AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH is a major, international manufacturer of innovative plastic products such as piping systems, semi-finished products, concrete protective liners and geomembranes. The Austrian family business with some 800 staff worldwide is managed by Director Mag. Alois Gruber. The head office and 4 production facilities are located in Bad Hall, Upper Austria. The impressively high percentage of exports at some 90 % and the tightly-meshed, global sales network, which encompasses more than 80 countries, do justice to the motto of `Competence in Plastics`, thus illustrating AGRU`s global market presence.
As a reliable, professional supplier, AGRU offers everything from semi-finished products through to technologically optimised injection moulded fittings, all from a single source. Founded back in 1948 by Alois Gruber senior in Austria, nowadays the company is one of the world‘s most important single-source suppliers for high-quality piping systems, semi-finished products, concrete protection liners and lining systems made from engineering plastics. With its expertise in producing engineering plastics components and developing tailored solutions, AGRU is present in virtually every sector of industry. Application areas include water and gas infrastructure, the energy sector, chemical and heavy industries, semiconductor and life-sciences, tank and apparatus building, naval and aviation industries, civil engineering and mining, building construction. The possibilities opened up by AGRU products are manifold, just as the requirements of the worldwide customers are diverse.
The family-based company with more than 1.000 employees and production plants on several continents is being led by CEO Mag. Alois Gruber, the son of company founder Alois Gruber senior. Clear decisions, integrity and continuity characterise his company. AGRU customers appreciate the extraordinary flexibility and short reaction times made possible by this flat hierarchy. Just as they appreciate the reliability of the products and of every agreement. As a real family-owned company, AGRU is very much aware of its responsibility to customers, employees and the environment.
AGRU is established as the world‘s most important single-source supplier for high-quality products made from engineering plastics. Conservation of resources and respect for the environment occupy the foreground in all our business endeavours. Customers all over the world trust the plastics expertise the company has amassed in the course of a lifetime.
AGRU supplies the plastics technology that makes customers from all over the world successful in their widely differing industries. As a reliable, experienced supplier we offer everything from semi-finished products through to technologically optimised injection mouldings, all from a single source. We handle the challenges from thousands of projects and evolve our products and services on a rolling basis. Uncompromising quality, outstanding customer benefit and high operational dependability are our maxims. We implement custom solutions and application-oriented new developments with the highest flexibility - with precision and economically. Our dedicated employees with plastics expertise make AGRU successful as a global player.
Alois Gruber senior founded a locksmiths in Bad Hall and an anodizing company in Grünburg in 1948. The locksmith company was closed in the 1950s, the focus being placed on the anodizing business, which was extended by a powder coating and wet paint shop. These competencies are now merged today in Grünburg, Upper Austria as part of AGRU Oberflächentechnik GmbH.
Alois Gruber senior laid the cornerstone for our current market success in 1961 with the decision to commence plastic pipe production. This area has continually been built up over the years. Initially with the production of polypropylene and polyethylene, later also by the manufacture of sheets, round bars and welding rods. The first injection molds for the production of fittings for the pipe industry were commissioned in 1966.
In the following years, AGRU expanded the headquarters in Austria and opened new production sites abroad. In 1998, Mag. Alois Gruber took over the business of his father. Since then we at AGRU have been concentrating on expanding and optimising plastic production.
AGRU currently employs competent staff all over the world who are not only aware of their responsibility for the quality of our products, but also for customer service, as reflected in customer satisfaction feedback.
Offering an attractive work environment is AGRU's primary focus; this allows us to achieve something great and put in excellent performance. The company always seeks to give each individual the opportunity to become actively involved in AGRU, and thus individually develop their own personality. Another of our focuses at AGRU is supporting staff in assuming personal responsibility and motivating our staff.
AGRU is characterized by the many internal and external training sessions for our loyal customers and staff. Quality vocational and ongoing training is of great value to our enterprise and is a mark of our quality. For this reason, AGRU views it as our responsibility to offer our staff the necessary framework conditions for a variety of vocational training and ongoing training programs.
The only way of ensuring a uniquely high quality of our AGRU products is through the quality standards of national and international standards (DIN, EN, ISO) and various approvals. The precision of our staff and state-of-the-art machine park are essential to being able to deliver the desired quality to our customers.
Our third-party monitoring agreements with various certification bodies are necessary for national and international approval of all of our products.
For fields such as foods and drinking water, building and civil engineering, as well as clean room technology, or apparatus and tank construction, independent auditors are necessary to check the standards-compliance of our products, and thus verify our AGRU products in line with certain national and international standards.
As many standards simply cannot be ignored today, AGRU has been ON EN ISO 9001 certified since 1995. AGRU is characterized by an increasing number of certifications for high quality.