We are Aliaxis

We are passionate about creating sustainable innovative solutions for water and energy. We provide people around the world with advanced plastic piping systems, leading our industry in a way that anticipates the rapidly evolving needs of our customers.

A global presence

With a global workforce of about 16,000 employees, Aliaxis offers specific solutions that meet our customers’ most demanding needs across the globe. Aliaxis is active through leading local brands and operating in over 45 countries, combining local solutions with global innovation and operational excellence. The company is privately owned, with its global headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The Aliaxis way

We want to achieve more together, working with and for people. We want to be fit, fast and agile so we can answer our customers’ needs. But above all, we want to improve people’s lives by living our values and by making a difference, shaping a better, sustainable tomorrow.

Health and safety is our top priority

Providing a safe and secure working environment for all employees, contractors and visitors is our top priority. We aim to increase our overall safety performance, with a goal of zero accidents worldwide. The global safety community, consisting of Health and Safety managers from our different divisions, is dedicated to the transfer of best practices.

Our customers at heart

Aliaxis supplies plumbers, technicians and installers worldwide with products and solutions to get projects up and running in an easy and reliable way. We aim to add value for the end-users: people in their homes, farmers, industries and governments. Whatever the challenges in terms of size, volume or height, whatever the constraints on building sites, in infrastructure projects or with irrigation requirements on agricultural land, we always strive to offer the appropriate products and solutions.

Care for local communities

The Aliaxis businesses were founded in the heart of the regions in which they operate. They care greatly about those local communities and reinvest in their future through various projects. In many of the communities, Aliaxis helps to install or improve drinking water supplies, to provide sanitation facilities, to implement infrastructure projects for collecting and storing rainwater, to drill groundwater wells, but also to build schools or implement local education programmes.

Innovate to create value

With over 50 years of expertise in plastics, we are able to develop products which are always an idea ahead. In all our manufacturing sites and facilities across the world, Aliaxis teams strive for operational excellence and efficiency in developing products and services. The Group facilitates the exchange of best practices and knowledge across all countries and segments. This continuously optimises and streamlines internal processes, improving service delivery for our customers.

Our commitment to the environment

Life Cycle Analyses (LCAs) have shown that plastic pipe systems are not only more environmentally-friendly but also healthier alternatives to pipes made from other materials. But we don’t rest on our laurels. Environmental protection is taken into account for each of our business processes and our long-term ambition to make the world better, delivering sustainable solutions that improve people’s lives, is also one of our key values.

Our global leadership
team

Aliaxis is organised around three operational divisions: Americas, APAC (Asia-Pacific) and EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa). The group’s Global Leadership Team (GLT) consists of, on the one hand, the divisional CEOs who are in charge of each of the operational divisions, and on the other hand, of the functional heads, each in charge of a functional domain for the group.

Laurent Lenoir

CEO

Koen Sticker

CFO

Ursula Saint-Léger

Chief HR & Communications Officer

Tom Van Gyseghem

Chief Growth Officer

Lars Boetje

Chief Strategy & Innovation

Manuel Monard

Chief Legal & Insurance Officer

Patricia de Lanlay

Chief Information Officer

Alex Mestres

Divisional CEO Americas

Fausto Bejarano

Divisional CEO EMEA

Don McKenzie

Divisional CEO APAC

Frank Thielen

Divisional CEO Ventures

Built on the shoulders of giants

Our story started at the beginning of the 20th century in Belgium and in the north of France. Two families decided to join forces and progressively built a large group of construction material producers.

Over the years, the company expanded internationally and developed its activities into plastic piping with the acquisition of Nicoll in 1980, Marley UK in 1999, and Glynwed Pipe Systems UK (including IPEX, Friatec, GPS, Philmac…) in 2001. In 2003, the plastics activities had become so important that the group decided to create a new company… Aliaxis was born.

The timeline below shows the key moments that shaped us into who we are today.

2018

Agreement to
acquire full
ownership of
Ashirvad Pipes.

2016

Completion of the acquisition of the pipe business assets from Zezt (Australia), now part of Vinidex.

2014

Acquisition of Vinidex, a leading Australian manufacturer of PVC and Polyethylene piping systems.

2015

Acquisition of Snow (Singapore), which has been integrated into Aliaxis South-East Asia and Naco Industries (USA), now a product brand of IPEX.

2013

Aliaxis acquires a 60% stake in Ashirvad (India), one of the local market leaders in (c)PVC pipes and fittings for plumbing and agriculture.

2012

Acquisition of the remaining 60% of the shares of Chilean company Vinilit. Through Etex Group SA, Aliaxis already owned 40%.

2009

Aliaxis acquires the remaining 49% of Durman Latin America.

2007

Acquisition of 51% of Durman Latin America, a local market leader in pipes and fittings for buildings and infrastructure.

2003

Creation of Aliaxis as a separate company, as a result of a demerger of Etex Group SA’s plastics activities.

2003

Acquisition of Glynwed Pipe Systems UK, a leader in pressure and non-pressure plastic pipe systems, industrial valves and engineered products. Several companies, being part of Glynwed Pipe Systems also joined the Group: IPEX, FRIATEC, GPS, Philmac, …

1999

Etex Group SA acquired Marley plc UK, active in plastic plumbing products.

1980

The first milestone for Aliaxis was the acquisition of Nicoll, a French company specialising in PVC fittings and rainwater products.