The founding of Jawiflo B.V.


The name Jawiflo was created through the merging of its founders’ names: Jan, Jan Willem and Floren Kemp.

Jawiflo started out with the processing of rails using a mobile crane, equipped with shears for cutting through the rails. This resulted in one major disappointment, as the rail shears were in the workplace much more than they were being utilised (i.e. no tonnage). This definitely wasn’t the way forward, so the Kemp gentlemen got to work on developing and building a rail breaker.

However, this rail breaker did need to satisfy various different requirements:

  • It should be easy to move
  • Realise good tonnage
  • And shouldn’t be in the workplace unnecessarily.

The first rail breaker was put to work in 2005. The rail breaker is mobile as it’s been built on a trailer, which makes it easy to move by truck.

We are now working with our 4th rail breaker. The rise of the rail breakers has resulted in a drastic change where the processing of rails is concerned.
The rails used to be cut with a cutting torch, which is very time consuming, labour intensive and certainly won’t result in a high tonnage. The rail breaker, on the other hand, can achieve a great deal of tonnage in a short period of time, whilst also being less labour intensive.
The rail breaker can process railway line rails of all sorts of different lengths.

The breaker’s conveyor belt can be used to feed 6 rails to the top of the breaker and be broken simultaneously. The rails will leave the breaker broken in 40 or 80 cm pieces. The rail breaker can process 40 tons per hour when breaking 80 cm pieces.
Another advantage of the rail breaker is that it can be put to use very quickly. The breaker arrives at the customer’s site and will only need to be stamped and have its conveyor belt unfolded. The processing of rails can subsequently commence.