An indescribable swimming sensation – try it now!

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An indescribable swimming sensation – try it now!

Turbine-driven counterflow systems from BINDER create the feeling of swimming in a river. If you would like to test the unique current, you can do so at any time with a free trial swim. Several specialist retailers and BINDER itself offer appointments at short notice.

The flow rate of the turbine swimming systems is broad, powerful and keeps the body in balance. This allows you to concentrate fully on your technique while you swim. The counter-current systems are not only perfect for endurance swimming though; they also enhance the positive effect of wellness exercises and provide valuable support for rehabilitation. We haven’t forgotten about fun either: children love to splash around in the current of the turbine swimming systems.

BINDER offers the units in two versions: HydroStar was specially developed for installation in new pools, while EasyStar is ideal for retrofitting in existing ones. Thanks to their extremely compact design, they are quick to install. You don’t need complex pipework or a high-voltage connection. EasyStar, for example, is simply attached to the edge of the pool and firmly screwed to it. What makes the retrofit version from BINDER special is that the system has the same functions and performance as the stationary HydroStar.

Incidentally, it is not only the current that is unique, but also the low energy consumption of the turbine swimming systems: they require up to 80 percent less power than comparable systems. The units can be controlled easily by piezo switch, remote control or with the BINDER24 app.

The best way to test the counter-current systems from BINDER is a free, no-obligation trial swim. Many specialist retailers offer interested pool owners this opportunity. The systems can also be tried out all year round in the BINDER showroom in Frankfurt am Main and in a demonstration pool at the company headquarters in Hamelin.

All information can be found at https://www.binder24.com/en/trial-swimming/.

Always there for you: our After Sales team

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Always there for you: our After Sales team

BINDER not only attaches great importance to top product quality: service is just as important. The team in our After Sales department is always on hand to provide our partners with help and advice. In this episode of our mini series, we introduce you to our colleagues.

What needs to be considered when planning the installation of a turbine swimming system? Which installation angle should be selected for optimum flow distribution? Jens Tölg and Jörg Dönicke often hear these and other questions: they are the first point of contact for all questions relating to our products. “But we’re also happy to help out when it comes to operating the systems or individual components,” says Jens Tölg.

Solution-orientated and strong communicators: this is probably the best way to describe the two service professionals. If they are unable to answer an enquiry themselves, they contact our in-house specialists directly – who are never far away. Benjamin Hoffmann and Radu Duduman are BINDER’s friendly and competent business card: our technicians know every product down to the smallest detail, and they know how to install and maintain them correctly.

The tasks of the colleagues in After Sales also include dealing with complaints, planning on-site customer service assignments and supporting the field staff with technical and organisational matters.

You can reach our After Sales team via a variety of communication channels. Every enquiry will be answered as quickly as possible.

Guarantor for our products: our quality management

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Guarantor for our products: our quality management

What would BINDER be without its committed, competent employees? After introducing our sales department at the beginning of this series, we now turn our attention to our quality control department. In this important department, everything revolves around quality – from the product, to the application and service, right through to the process.

In order to be able to view every process in our company from a quality perspective, we have divided our quality system at an organisational level into quality assurance and quality management. Quality assurance is concerned with the operational organisation of our production. Quality management focuses on all organisational and strategic measures that serve to improve the quality of our products, services, applications or processes. The goal is to optimise the effectiveness and efficiency of our work, product and service processes across all departments.

Quality assurance tasks
The remit for quality assurance is broad and diverse. It begins with quality planning during the development and design of a product, include incoming goods inspection and quality assurance during pre- and final production and ends with the outgoing goods inspection. Other key activities include the quality control and quality testing of our products. We always keep an eye on possible ways to improve our products.

Only 100% tested products leave our company
We take random samples of incoming goods and during prefabrication to check whether the product quality is acceptable. In the final or acceptance inspection, we then carry out a 100% test, where every turbine and every engine is extensively tested. The results are stored and evaluated digitally. An inspection certificate is created for each serial number. Our control systems and switch cabinets are also fully tested before they go out to customers.

Quality assurance is therefore firmly anchored in all departments of our company. This shows the importance that we attach to quality management.

Always close to the customer: our sales teams

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Always close to the customer: our sales teams

What would BINDER be without its committed, competent employees? With this in mind, we’re presenting some of our departments to you in no particular order. Let’s start with sales: Our sales colleagues aren’t just the interface to our specialised trade partners, they also take on many other important tasks.

Communicating and organising are the two most important activities in this department. While our staff in the sales office are dealing with end-to-end quotation and order processing, keeping an eye on delivery dates and writing invoices, the sales representatives are constantly out on the road.

