We are a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems. With a global workforce of more than 16,200 employees, Aliaxis develops and produces both standard and tailored solutions that meet the client’s most demanding expectations. We are active through more than 100 manufacturing and commercial companies, operating in over 45 countries. Aliaxis is privately owned, with our global head office 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 above all
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.
Innovate to improve
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 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.
Committed 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.
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.
A global presence
With a global workforce of over 16,000 passionate individuals, Aliaxis develops and produces both standard and tailored solutions that meet the client’s most demanding expectations. Aliaxis is active through more than 100 manufacturing and commercial companies, operating in over 45 countries. The company is privately owned, with our global head office in Brussels, Belgium.
Our global leadership team
The Aliaxis Group 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.
From left to right: Don McKenzie (Divisional CEO APAC), Manuel Monard (Chief Legal & Insurance Officer), Alex Mestres (Divisional CEO Americas), Fausto Bejarano (Divisional CEO EMEA), Tom Van Gyseghem (CEO Subdivision Asia), Laurent Lenoir (Chief Executive Officer), Frank Thielen (Divisional CEO), Patricia De Lanlay (Chief Information Officer), Koen Sticker (Chief Financial Officer), Joerg A. Boder (Chief HR & Communications Officer), Lars Boetje (Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer).
Not on the picture: Juha Raisanen (Chief Operations & Supply Chain Officer)
Built on the shoulders of giants
Aliaxis is on its way to becoming an integrated multinational company, acting on a worldwide scale. The strengths and capabilities of Aliaxis, which allow us to serve our customers in the best possible way, are based on the history and entrepreneurial spirit of strong local businesses with over 50 years of experience.
This timeline shows the key acquisitions that shaped us into who we are today. In addition to the major acquisitions below, there were also a number of smaller acquisitions, made over time, to reinforce particular regions or specific business segments.
Launch of D.N.A. (Developing the New Aliaxis), our new strategy
Completion of the acquisition of the pipe business assets from Zezt (Australia)
Acquisition of Snow (Singapore) and Naco Industries (USA)
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 the shares of Chilean company Vinilit. Through Etex Group SA, Aliaxis already owned 40%
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. Several companies, being part of Glynwed Pipe Systems also join the Group: IPEX, FRIATEC, GPS, Philmac, ...
Etex Group SA acquired Marley plc UK, which was active in plastic plumbing products.
Acquisition of ETEX SA by Etex Group SA (Belgium), the former parent company of Aliaxis
The first milestone for Aliaxis was the acquisition of Nicoll by ETEX SA (France), a French company specialising in PVC fittings and rainwater products