One of Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of drainage
solutions, Kijlstra turned the UK construction materials sector
on its head when it launched here in 2010.
The first of its products to make its presence felt was a
revolutionary pre-cast carbon-neutral square concrete manhole
that can typically be installed up to 16 times quicker than
traditional systems on standard units.
The system combines a perfect finish that gives a 120-year
design life with super-easy installation, by just a couple of
men and an excavator in 30 minutes compared to the one to two
days it takes on average to install traditional round manholes.
Since 2010 Kijlstra has also introduced in the UK other
innovative but also reliable solutions including headwalls,
drawpits, pipes, fully fitted pumping stations and CSO
structures, all proven over several decades in the extreme
conditions experienced throughout the Netherlands.
These products and systems have been supplied to numerous
high-profile UK projects including producing the largest precast
detention tank in the UK for United Utilities (measuring 140m by
43m), Medmerry sea defence scheme, plus the A1M upgrade (1,000
units), Heysham to M6 and Port Talbot to M4 link roads,
Manchester Metro Link, London Gateway, Church Village bypass in
Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales, and the £56.7 million St Clears
to Red Roses trunk road improvement in Carmarthenshire
And in early 2015 Kijlstra opened its own UK production
facility, at Henlade in Somerset.
As part of its 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
This has already proved hugely successful, with Kijlstra
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.