Everything revolves around reliable data at Henk van Tongeren Water & Techniek - Case Study
Henk van Tongeren Water & Techniek is active in the field of water technology, particularly groundwater technology such as well-point drainage and soil drilling. The Dutch family business often works on civil engineering projects involving concrete and the construction of underground infrastructure. Henk van Tongeren Water & Techniek is increasingly using sensors, modems, and the Eijkelkamp Soil & Water WebPortal for these projects. General Manager Guido van Tongeren explains why.
‘An example of where we use equipment from Eijkelkamp Soil & Water is larger well-point drainage projects, in which management of the local environment is very important. This involves collecting data from the environment and looking at how the groundwater levels relate to them. We check to make sure the groundwater levels are not too high or too low, and then report this to our clients and other project stakeholders.’
‘In the past, this was mostly done manually. Once you had installed monitoring wells somewhere, you would measure the water table levels, sample them with a plumb line, and then enter the values in the administrative files and communicate the results. These days, it is essential to have access to real-time data, well-presented clear visuals, and various login options.’
‘The Netherlands is a very densely populated country. People have to be able to trust that houses will not be damaged when construction work is going on nearby. Safety comes first. So, it is only logical that nowadays you have to be very transparent when disseminating information about a project. That is easier to accomplish with real-time data. It enables you to quickly model and analyse, and warn or intervene if necessary.’
‘For a client to be able to rely on me,
they have to be able to count on my partners too.
And with Eijkelkamp Soil & Water there is no need to worry.’
Guido van Tongeren - General Manager
‘We work closely with Eijkelkamp Soil & Water because we consider quality and reliability to be incredibly important. After all, we want to have reliable data for the immediate vicinity of an excavation pit or pipeline trench. We also seek to avoid disruptions as much as possible. In that regard, I think the service level that Eijkelkamp Soil & Water provides is incredibly important. In the unlikely event of a technical problem, an entire support team is ready to assist, and you can always count on them.’
‘While there are other suppliers, the fact that Eijkelkamp Soil & Water is so service-oriented makes them a top pick. For example, we try to integrate various things, such as the well-point drainage data and data from the surrounding area. Our intention is to bring this together in a single web-based application, and Eijkelkamp Soil & Water provide us with fantastic support in accomplishing this.’
‘We are a very reliable technology partner for our clients. As you can imagine, it takes a huge investment to accomplish something like keeping an excavation pit dry. In a situation like that, you clearly need partners who are as committed as you are. For a client to be able to rely on me, they have to be able to count on my partners too. And with Eijkelkamp Soil & Water there is no need to worry.’
‘I think you will see us working together more and more in the future. I expect the need for data collection and the distribution of reliable data to continue to grow. In that respect, we are increasingly becoming a data processing organisation. And if you want to be reliable, you have to think about long-term cooperation with partners. That is why I expect a bright future for Eijkelkamp and Van Tongeren.’