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Peikko and ZECH receive fire classification for their DELTABEAM® and CREE slab system

Peikko Group Corporation and the construction company ZECH Bau Holding GmbH are continuing their successful collaboration in a new project. Peikko and ZECH conducted joint fire tests with the wood-concrete hybrid slab from CREE Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of ZECH Building SE, and the DELTABEAM® Composite Beam from Peikko. The tests were necessary because there were no official fire tests for these and comparable hybrid slabs.

The fire behavior tests on Peikko's DELTABEAM® Composite Beam and the CREE wood-concrete hybrid system were carried out by PAVUS, a renowned fire testing institute in the Czech Republic. Thanks to the outstanding results, PAVUS has now issued for the system a REI120 fire resistance classification report. This means a fire resistance of 120 minutes in terms of bearing capacity, integrity, and heat-insulating ability, providing more opportunities to use Peikko's DELTABEAM® Composite Beam and the CREE wood-concrete hybrid system together.

“There are companies that simply think, and those that think and act. We are delighted to have a genuine hands-on cooperation with ZECH and its subsidiary CREE Deutschland GmbH. Through this partnership, we both are able to combine our respective strengths and generate synergies that drive both growth and market expansion. This combination of systems also holds a considerable significance on a global level”, says Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.

"We are pleased with the results of the fire tests and the issued classification report. This will strengthen confidence in the system and market acceptance. We are also pleased to continue our successful cooperation with Peikko. Together we will be able to offer the system to the market," says Andreas Schimmelpfennig, Managing Director of CREE Deutschland GmbH.


Further information:

Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation
Mobile +358 50 384 3001, email [email protected]

Christian Gerke, Managing Director, Peikko Deutschland GmbH
Mobile +49 170 165 4736, email [email protected]

Andreas Schimmelpfennig, Managing Director, CREE Deutschland GmbH
Mobile +49 171 277 5386, email [email protected]


Peikko Group in brief

Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of slim floor structures and connection technology for precast and cast-in-situ construction. Peikko’s innovative solutions offer a faster, safer, and more sustainable way to design and build. Peikko has sales offices in over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 12 countries. Peikko generated a turnover of EUR 262 million in 2023. Peikko is a family-owned and managed company that employs over 2,000 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information:


Zech Group SE in brief

The Zech Group SE is a strategic management holding, the parent company coordinates the work of the three business divisions, develops the overall strategy and defines the global goals for the further development of the entire group. A wide range of services makes the company a competent partner in the areas of building, real estate, and hotel. The broad-based and diversified group of companies concentrates on the value chain around real estate. With its medium-sized character and entrepreneurial management, the Zech Group is able to seize opportunities quickly and adapt structures to the requirements of the market. Further information:


CREE Deutschland GmbH in brief

CREE Deutschland GmbH is treading a new, innovative path with the construction of energy- and resource-efficient timber-hybrid buildings. Together with our international and European partners, we are realizing sophisticated timber-hybrid construction projects throughout Germany. In co-operation with the operational units of ZECH Building SE, we create modern and ecologically sophisticated turnkey projects. As a subsidiary of the internationally active Zech Group, we use our innovative strength, experience, and expertise to bring timber as a building material into modern cities. Further information: