”Because we deliver industrial cleaning equipment all over the world, we noticed that safety and efficient working with machines is no standard knowledge. Also the guidelines in the field of industrial cleaning is nowhere the same, or sometimes there isn’t even a guideline. Guaranteeing safety is a serious responsibility, which requires a targeted approach, extensive expertise and a great deal of time. By means of starting the KOKS Academy we will be able to help our clients, and there clients, in order to ensure safety when carrying out cleaning activities. For 30 years KOKS Group successfully produces industrial cleaning equipment, including PED, ASME, ADR (CEOC) and/or ATEX (Ex) vacuum trucks. In this period we have acquired extensive experience and expertise in the field of industrial cleaning. By sharing our experience and expertise, we want your operation to become safer and more efficient by the day”. – Rick Koks, CEO
''Guaranteeing safety is a serious responsibility''
The KOKS Academy offers a learning environment in which “human being”, “vehicle/machine” and “method” are being discussed according to the highest safety standards that KOKS stands for. These three aspects must be understood at the same time in order to create a safe and efficient way of working. This results in a higher competence, an optimal inspection of the work, lower costs and a higher awareness for the user.
As dynamic manufacturer and supplier of (industrial) cleaning equipment KOKS is a global leader in the field of safety and quality. KOKS has a very high ambition level in these fields. Safety is number 1 and is aimed at the user, the equipment and the environment. As productivity partner for her customers, KOKS’s main goal is to ensure the highest availability level of their equipment. This is why the KOKS Academy is founded!
Why: We notice that knowledge is not sufficient enough when it comes to safety and efficiency. As a company being, we think it is very important that when it comes to safety and efficiency, every fibre in people their bodies is activated. We believe in the fact that as security and efficiency is paramount, this results in a better world for people and the environment.
How: by letting people see, feel and finally understand why things like safety and efficiency are important. Use our expertise to raise awareness and training in the field of safety and efficiency.
What: We give training sessions on location through our knowledge of methods and products in the field of safety and efficiency.
The history of KOKS Group
KOKS Academy has been founded. KOKS understands, from their own experience, the impact of growth of organisations and the request for new cleaning safe methods. As a productivity partner for her customers, KOKS’s main goal is to ensure the highest availability level of their equipment. Therefore the KOKS Academy.
The KOKS MultiVac was created. The use of tracing keeps the ball valves defrosted in a safe way. And replacing the liquid ring vacuum pump with ATEX roots blower, to eliminate all water containing parts in the vacuum system. In the same year KOKS started their own spraying company known as KOKS Spray Works.
The start of KOKS Middle East
As the middle eastern market is one of the biggest markets for KOKS, we decided to start our own company in Saudi Arabia. Also the KOKS high pressure-hot water cleaning unit was produced. It is an multifunctional unit which can be used with both cold and hot water.
The ultrasonic vessels are developed to generate a faster and higher cleaning level. Due to the combination of specialized chemicals and the ultrasonic bubbles a perfect inner and outer penetration will be created.
KOKS Group 25th anniversary
KOKS exists 25 years of course this needs to be celebrated. KOKS opened its doors in Alkmaar for everybody for all kinds of reasons. One of the reasons was our new product the KOKS CycloVac. An air displacement system with patent cyclone separator. The unique self-cleaning cyclone separation keeps the cyclones free from dust at all time.
Worldwide dealer network
KOKS material found its way all around the globe! From South America to Australia and from Africa via Asia to Norway.
New building EUROM in Czech Republic
KOKS is expanding again! This time with a new building for EUROM in the Czech Republic.
KOKS Group 20th anniversary
The roles were reversed once. The staff had organized a surprise party for the KOKS family in honour of the 20th anniversary. 2009 was also the year when the SIR certificates went online.
Introduction Lean production method
In Alkmaar and Barneveld the workshops were made suitable for the Lean production method, which stands for more efficiency and savings. Also the first ATEX combi truck was fact.
Takeover ROM and EUROM
KOKS became bigger and bigger player in the in sewer cleaning world this because the company expanded with two daughter companies ROM (Barneveld, the Netherlands) and EUROM (Brno, Czech Republic). On top of that KOKS also opened a new establishment in the South of the Netherlands : KOKS Ridderkerk bv
Establishment of AQ-Rent
Each day KOKS received requests for special cleaning vehicles for short term lease. So the rental company AQ-Rent was born! 2002 was also a year with a big celebration because it was KOKS’s 12,5 anniversary for 12.5 year. This all together was celebrated with an grand opening.
KOKS Group developed practical training courses
KOKS developed practical training courses for use, safety and maintenance in order to get the best out of people and equipment. Later know as the KOKS Total Care Team.
New building for KOKS Group
A new office is a fact ! Diamantweg 1 in Alkmaar was the ideal plot. Big, near highway and in front of the waste incineration. 1996 was also the year when KOKS produced here first Cyclone hanger, a Cylone tank which can be used in combination with a vacuum truck.
Expansion Robbenkoog building Alkmaar
More workplaces, more offices, more departments, more colleagues. Everything expanded and yet it remained a ‘’ small’’ business where everybody was having coffee together at 10 o’clock. In 1992, the first MegaVac and the introduction of the Kolibri with an intergraded scrubber where a fact.
The founding of KOKS Group
In 1989 KOKS was established by Gerard KOKS sr. in Alkmaar ( The Netherlands), from that day on KOKS was a representative of WOMA and Ladog and a producer of the speciale vehicle the Kolibri. In that same year Gerard KOKS senior became one of the founders of the SIR.