Acquisition of IPP, market leader for PE piping systems in the
Georg Fischer’s acquisition of Independent Pipe Products Inc. (IPP) in Dallas, Texas (USA) enhances GF Piping Systems’ position in the water infrastructure market in the USA. IPP is the leading US manufacturer of polyethylene pipes and fittings in large dimensions.
Innovation Award for 561/562 check valves
In the course of the ACHEMA 2012 trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, awards are presented for the most innovative products, equipment and processes in the chemical, pharmaceutical and process technology industries. A panel of experts gives the award in the category “Valves/Seals/Pipes/Fittings” to GF Piping Systems for its new generation of check valves.
Clean Water partnership with Caritas
The Georg Fischer Corporation and Caritas Switzerland agree to cooperate in drinking water projects. To mark its 10-year anniversary, the Georg Fischer Clean Water Foundation donates a sum in the amount of CHF 1 million. With these funds, Caritas can provide at least 35,000 people worldwide with sustainably improved access to clean drinking water until 2015.