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courier - KOKS Group bv
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news l etter
for
asso c iates
of
the
K O K S
G R O UP
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november
2 0 0 8
1st 'SIR-PROOF' POWERVAC
KOKS
Special Products recently deliv-
ered a PowerVac suction excavator to
Jos Hofkens HIG.
This PowerVac is the first machine developed by KOKS Special Products in cooperation with MTS according to the latest
SIR* requirements, which will be in force
from January 1, 2009. In anticipation of
these tightened guidelines, we have fitted
this suction excavator with an (electrical)
grounding control unit with green monitoring beacon, a remote emergency button, a
tipping alarm, and a lid operated by means
of two-hand controls. To Hofkens this suction excavator is a welcome addition to its
fleet, enabling it to serve its customers more
comprehensively.
FOREWORD
TURBULENT TIMES!!!!
Although our Minister of
Finance, Wouter Bos, has given
guarantees in order to support
the
financial
transactions
between banks and enterprises, the economic
uncertainty has not been removed yet.
The issue however is: are we merely in the grips of
economic malaise, or are there also opportunities?
Needless to say that such opportunities have to be
approached in a sensible manner, but the trick is to
spot them. Our environment demands that we
behave in a responsible way, as it is changing.
Recently a precipitation of over 105 mm water
within 24 hours was recorded in North Holland.
That is more than 10% of the total amount of normal precipitation for one year. This puts an enormous strain on streets and sewers, with the attendant risk of flooded houses. In order to limit
personal and financial distress, streets will have to
be swept more, while sewers will have to be
cleaned, inspected and repaired more frequently.
The opportunities for us lie in the growing demand
for such equipment.
The introduction of WION (Earth Movers Regulation), aimed at limiting damage to underground
cables and pipes, also provides ample opportunity. Our equipment can be used to chart cables,
while the KOKS PowerVac will prove of use during
excavating.
A durable and thoughtful approach to work and
business is of fundamental importance in these turbulent times, but we do have to keep looking ahead!
Have a good read!
Gerard Koks sr.
SIR CERTIFICATES ONLINE in 2009
To continue to provide our customers with
good equipment, we are constantly developing and innovating. Our customers are
not allowed to have ‘headaches' about
the usability and life span of the equipment. In our effort to reduce 'customer
stress' we offer a totally new service.
During the first quarter of 2009, all our customers will be able to view SIR* certificates
online and download them as required. This
can easily be done by logging on to our
website at www.koksridderkerk.nl using
one's personal login data. We intend to link
this to an e-mail reminding the customer of
the certificate’s expiry two months in
advance.
Speaking of SIR certifications… as of January
2009 pressure and vacuum vehicles also need
to be SIR certified. Just like repairs and maintenance, this mandatory inspection can be conducted by the specialists at KOKS Ridderkerk.
* SIR: safety regulations for equipment used for industrial cleaning.
MANHOLE INSPECTION Panoramo camera
SANITARY RELIEF for tourists
The Manhole Inspection Panoramo camera by Ibak is a completely new system for the
In the last edition of the KOKS Courier we introduced the unique semi-permanent sani-
inspection of manholes. Using this unit, all visual data and a complete geometry can be
tary facility Nomade. By now the municipality of Texel is making good use of these
recorded in one passage.
ecological, mobile, and independently operating toilet facilities
This system is based on Ibak’s Panoramo technology, which has proven itself worldwide
over recent years. Using the Manhole Inspection Panoramo camera, you are able to
inspect manholes up to six times faster than
with conventional systems. An inspection now
requires only little time at the manhole, reducing possible hindrance at busy places to a
minimum. Extensive analysis of gathered
images can be conducted afterwards at the
office, which causes the capacity utilisation of
the camera system to be much higher.
This new camera provides better data, makes
it possible to view the manhole from all angles
after the session, and is able to determine the
drain’s geometry. All this cannot be done with
conventional inspection systems, as they only
show those areas targeted by the operator.
