I D
× COMMENTARYCOVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTSCHEMENTATOR + Show More
Chemical EngineeringChementator Briefs
Biofertilizer + biogas Three new biofertilizer-biogas facilities will be built…
BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILEEQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUSNEW PRODUCTS + Show More

Comment Business & Economics

Georg Fischer acquires Independent Pipe Products  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Georg Fischer (Schaffhausen, Switzerland; www.georgfischer.com) announced today the acquisition of Independent Pipe Products Inc. (IPP; Dallas, Tex.; www.indpipe.net), the leading U.S. provider of large diameter pipes and fittings in Polyethylene (PE). The acquisition strengthens the leading position of GF Piping Systems (www.piping.georgfischer.com) in the growing North American water infrastructure market. Georg Fischer is to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of IPP, and the closing of the acquisition is anticipated for May 2012. Parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction. IPP was founded in 1996 as a family run business with a focus on the fabrication of large diameter PE fittings. In 2009 the company successfully expanded its product portfolio to large PE pipes, now offering a complete package for the water distribution market. A year later the company successfully opened a second plant in Abbeville, S.C., to serve the growing demand for large diameter PE pipes, up to 1.6 m (63 in.) in diameter. Today, the company generates sales in excess of $50 million with a workforce of 94 people. GF Piping Systems, a Corporate Group of Georg Fischer, is a global supplier of plastic piping systems for the…
Related Content
Accelerating the WFH trend
The necessity to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust many into working from home (WFH) and setting…
CAB fell in May, ACC says
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.), fell 5.4…

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Video - A new era of temperature measurement in the chemical industry
Expectations are shifting: How measurement solutions can help overcome chemical industry challenges
Video - CoriolisMaster
Video - Do you really need a thermowell?
Hydrofluoric acid alkylation (HFU) unit optimization

View More