The on-going coronavirus situation has highlighted the importance of being able to adapt to new situations. To me, the process of adapting to new work-related challenges is much easier if we operate as one team working together. This has been our approach at Aliaxis Sanit in Germany.
Efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus have varied from country to country. For example the Aliaxis site in Mannheim, Germany, was able to maintain operations throughout the pandemic. Still, like our sites across the world, we are adapting to the situation to keep our people safe and to continue serving our customers.
Like most businesses across El Salvador, operations at our Durman by Aliaxis site are on hold as part of the government-imposed lockdown. Around the world, these lockdowns are helping to ease the strain on healthcare facilities while giving scientists and medical professionals time to better understand and respond to COVID-19.
Despite being relatively straightforward, physical distancing guidelines to stop the spread of coronavirus aren’t always easy to follow. Our basic social instincts are to hug our friends and family, or shake hands with colleagues – and somehow our faces become itchy as soon as we’re told not to touch them.
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Government-mandated lockdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus have impacted our operations across Central America. Here in Guatemala, the government called on us to support the establishment of a temporary hospital to care for COVID-19 patients. It was an opportunity to make a real difference amid this global crisis and serve our country, so naturally we were eager to contribute.
After a series of partial and full lockdowns, our site in Zhongshan, China is now back to 100% capacity. Zhongshan is 1,000 km away from Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus is said to have originated from. A partial manufacturing quarantine came into effect here towards the end of January, but a full lockdown followed within a few days. Our site reopened partially on 16 March and has been at full capacity since 2 April.
Our instincts always tell us to come together in times of crisis. However, when the crisis in question requires physical distancing, the focus must shift to a different kind of unity. This has been the case for Aliaxis across the world, and it's no different here in India.
We asked Klaas Decuypere, Global VP Building, for his perspective on Earth Day and how Aliaxis is helping to tackle climate change.
We are now several weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on people, communities and the economy is cutting deep across the globe. While different regions are going through various stages of the crisis, we are fundamentally facing the same challenge: to weather this storm, protect our family, friends and colleagues and make sure we come out stronger together on the other side.
Climate change is affecting us all, our health, our homes, our cities. Measures we take today to mitigate the risks will help reduce the threat not just from extreme weather conditions, but also loss of crops, water scarcity and pollution, and disease. The reason we need to act now is shown in the mounting scientific evidence about climate change.
With so much emphasis on physical health these days, it’s sometimes easy to overlook mental health and well-being. Here in the Netherlands, our situation is a bit different from most parts of Europe. The government has imposed what it calls an intelligent lockdown. Businesses that require direct physical contact are closed and the entire country is following physical distancing guidelines, while businesses like ours are still operational.
Being creative and adding value for our customers, key stakeholders and employees during COVID-19 pandemic
Today, more than ever, it is important to be close to our customers, key stakeholders and colleagues, letting them know we care and support them, even when times are rough. With the purpose of making a difference during these difficult times, we have organised several initiatives for our customers and employees. The imposed COVID-19 measures have inspired us to be creative and explore new paths in establishing a connection and to add value, no matter the circumstances.
As Europe's first coronavirus epicentre, Italy has faced unprecedented challenges in recent months. Despite this, Italians have demonstrated an admirable spirit of resilience, support and unity. If you've seen any of the videos of entire neighbourhoods singing together from their balconies, you'll know exactly what I mean. This commitment to care has also been on full display at our Italian sites, where the idea of coming together (while staying physically apart) has never been so important.
Aliaxis reports mixed performances compared to record levels in 2018 and further progresses on its transformation journey
2019 has seen significant growth in our key geographies such as India and the US, supported by a number of growth investments. This strong performance was undermined by lower results in APAC and Latam leading to a mixed picture.
Global warming is the ‘official’ theme of the event and, rightly so, given that climate policy makers must put water increasingly at the heart of their action plans. As a result of climate change, for instance, it is estimated that some 1.8 billion people will live in countries by mid-decade with absolute water scarcity.
Letter to shareholders on how Aliaxis is implementing coordinated measures to help anticipate and mitigate the impact of COVID-19
On World Water Day, let’s tackle the grand challenges of urban public health and impact of climate change
Heriot-Watt University (HWU) in Edinburgh, Scotland is globally recognised as the leading expert in drainage solutions. We asked Dr Michael Gormley, Associate Professor at the Institute for Sustainable Building Design, for his perspective on the challenges the world faces on World Water Day
Aliaxis believes in a better world… and it considers access to water and sanitation as core building blocks for this. Bringing both core business and corporate responsibility together on a practical level can yield very tangible results. Several countries worked together with the Brussels-based SELAVIP Foundation to support a number of projects in Latin America and India, in order to connect local communities with clean water.
This week we will, as far as we can, support the message of World Water Day. We will promote UN Water’s #SafeHands to combat COVID-19 ask all our colleagues to follow the clear hygiene advice we have shared. We will tackle and overcome these immediate challenges, so that can continue to play our part in building a safer, sustainable future.
Aliaxis, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems, has announced today that it has completed the divestment of Harrington Industrial Plastics. The entire workforce – nearly 550 colleagues across 55 branches in the USA - join their new U.S. based parent, Nautic.
Marley New Zealand hit the 60-year milestone in 2019 and we wanted to celebrate at both our Auckland and Christchurch sites while taking the time to recognise the contributions and value each of our colleagues brings to the business.
Aliaxis, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems, has signed an agreement to sell Harrington Industrial Plastics.
Our passion to build inspires the development of innovative product lines and helps us set ourselves apart from competitors. However, that passion persists even after our products hit the market, and it needs to. Great products need great stories to attract the attention of customers while building up our brand. At Marley New Zealand, we use aspirational feature homes to encourage consumers and designers to ask for our Stratus Design Series® coloured uPVC spouting and downpipe systems.
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organisation that helps people in communities around the world build or improve a place they can call home. At IPEX North America, we believe in Habit for Humanity’s vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live, which is why we have partnered with the organisation since 1994, volunteering time and donating products to their projects.
There’s nothing that brings people in Canada together like hockey. It really is our universal language. That’s why when our distribution partner Next Plumbing Supply invited us to join a road hockey fundraiser organised by the Princess Margaret Cancer Research Centre in Toronto, we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
There’s so much to consider when it comes to positioning Aliaxis as a market leader. To me, there are two leadership traits that are worth considering: depending on the situation a good leader must be able to take a step back and see the bigger picture or focus in on the details if necessary.
Aliaxis is pleased to announce that Friatec GmbH, our established and credible German manufacturer of connection technology for piping systems, will be operating under the name “Aliaxis Deutschland GmbH”, effective December 1st, 2019.
Being the clear #1 in global plastic pipework is so much more than a label we give ourselves. For instance, we need to be able to anticipate and respond to the challenges that come with growth, staying at least one step ahead to maintain our position as an industry leader.
The team from Aliaxis Cholet in France developed an innovative and compact PVC siphon product using three magnets to open and close a valve for use in showers. The product is innovative, compact, robust, practical and durable. It has won an Inovyn award as well as other prizes in France.
It’s easy to Go for Zero when your entire team comes together to make your workplace safer. The Aliaxis Procurement team in Luxembourg witnessed this first-hand in July when we all took part in a two-day First-Aid Training. By law, only one person in our office needs to be certified in first aid, but given the opportunity, we agreed that it would be best if we all took part in the training, so we did!
Following the announcement of 22 August, we are happy to announce that Aliaxis has successfully closed the acquisition of Silver-Line Plastics, a US leader in the manufacturing of plastic pipe products.
We only win if our customers win. If you think about it for a moment it’s actually an ‘all or nothing’ situation, which is why our success depends largely on understanding our customers and being able to anticipate and meet their needs.
We all want to take pride in our workplace and ensure that we make every effort to keep our entire site organised and in good working condition. For our team at Marley/Dux Auckland, having a tidy site is part of what makes Aliaxis the best place to work, and it makes our jobs much easier to do, too.
There’s nothing more important than family, and I know each one of us would do just about anything to make sure our family members are safe and healthy. Taking care of our beloved ones is important to everyone at Aliaxis. That’s why always being in Go for Zero mode is so important. And let’s not forget that the special people in our lives want us to be safe too.
I think that feeling proud to be part of the IPEX by Aliaxis team is integral to our company being the best place to work.
Mixed Aliaxis performance in HY1 2019 – Further progress on portfolio rationalisation and efficiency programs
Mixed Aliaxis performance in HY1 2019. We are moving forward on portfolio rationalisation and are reinforcing our position in strategic geographies. Against the outlook of an economic slowdown, we will continue to adapt our cost structure to the ever-changing market environment.
On 20 September the key influencers that can move society at large to a more sustainable use of plastic products gathered in Brussels to sign the Circular Plastic Alliance Declaration. More than 100 European trade organisations, including TEPPFA, companies and public authorities signed. They represent the entire value chain from raw material producers, product manufacturers, users up to waste management organisations, recyclers and public authorities. The Circular Plastic Alliance Declaration is a clear commitment to increase uptake of recycled content in new plastic products.
Aliaxis SA, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems, has announced today that it has completed the divestment of its Ceramics Business, consisting of FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT high-performance ceramics and FRIDURIT laboratory technology, to KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH. This way both businesses are now fully part of KYOCERA, a global leading ceramics and technology corporation.
Aliaxis SA, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems, and its North American subsidiary IPEX have announced today an agreement to acquire Silver-Line Plastics, a US leader in the manufacturing of plastic pipe products.
Many families in poor rural villages in Latin America have no access to drinking water. As a result, they live in deteriorating conditions and sometimes sink further into poverty. Through the NGO Selavip, Aliaxis is contributing to changing the lives of rural families.
Pacific Hills, a leading real estate developer in Panama, is constantly researching high-performing solutions for its many projects. For its latest project, the Pacific Park Towers residential development, the company implemented the Studor Positive Air Pressure Attenuator (P.A.P.A.), a revolutionary venting solution from the Aliaxis portfolio.
The success of CPVC pipes in the plumbing sector has been the driving force behind the growth of AS Trading, distributor of Ashirvad products for the past 15 years.
Aliaxis SA, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems, has announced today that it has signed an agreement to divest its Ceramics Business.
Bringing high-rise drainage solutions to the next level: Aliaxis and Heriot Watt University sign research agreement
On May 8th, Aliaxis signed a 3-year research agreement with the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh (UK). Over the years Heriot Watt University has built up its reputation as the most knowledgeable scientific institute in the world in the field of building drainage systems.
For 10 years now Aliaxis has been supplying plastic piping solutions for the installations of the Russian chemical manufacturing plant JSC Kaustik in Volgograd, which is part of the NIKOCHEM Group. This long-term partnership is the result of a continuous and close collaboration on product specifications with the technical engineers of JSC Kaustik and their technology provider. Together with this client, Aliaxis is currently working on developing innovative solutions for new technologies in the chemical industry.
M.P. Ceramics finds supportive partner in Ashirvad – Outstanding service and additional marketing support
Founded in 1996, M.P. Ceramics is one of the largest distributors of piping systems in Bangalore, India. For 22 years now, the company has been selling Ashirvad pipes and fittings for individual houses and smaller residential projects through a large dealer network. “Our companies really grew together,” says Mr Shyamlal, Managing Director at M.P. Ceramics.
Chemical & Mining: complete and multi-material solutions save costs and guarantee extended purity and safety
Chemicals and minerals are essential elements found everywhere in our daily life: they are present in electronic devices, (electric) cars, and even in toothpaste and deodorants. For the industries producing all those hazardous products, safety and purity are top priorities. With its multi-material portfolio of products, Aliaxis offers complete system solutions, as explained by Amedeo Macchiavello, our Global Segment Director for Chemical and Mining.
Aliaxis SA, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems, has announced today that it has completed the divestment of Rheinhütte Pumpen to ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT), which was announced on 22 February.
In line with the Group’s overall values, Aliaxis is committed to a culture of prevention which it calls ‘Go for Zero’.
Aliaxis is now laying the foundations for its adapted CSR strategy by embedding this mindset in the global business strategy.
