Kijlstra is now one of Europe’s foremost names in drainage solutions, but the company formed in the early 1900s as a small contractor. By the 1950s we’d begun producing concrete drainage products, and since then the business has continually expanded into various specialist areas of the construction and civil engineering sector. Still privately-owned, today the group has around 500 employees and an annual turnover in excess of 150 million Euros, with offices and production facilities throughout North Western Europe and the UK.
INNOVATION in Precast Concrete / Concrete Drainage
Whether it’s introducing a new generation of construction materials, achieving huge cost savings and environmental benefits or exceeding industry standards, Kijlstra is at the very forefront of modern drainage and water management solutions.
Our hugely successful design and supply concept has become renownedfor using expert analysis and design to bring substantial savings to majorinfrastructure projects across the UK and Europe, allowing clients to deliveron time and within budget.
Working directly with you and your site team, we can guarantee reliableand flexible delivery and with one of our designated project engineers on handyou can always rely on expert advice.
We’re committed to being as environmentally-friendly as possible too, usinglocally-sourced and recycled materials and producing just 0.04% waste ofevery tonne of concrete we make at our factory- and even this is all re-used inour products. Concrete is a cradle-to-cradle product; it can be recycled backto its original source materials at the end of its design life.
Using high grade concrete for drainage means we use 40% less than traditional products,and precasting reduces the amount of vehicle movements to site by about 75%.
Most of all though, with Kijlstra you’ll always find the right product, either in our uniquely innovative range – from drainage solutions to sea defences to perimeter security – or as a bespoke solution.
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