Fitted into an inspection vehicle, the Manhole
Inspection Panoramo camera can simultaneously be deployed with a sewer pipe inspection. This is practical, since the manhole has
already been opened and cleaned. This compact system can also be freely placed in, for
instance, a VW Caddy, making it all the more
flexible in its deployment.
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The beautiful tourist island of Texel is confronted with many visitor peaks. These busy
periods are the cause of particular problems
such as urinating in public and a shortage of
toilet facilities. ROM’s products offer a solution to both problems.
Thus the municipality of Texel deploys the
P-Max against urinating in public, and the
Nomade as a semi-permanent toilet facility.
As all municipalities, Texel is bound by law to
provide sanitary facilities. The municipality’s
aim in placing the P-Max and Nomade is to
offer its inhabitants and visitors care-free
enjoyment of its many means of recreation.
In such an environment public toilets, which
are also accessible to disabled persons, are
indispensable.
the highest possible availability and reliability of rolling stock. At KOKS Milieu- en Voertuigtechniek, NedTrain found the best product
to autonomously execute shunting in a more
economic, efficient, and health and safetywise responsible manner.
The KOKS-Zagro E-Maxi shunting unit can
be deployed for open as well as roadembedded rail tracks and has a maximum
shunting weight capacity of 200 metric
tonnes (flat). The four independently driven
rubber wheels are suitable for usage on
roads as well as rail tracks and have variable electric gears. Power is supplied by two
batteries with a capacity of 80 V/320 Ah.
This source of energy without emissions is
perfectly suited for indoor usage in workshops. Other great advantages of a KOKSZagro E-Maxi shunting unit are the
relatively low costs in purchase and maintenance, its safety, compact build, ease of
use, and efficiency.
Getting ON TRACK
ECOFIT - strong in the CZECH REPUBLIC
and SLOVAKIA
In
the Czech Republic the redesigned
ROM Ecofit 200/72 has already proved
itself to be the most advanced built-in
sewer cleaning machine. This product has
also gained EUROM Sales much success
in neighbouring country Slovakia.
The Mráka company from Czech Mutěnice has
recently purchased this type of built-in unit for
the unblocking and cleaning of domestic sewer
connections and main sewer system (up to Ø
500 mm). The Ecofit is the ideal built-in unit for
middle and heavy class vans. In addition to the
very comprehensive basic configuration, there
is a wide range of optional accessories.
Thus Mráka chose to increase the unit’s cleaning capacity by adding an 800 litre water
tank. This high and narrow tank is creating
more space behind the van’s sliding door for
the storage of tools and equipment. The Ecofit
fully meets demands, resulting in Mráka’s commitment to extend its business relations with
EUROM Sales.
Ibak service
also from
ALKMAAR
Since 2006 KOKS Ridderkerk has been
the Benelux sales representative of Ibak
sewer inspection equipment.
Apart from sales and services, we have also
made it our aim to further perfect the aftersales service. Therefore our Ibak specialists
are not only stationed in Ridderkerk, but also
in Alkmaar. One of our two new staff in Alkmaar is specialised in the software of these
inspection systems. The other staff member
is fully dedicated to service activities. With
branches in Ridderkerk and Alkmaar we are
always near at hand for our customers with
help and advice.
Following the example of other NedTrain
branches, the Tilburg branch has also purchased a KOKS-Zagro E-Maxi. This vehicle
is used in the workshop to execute shunting activities.
NedTrain conducts the maintenance, service,
cleaning, revision and modernisation of railbound rolling stock in the Netherlands. In
doing so, NedTrain provides various transport companies of goods and travellers with
RUNWAY SWEEPERS take wings?!
NO MESS, NO HASSLE
In addition to standard cleaning equip-
In
ment KOKS Milieu- en Voertuigtechniek
mess, it is still necessary to collectively
is always ready to help you solve spe-
tackle dog mess. Sadly, many people still
cific problems with respect to cleaning
fail to take the responsibility of cleaning
and road maintenance.
up the mess of their pet themselves.
