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Kobus accelerates US expansion

As the demand grows for lead pipe replacement, Kobus is building a facility to serve countries worldwide.

In less than two months, a new Kobus facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan will become operational that aims to serve the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as an assembly, training and despatch centre.

As trenchless methods become increasingly adopted both nation and worldwide, Kobus has flourished as a technology option.

Currently across the US, there are approximately 7 million lead service pipes requiring replacement, which ideally means removing lead from the ground.

Many more non-lead lines are ageing in both the water and gas networks and will also require replacement, making this a prominent time for trenchless technologies.

Kobus plans to expand alongside the industry as lead pipe replacement legislation changes and ageing gas and water service infrastructure.

Head of Kobus USA Tom Atienza said Kobus is firstly arriving in Kalamazoo but anticipates further expansion and developments of supply agreements as demand continues to grow.

For more information visit the Kobus website.

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