – of course with VIATOP® inside!
The unbeatable combination of an ecological product approach and state-of-the-art functional technology not only makes road construction more efficient and economic; the three-dimensional network of natural fibers made from specially processed cellulose qualities ensures that new asphalt surface layers are long-lasting, stable, quiet and provide good skid resistance – new ways for more quality of life.
On the occasion of the 2017 EAPA symposium held in Paris in early June and attended by experts from all over the world, Horst Erdlen was honored with the “EAPA´s Asphalt Advocate of the Year 2017” award for his commitment and outstanding campaigns to promote asphalt – the very first time this award was granted in EAPA’s history.