Direct contact in every direction
The office staff are not only in close contact with their colleagues in the sales regions, but also have a direct line to our production teams. Together with the specialists there, they agree on special features and coordinate order details, for example. The office team also organise the entire logistics chain – with the utmost care and a strong focus on ensuring that the deadlines are met. Any initial technical questions from our trade partners are also answered by our colleagues in the office.

Personal relationship with customers
The main task of the sales representatives is to acquire new contacts and maintain existing business relationships. Our colleagues in field sales also explain our products and their USPs to the trade partners. They organise their appointments and travel routes completely independently and are thus entirely flexible.

Trial swim offers
The BINDER sales representatives also support our specialist trade partners with a variety of sales promotions. Our colleagues help, for example, to organise and run in-house trade fairs – with advertising material and demonstration facilities that can be used for free trial swims. If required, our sales staff can also organise professional athletes to swim against our equipment during the event.

Help with installation
Supporting new trade partners with initial installation is another one of the tasks of our sales representatives. If necessary, our colleagues can be present on the installation site and give practical tips for quick and easy installation.

Valuable information for product development
Our sales staff also perform a completely different function: because they are in direct contact with our specialist trade partners, they quickly learn about the latest trends in the swimming pool sector. We then try to take the information they give us into account when continuing to develop our products. Our sales representatives are always ready to listen to their customers!

Lightweight with an optimal current – the new plastic installation housing for wall installation

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Lightweight with an optimal current – the new plastic installation housing for wall installation

BINDER launches new product to expand its portfolio of turbine shafts: the new plastic installation housing for wall installation is lighter than the stainless steel models and offers an additional benefit.

Until now, pool owners had the choice between a single shaft for single turbines and a twin shaft for systems with a double turbine – both made of stainless steel. With its plastic installation housing for wall installation, BINDER is bringing an additional option onto the market for its single turbines: this shaft is made of plastic and is significantly lighter than the stainless steel model (approx. 30 kg) at 12 kg.

Thanks to its light weight, the plastic installation housing is even easier to install than conventional models. BINDER has not only optimised the material in its latest product, but also the form. Water flows to the turbine even more smoothly, and swimmers benefit from an improved current.

The new installation housing for wall installation is available for use with single turbines and is suitable for pools with liners and GRP pools. Single turbines with a flow rate of 160 m³/h, 215 m³/h and 275 m³/h can be fitted inside the plastic installation housing. In addition to the standard flow aid, BINDER is also offering a flow aid with LED lighting as a special feature. The light ring bathes the water in a colourful light, thereby creating a very special atmosphere in the pool.

Prices for HydroStar and EasyStar remain stable

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Prices for HydroStar and EasyStar remain stable

Nurturing a partner-like relationship with specialist retailers is very close to BINDER’s heart. Since reliability is also part of a good working relationship, the company will not be increasing the sales prices for its turbine swimming systems despite increased raw material costs.

In recent months, not only have many everyday products become increasingly expensive, but also the components of BINDER’s popular counter-current systems. These include stainless steel, which is used for the production of the installation housings, the drives and the cover panels. The electronic components for the switch boxes have also become more expensive.

Nevertheless, BINDER will not be increasing the price of its turbine swimming systems for the time being. “We endeavour to be a reliable partner for specialist retailers,” says Managing Director Siegfried Binder, explaining the decision. While the price remains the same, the range of accessories for HydroStar and EasyStar continues to expand. For instance, BINDER most recently presented an LED light ring for turbine outflow openings at Piscine Global. It illuminates the water in a wide variety of colours, creating a relaxing atmosphere by the pool.

Start of construction for new company headquarters

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Start of construction for new company headquarters

BINDER’s turbine swimming systems are very popular with pool owners, and demand is rising continuously. The swimming pool technology specialist is therefore expanding and building a new company headquarters in an industrial area in Hameln. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the beginning of November.

With Siegfried, Sibylle and Felix Binder, the entire BINDER Management was on site to celebrate the start of construction work. Hameln’s Lord Mayor Claudio Griese was also among the guests in attendance – he is particularly pleased that BINDER, an internationally successful company from the region, is moving into the new “Langes Feld” industrial estate.

The swimming pool technology specialist is investing a total of 10 million euros in the new company headquarters, which was planned in accordance with the latest findings in energy efficiency. This building project is being promoted with financial support from the European Union and the state of Lower Saxony. Production will start here in the spring of next year, followed by administration at the end of 2023.

BINDER had already expanded its production in 2019 due to the good volume of orders. The construction of the new production and administration building now creates the conditions for further growth.