Recently we have added a new dimension
to this service for you. Through the Bucher
Group, KOKS MVT can now also resort to
the possibilities offered by Beam in Denmark. Within the Bucher Group, Beam is
geared to the production of special machines for road and airfield maintenance. An
example is the A 9500 airport runway
sweeper, successor to the famous STKF
3000. Other possibilities are road surface
cleaning machines for road-building, calamities and industry. The range on offer also
includes equipment for road de-marking
and roughening of road surfaces. KOKS
MVT thus provides comprehensive solutions
to your cleaning issues.
Luckily, ITEV has found the ideal solution to
tackle this problem - the Carré Galopin dog
mess remover. Based on a Yamaha motor
scooter, this machine enables operators to
effectively remove the dog mess by suction
without being exposed to it themselves. From
a hygienic perspective this is an important
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spite of regulations concerning dog
advantage of this machine. The Horizonnet
cleaning company from Knokke in Belgium
has, just as the town of Brussels, again chosen for this 'no mess, no hassle' solution. By
now, they, as well as many other satisfied
customers, have used the pooper scooper
scooter to their great satisfaction.
Quick SLEIGHT OF HAND
SMALLEST INSPECTION CAMERA Ø 15-40 mm
The
smallest
camera
among
KOKS
Group's range of products is the new
ROM MiniSan... ideal for pipes, (shower) drains, and traps with a diameter of
Ø15-40 mm.
This camera system consists of a control unit
in an aluminium housing, a durable and flexible hose, and a camera head with a diameter of only Ø 13 mm. These characteristics
make the MiniSan suitable for all kinds of
applications. Apart from inspecting small
sewers, (shower) drains and traps in kitchens and bathrooms, this system can also be
deployed to inspect convectors and engines.
You can connect the unit to your Ridgid
monitor. In addition, you have the option of
expanding your system with, among others, a
head mounted display (video glasses). Using
a 512 Hz transmitter in conjunction with your
Ridgid detector, you can also locate possible
underground problems.
You
may well have had a look at the
new MegaVac brochure by KOKS Special Products. This product brochure deals
extensively with the whole range of KOKS
MegaVacs, consisting of the MegaVac ECO,
the MegaVac EVO, and the MegaVac EXO.
In the brochure, the quick-mount rear cover
of these dry suction trucks is described as
optional. However, from January 1, 2009
this will be a standard feature on the MegaVac EVO and EXO. The quick-mount cover is
VLG/ADR/GGVS/TÜV-approved and has
the advantage that the blow, liquid, and
dump covers can be exchanged in no time.
Thankfully, the time-consuming job of tightening and un-tightening countless bolts thus
belongs to the past.
Multi-faceted ROADMASTERS
Again and again the KOKS-Bucher Roadmaster proves its strength. This truck-mounted sweeper is based on the OptiFant 70. Depending on the way in which the sweeper will be deployed, customers can choose specific configurations, options, and modifications. Con-
SERVICE DEALERSHIP
for Belgium’s Walloon provinces
New to ITEV-MGM is the recently agreed service dealership with Geesink Norba Group.
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sequently, quite a number of models have since left the workshop of KOKS Milieu- en Voertuigtechniek.
On its 10-year anniversary, Veegservice
Noord-Nederland was presented with the
keys to the new Roadmaster. In this special
model we have fitted the suction system immediately behind the rear axle. This feature, in
combination with the mounted high pressure
system with rotating spray nozzles, makes this
machine a true giant in its class.
A Roadmaster with a large front broom and
an additional water tank was delivered to the
Valk Waarland company. This extra water
tank of 2,000 litres has been added to
increase the range of the high pressure pump.
These features, together with the rotary broom,
enable the operator to tackle particularly
intensive cleaning jobs.
Both machines are examples of the many possibilities, the versatility, and the unprecedented
strength of the Roadmaster sweeper.
This entails that ITEV-MGM specialists provide users of Geesink Norba refuse trucks
with primarily and secondary level service
support in Great Brussels and the Walloon
provinces. This enables ITEV-MGM to develop into a centre of wide expertise regarding
services to various maintenance and cleaning
vehicles. Apart from Geesink Norba’s refuse
trucks, we already successfully provide such
services for PBE collection vans, Ruthmann
aerial access platforms, as well as BucherSchörling sweepers and fire engines. Users
of this equipment are welcome at our service
centre in Ittre for maintenance, repair, and
service. If required, we can also offer extensive on-site service with our well-equipped
service vans.
