The exhibition was opened with multiple VIP’s and all the top Chilean government officials like Mr. J.Bunster, the Minister of Energy, Mr. H. de Solminihac Tampier, the Minister of Mining, and many ambassadors from around the world.
During this technical training we went through the basics again as a refreshment. But also we drilled down deep into the interlock applications and the advantages for our clients using our interlocks via our well trained and fully qualified exclusive distributor in Chile: Ingimex.
It all started about a year ago, during an Indutrade conference of all the Managing Directors. When Rob Kouvelt, the managing director of Kin Pompentechniek, and myself were chatting about out the two businesses. Exchanging information about how different the two business and the markets we serve are and how we best support our clients.
In October 2016 during my visit to Chile with our exclusive distributor INGIMEX. One of the major clients we visited during a long week in Chile, was a company called Enaex. Situated in the northern part of Chile, in a mining town called Antofagasta. This was a very interesting company indeed.
In the second quarter of 2016, Alcatraz Interlocks B.V. was awarded a project purchase order by a large European EPC contractor to supply all mechanical valve interlocks. Including key cabinets and SCU’s (Sequence Control Unit) for a project in northern Europe.
Being employed by Alcatraz for many years now I have witnessed and caused many changes within the company. Working to achieve a higher level of quality, customer support and efficiency. In my early years at Alcatraz I have adopted the use of 2D engineering software used to design and develop products according to client requirements.
For many years I’ve been inspired by 3D printing. I first encountered a 3D printer back in 2000 when I was visiting some high tech manufactures, they had already started using this technology for their design and development work. Wow, I was impressed!
Throughout this year we made over 50 "house calls". Either to our appreciated distributors or to our OEM accounts that have increased enormously within our yearly business. House calls within Europe, the Far and Middle East, the Americas and as far as the cold dark edges of Siberia.
Over the last year we have been working closely with Rotork Gears. Rotork is the market leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company that operates in any market where the flow of gases or liquids needs to be controlled. The company is divided in several divisions. One of the divisions is called ‘Rotork Gears’.
Normally my blogs are about travelling the world and visiting clients, preventing hazardous situations under any condition by using our valve interlocks. In this occasion I want to focus on our customers and the value that they add to our organization.
In the last weeks I have travelled the globe to meet clients and potential clients. The diversity of my travel adventures in the last weeks made me want to share my findings and experiences. As it is the intention of Alcatraz Interlocks to work through distributors, we had our agent set up meetings for a complete week in the Middle East.
The famous Alcatraz Prison in USA San Francisco today swarms with tourists, about a million a year. But for 30 years it was the most infamous prison in the country.
At the Alcatraz Interlocks office in Breda we have our own "prison" where the most dangerous interlock specialists are locked up.
From the 5th till the 8th of september we will be present at the SPE Offshore Europe conference & exhibition which will be held in Aberdeen, UK. Read more
Our newest video is finished. In this video Bram Loose explains the working and sequence of our valve interlocks used on pressure safety valves,... Read more
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