IKT introduces: New Member TOA, Japan
IKT introduces TOA GROUT KOGYO Co., Ltd., Japan, as a new member of the IKT-Association of Industry and Service.
TOA was established in 1958, at the early stage of high economic growth period of Japan. Sewer pipe rehabilitation with SEAMLESS LINER has become the core business for TOA in the last few years. In 2014 TOA has installed 15.000 m of its SEAMLESS LINER.
Soil and Sewers
In 1958 the first core business field was soil strengthening with chemical grouting method and contributed to the construction of underground structure such as subway transportation network. In the 1980’s, TOA entered into the second core business field of slope protection with the ground anchoring method utilizing its experice of soil strengthening technology. It introduced new methods into this field, such as PUC method, ground anchoring combined with prefabricated bearing plates for slope protection, and RING-NETS barrier made with high-tensile steel wire mesh for rock fall protection.
Yuzo Ooka, President of TOA GROUT KOGYO Co., Ltd.
Moreover, TOA also recognized the potential growth of rehabilitation and maintenance of infrastructure, and entered into the third core business field of underground pipeline rehabillitation. It has introduced many new technologies such as SEAMLESS LINER (UV curing CIPP liner), SNAP LOCK (partial repair method of joints and cracks), SmartBall (water leakage detection with acoustic emission), ICE PIGGING (pipeline cleaning with slush ice) and PRIMUSLINE (high-strength flexible hose) into this business field in Japan.
IKT-Association of Industry and Service
This association comprises the range of organisations in network operators supply chains including those in construction, product supply, engineering consultancies, specialist service providers, and institutes and organisations, without whose products and services pipelines could not be constructed, renovated or operated.