(Editor’s Note: John Horst, general manager of Jikoh Manufacturing in Omaha, Neb., recently took time to answer questions about his company’s products, services and chief focus. What follows are our questions and his answers.)
JIKOH MFG., INC. specializes in the manufacturing of sight glasses mainly for the petroleum transport industry. The main use for sight glasses is visual safety check for the driver to know he has fuel flow and that the correct product is being unloaded.
What industries do you market to? What specific sectors of that market is your marketing focus?
We currently market to the petroleum transport industry. We are currently introducing new product to the pumper and vacuum truck industry.
What is the individual’s job function who is most interested in your product or service?
The predominant user of our product is the driver who is responsible for the loading and unloading of petroleum products. Company safety coordinators would also be interested in our sight glass as they are an important safety feature.
What problem does your product or service take care of?
The use of our product reduces the risk of cross contamination of product.
What geographical region or regions is your primary focus?
Our primary focus in our distributors here in the United States and Canada. We also have several distributors overseas in Europe and Malaysia.
What is your business plan for market growth?
Our focus is maintaining excellent customer service and manufacturing a quality product at a fair price. We work closely with our manufacturers and distributors to address issues and come up with solutions for a variety of needs.
About Jikoh Mfg
JIKOH Manufacturing is your provider for the Opti-Klear® and patented Opti-Lite® sight glasses. We pride ourselves in high-quality products and excellent customer service. JIKOH Manufacturing has aftermarket dealers throughout the United States and Canada. We also distribute our products in the European, Asian and Middle East markets.