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.


Creation of Aliaxis Ventures, the corporate venturing arm of Aliaxis.


Acquisition of Silver-Line Plastics, a US leader in the manufacturing of plastic pipe products.


Agreement to acquire full ownership of Ashirvad Pipes.


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


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


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


Acquisition of the remaining 60% of Vinilit (Chile).


Aliaxis acquires the remaining 49% of Durman Latin America.


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


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


Acquisition of Glynwed Pipe Systems UK, a leader in pressure and non-pressure plastic pipe systems, industrial valves and engineered products.


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


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

We are Aliaxis

Aliaxis is a global leader in advanced piping systems for building, infrastructure, industrial and agriculture applications. We provide communities around the world with sustainable innovative solutions for water and energy, leading the industry in a way that anticipates the rapidly evolving needs of its customers and of society.

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