Category: News

We’re often finding examples of Weholite pipes being used to great effect, and we thought it would be great to share these stories with you. So, here are all our news articles, for Weholite and for Asset International as a company. You can filter by month, or by product category.

The sensory den donated by ASSET

Newport manufacturer donates sensory boon for autistic primary school pupils

A Newport firm has donated a specialist sensory den worth more than £7,500 to help improve the lives of children with additional educational needs at a local primary school.

Water management specialists Asset International designed and built the unique project using state-of-the-art technology usually used for underground water pipes. They chose to donate the den to Machen Primary School after being moved by the fundraising efforts of Claire Kulisa – a parent of one of the children at the school.

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How lean and efficient thinking could revolutionise the construction industry

Modern manufacturing has turned lean philosophy into a fine art. Simply put, it’s all about reducing waste, cost and effort while at the same time increasing quality, efficiency, and profitability.

Take Toyota as a case in point; largely recognised for trail-blazing lean manufacturing practices in John Krafcik’s 1988 article, “Triumph of the Lean Production System”, the auto manufacturer is now a global leader in its field. They’re doing something right.

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Winter is coming… but are we prepared for a deluge?

“Britain is heading for ‘unprecedented’ winter rainfall after the Met Office’s new super computer predicted records will be broken by up to 30 per cent” – Telegraph, July 24

“Britain’s winter weather 2017 is set to be the harshest for years thanks to a freak phenomenon in the world’s biggest ocean” – Express, October 20

“England could see record-breaking rainfall every winter for the next decade, the Met Office’s new super computer has predicted” – Evening Standard, July 25

When it comes to the UK weather, if you pay attention to the media, the end is most certainly nigh. Since July we have been treated to almost weekly headlines full of doom and gloom, grimly predicting ‘record rainfall’, ‘extreme flooding’ and biblical sounding ‘weather bombs’. Clickbait or not, sadly for us, many of the headlines are actually (somewhat) grounded in science.

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Can the UK learn from China’s extensive sponge cities?

As a country with a major problem with urban flooding, China has been working hard over recent years to implement innovative flood defence and drainage strategies to tackle the perennial and recurrent issue of devastating floods that it faces every single year.

Its solution to the problem? The development of sponge cities – an idea that has been floating around Europe and the rest of the world for decades.

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How lean and efficient thinking could revolutionise the construction industry

Modern manufacturing has turned lean philosophy into a fine art. Simply put, it’s all about reducing waste, cost and effort while at the same time increasing quality, efficiency, and profitability.

Take Toyota as a case in point; largely recognised for trail-blazing lean manufacturing practices in John Krafcik’s 1988 article, “Triumph of the Lean Production System”, the auto manufacturer is now a global leader in its field. They’re doing something right.

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Asset helps realise Hull’s renewable energy vision of the future

The expertise and engineering vision of Newport based large diameter plastic pipe manufacturer Asset International has played an integral role in the creation of a new world class centre for renewable energy in Hull.

Green Port Hull is a collaboration between Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Associated British Ports to promote investment and development of the renewable energy sector in the Humber region and to secure long-term economic growth for the area.

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Is there a North / South divide in the UK government’s flood defence spending?

Is there a north/south divide when it comes to flood defence spending in the UK?

Well, in essence that depends where you live, and how you perceive the statistics. And very often who you listen to.

For example, in the winter of 2015, the then Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to flood stricken York, during which he claimed that the Government was spending “more per head on flood defences in the north of England than we do in the south of England. And here in Yorkshire we are almost trebling the amount we will be spending in the current Parliament.”

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