With the support from our invaluable sponsors, we have managed to raise a total of RM 114,000 from the EIK “One Heart One Mind” Charity Golf Tournament 2020 despite the postponement of the event. The donation was made to a total of 11 charity organizations and educational institutions.
Exciting News! You can now get a chance to grab a limited EIK Pontoon Miniature with purchase of any model of EIK pontoon within this September month!
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The current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting lives and business activities in unprecedented ways around the world. Like most countries, the Malaysian government is closely monitoring this fluid and developing crisis, responding with stringent measures to combat and contain the spread of the virus. One of the measures undertaken was to require private businesses to cease operations (except for essential services such as water, electricity, energy, telecommunications, postal, transportation, irrigation, oil, gas fuel, lubricants, broadcasting, finance, banking, health, pharmacy, fire prevention, food supply and retail) under a Movement Control Order (MCO), pursuant to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967. The MCO will take effect from 18 March to 14 April 2020 for the whole of Malaysia.
Our sales team has reached out to customers to keep them informed of this short-term disruption, at the same time working to reprioritise their orders to minimise the impact to their businesses. For customers whose delivery have been affected, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience. Our sales team is always contactable and ready to help. You may also contact us via our social media channel: Facebook, Instagram & Linkedin.
We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to business associates for their outpouring of concern for the well-being of our employees and families. We thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support. By the same token, we hope all your employees and their families stay healthy and vigilant as well.
EIK is committed to weathering this crisis with conviction, unity and resolve. We shall succeed together.
Many of us probably still have a vivid memory of the 2017 hurricane, Harvey, reigning havoc in the Gulf Coast, especially for those who have had to endure the brutal aftermath. Harvey first made landfall over San Jose Island and then near Rockport, in south-central Texas, late Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane, threatening millions of residents with 130-mph winds, heavy rains, and a massive storm surge that swamped coastal areas. Harvey ranks as the second-most costly hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since 1900, causing about $125 billion in damage. The storm dumped more than 27 trillion gallons of rain over Texas, with one-third of Houston completely flooded. Some parts of Houston received more than 50 inches of rainfall. An estimated 13 million people were affected, nearly 135,000 homes damaged or destroyed in the historic flooding, and up to a million cars were damaged.
Public Works departments of major cities that have been hit by hurricanes and floods are investing billions of dollars on improving infrastructure on flood mitigation and prevention projects. Most flood prevention projects involve the widening and deepening of existing water channel systems in the city and in residential areas. The city of Houston is one such example, every time a hurricane has landed, it damages embankments and causes soil erosion in waterways, resulting in millions of cubic yards of sand, mud and silt settling in creeks, rivers, and reservoirs. As a result, creeks and reservoirs are not able to hold the intended amount of water; a moderate to heavy rain fall will pose a huge risk of flooding.
Creek widening and deepening in progress with amphibious excavator
This project, taken on by Texas Dewatering, is to deepen and widen a channel by removing 278,000 cubic yards of material over a 2.2 miles. The banks on both sides of the creek have eroded toward the middle and was heavily silted. The tropical weather in Texas is a thriving environment for aquatic plant, if left unattended, the fast-growing plant will further cause obstruction and decrease the flowrate of traveling water.
The dredged material has to be transported to an approved disposal site located few miles away. Texas Dewatering was only given 150 days to complete the entire job, rain or shine. This is equivalent of hauling 350-400 truck loads per day on a 6- day work week schedule. A logical option is to increase the number of trucks and excavators to help speed up the process, but the main obstacle to overcome; how to remove the silt from the river spanning 105 – 120 feet wide fast enough to meet the daily quota? There are restrictions on transporting wet and drippy material across local subdivisions, which not only creates a logistical nightmare, but also implements strict safety measures to be held within the local community and township.
“The critical success factor of this project is to find the most cost effective and swift method to dredge material out from the water and dry it before hauling away” says Adrien, the project manager. A number of options have been considered to complete this project and overcome the obstacles. The most common option would be the use of a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD), dragline, flexi-float pontoon system.
With a CSD, a minimum of two dredgers are required to run full time with the assumption of zero down time. Transporting and assembly of a CSD at the site is a major challenge because of the limited space on either side of the bank for loading, unloading and assembling. CSD machines can be very noisy when running at full capacity; noise pollution at the residential area is a major concern. After the material is pumped out of the water, it has to be stored in a temporary holding area for drying. A typical CSD can only pump around 10 – 20% of solid material, which means 80% or more is water. A CSD requires a certain water depth for the cutter head to be effective and operate optimally, however, the varying water depth of the creek does not permit the CSD to operate in even the most optimum conditions; a major risk to the timely completion of the project.
The Flexi-float platform is a ‘Lego’ concept style of floating pontoon where it can be stacked or assembled to form a floating platform of any desired size. Long reach excavators and supporting equipment can be placed and operated from the pontoon deck to dredge material out from the river. The flexi-float pontoon is flexible and can build a working platform adapting to the varying width of the river, the downside is it is tedious to move around. A crane is needed at the site on full time basis to construct and deconstruct the flexi-float as the dredging operation progresses. Lack of access to roads for the cranes in certain sections of the river add more complexities to the task. Moving the flexi-float platform would require additional steps, procedures, time and money.