ATEX COMBIS headed for Spain
The Befesa company currently operates two brand-new Atex-approved KOKS combis in the vicinity of Barcelona. The third vehicle,
with 4 axles, will be shipped at a later date and will be operating in the Bilbao area.
Befesa is a big name in Spain, with industrial cleaning as one of its many areas of
expertise. Befesa turned to KOKS Special
Products in order to expand its fleet of vehicles deployed at refineries, chemical industries and cement plants. Complying with the
need for safe and innovative equipment, we
built combis meeting the Atex guidelines,
the European standard for operating in
explosion hazard areas. In doing so, Befesa
is ahead of its competitors.
The combis are identical and, among other
things, equipped with a transfer case-driven
high pressure pump of 800 bar at 106 l/
min., a spraying water tank of 3,000 litres,
a vacuum pump of 2,400 m3, a 316 stainless steel vacuum tank of 11 m3, and an outflow lid.
Compact, lightweight TOILET SERVICEUNIT
WORKING AT GREAT HEIGHTS under high voltage
ROM
has introduced the ROM Flexi 1200/800, a service unit for the emptying and
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cleaning of mobile toilets. This new piece of equipment complies with CE-guidelines and
is the most compact and lightweight toilet service unit of its kind.
The Flexi has a 1,200-litre vacuum waste
tank and two fresh water tanks (PE) with a
capacity of 400 litres each. The unit’s dry
weight is only 450 kg. The pick-up unit is
ideal for vehicles with a flat load floor and a
KOKS
Milieu-
en
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 3.5 metric
tonnes. The standard Flexi is equipped with a
fully hot dip galvanized frame and tank,
adjustable telescopic toilet unit supports, and
handy storage hooks to store the vacuum
hose. In addition, the unit is equipped with
various safety features, such as a vacuum
gauge, a sight glass, and (primary and secondary) safety valves.
nology for sewers and pipes, and KOKS
Special Products equipment for industrial
and sewer cleaning. Apart from the latest
equipment, visitors could also inspect the
new assembly facilities. The event was a success and certainly worth repeating.
Voertuigtechniek
recently delivered a new KOKS-Zweiweg overhead contact line maintenance
vehicle to VolkerRail in Dordrecht. This
vehicle is deployed with trams, metros
and Randstadrail.
VolkerRail builds, renews and maintains
tram, metro, and railway systems throughout
the Netherlands. Among our customers RET,
GVB and HTM, VolkerRail is a well-known
player in this area. VolkerRail is also specialized in the construction, inspection and
maintenance of crane tracks.
The newly deployed overhead contact line
maintenance vehicle is fitted with a Versalift
aerial access platform whose swivel joints
and insulated cage are maintenance-free.
The CAN-bus operating system allows for
minimal wiring. The Mercedes Benz chassis
has been fitted with very robust and maintenance-free Zweiweg rail track axles.
In short: important advantages that were
decisive in VolkerRail’s choice for a KOKSZweiweg overhead contact line maintenance
vehicle. Operational reliance of the vehicle
was also ensured through a comprehensive
manual and the training of operation and
maintenance personnel.
OPEN DAY at Alkmaar
On
September 25 of this year KOKS
Ridderkerk and KOKS Special Products
organized a memorable open day in
Alkmaar, drawing some 175 visitors in
the course of the day.
Its premises were filled with Woma’s high
pressure equipment, Ibak’s camera inspection systems, and Prokasro’s renovation tech-
BEST ENTREPRENEUR
of Alkmaar 2008
WION / EARTH MOVERS REGULATION
As
of July 1, 2008, the Law on Infor-
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mation Exchange via Underground Net-
Gerard
works (WION), commonly known as the
2008 at a gala party of Entrepreneurial Alkmaar.