Interview with Aliaxis CEO Laurent Lenoir in the Belgian newspapers De Tijd & L'Echo. About transforming Aliaxis into a globally intergrated industrial group and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Plastics is an ideal material for pipes in a wide variety of applications in building and construction. It delivers strong performance with a life expectancy exceeding 100 years. It is exciting times for the plastic piping industry and we are in a great position to offer innovative solutions to some of today’s global megatrends, such as climate change and resource scarcity.
Sunil Banthiya came on board as Chief Operations Officer during the transition of Ashirvad to Aliaxis, together with Managing Director Deepak Mehrotra. He focuses on the company’s entire supply chain management: procurement, production planning, logistics and distribution. “Ensuring business continuity during the transition was a key priority,” he says.
Deepak Mehrotra was appointed Managing Director of Ashirvad on 5 July 2018, when Aliaxis acquired full ownership of the Indian company. He has taken the 2,200 Ashirvad employees on a successful journey of transition, building on the Aliaxis values and vision and laying the foundation for expanding the company’s leadership position in the Indian market.
Aliaxis reports excellent results and successfully moves to next phase of companywide transformation
Aliaxis delivered another excellent year in 2018. Driven by our leadership positions and product innovations, we realised organic top line growth at constant currency in most of our key markets.
Aliaxis is taking the opportunity of the world’s leading water and energy in buildings trade fair ISH to showcase five key application areas: Residential New, Residential Renovation & Maintenance, Hospitality, Offices and Commercial, and Healthcare.
In 2016, Aliaxis started a strategic journey called D.N.A. (Delivering the New Aliaxis), with the objective of moving from a collection of companies to a global, integrated industrial group, thus creating a much stronger group that can offer a more powerful commercial portfolio to its customers.
Aliaxis SA, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems, has announced today that it has signed an agreement to divest Rheinhütte Pumpen to ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT).
As the world’s population increases, so does the challenge of providing everyone with access to clean water. Humanity’s global water footprint is becoming an even bigger problem than our carbon footprint, but Aliaxis’ Water Treatment segment aims to make a tangible difference.
Life Cycle Analyses (LCAs) represent a strategic project in the domain of Aliaxis’ environmental care. These analyses confirm that plastic pipe systems are more environmentally-friendly and better alternatives to pipes made from other materials.
As the world watched throughout early July last year, heroic teams of divers and thousands of volunteers worked to save the boys of the Wild Boars football team trapped in the Tham Luang cave, about 1,000 kilometers north of Bangkok near the border of Myanmar.
May 2018 saw the inauguration of the expansion of the largest aquarium in Europe. Dedicated to the high seas ecosystem, Boulogne Sur Mer’s Nausicaa in the north of France is a real technical and bio-marine achievement. The fourth largest aquarium in the world, it welcomes manta rays, sharks and other exotic fish.
Aliaxis has helped Rome’s University La Sapienza win 5th prize in Dubai’s Solar Decathlon.
Durapipe UK’s PLX+ has won a respected industry award, the top prize in the ‘Innovation’ category at the Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA) Awards.
Another big global challenge – next to the availability of potable water – is food. The amount of food that needs to be produced to feed a fast-growing population is huge and will only increase over the decades to come.
World Habitat Day on 2 October offers us an opportunity to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all people to adequate shelter.
Aliaxis SA (‘Aliaxis’, ‘the Group’ or ‘the Company’), a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems, today announced its results for the six months period ended June 30, 2018.
Water is essential to life on Earth. It is thanks to water that 7 billion people are currently able to live on this planet and call it home. But as our population is increasing, access to clean water for everyone is posing ever greater challenges. This is the area where the Aliaxis' Water Treatment segment aims to make a tangible difference...
Construction of the new Champlain bridge in Montreal: Aliaxis contributes to architectural masterpiece
50 million cars, buses and trucks cross Montreal’s Champlain Bridge each year, making it one of North America’s busiest.
Aliaxis SA, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems, has agreed to acquire the remaining shareholding of Ashirvad Pipes Pvt Ltd (“Ashirvad”) from the Poddar family, the founders of the company.
