Doka invests inwards to bolster global brand
Formwork giant Doka invested US $133 million during 2006 in expanding and upgrading its production plant, construction of a new office building, and the development of an Ã¢â‚¬ËœInfocentre' at its headquarters in Amstetten, Austria.
Formwork giant Doka invested US $133 million during 2006 in expanding and upgrading its production plant, construction of a new office building, and the development of an ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Infocentre' at its headquarters in Amstetten, Austria.
The company is also planning to invest another $133 million of investment in 2007.
The new complex of buildings in Amstetten consists of a four-storey office building and the Infocentre. The Infocentre is a training and exhibition centre that spans an area of 3,000m2. Doka customers can familiarise themselves with all formwork systems at first hand, and get hands-on practice in how easy and safe Doka formwork is to operate. The Infocenter also incorporates brand-new training facilities for both customers and employees.
Doka focuses on safe, fast and cost-effective formwork solutions. Whether it be the world's tallest building, the deepest tunnel or the longest cable-stayed bridge - the company says that construction firms the world over rely on its formwork expertise claiming that it has over 130 years' experience to draw on and is also one of the world's leading full-line suppliers of formwork technology.
Doka assists its clients from the tendering phase, with cost-saving approaches and professional support on all formwork issues. Thanks to the worldwide Doka sales organisation, with more than 100 branches in over 60 countries, its formwork specialists are able to cater for the global construction industry. Every day, 4,600 Doka staff work to put only the very best formwork solution in the hands of construction sites all round the world.
The Doka Group posted 2006 revenues of some US $932 million - a 25% increase on the previous year.