Koks sr., CEO of KOKS Group, was chosen as best entrepreneur of Alkmaar
Earth Movers Regulation, has come into
KOKS’ innovative approach was praised, as
well as the fact that the company is part of
the ‘manufacturing industry’. The jury decided that, as such, KOKS was an example to
Alkmaar and contributed to the creation of
job opportunities.
Gerard Koks was proud and grateful to
receive the ‘Van Alkmaar de Victorie’ prize
force. These regulations have been introduced to reduce damage to underground
cables and pipe lines during excavation.
The administrators of these networks, such as
councils and public service corporations, are
obliged to register their complete networks at
the Land Registry. The 'earth movers’, that is,
the contractors that carry out the excavation,
are required to do so with care. This means
that they have to report all excavation activities beforehand with the Land Registry. The
Land Registry gathers the date of registered
cables and pipe lines in the area in question
and supplies the contractor with drawings of
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these networks. The contractor is expected to
investigate beforehand how the cables and
pipes are situated. This can be done by digging a test trench or by means of a tube
detector. The Ridgid SR-20 and SR-60 in
ROM’s range of products are the ideal tools
to chart cables and pipe lines.
In the past, the party ultimately responsible was
the (sub)contractor, who actually caused the
damage as a result of excavation. With the
introduction of the Earth Movers Regulation, the
chief contractor remains the responsible party
for damage as a result of digging at all times. If
the anticipated risk of damage through excavation is high, such as, for instance, at a busy
intersection, it may be useful to conduct excavation activities with a KOKS PowerVac. This vehicle is able to remove the earth around cables
and pipe lines by means of suction at a very
high speed and with little risk. The PowerVac
can also be used to dig a test trench prior to the
start of large-scale excavation.
CLEARING the QUAY
Increasingly stringent environmental policies led Sea-Invest, a leading port transhipment company in Belgium, to approach ITEV
for a solution to their problem.
Sea-Invest chiefly tranships iron ore and
cokes, causing heavy pollution of the involved
quaysides. To prevent this ‘mess’ of spilling
into the harbour during rainfall, Sea-Invest
deploys a number of specialised machines to
keep their quays clean.
Recently, ITEV was glad to deliver a cleaning
machine with a tank capacity of 8 m3 and a
water reservoir of 2,500 litres. The water is
used to clean the quays with a high pressure
water jet. The machine thereupon sucks up
all pollutants into the hopper to subsequently
process its content under controlled conditions.
By deploying this type of cleaning equipment
Sea-Invest lives up to its environmental obligations. As an added advantage the company’s
premises always appear clean and tidy.
That Woma high pressure pumps are very
versatile was showed by a recent and
remarkable delivery by KOKS Ridderkerk.
AD Technology purchased an electrically
driven Woma pump for the application in
processing industry. The pump is part of a
system in which water is extracted from
slurry by means of so-called ‘reverse osmosis’. The newly deployed pump has a
capacity of 323 l/min. at an operating
pressure of 90 bar.
and dedicated it to all his staff members.
Gerard Koks regards the prize, a statuette by
Alkmaar's sculptor Rob Houdijk, as a reward
to the KOKS Group as a whole. After all, the
‘people from KOKS’ have laid the foundation
for the achieved successes.
One pump, THREE OPERATIONAL RANGES
LICENSE TO TOW a sewer cleaning trailer
We are frequently asked by our customers whether they are allowed to tow a ROM trailer with their class B driver's license. Obvi-
To
ously, certain rules apply, but then there are also exceptions to these rules.
high pressure pump to its rental fleet.
Chief rule is that, with a class B driver’s license,
one is only allowed to tow trailers with or without brakes that do not have their own vehicle
registration certificate and that carry a white
license plate (< 750 kg).
In a limited number of cases you are allowed
to tow a heavier trailer with only a class B driver’s license. In order to do so you must conform
to a number of conditions:
1. T he allowed maximum weight of the trailer
is less than the empty weight of the towing
vehicle.
2. T he allowed maximum weight of the combination does not exceed 3,500 kg.
Driver's licenses are classed only according
to the allowed maximum weights and not the
actual weights. One glance at the registration
certificates of vehicle and trailer, therefore, is
sufficient to determine whether they can be
driven merely with a class B driver’s license.
