Loxley, Bangkok, Thailand
2011 was the year that will be remembered in Thailand for the major floods which swept down the Chao Phraya River Basin into Bangkok. 884 people were killed and US$45bn of economic losses were suffered.
Amongst the commercial premises devastated was a warehouse and distribution centre for Loxley Public Company. As a historical trading and distribution company of regional importance across Asia, Loxley required a solution befitting of what is now a industrial conglomerate.
Loxley Divisional Director Sanit Ratanavadi travelled across the world to establish the credentials of Rapidam. After meeting in London and demonstrations of the product he ordered Rapidam and a number of trailerised handling systems to protect the company assets.
Loxley arranged for local construction team in Bangkok to build a concrete beam in the car park around the perimeter of its warehouse and to build a series of end walls linking to embankments and high ground. The Rapidam handling systems equipped with 120m of 1.2m high Rapidam were manufactured in UK and dispatched to Bangkok in time for the next rainy system providing the protection and peace of mind sought.