Aliaxis SA (‘Aliaxis’, ‘the Group’ or ‘the Company’), a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems, today announced its results for the 12 months period ended December 31, 2017
A cruise ship is nothing less than a gigantic floating luxury hotel. It can have up to 3,000 cabins, each with their own toilet, sink and shower or bath.
In December 2017, our Italian FIP colleagues were presented with the prestigious “Premio dei Premi per l’Innovazione” or National Innovation Award by Laura Boldrini, President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies for the design of their DK diaphragm valve.
Scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2018, the new Liège hospital building (Liège, Belgium) will provide 700 beds to house a new integrated oncology centre and 7 analysis laboratories.
Aliaxis supports Fundación Cerro Verde in drilling water wells in poor, rural regions.
The new Saint-Gobain Tower in the Paris business district of La Défense will reach 165 metres and will count 44 floors with 48,600 m² of office space.
Aliaxis SA (‘Aliaxis’, ‘the Group’ or ‘the Company’), a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems, today announced its results for the six months period ended June 30, 2017.
The first major public building to be rebuilt in the city of Christchurch following the devastating earthquakes of 2011 is the new Justice & Emergency Services Precinct.
The Philmac team of Aliaxis’ APAC division won two supplier awards last year. Both prizes clearly demonstrate the high level of quality provided by the Aliaxis teams in serving our customers.
In January 2017, our Lodi (California, USA) plant reached a significant milestone of 17 years without a single Lost Time Accident.
After equipping all 18 swimming facilities in the Rio Olympic village, Aliaxis’ Italian business FIP was also selected by our client Myrtha Pools to equip three temporary pools for the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
After the floods in Peru, the management team of Aliaxis’ Chiclayo plant gave practical assistance to its employees by taking care of their homes and families.
Results impacted by investments in strategic transformation and write-downs
With the Maxicoil® System, coiling of pipes is possible in longer lengths and larger inside diameters.
Leading brands from Aliaxis Group, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced solutions for building and sanitary, will participate to ISH 2017 in Frankfurt.
The R&D team of our British company GPS partnered with the German Aliaxis business FRIATEC to deliver a number of key solutions for the installation of a new 800 mm gas pipeline in the busy London boroughs of Chelsea and Fulham.
With the growing population and an increased need for public transport, the Mexican city of Guadalajara decided to build a third aerial light rail line. The initial plan was designed with 8” galvanized steel conduits for electrical cables. But these conduits had to be imported to Mexico and are very heavy, making them very hard to install on a bridge of 15 metres in height.
Due to a strong commitment to safety without compromising priorities and values, two Aliaxis manufacturing sites from IPEX celebrated last year 16 years without lost time accident.
On December 5, 2016, Société Financière du Val d’Or SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aliaxis SA, signed an agreement in order to acquire 1.233.240 shares in Aliaxis SA at a price in line with the recent exchanges on the Euronext Expert Market.
The Nicoll product Chutunic won the Bronze Award in the category Innovation at the first INOVYN Award ceremony in Düsseldorf (Germany).
By rolling out the new moulding machine replacement programme, the business clearly enhanced its operational excellence.
Durman developed an automated system for one of the largest irrigation projects in Colombia.
Aliaxis is pleased to announce that the first megawatt-size fuel cell power plant in Europe has been inaugurated on the premises of its German subsidiary FRIATEC.
The 2016 Olympic Games have started and we’ve enjoyed swimming records being broken almost on a daily basis! And these records have been established in high-tech, Italian pools.
While the first matches of the Euro 2016 football championship promise to bring an exciting few weeks, everyone hopes the sun will shine again soon in France.
On May 29th, 2016, 13 Brussels based colleagues participated to the 20 km of Brussels.
Aliaxis announces that it has signed a final agreement – after the clearance of the relevant authorities - to acquire the pipe business assets of Zezt Pty Ltd in Tasmania (Australia).
Today Aliaxis announces the signing of a share purchase agreement to acquire Metal Manufactures Ltd.’s wholly owned subsidiary Vinidex Pty Ltd
Aliaxis Group S.A., a leading global manufacturer and distributor of plastic fluid handling systems and Ashirvad Pipes Pvt. Ltd.