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Dirk Smulders succeeds Ton Kraak as CEO of Dieseko Group BV

Sliedrecht, 20 December 2018 – As of 1 January 2019 Mr Dirk Smulders will succeed Mr Ton Kraak as Chairman of the Board/CEO. Dirk Smulders has been a member of the Dieseko Group Board as Chief Operations Officer (COO) since September 2017. Ton Kraak, who has led the Dieseko Group since 2008, will continue his involvement in the group as a shareholder and in an advisory capacity.
 
Dirk Smulders (left) will be the new Chairman of the Board/CEO of Dieseko Group as of 1 January 2019. He succeeds Ton Kraak (right), who will continue his involvement with the company as shareholder and in an advisory capacity.
 
In his new role as Chairman of the Board/CEO, Dirk Smulders will be responsible for the implementation and, where necessary, further sharpening of the present strategy. The objective is and remains to promote the current growth and to further strengthen Dieseko’s position as a leading global player in the area of high-end, innovative foundation solutions.
 
Dirk Smulders: “I consider it a great honour and challenge to lead Dieseko Group BV. I am really looking forward to working with my fellow board members, management and our employees to even better serve our customers all over the world with innovative products. I am grateful to my predecessor Ton Kraak for the thorough and very pleasant induction period, and I thank the Works Council, the Supervisory Board and our shareholder NPM Capital for the trust they place in me.”
 
Dirk Smulders studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Delft and previously held positions with final responsibility at Stork and Doedijns. He is married and has three children.

NEW: PVE Side Grip vibratory hammer

Due to the increasing demand for an excavator mounted vibratory hammer for working in limited heights, the engineers of Dieseko Group have developed a 'Side Grip' vibratory hammer. This clamps the profiles or tubes from the side. In addition to working in a limited height, the greatest advantage is that tubes, profiles and sheet piles can be vibrated with a length that is (much) larger than the reach height of the boom. With a traditional clamp at the bottom, a profile can be set to the final depth or the first meters can be pulled. A Side Grip can also pick up sheet piling or profiles lying on the ground without assistance.

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Resonating and drilling combined.

Without doubt, the PVE RD260 Resonator is the most important innovation in the field of vibro technology since 20 years. Without vibration, a profile is brought to its natural frequency, as a result of which it drives itself into the ground like a spring. A new application is now available for this vibration-free technology: a combination of resonating and drilling. With this leader-guided combination of Resonator and rotary head, we created a powerful tool with new applications such as the placement of tubes (up to 30 metres long), micropiles and anchors that are driven into the ground quickly and without vibration. On the photographs, 37 metre long tie bars were being installed.
 
This Resonator-Drill combination is now available for rent from the Dieseko Group.
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