Wednesday, 14 October 2015

SOUTH OF THE BORDER ...

... down Mexico way

EUSA have been working for a number of years with partners in Mexico to qualify Alocit and Enviropeel products with PEMEX, the state-owned oil company of Mexico. Recently, they sold an MA25 machine and Enviropeel material to TECHINT, an enormous global construction company based in Argentina. The equipment and material were destined for Coatzacoalcos in southern Mexico for a PEMEX project involving many kilometers of natural gas pipelines and five gas compression stations. 

 Pemex websitePEMEX specified Enviropeel to be used in a large number of bolted flanges and valve assemblies at these stations. Paint applied within the past year of construction was already failing in many of these assemblies due to high levels of humidity and salt from the proximity of the ocean. As we all know, paint does not work well in complex bolted assemblies - even in less extreme environments. 

Four applicators were trained on site by EUSA over 4 days on actual assemblies within the plant. As you can see in the photos, most of the training was conducted on smaller flanges and valve assemblies but other much larger flanges are due to be protected at the site.


We anticipate much more Enviropeel will be necessary to complete this project and hope that this project will help establish our products in Mexico ... and for PEMEX.







Monday, 5 October 2015

MAJOR CHANGES FOR ALOCIT AND ENVIROPEEL BUSINESS


For the past four years the A&E Group has been working with its US partners, Enviropeel USA (EUSA) to forge a new strategic alliance, building on the synergy between the two organisations to bring new strength and energy to its business.

Starting with their acquisition of licences for Alocit and Enviropeel in their local area in 2011, EUSA moved on to licence the entire US and then the whole of the Americas. In 2014 they took a majority interest in the companies controlling the Alocit and Enviropeel products and are now doing the same for all the operating companies outside Malaysia that were previously controlled by the A&E Group. Kenny Boehm, owner and president of EUSA, met with A&E Group CEO, Arthur Haycox in the UK last week to finalise the details of the changes, including relocation of key personnel to the US and new plans for the development of the business in Europe, Australasia and the Americas. 

‘Bringing the system development work under one roof in the US means we can really power ahead’, remarked Kenny, ‘we’re really happy that the A&E Group Technical Director, Simon Haycox, will be working with our Technical Manager, Ivan Hess, in Indianapolis - adding his experience and expertise to the engineering and product design skill base that we have already established here’. 'At the same time, in the UK, a new joint venture marketing company, Alocit & Enviropeel Services, will be working to bring more product emphasis to new websites and co-ordinating project administration for Europe'.

‘I am really excited to be working more closely with Kenny’, commented Arthur, ‘we are living in very turbulent times and this new partnership will help us focus on serving our customers better, wherever they may be in the world. Work is in progress on changes to the website and the structure of the UK reorganization is in place, so we do not expect there to be any negative impact on customer services. With all aspects of the change due for completion by the end of 2015, we are looking forward to a fantastic new year'.