Foundation of Pipelife as a Joint Venture of Solvay (Belgium) and Wienerberger (Austria) with activities in Austria, France and Germany
1990 - 1993
Expansion of the Pipelife Group through acquisitions and foundations of companies in Hungary, France, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Czech and the Slovak Republic.
Integration of the Solvay pipes and fittings activities in The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.
1995 - 1998
Start of operations in Slovenia, Croatia and Romania. Acquisition of Davinyl, Sweden.
With the acquisition of the Mabo Group, Pipelife achieves a leading position in Northern Europe (Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). Additionally, Wienerberger’s pipe activities in China are integrated in Pipelife.
By acquiring Jet Stream, situated in the state of Arkansas, the company enters the North American market. Also trading activities in the UK and Ukraine are initiated.
Business expansion into Russia by opening a sales office in Moscow.
The acquisition of 100% Pipelife Czech and Pipelife Slovakia took place.
Pipelife expanded by acquiring Propipe in Finland and the PVC business of Drossbach in Germany.
Pipelife took over Pannonpipes and Pipelife Romania by 100%. Business expansion into Bulgaria by opening a Sales Office in Plovdiv.
Pipelife invested in building up a plant in Russia.
By aquiring Quality Plastics, Pipelife enters the Irish and British market.
Pipelife acquires Instaplast Praha a.s. in the Czech Republic.
Investment in Pipelife plant in Bulgaria
Acquisition of Westpipe (SE)
Closure of Pipelife subsidiaries in Spain and Portugal
Acquisition of Alphacan Pipe Business (FR)
Full take-over by Wienerberger