Keller Group is very proud to have completed more than 160 years globally.
The company traces its origin back to the small town of Renchen in south-west Germany where Johann Keller founded a firm in 1860 to mainly construct water wells.
In the 1930s, he invented the ‘Vibro’ process for compaction of sands at depth.
On this special occasion, Keller Grundbau GmbH Middle East and Africa managing director Tomasz Michalski would like to take the opportunity to reach out to the entire German community in Bahrain and wish them all a very happy Unification Day.
“Keller Grundbau GmbH is a well-recognised name throughout Bahrain’s construction industry since its inception here in 1973,” said general manager Jeyaprakash Elango, who has been working with Keller since 2003 and has over two decades of experience in the field.
With a safety milestone of four years without Lost Time Injury (LTI), the company has achieved more than 1.75 million LTI-free man hours.
It takes daily commitment and dedication to maintain a strong safety culture, said Mr Elango during a celebratory event held at the company premises in Sanabis.
This is embodied in Keller’s safety slogan ‘Think Safe, Work Safe, Go Home Safe’ – which means to think, live and breathe safely every single day.
During the event, safety manager Mohamed Rabeek congratulated all employees on the LTI Free milestone.
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 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.
“Keller is the first company which introduced ground improvement methods of Deep Soil Mixing (DSM) and bottom feed (dry) method to Bahrain through Vibro techniques using a purpose-built ‘Vibrocat’, which is widely accepted by clients and consultants,” Mr Elango pointed out.
The DSM technique has been successfully implemented in Tubli’s sewage treatment plant buildings as well as the ongoing Sheraton Hotels and Resorts extension projects in Bahrain.
Keller-Bahrain has successfully implemented and received the Integrated Management System (IMS) certification from TUV-Nord.
“Keller has strong performance to win projects, against the ongoing market situation. It is mainly due to our suitable equipment, experience, construction management, design team and strong customer relations through customer satisfaction,” said operations manager Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Projects manager Sufian Jawaid revealed that Keller Bahrain is the first to adopt the Lean concept in Middle East branches and implement it within projects.
“Our team of engineers and employees have widespread experience in Bahrain and the GCC,” said senior design engineer Sarath Chandra.
“Keller’s design team is always ready to assist clients in formulating technically sound and cost-effective solutions to foundation engineering problems,” he added.