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Our events 2023

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20 years of BINDER, technical training and the Aquanale - the top events in 2023

Next year, BINDER will be celebrating: the swimming pool professional celebrates its 20th anniversary. The festive event is by far the biggest date in the 2023 calendar, but of course not the only one. There are many other events also on the programme – here is an overview of the most important ones.

We start with our tried and tested technical training courses: In the seminars, we show our specialised trade partners how our turbine swimming systems work and give them valuable tips for installation and maintenance. In 2023, the training sessions will again take place online, which means participants are flexible in terms of time and do not have to travel long distances. The courses are held in both German and English.

Online technical training

Register directly for the online technical training courses with our experts via the following links:

17 January 2023 (German)
Webinar ID 848 8065 3520
» register for this training

18 January 2023 (German)
Webinar ID 897 1824 0550
» register for this training

24 January (English)
Webinar ID 824 1275 0010
» register for this training

25 January 2023 (English)
Webinar ID 885 8148 4154
» register for this training

All events take place from 8.30 am to 11.30 am and do not build upon one another. Book our free online technical training now!

BINDER at the Aquanale 2023

Aquanale is the third important trade fair for BINDER alongside interbad and Piscine Global. We look forward to welcoming you to our stand in Cologne from 24 to 27 October 2023. Mark this date in your 2023 calendar now! 

The great BINDER anniversary

BINDER was founded 20 years ago – we will be celebrating this joyous event with a big party in the last quarter of the coming year! More information to follow.

Presence technical training in English – be part of it!

Take a look behind the scenes at our factory in Hameln and learn everything you need to know about our HydroStar and EasyStar turbine swimming systems and our accessories for the perfect swimming experience. You can even test our systems yourself – so: don’t forget your swimwear. Our technical training is held in English only.

Hameln

01 March, 12:00 to approx. 19:00 with dinner afterwards

02 March 2023, 09:00 to approx. 12:30 with lunchsnack afterwards

Simply fill out the registration form and send it by e-mail to Larina Strüber. We look forward to see you!

BINDER24 app now features training units from triathlon coach Matthias Knossalla

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BINDER24 app now features training units from triathlon coach Matthias Knossalla

The BINDER24 app has been given exciting new features: it now offers exclusive training sessions by triathlon pro and coach Matthias Knossalla. The modules are intended for beginners as well as advanced and competitive swimmers.

The sports science graduate and ex-triathlete has developed a total of nine different training programmes for the BINDER24 app – three each in the Beginner, Advanced and Professional categories.

The sessions are quite varied, and always start with a warm-up and end with a cool-down.

The exercises make use of various swimming aids such as pull-buoys, boards, fins or paddles. In between, there are active recovery phases, which one can use for casual swim, for example. BINDER will initially release one programme from each of the three categories; the remaining training modules will then follow at intervals of two months.

“We’re delighted that Matthias Knossalla has enhanced the BINDER24 app with his training tips. Everyone can learn a lot from his knowledge as an athlete, trainer and coach,” says Managing Director Felix Binder about the new programme content.

As a competitor, Matthias Knossalla was, among other things, German duathlon second-place champion and finished second three times in the Ironman 70.3® and Challenge®races.

As a trainer and coach, his tasks include getting his athletes fit for the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii and helping them to achieve personal best times.

Environmental protection and sustainability – an important topic for BINDER

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Environmental protection and sustainability – an important topic for BINDER

BINDER not only manufactures counter-current systems that generate a natural flow: the company is also very concerned about the environment itself. That’s why the swimming pool technology specialist already began taking a series of measures to save energy and reduce packaging waste a long time ago. And these are slated to be expanded even further in the future.

One important project with regard to climate protection and sustainability is the photovoltaic system on the roof of the production building, which supplies 100 percent green electricity for production and administration. The e-filling station is another: in addition to the company’s own vehicles, employees and customers can also charge their cars here. In future, BINDER will equip its company fleet with exclusively electric vehicles. Another climate-friendly action was the switch to energy-saving light bulbs in administration and production – a change that was made years ago.

The careful use of natural resources is also close to BINDER’s heart: that’s why the company uses reusable packaging in many areas, which BINDER returns after receiving the goods for the next delivery and which are then used again. BINDER has already spared large amounts of packaging material by means of this process.

The expansion of production capacities is another area of note; this became necessary due to the high demand for the turbine swimming system. BINDER planned the new company buildings according to the latest insights into energy efficiency.

Incidentally, the turbine swimming systems themselves are also true energy savers, as they consume only 15% of electrical energy compared to pump-driven counter-current systems (using the BGA 160 as an example) for the same flow rate. When manufacturing its products, BINDER also uses only high-quality components that have a long service life and are recyclable to a large degree. This reduces the consumption of resources even further.