Hence there is no need for weighing. This seems
odd, yet stands to reason. After all, one is neither allowed to drive a truck with a class B driver’s license, even if that truck happens to weigh
less than 3,000 kg. at that particular moment.
Only few people know that the loading capacity of the towing vehicle must be taken into
consideration when calculating the allowed
maximum combined weight. For this reason
one can never really tow a trailer with a yellow
license plate behind a delivery van whilst in the
possession of merely a class B driver’s license.
In short: To determine whether a class BE driver's licence is required does not merely depend
on the trailer, but also on the towing vehicle.
Even with the heavier 4x4 delivery vans, class
B driver’s licenses often prove insufficient.
Both sides of this pump are equipped with a
pump head with a different conversion set.
Both pumps can be used separately or in
conjunction. Used separately, one pump has
a capacity of 1,000 bar at (a volumetric flow
rate of) 180 l/min., while the other pump has
a capacity of 2,500 bar at 75 l/min. When
both pumps are used in conjunction, the unit
offers a capacity of 1,000 bar at 250 l/
min. The Boxer, then, enables you to choose
between three different operational ranges.
The equipment is fitted in a 20 feet container
with a water tank and working space. In this
setup the unit can be employed in a variety of
ways, including concrete demolishing, bundle
cleaning, and the shipcleaning.
EUROM
Both purchases, by the Dasder company
from Otrokovice and the Banik company
from Banska Bystrica, were the result of
our campaign packages.
Contrary to general belief, people in Eastern
Europe demand ever more ease of use, ergonomic sophistication, and increasing capacities of their sewer cleaning equipment. To
adequately meet this demand, EUROM Sales
has developed special campaign packages.
These attractive campaign packages provide
unique customer advantages. In addition to
the standard advantages, such as the hose
guidance system, additional convenient features can be added to the machine as
required. The Dasder and Banik companies
chose for a campaign package featuring,
among others, a wireless remote control,
including the hose reel control, and an additional water capacity of 1,000 litres.
New ERGON REEL
Hurray… yet again ISO CERTIFIED!
For
each and every company quality
management is an important issue. Since
1993 KOKS Milieu- en Voertuigtechniek
has chosen to use the ISO system to
manage its quality, health & safety, and
environmental commitments.
Products has developed a new Ergon
suction hose reel for the use on VLG/ADR
vacuum trucks and sewer combis.
The reel is composed of fewer moving parts,
with the great advantage of less wear and
longer life span. The reel and supporting arm
are powered with a hydraulic worm gear
instead of conventional models which used to
be powered by a chain. In addition, the
push-pull system on the extendable operating
arm has been perfected, reducing the risk of
hose-slippage to a minimum.
Apart from the improvement in design, KOKS
Special Products also improved the way of production of this VLG/ADR/Atex-approved Ergon
reel; much of it is manufactured at EUROM.
Sales sold two Ecopact high
Czech customers in a short time-span.
tions might differ).
R&D department of KOKS Special
CZECH
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opt for the best
pressure sewer cleaning machines to
(Facts are based on Dutch road regulations, other national regula-
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offer the broadest service to our customers, AQ-RENT has added a Woma Boxer
Recently KIWA has conducted another
external audit for the newly developed ISO9001-2000 plan…and with good results!
The certificate has again been extended for
the current audit year. Taking this as its
base, KOKS MVT will set to work to improve
its activities and continue to conform to
internal and external conditions. This does
not only involve process management, but
especially the care of employees on the
basis of health & safety measures. In addition, environmental
issues will continue
to receive KOKS
Group’s increasing
attention. A good
example of this commitment is the fact
that we draw our
heat from Alkmaar’s
Incineration Plant.
Review of INNOTRANS
13-metre STANDALONE TRAILER
More than 1800 companies from 42 countries took part in Innotrans 2008 in Berlin,
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the world’s foremost trade fair on rail transport technology. KOKS Milieu- en Voertuigtechniek presented itself at the combined stand of Zagro, Zweiweg, and Schörling
Rail Tech.
