Case Studies

The experts at AREPA have over 25 years of experience providing insurance claims professionals, risk managers and corporations comprehensive recovery following property loss to critical equipment and systems. Read below to learn about some of the work our experts have worked on. 


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University Laboratory Fire
When a small fire developed inside a vacuumed hood, the fire spread and caused fumes and soot to contaminate two laboratories inside a university. Envista Forensics UK was tasked to perform the investigation, and approximately 100 items of lab equipment were listed and samples were sent to AREPA’s lab in Silkeborg. Following the results of the samples, AREPA was requested to perform the decontamination.


 
Oklahoma Manufacturing Plant Flood
When torrential rains caused the Arkansas River to reach some of the highest levels on record, levees overtopped causing flooding to several areas of Oklahoma including a manufacturing facility whose entire 160-acre plant was flooded with approximately three feet of contaminated water. In less than 48 hours of receiving a signed agreement, AREPA was on site working to get the plant back up and running.


 
Ohio Chemical Manufacturing Plant Fire
When a product inside a heated high pressure manufacturing machine caught fire in an Ohio chemical plant, smoke and soot contaminated surrounding equipment. The production floor was also exposed to water when the fire suppression sprinkler heads activated. AREPA was immediately dispatched for expedited equipment decontamination.


 
South Carolina Manufacturing Plant Fire
A manufacturing plant in South Carolina experienced a fire in one of its two large production lines. The plant, which specializes in hygiene products, had to resume production as quickly as possible in an effort to fulfill open orders. Missed shipment deadlines would result in product shortages on client retail shelves.


 
Honda Engine & Transmission Plant
A large Honda Engine & Transmission Plant in Celaya, Mexico suffered substantial flooding after heavy rains overwhelmed nearby dams. Water was released, and homes and business in lowlands were severely impacted. Various buildings within the automotive facility campus were under more than two feet of muddy, river water.


 
Owens-Illinois Glass Manufacturing
The Owens-Illinois glass container manufactory in Maastricht produces glass packaging for the food and beverage industry. On the night of May 13th going on the 14th of 2015, a fire broke out at one of the production lines that used molten glass from the furnace to mold glass containers. AREPA was called to help get the plant up and running as soon as possible.


 
Pré Pain
On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, around 1:30 PM, a fire started in a fridge-freezer unit. While the fire was first thought to be relatively small, it soon grew into a catastrophic mult-million € fire. One production hall was lost, two were severely damaged and six production lines suffered heavy smoke and soot damage. The next morning, AREPA was engaged to salvage what could be salvaged.


 
Promens
Promens is a global leader in the design and engineering of plastic products with 188 operations in over 30 countries. They create packaging for pharmaceutical, household and industrial chemicals, as well as components for electronics and automotive. As a result of an extensive fire at one of Promen’s European locations, hundreds of highly specialized and expensive plastic molds were severely damaged.


 
AREPA and Danish State Railways – A Unique Co-operation
IR4 trains in Fredericia started on fire following a horrific wreck. The trains themselves were almost 20 years old, so finding parts to replace was quite difficult, but full replacement would be extremely pricey. Getting the trains up and moving again saved millions.




"It has been a great experience and pleasure working with the AREPA team. The activities performed by AREPA assisted the Honda Engine Plant in resuming a normal production environment quickly and to plan. I would recommend them to any Company that requires some form of recovery assistance."
Andrew Silver, Engine Plant Manager, Honda

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