Aliaxis Group S.A. / N.V.

Aliaxis Group S.A. / N.V.

The Aliaxis Group is a leading global manufacturer and distributor, primarily of plastic fluid handling systems used in residential and commercial construction, as well as in industrial and public infrastructure applications. Our brands have strong identity and are firmly established in the markets they serve. Aliaxis is present in over 40 countries, has more than 100 manufacturing and commercial entities and employs over 14.000 people. In addition to the well-established markets of Europe and North America, we have operations in Latin and South America, Australasia and Asia.

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Avenue Arnaud Fraiteur 15-23 , Brussels , 1050 Belgium

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Employees:
Over 1000
Turnover:
more than 1,000,000,000 €

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).

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.

Providing people around the world with advanced plastic piping systems

By developing our portfolio, we aim to offer our clients worldwide a broad range of innovative products and services for buildings, infrastructure and industry, always focusing on the benefits for the end-user.

From systems that convey water, chemicals and gases to conduits that carry power and data cabling. From PVC and ABS to PVDF and PE. From valves and fittings to pipes. From solvent cements and cutting tools to electrofusion systems. Whatever the product or application, our customers can be confident that everything they need for their particular solution will be delivered with the quality and service you expect from an industry leader.

Water

Aliaxis products are to be found at every step of the process that brings water from source to tap. Our Aliaxis businesses offer leading products and solutions covering the whole range, from process piping systems for use in water treatment plants, over the widest variety in water transmission pipes to piping systems for underground water transmission, distribution networks or irrigation solutions etc. We also offer a range of sanitary solutions, mainly focused on kitchen and bathroom applications: hot and cold water systems, waste traps and outlets, shower and floor drainage.

Wastewater

There is a growing awareness of environment protection issues surrounding the management of waste- and stormwater by government, industry and the general public. Aliaxis companies play an important role here by offering a range of products for the collection, transport and management of waste- and rainwater. This offering includes heavy-duty channel drains, infiltration and attenuation units as well as other stormwater management systems. Responding to sewage treatment needs, we also provide a wide range of surface drainage channels, pipes, fittings and manholes. Fascia and soffits for residential buildings and siphonic roof drainage solutions for large and small commercial buildings complement our product range.

Air & Gases

Thanks to our extensive expertise in welding and mechanical jointing technologies, we offer a complete range of PE fittings, pipes, valves and connectors for inert gas handling and natural gas distribution as well as the venting of flue gases. For compressed air distribution in targeted industry applications, we provide solutions based on thermoplastic piping systems complemented by valves, actuated valves and flow measurement devices.

Power, Voice & Data

For electrical and telecommunication networks worldwide we provide complete management systems that protect buried, encased, concealed or exposed power and data wiring. These systems offer key advantages, such as ease of installation and ease of maintenance for utilities contractors and other installers. In addition to a range of both rigid and corrugated flexible products, we also make conduits which comply with the latest standards.

Chemicals

Our companies build systems to transport and contain many of industry’s corrosive and hazardous chemicals. For pressurised systems we supply a broad range of industrial pipes, valves and fittings designed to handle acids and bases in their environments. Whether used for chemical process lines or abrasive slurries, our industrial systems offer a long service life at a lower cost than traditional metallic piping systems.

Pumps

For industrial environments we provide a leading range of piping and pressure systems for handling fluids and for compressed air distribution. Our extensive range of metal and plastic pumps all meet the strict engineering requirements in terms of temperature, pressure, chemical resistance, abrasion resistance etc. imposed by the fluids to be transported and their fields of application. The latter include metallurgy, petrochemicals, surface treatment and other technically demanding industries.

Ceramics

Alongside the industrial pumps range, Aliaxis also offers components in tailored ceramics for a wide variety of industrial applications. Metallised oxide ceramics can be used in highly exacting surroundings and are applied in tool and machine components, and laboratory equipment. They are also widely used in high-tech electrical engineering and surface treatment applications.

Developing products and services in a changing global environment

Innovative infrastructure for megacities

The worldwide consumer base is growing fast. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be an additional 1.3 billion people on this planet, mostly in India and China. Most of this increasing population will be living in megacities, usually in metropolitan areas each holding more than 10 million inhabitants. By 2025, approximately 35 new megacities are expected to arise.

In those dense city areas people will mostly live in high vertical apartment buildings, which are already being constructed at high speed. The infrastructure for those high-rise buildings requires specific attention to the comfort, safety and costs for the people living there. That is why we are developing solutions focussing on for example sound reduction, water pressure or fire safety.

Scarcity in resources drives new requirements

As a result of the growing population, it has become clear that the world will run out of natural fuels in the near future. Evidence shows that resources will become scarce. An estimated 2.8 billion people will lack access to drinking water in the coming years. This will require major construction investments to ensure additional water supplies and city infrastructure. Additional construction for energy transport will also be needed.

These challenges also result in changing requirements for key product features such as temperature, pressure and chemical compatibility in large industries. We address those needs and give extra attention to a selection of industrial segments, like water treatment and mining.

Focussing on the needs of a growing population

With a growing population globally and increasing water scarcity, efficient agriculture is key to our future. Improving agricultural yields will be vital, and water management will play a large part. As Aliaxis, we have capabilities that can help to address this problem and deliver sustainable solutions. We address water management in the context of agricultural farming, including the irrigation of horticultural crops and watering systems for livestock.