Since 2005 KOKS MVT has acted as Benelux
importer for these three companies. Zagro,
Zweiweg and Schörling Rail Tech have, as of
last January, joined forces and thereby come
to command the whole spectrum of rail and
road vehicles. Together they own more than
A special 'colossus’ of 13 metres in length recently left the workshop of KOKS Special
Products to be deployed in the petrochemical industry by Martens Havenontvangstinstallatie Vlissingen in Nieuwdorp.
This vacuum trailer has a tank of 33 m3 with
a scrubber system. The large tank is completely made of duplex stainless steel. In
comparison with the conventional 316 type,
duplex stainless steel is even more resistant
to aggressive substances and less prone to
pitting in the tank. The vacuum pump’s
capacity is 1,200 m3/hour and that of the
compressor 150 m3/hour. The high pressure
pump has an operating pressure of 120 bar
and a flow of 50 l/min. It is a standalone
unit, i.e., the trailer is powered by its own
diesel engine without the aid of a tractor
unit. The advantage of this approach is that
the tractor can be deployed at a job on
another location.
twenty patents, boast well over fifty years of
experience with road-rail technology, and
have a great number of dealers in at least
thirty countries.
On display at their stand in Berlin were, among
others, a Unimog road-railer, a MB Sprinter
road-rail vehicle, and the new working platform wagon by Schörling Rail Tech. Various
noted Dutch railway-related companies, such
as GVB, RET, HTM, VolkerRail, BAM Rail and
Strukton Rail, visited the stand, inspected at the
novelties, and exchanged information.
New RENTAL MEGAVACS
Due to the increasing demand for rent-
Newly designed WEBSITES
al cleaning equipment AQ-RENT continues to expand its rental fleet rapidly.
Over
The newest addition to our fleet is two
the last few weeks KOKS Milieu- en Voertuigtechniek, KOKS Special Products
and ROM have launched their revamped websites:
www.koksmvt.com - www.koksspecialproducts.com - www.rombv.com.
The newly designed websites display current
product information for each individual subsidiary. They also provide information about,
among other things, the company, services,
campaigns, news and vacancies, as well as
current images.
Ease of use was an important point of departure in the development of these new sites.
Navigation through the sites is straightforward and a search engine enables you to
find the required information by simply typing in a keyword. The websites are focused
on a very wide audience, with an interest in
products for the cleaning sector and vehicle
technology. These accessible sites comply
with the latest internet demands with respect
to design and technical structure. The sites
will soon be expanded with new sections in
the near future, and will also become partly
available in the English, German, French,
and Czech languages.
Behind the scenes we are hard at work with
the websites of the other companies, which
will also soon be launched.
Are you already ordering online?
At ROM you can order Ridgid Kollmann
tools, as well as de-plugging, inspection, and
detection equipment online at
www.ridgidkollmann.com.
This website has been especially designed to
handle your orders in a fast and efficient
way. When you have placed an order you
will receive immediate confirmation and your
goods will be shipped to you without delay.
KOKS MegaVac dry suction vehicles.
The KOKS MegaVac EXO dry suction truck
was on display at the international IFAT
2008 trade fair. The huge interest and many
positive reactions were decisive in AQRENT’s decision to purchase this type of
vehicle and add them to its rental fleet.
Equipped with a 8,000 m3/hour blower
and a “SkyTip” system, these vehicles are
suitable to suck and blow dry and wet substances such as catalyst, powders, fly ash,
sand, (roof) gravel, and sludge. With the
“SkyTip” system sucked-up substances can
be emptied in Bigbags or dumped in high
containers.
Many customers throughout Europe are very
content with the dry suction trucks and AQRENT’s other rental equipment.
Six FORMIDABLE SWEEPERS
Following a thoroughly conducted submission of tenders, the Ivago company from Ghent
placed an order with ITEV for six medium-size sweepers of the type Bucher 5000.
The fact that these sweepers excel in
manoeuvrability and cleaning power
played an important role in their decision.
