Precast concrete manufacturer Kijlstra has a new UK sales manager

Posted: Tuesday 18th August 2015

A sales and new product development specialist who helped to power up the Olympics has been appointed to head up the growth of the leading UK manufacturer of innovative precast concrete drainage systems, Kijlstra.

Billy Fairhurst joins the company, which has a sales office in Warwickshire and a new production facility in Somerset, as UK sales manager at a time when it is recruiting in many roles to cope with demand for its revolutionary square manholes and other drainage systems.

With more than 20 years' experience in the water and telecoms sectors particularly, Billy was part of a team which designed and supplied an underground access chamber for the jointing of power cables for the London 2012 Games. This incorporated ease of access to allow for overnight repair and replacement of surface aesthetics should faults occur.

Billy, 54, joins Kijlstra, whose products can be carbon-neutral, from a global manufacturer of preformed structural products for underground network access where he was business development manager responsible for special projects, water market sales, and sales through merchants and contractors. In another role he was also part of the team that launched Stakka Box to the telecoms market.

At Kijlstra he will be responsible for developing business in the water utility sector particularly.

He said: "This is a very exciting time to be joining Kijlstra. Not only has the new factory taken the business to a new level but the warm reception that was given to our revolutionary manholes five years ago is being repeated in a host of other innovative precast systems."

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