Keller Grundbau GmbH Middle East and Africa managing director Tomasz Michalski and employees of the company take this opportunity to reach out to the entire German community in Bahrain and wish them all a very happy Unification Day.
Keller Group is proud to complete 160 years globally.
The firm traces its origin to the small town of Renchen in south-west Germany, where in 1860, Johann Keller founded a company mainly to construct water wells and in the 1930s invented the ‘Vibro’ process for compaction of sands at depth.
General Manager Jeyaprakash Elango, who has more than two decades of experience and has been working with Keller since 2003, said the international geotechnical contractors have completed more than 1,200 jobs in the kingdom.
“Keller Grundbau GmbH is a well-recognised name throughout Bahrain’s construction industry since its inception here in 1973,” he said.
From operating centres in all five continents, Keller has proved its capability in virtually every country in the world. Keller’s strength lies in its deep experience, local focus, value engineering, wide range of technologies and organic and acquisition growth.
Geotechnical solutions provided by the company are backed by extensive experience gained by technology transfer from operations in Europe, North America and Australia.
Keller is renowned for providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to ground engineering and foundation problems.
Its business is the solution of soil and foundation problems in the construction industry using bored cast-in-situ piling, mini piles, bored and secant pile walls, ground improvement with Vibro techniques, grouting, soil/rock anchors and many more.
Safety manager Mohamed Rabeek said Keller has been working with high safety standards and has achieved more than 1.5 million Lost Time Injuries (LTI) free man hours.
Keller’s stop work policy implementation has been appreciated by clients including the recently-completed Bapco modernisation project.
Keller Bahrain was presented the LTI-free man hours award in their Middle East Engineering conference and continues its zero Accident Frequency Ratio.
The company delivers large value projects on time with high safety standards and has completed major projects like the Bahrain Airport Modernisation, Marassi Al Bahrain, Bapco modernisation project and the ongoing work at Tubli Sewage Treatment plant.
Mr Elango pointed out that Keller was the first and the only one to introduce to Bahrain the bottom feed (dry) method for ground improvement with Vibro techniques using a purpose-built ‘VIBROCAT’. Keller has also introduced Deep Soil Mixing (DSM) in the Middle East, which has been widely accepted by clients and consultants.
Keller-Bahrain has successfully implemented and received the Integrated Management System (IMS) certification from TUV-Nord.
Operations Manager Sarfaraz Ahmed said Keller has been winning projects in spite of the ongoing market conditions, mainly due to the company’s suitable equipment, experienced construction management, design team and strong customer relations.
Additionally, Keller Bahrain has a strong back-up from its head office in Germany with regard to equipment and techniques.
Projects manager Sufian Jawaid said Keller Bahrain is the first to adopt the LEAN concept in the Middle East branches and has successfully implemented projects.
“Our team of engineers and employees have a wide range of experience in Bahrain and GCC countries,” senior design engineer Sarath Chandra said.
Keller’s design team is always ready to assist clients in formulating technically sound and cost-effective solutions to foundation engineering problems.”