The low ‘cost of ownership' also greatly
contributed to their choice for ITEV’s Bucher
5000 sweepers.
These machines will be employed around
the beautiful town of Ghent. Given Ghent's
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KOKS GROUP
Diamantweg 1, 1812 RC Alkmaar, Holland
Tel. +31 (0)72 540 66 99
Fax +31 (0)72 540 55 40
www.koks.com; [email protected]
tourist function, the town has to be clean,
tidy, and accessible. Not only does this
leave a good impression, it also serves to
emphasize the town’s historical character.
With these six sweepers the most modern
technologies are employed to ensure that its
citizens and visitors can continue to enjoy
an important part of history.
KOKS CALENDAR 2009
KOKS Group participates in:
31 March - Rail-Tech Europe
2 April
International convention on railway technology
Jaarbeurs Utrecht,
Utrecht, Holland
21-23
April
Industrial Maintenance
Ahoy,
Netherlands Technological Convention for main- Rotterdam, Holland
tenance, renovation and renewal in Europe
12-14
May
ReinigingsDemoDagen (RDD)
Waste processing and cleaning convention – Clean drive!
RDW Testcentrum,
Lelystad, Holland
26-28
May
VodyVody-Kanalizace/
VOD-KA
Water management convention
Brno Exhibition Centre,
Brno, Czech Republic
KOKS Special Products bv – Holland
2-6
September
Matexpo
International trade fair for machines, techniques and materials for the construction
industry, road-building, general industry,
recycling and public works programmes
Kortrijk Expo,
Kortrijk, Belgium
ROM bv – Holland
8-10
Demodagen Papendal
September Comprehensive trade fair for sports, games,
recreation and public space Nat. Sportcentrum Papendal,
Arnhem, Holland
EUROM s.r.o. – Czech Republic
7-9
October
Riolering & Stedelijk
Watermanagement Trade fair for products and services in the
the fields of sewer systems and urban
water management
Brabanthallen,
‘s-Hertogenbosch, Holland
27-30
October
Entsorga-Enteco
Koelnmesse,
International trade fair for waste management Cologne, Germany
and environmental technology
THE KOKS GROUP COMPRISES OF:
KOKS Milieu- en Voertuigtechniek bv – Holland
Specialist in road maintenance equipment
Tel. +31 (0)72 540 66 99 / www.koksmvt.com
KOKS Ridderkerk bv – Holland
Specialist in high pressure, hot water technology,
sewer inspection and rehabilitation technology
Tel. +31 (0)180 46 28 88 / www.koksridderkerk.nl
Specialist in cleaning and vehicle technology for
industry and municipalities
Tel +31 (0)72 540 66 99 /
www.koksspecialproducts.com
Specialist in sewer cleaning and toilet service
equipment
Tel. +31 (0)342 49 04 17 / www.rombv.com
Specialist in high-quality components and the
development of sewer cleaning equipment
Tel. +42 (0)544 234 505 / www.eurom.cz
ITEV nv – Belgium
Specialist in equipment for road maintenance and
municipal and industrial cleaning
Tel. +32 (0)9 211 12 78 / www.itev.be
ITEV-MGM sa - Belgium
Specialist in equipment for road maintenance and
municipal and industrial cleaning
Tel. +32 (0)2 367 67 00 / www.itevmgm.be
AQ-RENT bv – Holland
Specialist in the rental of cleaning equipment
Tel. +31 (0)72 540 66 99 / www.aq-rent.eu
AQ-RENT nv - Belgium
Specialist in the rental of cleaning equipment
Tel. +32 (0)9 211 12 78 / www.aq-rent.eu
KOKS Group organises:
Date pending
‘New developments in 3D
technology for camera
inspection’
Symposium for industry and civil authorities
concerning new developments in 3D
technology in pipe inspection systems
Location pending
Location, participation and dates of the events above may be subject to change.
The most current events calendar can be found at www.koks.com.
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Editorial Address: KOKS Courier, attn. Corporate Marketing & Communication, Diamantweg 1, 1812 RC Alkmaar, Holland,
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