THE BEST SOLUTION WINS
The amphibious excavator fits the bill perfectly. They are neither cumbersome to transport, nor require vast assembly space and supporting equipment on site as compared to a CSD, flex-float or dragline. Deployment is swift and easy, a fully assembled amphibious excavator can be transported in a lowbed trailer as shown in the picture. The EIK pontoon undercarriage has a hydraulic operated variable gauge system, allowing the large undercarriage to be retracted to a narrow footprint for ease of land transportation. Once at the site, the machine can unload on its own and spring into action immediately.
The site condition is particularly challenging for typical construction equipment. The riverbed is very soft and only a machine with extremely low ground pressure with the ability to maneuver freely, without fearing of sinking or getting stuck, would work. The amphibious excavator is designed to trek on soft and swampy terrains, and on shallow water too. The high and wide pontoon undercarriage can easily overcome the varying water depths in different sections of the river. The pontoon also has sufficient floating capacity to support the entire machine mass as a safety design feature. Low ground pressure is the hallmark of the pontoon undercarriage, it permits the machine to move unconstrained in this difficult ground condition where standard crawler excavators would not be able to work.
Mid year, in South Texas, is the start of the rainy season and can be unpredictable. These weather conditions add further pressure to the already tight schedule. Multiple amphibious excavators are working alongside with other equipment racing against time. The main task of the amphibious machine is to dredge the riverbed to the desired depth. Dredged material is temporarily placed at the bank for drying before transporting to the disposal site.
Unknown to many, these machines are working on an active channel where water level can vary from 2 to 10 feet, or more at times.
Temporary holding area for drying of wet material prior to disposal
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
An unexpected event took place mid way through the project. Hurricane Imelda came through and the work had to stop for a week. The hurricane ruined sections of the completed job and brought in additional sediment back into the river. Amphibious excavators are mobilized back to the damaged section to carry out the repair. The repairs took a week and a half to complete, an additional work schedule outside of the original plan.
“This is the perfect machine and cut out for the job, without it, I don’t see how we could have completed the project ahead of schedule” says Adrian, with a huge sigh of relief.
PATENTED DRIVE SYSTEM
EIK’s patented ‘multi-synchronous direct drive’ system is credited to be pivotal technology that positions us at the forefront of amphibious excavator products. This paradigm shift on how modern amphibious machines are designed has won over the hearts of numerous customers and for both new and experienced amphibious excavator users.
What our customers have to say about EIK:
With my 30 years’ experience of operating swamp excavators, the EIK hydraulic drive is a lot better and has more power than the chain drive systems. The hydraulic retractable pontoons make it easy to transport.
Russel B. from Houston. AM200 with CAT320E
We were in the water everyday, the machine maneuvered very well and had a lot of power. This was my first time using polymer tracks, I was skeptical, but after two months, was very impressed by their performance and durability.
Tim E. from Houston. AM200 with CAT320E
The climbing power provided by 4 hydraulic motors is unmatched by the local products using a sprocket and drive chain. The quality of construction is the pinnacle of professional.
Stephen B. from Louisiana. AM200 with Volvo EC210
The EIK is well built and heavier duty in design than most swamp excavators but its power is its strong point. I also like that it does not have a drive chain.
Perry A. from Louisiana. AM300 with Hyundai R290
We have not had one problem at all. With the telescopic retractable feature we are able to haul our machine from one jobsite to another without a permit.
Toby from Houston. AM300 with Hyundai R300
We looked at some of the manufactures and decided on the EIK AM80 as the reports on power and build quality were rated highly. We are overwhelmed with the power the double drive produces and the way the arm folds up for transport. I will be ordering another machine in the near future from EIK.
Lee C. from Europe. AM80 with Hitachi ZX70
It is with a great enthusiasm to announce that we will be hosting our 3rd annual charity golf tournament for the year of 2020. This charity event is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility program aim to help the needy. Our goal is to integrate a fun filled and yet charitable, all-in-one session where everyone can get together for a worthy cause.
Since 2018, EIK has started to introduce “One Heart One Mind” Charity Golf Tournament as an event to provides an excellent platform for our business community to support a worthy cause by reaching out and helping the under-privileged members in our community. As the saying goes “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up”, proceeds from this event will go towards those charitable organizations and educational institutions benefiting the less fortunate children, old folks and families. Over the past two years, we managed to raise a total of RM185,600 from a mixed of overseas and local business and individual through the event.
This year, the event will be taken place at the prestigious, Multi Award Winning Golf Course in Johor Bahru, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club. Located in the gem of Iskandar Puteri, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club has emerged as the premier golf club in the southern half of Malaysia, which itself is a key flagship zone within the Iskandar Development Region.
