Kijlstra are one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of drainage solutions in Western Europe, and are ‘Setting New Standards’ by bringing a new generation of construction materials to the UK.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Construction & Construction Materials
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
- Year Founded:
Kijlstra was established in the early 1900’s, initially as a small contracting company, but by the 1950s began to produce concrete drainage products. Through continued expansion over the decades, this privately owned company, under the group name of Vermeulen, has spread into various sectors of the construction market to include companies such as Michel Oprey and Beisterveld, Intercodam and RBM and Grain Plastics.
These subsidiaries share the common feature of all being producers and specialist distributors of products relating to the civil engineering sector. The group’s 500 employees, turnover in excess of 150 million euros and strategic bases in numerous locations throughout Western Europe, means Kijlstra can offer the very best in quality and service to the construction sector.
As part of the drive to bring new levels of service to the construction sector, Kijlstra has forged strategic partnerships with its sister companies and other manufacturers in the UK to offer a complete design and supply concept to the UK construction sector. This has already proved hugely successful in the UK, with Kijlstra supplying various major infrastructure projects and achieving huge cost savings and environmental benefits for clients through expert analysis and design which allow the client to deliver on time and within budget.
We at Kijlstra take great pride in keeping our promises. Promises to maintain substantial stock levels to guarantee reliable and flexible deliveries. Promises to not only maintain but exceed standards; KITEmark, WRc, CE and ISO 9001 being standard criteria for our product range.
Promises to develop not only innovative but also reliable solutions such as our new 100% sealed precast manhole system, drawpits, fully fitted pumping stations and CSO structures. Promises to supply expert advice, no matter whether it is from our office-based planning department or our field-based staff. And last but not least, promises to supply customers with systems and service standards to resolve any requirement.
We at Kijlstra understand that, by its very nature, the construction industry is not renowned for being environmentally friendly. Kijlstra are committed to controling and limiting the effects their products have on the environment and a sustainable design approach is at the forefront of Kijlstra’s philosophy. Using precast and off site solutions in itself is a big step forward towards more eco construction, however Kijlstra go that extra bit further…
- All manholes are carbon neutral
- Upon request any kijlstra product can be carbon neutral
- Less than 1% material wasteage
- Locally sourced materials
- Recyclying of aggregates