The partners of Rädlinger primus line GmbH travelled from 35 countries. All of them experts in the field of pipeline rehabilitation. Among them, many companies that use and install the Primus Line® system for projects in their countries. "It was important for us to show that we are continuously developing as a company. We don't stand still, we move forward!" says Peter Lischewski, Managing Director of the company founded over 20 years ago.
With the event, Primus Line now wants to take another step forward globally. After a get-together on evening, the two-day lecture programme started the next day, appropriately under the slogan "Moving forward!".
Learning from each other is an essential aspect of achieving this goal. Best practice projects of several partners showed possible applications of the technology and insights. In addition, the heads of the business units "Water International", Andreas Gross, and "Oil and Gas", Håvard Høydalsvik, informed about innovations in the product portfolio, current delivery processes, sustainability efforts and projects in partner management. Björn Bergmann, Head of R&D, also presented the current status of all Primus Line certifications in the various countries. Other presentations dealt with cost planning for underground pipeline projects and the cleaning and inspection of pipelines.
In order to make progress, it is necessary to look beyond one's own nose. For this purpose, the owner of the oldest pub in the world was brought on board as a guest speaker. Muk Röhrl, owner of the Röhrl restaurant, told how to lead a family business in the eleventh generation into the future, about risks, setbacks and successes.
Dr Mark Knight from the University of Waterloo and Rouha Hussaina from ERC Evolution also provided new input. Their presentations dealt with the topics of sustainability and CO2 reduction. The speakers addressed the contribution of Primus Line® as a trenchless rehabilitation technology for CO2 reduction in pipeline rehabilitation and the steps the enterprise is taking to neutralise its own ecological footprint.
„Project of the year“ award
At the end of the lecture programme, the conference participants voted on the "Primus Line Project of the year". Six best practice projects were up for selection. The project to rehabilitate a ten-kilometre-long crude oil collection pipeline in Great Britain, carried out by Danphix S.p.A., came out on top.
The demanding project placed special challenges on the pull-in and connector technology, which required individual solutions. This is the second time that CEO Arnold Cekodhima has secured this award.
Networking and social programme
A good network among each other is also crucial for the success of Primus Line. That is why the programme went far beyond purely technical presentations. Table football, a hearty Bavarian evening programme and much more invited people to forge closer ties, exchange ideas and get ambitious plans off the ground, even away from the business talks. The event programme was rounded off by a tour of the production plant in Weiding and the new logistics centre in Chammünster.
And the Bavarian Honorary Award goes to ...
Of course, the Primus Line team also introduced its guests from all over the world to Bavarian culture by lifting a beer mug, "o'zapfn", hammering a nail stick and much more. So, with a little wink of the eye, the "best Bavarian", i.e. the participant who identified most quickly with the Bavarian way of life in the short time available, was awarded the Bavarian prize of honour at the end.
The majority decided: the prize went to our Director of Sales for Canada and the USA, John Moody.
The Primus Line family is growing
"Our guests felt very comfortable here with us. For us, the Partner Days are extremely important. They strengthen the cooperation with our partners and thus decide on the course for the coming years", explains company owner Werner Rädlinger.
The last event of this kind was five years ago. "From the large number of participants, you can see how the international Primus Line family has grown during the Corona period," says Werner Raedlinger. The company, with its four international branches, has visibly coped well with the challenges of this time and what this meant for international cooperation. They also wanted to celebrate that at this event.
„My belief and vision in and of Primus Line has always been great. I was always convinced that Primus Line would make it internationally. Now it shows what a good path we are on.“
Werner Rädlinger, company owner