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Opening ceremony of new Manila plant

The ceremony was an interesting and joyful procedure for all those attendingThe ceremony was an interesting and joyful procedure for all those attending

Krah Pipes Manila, Inc. (KPMI) has finally rolled up its plant’s doors during its inauguration ceremony last 13th May of 2017. KPMI plant is located in an 8000 square meters lot in First Cavite Industrial Estate, Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines which is approximately 2 hours drive from Manila.

The event was attended by various local and foreign partners, government officials and target customers with a Filipiniana themed dances and native cuisines.

Mr. Bülent Kuzkaya welcomed the guests with his opening speech which focused in the future of KPMI as it will cater the challenges that the Philippine government has been facing today, particularly in expanding drinking water distribution and containment, wastewater management, sewage treatment, flood mitigation and expansion of irrigation networks to the 7000 plus islands of the country.

Krah Pipes employees during their first production on the new machineKrah Pipes employees during their first production on the new machine

Author:
Jeneleen Lansangan,
Krah Pipes Manila, Inc.

Krah Pipes Manila - First project

Manila, 2017. The Krah pipes producer Krah Pipes Manila, Inc. has started its first drainage project in the Philippines.

Flooding nowadays, especially in the Philippines, has been one of the major problems of the country which threatens the life of individuals, greatly affects the livelihood of families and hinders the government’s economic growth. Up to date, a lot of control measures and mitigation techniques are being performed by different local government units but unfortunately, most of the cities and provinces still experience these fateful events. On the other hand, private developers, as major providers of housing improvement and elevating the living experience of the Filipinos, have been eager in finding a solution in preventing flooding calamities to happen especially on residential areas that are about to be developed.

Loading of 800mm diameter pipes inside 1000mm diameter pipes, first delivery to Nuvista San Jose project site
Photo 1: Loading of 800mm diameter pipes inside 1000mm diameter pipes,
first delivery to Nuvista San Jose project site
Loading of 1000mm diameter krah profiled wall pipes in a flat bed truck ( 8 pcs of 1000mm diameter pipes and 4 pcs of 800mm diameter pipes of 6m length each)
Photo 2: Loading of 1000mm diameter krah profiled wall pipes in a flat bed truck ( 8 pcs of 1000mm diameter pipes and 4 pcs of 800mm diameter pipes of 6m length each)

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Fake news

Fake News Newspaper

Social media has become a big thing today. We’re enjoying the many possibilities like communicating the latest news or product information with the world. However, the increasing media activities do have a shady side as well.

Fake news are a considerable thread today. The biggest concerns of the affected companies are the number of people who are going to believe what they read or hear and then, spread the news in minutes over the whole wide world. Is the news-spreading someone a respectful personality in the industry, the news will be true for the next level of readers. We can imagine that a lot of working hours in marketing and sales need to be invested to identify fake news and arrange necessary correction requests to the editors. As a matter of fact, fake news and unauthorized brand use is causing additional costs and damages to the affected companies. Generally behind every well-known brand like Krah is a quality assurance which is manifested in their quality and performance procedures. A high level of quality is the assurance to avoid failures in the project or causing even high costs by occurred incidents during the production. A name and brand was built up during years with a good marketing strategy and a good sustainable product reputation.

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Pipe materials in comparison - Cost saving factors

Handling of 24 m pipe string with excavatorsPhoto 1: Handling of 24 m pipe string with excavators

For comparison of costs first of all it has to be considered, that the pipe costs are only 10-20% of the total project costs. The main part of project costs are caused by civil engineering works, disturbance of overground infrastructure and of course by soil and water management! That means the influence by using a cheap pipe system to the total project costs is very low. In fact, it should be paid more attention to the fact that for the owner the financial depreciation is responsible for around 30% of the annual costs, which means by using higher quality and reaching longer service life time the costs can be reduced significantly!

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Introducing...Jochen

We have decided to restructure our series “ImProfil of..” and will from now on call it “Introducing....”. We have chosen our technical colleague Jochen Blickheuser to be the first one in the new layout. In the future we will also present members of our Krah Community.

Jochen has been in the company since 1986. If anyone has seen almost every department of the company – he has. He started as tool manufacturer, a few years later he moved to the construction department. When there were some restructurings he was Quality Manager for “Frank & Krah” from 1998-2006. After that he became application engineer, and now he has been in the technical sales department for almost three years.

Jochen is our “frequent flyer”. He knows the world like the back of his hand. The longest supervision journey was in Argentina in 2013/2014. He stayed there for 9 whole months. Obviously he returned home for a few days in-between to see his wife and at that time 6-year-old daughter. Travelling is his passion and he is always happy to visit our customers or partners to discuss new business or to supervise them with any technical questions. His speciality is our E-Fusion-Technology (for further information about Electrofusion on krah-pipes.de please click here).

Jochen in front of a huge Krah pipeJochen in front of a huge Krah pipe Jochen Blickheusers Bio 

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