Eijkelkamp GeoPoint Soil Solutions was created when Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill and GeoPoint Systems developed a unique concept designed to integrate cone penetration testing (CPT) into sonic drilling systems.
The founders of Eijkelkamp GeoPoint Soil Solutions, Huug Eijkelkamp, Ruud Mosterd and Ferry Hoogveld, stated: "The CPT market is extremely conservative. The ‘Dutch cone', or the CPT cone, is a Dutch invention that is increasingly being used throughout the world, even with the current geology-related limitations. Eijkelkamp GeoPoint Soil Solutions thinks outside the box in terms of possibilities. This way the technology is becoming better and faster, and furthermore it can be used in any type of soil.
"It should be noted that this is not just a merger of companies to create a new entity; it also brings two different worlds together. Combining forces has resulted in a one-stop shop for developing, selling, training and maintaining CPT and related geotechnical and environmental products."
They added: "It is good to see that our new concept responds to a major need. This enables our customers to do their work even more efficiently. The revolutionary Drill'n CPT unit, for example, makes it possible for drilling companies to easily convert their drilling rig into a CPT rig.
"This translates into multipurpose applications and reduced overhead costs. In other words, good news for geo-engineering companies specialising in foundation inspections, the mining industry, and for CPT and drilling companies."