Silk Road reinforcement –
Graham Thomson promoted as new Area Director Asia
HUESKER Synthetic GmbH is proud to announce that Graham Thomson is appointed as Area Director Asia. Mr. Thomson will strengthen the HUESKER representation throughout the Asia/Pacific region. He states: “I’m really looking forward to the new challenge of the Asian market and I’m glad to be given the opportunity to represent HUESKER in Asia. I also appreciate having the broad support of HUESKER Synthetic which enables me to find new solutions for customer problems on a day to day basis.”
With over 20 years of experience in the geosynthetic industry Mr. Thomson will be able to support our customers in the Asian region with a highly qualified knowledge of geotechnical applications. Thus he will assist our Asian market with geosynthetic solutions in soil and asphalt reinforcement, landfill and hydraulics. Mr. Thomson will represent the whole range of HUESKER products and applications in the Asian area.
Mr. Thomson holds a B.Sc. as Civil engineer from the University of Glasgow. He hands over his former position as Managing Director for HUESKER Ltd., UK to Graham Horgan.
We as HUESKER Synthetic GmbH congratulate Graham Thomson for his new position and wish him a successful start. We also thank him for his former work as Managing Director of our UK subsidiary.
He can be contacted by e-mail email@example.com and via phone under +44 7967 725953.
Our Trademark – the Finest Minds
Our employees are our greatest asset and they continue to make all the difference. Competence, reliability and a committed search for the optimal solution – these factors form the basis of HUESKER’s success. Highly qualified, motivated and experienced staff guarantee consistent outstanding product quality and functional solutions. All our activities are focused on our customers and their requirements to which we dedicate our efforts with a high degree of flexibility and competence. Our entire expertise and experience therefore serves our customers around the globe. Together we develop solutions. This is how innovative and advanced products as well as system solutions are formed which often have a trend-setting effect on the market.
As individual as the requirements are, HUESKER’s range of products and their different applications are just as varied. The standard product range includes synthetic textiles, geogrids, composite materials and clay sealing strips. The portfolio is rounded off with nonwovens, drainage mats and erosion protective mats (read below).
In addition to this standard range, HUESKER develops individual solutions for various structural engineering applications using a high degree of technical expertise and the company works together closely with customers, engineering companies, research and testing institutes. In this context geosynthetics bear a functional responsibility and therefore require long development and test phases which involve extensive approval and certification procedures.
Certification of HUESKER’s products is consistently verified.External and internal quality controlling and monitoring in HUESKER’s own accredited laboratory guarantee a consistently high product quality. Thus HUESKER offers the most diverse structural engineering solutions all over the world. For example, implementation of projects ranging from earthworks and foundation engineering, road, railway and airport construction projects to hydraulic engineering, landfill construction, redevelopment of industrial and contaminated soils as well as asphalt reinforcement.
A selection from our standard range:
- Fortrac® The flexible, high-strength, high-modulus and low-creep geogrid with a proven record of success in soil reinforcement.
- Fortrac 3D® The flexible, three-dimensional reinforcement geogrid for preventing soil erosion.
- HaTelit® The flexible, high-strength und temperature-resistant geogrid for reinforcement of asphalt layers.
- Stabilenka® The high-strength woven suitable for soil reinforcement and separation.
- Robutec® The woven suitable for soil reinforcement and separation under extreme conditions.
- Fornit® The geogrid suitable for base and subbase layer stabilization.
- Comtrac® The geocomposite for reinforcement, separation and filtering of soils.
- Duogrid® This composite is made of biaxial, high-modulus, flexible geogrid and nonwoven fabric.
- NaBento® The geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) – a sandwich-like composite with a bentonite layer used for sealing in hydraulic engineering and environmental protection applications.
- Incomat® The high-strength double-layer textile for stabilisation of earthworks slopes and foundations.
- Ringtrac® Woven sleeves – i.e. vertical, pile-like geotextile enclosed sand columns – an inexpensive foundation system for embankments on poor ground.
- HaTe® These filter nonwovens and textiles are suitable for separation, filtering and stabilisation e.g. used for maintaining waterways (bank/shore/coastal protection, etc.)
- SoilTain® Systems for hydraulic engineering and drainage.
Some projects can be described as “milestones” in the history of HUESKER.
It is with pleasure that we remember the bridging of sinkholes near Eisleben in 1993. Here, after being reinforced with Fortrac® geogrids the federal road B180 was reopened for use after having been closed for years.
During the years 2000 to 2002 special emphasis was placed on the exceptional HUESKER solution for extreme requirements involved in the construction of the “Gröbers” railway intersection for highspeed trains in a mining area susceptible to sinkholes. Another milestone was the “Mühlenberger Loch” project.
From 2001 to 2003, thanks to the application of various HUESKER products, an area of 140 hectares of land was reclaimed within the tidal area of the Elbe thus allowing extension of production facilities for the Airbus A 380 in Hamburg; a project which, even today, is considered to be unique.
In 2010, the IGS (International Geosynthetics Society) committee presented HUESKER with the “IGS-Award” for the development of high-strength geosynthetic reinforcements from innovative raw materials.
HUESKER is also well positioned for the future. Not only the outstanding performance of technical services helps to achieve this but also the sound financial structure of the company contributes to this positive outlook.
The most recent “milestone project” is currently being implemented in Poland. Furthermore, products manufactured by HUESKER are also being used for reconstruction work on the A1 motorway.
Some sections of the planned motorway embankments pass through mining areas and this involves the risk of sinkholes which are not cartographically registered. This can cause subsidence pits with vast diameters which are dangerous for the project and therefore unacceptable. Hence, bridging these sinkholes is a major challenge when performing such construction measures. High tensile HUESKER geosynthetics made of Aramid prevent unacceptable deformations so to ensure a safe crossing.
Creating Values – Maintaining Values
The chronology shows that a fascinating entrepreneurial tradition can be developed further thanks to human expertise, commitment, initiative and foresight. And this will be celebrated …
HUESKER will duly celebrate its anniversary year.
Employees, partners and customers are invited to join the celebration because it is thanks to them that every day we succeed in meeting the challenge of always developing the best solution
– and we have been doing so for the past 150 years!