EIK CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 3.0
April 9th, 2020
Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia
11.00 am – Registration & Light Lunch
13.30 pm – Shotgun Tee Off
19.00 pm – Dinner, Prize Ceremony & Lucky Draw
22.00 pm – END
We assure you will enjoy a wonderful day with like-minded guests from and beyond the Heavy Machinery industry. In addition to having golf fun, there are beer huts, light lunch and dinner session available on the day. Besides, lots of attractive prizes are up for grab including hole-in-one grand prize, novelty prizes, top 3 winners for net and gross category as well as the lucky draw prizes.
Our “One Heart One Mind” Charity Golf Tournament 2020 is now open for registration! We welcome your participation and generous sponsorship in this event. It is an incredible opportunity for you to play a fun day of golf while supporting a worthy cause.
To register or become a sponsor, please do not hesitate to reach us via contact number below or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr.Bernard 012-312 8133
Ms.Vivi 016-715 3332
Ms.Aliaa 017-348 2730
Ms.Hui Nah 018-789 2500
Come on! Dust off your golf clubs, swing high, and spread your love together with us!
Customized Solutions Ideally Suited to Your Needs
We understand that every customer’s needs might vary for different kinds of job application and this is where EIK comes into play. We are dedicated to offer customized solutions to cater to our customer’s specific needs. Our customized solutions include excavator modifications or conversion where we are capable of custom made the amphibious undercarriage to be mounted on any preference brand based on customer’s requirement. Along with that, we take your excavator to the next level by providing custom design of various excavator attachments, such as long reach, bucket, grapple, etc, allow maximum versatility and productivity for your machine on job site.
Extensive Product Range for Any Challenging Job
Regardless of any challenging job, we have the ability to provide extensive range of products that enable you to perform your task efficiently. Our product range include amphibious excavators, long reach, high reach demolition boom, material handling, crusher, ripper as well as various range of bucket and grapple.
No matter where you are, you can get access to our complete range of products as we sell our products globally. Our customers can be found all over the world from Asia, Middle East to Europe since we are currently exporting our products in more than 50 countries worldwide. Moreover, we have set up our subsidiary companies in Houston, USA and Singapore to provide full support for our customers on a global basis.
We’re Dependable Partner
With almost 13 years of experiences in heavy equipment manufacturing field, the name of EIK is synonymous with the provision of high performance amphibious excavator and quality attachments for various makes and earth moving equipment. We are now a certified OEM and ODM supplier to global brand entities from USA, Europe & Japan. In addition, we are the winner of the 2012 Asia Pacific Honesty Enterprise and Honesty Product Awards as well as the Super Golden Bull Awards Recipient of year 2019. These prestigious recognition and distinguished achievements are the best testimonies and an unequivocal positive demonstration of our customers’ confidence and trust in doing business with us. With our area of expertise, rest assured that you will get the greatest returns when working with us.
Quality Products Maximize Your ROI
Product quality is not only the primary concern for every customers, but also for EIK. We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality, most reliable amphibious equipment and attachments. That’s why our products are designed and developed for the harshest conditions. Besides having worldwide recognized patent for our product technology, we also maintain a complete in-house design and manufacturing capability through vertical integration from the initial product design to the finished goods stage. Thus, we have full control of the lead time and quality of every piece of attachment we produce. This is how we ensure you will get the highest ROI for investing in our products.
Professional R&D Team for Continuous Innovation
In EIK, we have a team of experienced and dedicated R&D members who are highly motivated to support the company’s strategy and to meet the ever changing market conditions through continuous improvement and innovation. It is one of the reason we stay competitive in the market for so many years in meeting our aspirations to become the leading heavy machinery attachment specialist in the world.
Responsive After Sales Support Team
Understanding that simply having a good product is never enough, that’s why we also emphasize on our customers’ post purchase experience. Our responsive after sales team is always at your service, committed to provide full support for you without any costly delay as we want to let our customers know that we care about them and their business, while trying to create a wonderful experience along their buying journey.
State of The Art Technology & Equipment
Our ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified manufacturing facility is fully equipped with cutting edge equipment, including multi-million dollar Multi-Axis Lathe machine and state-of-the-art robotic welding machine for booms and buckets that set us apart from our competitors, while enabling us to deliver higher quality products in rewarding our customers.
Last week, our R&D and production team has involved in an in-house welding training. Training topics including welding processes, welding standards as well as welding inspection and quality. Through the training, we believe it managed to enhance each involved employee’s welding knowledge and take their welding skills to another level.
During the training
In EIK, we are not only encourage an innovative thinking, we also advocate a supportive and learning environment for all the employees through investing time and money in our people as we firmly believe people are the most important asset for a company. This is how we ensure superior workmanship and quality service to be delivered to our customers as maintaining consistent quality is a paramount for EIK.
Since its inception in 2003, EIK has expanded its footprints globally and the Golden Bull Awards 2019 will serve as a recognition for years of growth and building innate strength within the Group.
This year, we are proud and honored to become one of the exclusive recipients of the prestigious “Super Golden Bull Award”. This is a significant acknowledgement that we are on the right track to meet our aspirations to become the leading heavy machinery attachment specialist in the world.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our greatest gratitude to all of our business partners, customers and employees for the strong support and contribution along this journey.
We look forward to the next milestone achievement in the coming years!