MEVA Schalungs-Systeme

MEVA Formwork Systems is a worldwide producer of formwork systems. Headquartered in Germany under the name MEVA Schalungs-System GmbH, the MEVA group has 40 subsidiaries, plants and logistics centers on 5 continents.

MEVA Schalungs Systeme
Founded1970 by Gerhard Dingler
HeadquartersHaiterbach, Germany
Key people
Florian F Dingler
Products Formwork Systems
Revenue110m Euro (2014)
Number of employees
500 (2014)


MEVA designs, constructs, produces and markets frame formwork systems for all types of in-situ concrete applications in the building industry. MEVA’s product portfolio is completed by the company’s service and consulting packages for formwork users.


MEVA was founded in 1970 by Gerhard Dingler. The idea of developing a formwork system that would be re-usable led to the company’s foundation and to the first frame-based panelised formwork system with a facing integrated into a metal frame, the so-called formwork panel. The panels are produced in different sizes and can be freely combined, hence the name modular formwork system. In the course of its history, MEVA developed several innovations, part of which have become standard features in the industry.

The milestones:[1]

  • 1971 – MEVA presents the first modular panelised formwork system.
  • 1977 – MEVA invents the formwork clamp that connects panels tightly and firmly.
  • 1978 – The frame with hollow profiles and grooves is presented. It is lighter than previous frames, supports a higher fresh concrete pressure and is easier to clean as no dirt can enter the closed hollow profiles.[2]
  • 1981 – The first crane-independent formwork system for walls and slabs is marketed.
  • 1982 – MEVA’s Mammut wall formwork system is the first heavy-duty system offering a fresh concrete load capacity of 97 kN/m².
  • 1989 – MEVA develops the aluminium wall formwork system.
  • 1992 – The crane-independent MevaDec slab system offers 3 methods for all types of slabs.
  • 2000 – MEVA presents the first all-plastic facing and is the first formwork producer to use this kind of facing in all formwork systems. Contrary to wooden facing, the all-plastic facing lasts as long as the panel frame, can be cleaned with high-pressure cleaners and repaired with identical material on the construction site and delivers a consistently high-quality concrete surface. MEVA’s all-plastic facing alkus [3] comes with a 7-year long term warranty that so far has never been claimed.[4]
  • 2012 – MEVA’s automatic climbing system MAC is used on sites in Europe after several years of use in Australia and the Far East.[5]

Product and Service PortfolioEdit

MEVA offers standard formwork systems for all types of in-situ concrete applications and also designs and produces special formwork and solutions for special requirements such as irregular building geometries or surfaces without joints. The systems are highly compatible and use identical accessories wherever possible. MEVA offers:

MEVA is a one-stop supplier for formwork systems and solutions. In line with its slogan "… more than just formwork" MEVA offers a comprehensive services[23] and consulting package including formwork planning and on-site support with formwork set up, process control and customer staff training. Rental formwork users can choose from different services packages and have their rental formwork inspected, cleaned and repaired by MEVA at MEVA’s industrial cleaning and repair facilities once the formwork is returned from the construction site. Customers with their own formwork inventory can have their formwork regenerated[24] by MEVA and made like new. With its all-plastic facing MEVA formwork delivers high-quality and architectural concrete[25] surfaces. Details about architectural concrete is founded Beside renting and selling new formwork systems MEVA offers used formwork with a double-warranty from the manufacturer.[26] A comprehensive training program with in-depth training and seminars for customers is part of MEVA’s customer services. MEVA is certified according to ISO 9001:2008[27] and is active in important industry standards committees and organisations such as the American Concrete Institute (ACI)[28] and the German equivalent GSV.[29]


MEVA formwork is used for all types of in-situ concrete work on construction sites all over the world:

