The Ilurco system 2 partjuan
We continue with the second part of the interview with Juan Ramón Ureña, manager of ILURCO. In this case, we talk about the challenges that the company has ahead, what is its differential value and those water storage needs that may exist today.
p. When we talk about water tanks we know that there are companies that also manufacture them. What is the differential value of the ILURCO system?
A- Our system is much more optimized than the competition. The design of all the details of the tank is optimized, presenting lower manufacturing and assembly costs. We can work with a high quality product but with such optimization that it makes the price very competitive. Our R&D department has the most work because we try to optimize the product every day.
p. ILURCO is only dedicated to the sale of this type of water tank. Is there really that much market?
Every day it is necessary to store water. For example, in irrigation. Those people who used to always have water now have restrictions. When the water arrives they have to store it in winter because in summer their springs or wells dry up. Or for example also in the world of drinking water. In Spain maybe not so much, but in developing countries everything remains to be done. And in wastewater treatment, which is something that is booming. But to debug it first you have to store it so that the
treatment plants have time to do their work.
p. What challenges does ILURCO face for the coming years?
Our main challenge for the next five years is to increase exports. Right now it represents for us 30% of the turnover and we want to reach 75%. We want to sell more outside and be present. Even if things turn out as we expect, we could consider opening a second factory in a foreign country, but it is something that is still very much in the
air. But it is not an objective as such.