Aggeres Flood Solutions and the Aizawa Concrete Corporation have announced a strategic alliance

Friday, December 6th, 2019

SCHOTEN / TOKIO – (03/12/2019) After a successful mission with the ‘EU Gateway to Japan’ in March, and a preliminary return visit by Mr Seiji Nakamura in June, we were honoured by the visit of the Japanese Aizawa Concrete Corporation. Together with its CEO, Mr Yoshihiro Aizawa, we presented our company and finalised the details for a strategic alliance for the Asian market.

The Aizawa Concrete Corporation, with offices in Tokyo, Sapporo, Singapore, Yangon, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Delhi, Vladivostok and Ulaanbaatar, is our preferred partner for the introduction of the Aggeres flood defence products and services into Japan and Asia.

The added value is in both directions, as Aizawa’s expertise in prefabricated concrete will help us improve the efficiency of large scale projects.

< The recent floods in Japan and ongoing problems in the South East Asian region clearly show the need for urgent innovative solutions. The experience of Aggeres as a supplier to the Dutch and Belgian Government in this domain will accelerate the implementation of these systems. > Mr Anthony Femont, Director, Aggeres

The first projects in Japan are already being studied, and will be realised in 2020. We look forward to the return trip to Japan and the future collaboration.

<AIZAWA is very pleased to have started a strategic partnership with Aggeres in Japan. We are confident that the joint venture with Aggeres in Japan will lead to further business expansion in Asia. We believe that Aggeres’ technology and products protect people’s lives and assets against Asian climate change, which is becoming more serious as a result of global warming.>Mr Yoshihiro Aizawa, CEO, Aizawa Concrete Corporation.>

About Aizawa Concrete Corporation: Established in 1963, Aizawa Concrete Corporation is a quality manufacturer in the field of cements, ready-mixed concretes, pre-stressed concretes, concrete piles, and other housing materials. Aizawa Concrete has a turnover of 150 million euro and employs 620 people.

 

 

3D app introduces new hypermodern flood defense

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

This autumn, Aggeres will introduce a new innovative flood defense to the public. As a teaser, the company now launches a new 3D ‘augmented reality’ app that allows you to see this new flood defense, as well as their other products, in operation. The Aggeres app shows a section of a virtual town flooding, time and time again. In this town, the new flood barrier serves to protect a bank building, an entrance to an underground car parking, and a metro entrance. The SCFB (self-closing flood barrier) and the Velox (rapidly deployable emergency flood defense system) also help protect the town against the rising waters.

Over the last two years, the Velox emergency flood barrier has been demonstrated successfully in the test facilities of Flood Proof Holland (affiliated with the University of Delft) and has repeatedly proven its efficiency in operation. The existing SCFB (Self-closing Flood Barrier) has also been implemented in a number of large projects this year.

Aggéres (formerly BFDS NV) will now focus on innovation in the promising flood defense industry. Phenomena of flooding occur more and more often. As such, the demand for movable flood barriers, in addition to solid embankments, is on the rise. Last year, Aggeres launched the Porta flood barrier for the private market. Porta is a made-to-measure flood barrier that can easily be clicked into place inside a door or window aperture to prevent the water from entering the house. Several private residences in Flanders and the Netherlands already use the Porta to protect them against water damage.

In urban environments, there is an increasing demand to install complementary, separate flood defenses, in addition to the traditional embankments. They serve to protect important buildings and public spaces, such as car parks or metro entrances. Aggeres is presently testing a new watertight gate that can be integrated into a very compact module and that offers protection against the rising water up to a height of 4m. Last but not least, Aggeres has built its own test facility for the water pressure tests.

Would you like to see for yourself how our products operate? Then visit www.aggeres.com/ar and follow the instructions to download our app. The app is available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad and is also available for Android. All you have to do is point the app at the below drawing, and watch as the virtual world comes alive.