Architectural construction

Civil engineering construction

High-rise construction

Commercial and residential construction


  1. ^ About MEVA
  2. ^ MEVA frame profile
  3. ^ alkus product information
  4. ^ history of alkus - milestones
  5. ^ MEVA Automatic Climbing MAC
  6. ^ AluStar - MEVA Wall Formwork
  7. ^ AluFix - MEVA Wall Formwork
  8. ^ Mammut 350 - MEVA Wall Formwork
  9. ^ Support Frame STB
  10. ^ MEVA Circular Colum Formwork Circo
  11. ^ MEVA Colum Formwork CaroFalt
  12. ^ MEVA Circular Formwork Radius
  13. ^ MevaDec Slab Formwork
  14. ^ Sandy Guthrie, "Challenging projects"[1], Construction Europe, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p.38, November 2013, last accessed 10 November 2015
  15. ^ MEVA Working Platform LAB
  16. ^ MEVA SecuritBasic
  17. ^ MEVA Shoring Tower Space
  18. ^ MEVA Stair Tower MTT
  19. ^ MEVA Climbing Scaffold KLK
  20. ^ MEVA Automatic Climbing Formwork MAC
  21. ^ MEVA Climbing Safety System MGS
  22. ^ MEVA Guided Climbing MGC
  23. ^ MEVA- Our services for you
  24. ^ MEVA - Formwork Maintenance
  25. ^ "Praxis-Fachbuch 'Wegweiser Sichtbeton' erschienen"[2],, 27.04.2007, lqast accessed 10 November 2015
  26. ^ MEVA Original Used Formwork
  27. ^ Certipedia - quality marks [3], TÜV Rheinland, last accessed 10 November 2015
  28. ^ William D. Palmer Jr, "Most influential: Formwork Leader Rolf Spahr, MEVA Formwork systems", Concrete Construction Magazine [4], last accessed 10 November 2015
  29. ^ GSV - Güteschutzverband Betonschalung
  30. ^ tHis, "Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien - Einzigartige Schalungstechnische Herausforderung"[5], tHis - Fachmagazin für erfolgreiches Bauen, last accessed 10 November 2015
  31. ^ Concrete International Magazine (CI), November 2015 [6], last accessed 10 November 2015
  32. ^ "New Football Stadium near Budapest"[7], Contractors World International Vol. 5 No 2, p.19, last accessed 10 November 2015
  33. ^ "New Football Stadium near Budapest"[8], Contractors World International Vol. 5 No 2, p.19, last accessed 10 November 2015
  34. ^ "Prison Complex: Spindle solution for window boxouts save time"[9], MEVA References
  35. ^ "Europe's Large Hydro Power Plant: Linthal 2015"[10], MEVA References
  36. ^ Sorenga Tunnel, Oslo
  37. ^ "New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre"[11], MEVA References
  38. ^ "National Statium Lia Manoliu Bucharest"[12], Mooser Construction References, last accessed 10 November 2015
  39. ^ "Katrine, United Kingdom"[13], Water Technology Projects, last accessed 10 November 2015
  40. ^ "Budapest is Looking Forward to its new Metro Line M4"[14], MEVA References
  41. ^ Concrete International Magazine (CI), November 2015 [15], last accessed 10 November 2015
  42. ^ "The Rise and Rise of Formwork"[16], Builder & Engineer Magazine, last access 10 November 2015
  43. ^ "Burj Khalifa - highest building ever"[17], MEVA References
  44. ^ YouTube - Roche Tower, Basel
  45. ^ "Roche Tower Basel"[18], MEVA References
  46. ^ "Mirax 'Federation' Tower in Moscow, Russia"[19], MEVA References
  47. ^ "Palais Royale"[20], Construction World, February 2011, last accessed 10 November 2015
  48. ^ "India's first green Building 'Palais Royale' in Mumbai"[21], MEVA References
  49. ^ "Meva Systems Speed up work on Dubai Tower"[22], Gulf Construction, 1 November 2014, last accessed 10 November 2015
  50. ^ "The Rise and Rise of Formwork"[23], Builder & Engineer Magazine, last access 10 November 2015
  51. ^ "178m-Skyscraper - Roche Tower Basel"[24], MEVA References
  52. ^ [25], MEVA References
  53. ^ "The New Vienna University of Econoics and Business"[26], MEVA References
  54. ^ "New Football Stadium near Budapest"[27], Contractors World International Vol. 5 No 2, p.19, last accessed 10 November 2015
  55. ^ "Enthusiastic Designs: Sports Stadium Pancho in Felcsút near Budapest"[28], MEVA References
  56. ^ Bjørvika Reshapes Oslo Skyline: Norway’s Largest Project Ever [29], MEVA References
  57. ^ "Meva helps Bam beat the clock"[30], Gulf Construction, last accessed 10 November 2015
  58. ^ "'City of Dreams' Hotel Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects "[31], archdaily, aufgerufen am 11. November 2015

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