Expansion continues at Eurobitume
As well as developing and communicating industry positions on important technical, HSE and regulatory issues, Eurobitume also promotes the efficient, effective and safe use of refined bitumen and is the unique voice of the bitumen industry in Europe.
Eurobitume Director General Aimé Xhonneux commented: “Within the past 18 months no less than nine organisations have joined Eurobitume, and I am delighted to welcome Inspectorate Antwerp, Magyar Group and the University of Antwerp as Associate Members - where they will not only be able to benefit from a wealth of expert advice, technical information, industry data and safety guidance, but also play an active part in the development of the bitumen industry in Europe.”
Sander van Nieuwenhuijzen (right), Global Head of Laboratory Sales at Inspectorate Antwerp, explained, “For us it is key to be at the forefront of the industry and continuously provide the best service to our clients. Being a member of Eurobitume puts us in direct contact with key industry stakeholders and will help us understand their needs in this ever-changing environment.
“With our analytical expertise, we also hope to be able to add further technical expertise to the group, which can support ongoing HSE research and studies”.
Stéphane Martin (left), Sales Manager at G. Magyar SA said: “As a major supplier of road tankers and tank containers to the European bitumen transport industry, the Magyar Group has always tried to develop its products according to customer requirements. When Magyar heard about the possibility to join Eurobitume it was a double opportunity: not only could Magyar bring to the bitumen industry more than 70 years’ experience of designing safe solutions to transport any liquids by road, rail and sea, Magyar could also understand better the needs of bitumen industries to propose innovative solutions and anticipate the future challenges the sector would have to face”.
Wim Van den bergh (right), Infrastructure Professor at the University of Antwerp added: “Our Energy and Materials in Infrastructure and Buildings (EMIB) research group performs academic and applied research in the field of bitumen.”
“For us, the benefits of Eurobitume membership include being a part of an important network of industrial partners, which allows us to create added value for this industry; opportunities for us to take part in the vision for future developments; and also Eurobitume’s relationship with the Asphalt Institute in the United States.”