low carbon industrial flooring site visit

13th August 2009 – German and Philippine representatives of Maleki GMBH (headed by Matthias Gelber) visited JBC Food Corporation to inspect the more than one month old industrial flooring system application, and to congratulate its operations manager, Mr Benson Ng being the first company to implement the low carbon concrete flooring outside Europe.

matthias gelber & benson ng

Matthias Gelber & Benson Ng


Soon after, a site visit was conducted in the factory premises of a JBC’s Food Corp’s sister company. The flooring system of the sister company required a major repair, however the production of the company could not stop for more than 3 weeks according to the estimation using conventional flooring system. The low carbon concrete flooring system of Maleki GMBH with only ninety-six hours downtime compare to three weeks was the solution for the replacement of the existing flooring system. Two sections were divided for the replacement. The 1,200 square meters of JBC building flooring using the low carbon concrete flooring systems needed only 72 hours downtime for each section.

The application of Maleki products to the factory jointly with the PERT-CPM (performance evaluation review technique – critical path method), enable the company to reduce the downtime of the company from a few weeks to a few days. It is very efficient. Operations Manager, Mr. Benson Ng was very pleased and satisfied with the outcome of the application.

mathias gelber & peter riester

Mathias Gelber & Peter Riester

maleki gmbh representatives w/ vic shiroma & willie go

MALEKI GMBH representatives w/ Vic Shiroma & Willie Go

low carbon concrete application

we have just finished applying d low carbon concrete at d bldg. 2 of jbc food corp. last night. d first concrete repair was conducted at d first half of bldg. 2 last june 12-14 & d 2nd half was implemented tis weekend fr july 10-12. d conduct of d environment-friendly low carbon concrete repair  w/ maleki products was done in just 3 full-days per application. if regular cement wer used, it would take bout 3weeks of downtime (tis s very advantageous 2companies who don’t want 2stop production 4a long time due 2flooring repair activity.

surface prep

surface prep



d new flooring is now hydrophobic & waterproof but water vapor permeable, chemical & mechanical load resistant, salt resistant, abrasion resistant, volatile organic compounds free, high temperature resistant, very easy 2clean (no need 4xpensive detergents & degreasers), etc.




since d low carbon concrete is inorganic, bacteria can’t thrive on it unlike other organic flooring systems…..d coving of d corners w/ maleki patching mortar made d  corners of floor & walls dirt free (easy 2clean), likewise it is mouse & cockroach free (coz no more crevices)….d patching mortar (as well as other maleki products) is moisture expansion & shrinkage free unlike regular cement & no insect or pest can break/penetrate it coz itz abrasion & high mechanical load resistant…..

guess….tis will b one of d future 4green concrete……

low carbon concrete repair

we have successfully tested an environment friendly low carbon concrete product from maleki gmbh. this summer we will implement a concrete repair of the flooring in building 2 of jbc food corporation. the voc-free products of maleki is a solution to the food manufacturing industry. d hydrophobic low cabon concrete is in-line w/ my client’s current good manufacturing practices & a vital solution to address bacterial growth on d factory flooring & will form a part of haccp (hazard analysis & critical control point) program of jbc foods.

d maleki products are chemical resistant & yet dey are chemical free….factories use lotz of cleaning agents to make sure their workplace is clean…d consequence is dat….dey have 2live w/ dilapidated floorings after a few years….

using a green product never seemed tis good! maleki is partly owned by my mentor (on phased implementation of enviro mgt systems) & friend matthias gelber. matt is d greenest person in d planet contest winner last 2008.

click on d link below to download d pdf file…..pls b patient…itz more dan 11 megabytes…..


fire safety training

just this sunday morning, we conducted a fire fighting drill w/ about a hundred new regular workers of jbc food corporation a peanut manufacturing company. the activity is in-line w/ the fire prevention month (an annual activity in the philippines celebrated during the month of march). the fire chief of caloocan city fire station (sfo4 alexander marguez) and his internal affairs service chief (sfo4 arnel ibasco) delivered a lecture on fire safety and fire fighting techniques.

annual conduct of this activity is carried out since:

  • there is a need to refill the old stock fire extinguishers.
  • there is a need to train newly regularized employees and would be fire volunteers on fire fighting techniques.
  • fire safety permit is needed to be renewed annually
  • the company needs to be safe to always be in business…

health, safety & environment should always be implemented together by companies to be firmly competitive…

here are some of the pix….


fire brigade team of jbc food corporation