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Juan Ramón Ureña, manager and technical director of ILURCO, offers us some details of his company from the most personal point of view, in an interview in which we will learn in detail about the patented ILURCO system.
Q- What is ILURCO?
R- ILURCO is a family business that was founded in 84, born from the growing need to find inexpensive and versatile water storage systems for irrigation. My father, Juan Ureña de la Rosa, created and patented the ILURCO system and created the company to start marketing it.
From that first design, which was intended for irrigation, came the advances in the system: it began to be used for drinking water, for wastewater, for fire reserves, etc. It went from a simple galvanized sheet to the coating systems that we use today with that base but with epoxy and polyurethane finishes to
adapt to each type of water.
My father inadvertently invented a modern, prefabricated, versatile, standardized production system with a number of parts that can be changed and expanded, just like what is done today.
This makes the product more current than ever. The company is expanding. We have been exporting since 98 and we seek to expand our presence in markets in other countries. We are focusing on expanding the drinking water market in developing countries: above all, we are present in Africa, South America and Asia and
We also intend to grow in the Middle East. The reality is that we are an important advantage over traditional concrete tanks.
p. Why did your father invent the ILURCO system?
A- My father designed and installed irrigation systems for the field and realized that there was no economical and reliable system to store water. Modern irrigation systems required a reliable water store. The ashore raft was unreliable and the concrete tank was very expensive. He thought that if grain could be stored in metal silos, water could also be stored. He began to investigate in that regard since these silos were versatile, cheap, removable, etc. And with metal silos sheets he made the first system, but
The floor was failing, since making it out of concrete gave him problems. From there, he invented the ILURCO system, removing the concrete and using a PVC bolted to the tank.