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Joseph Gallagher purchases microtunnelling pioneers Iseki

“...AGD decided to sell the Iseki Business and JGL took the opportunity to further compliment the group....”
7.3.2009
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In the 1970s Iseki Poly-Tech, Inc., was founded in Japan, to produce small tunnelling equipment for the rapidly-expanding infrastructure needs in that country. They developed several innovative machines, and led the way in the introduction of trenchless methods.

In the early 198Os Iseki Poly-Tech, Inc., set up Euro Iseki Limited, to bring its advanced technology into the UK, European, Middle Eastern and African markets. Euro Iseki, in just a few years, established their microtunnelling technique as a proven, eco-friendly, and cost-effective way of pipe installation.

Since then Iseki have sold many new microtunnelling systems all over the world. The hire fleet has grown to a total of eighteen Iseki machines, comprising Unclemole, Crunchingmole, and Unclemole Super machines, giving the ability to install pipes of I.D. 250mm to 2500mm+, and any size in between. Our hire fleet has now installed more than 80km of pipes in over 25 countries, including high-profile locations such as New York City, Mexico City Airport, and the Athens Olympic Village.

Joseph Gallagher had a very successful project at West ham for Costain, which involved extensive use of microtunnelling equipment, which at the time was hired from AGD, owned by Iseki Microtunnelling business. Shortly after the project, AGD decided to sell the Iseki Business and JGL took the opportunity to further compliment the group, including Iseki as a division of Specialist Plant Associates.  In addition SPA acquired the distribution rights for Iseki in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian sub-continent for the sale of Iseki equipment and spares.

Now, having completed over 30 years' of selling and hiring Iseki equipment, under the new name of Iseki Microtunnelling and at the forefront of trenchless technology, iseki still work in close partnership with Iseki Poly-Tech, Inc., to provide engineered solutions for our customers' microtunnelling projects.