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GF Pipe and Tubing Equipment - Georg Fischer

The more than 200-year history of the industrial corporation Georg Fischer impressively illustrates the constant change that the company has to confront if it is to remain successful over the long run.

Starting in 1802 the company now known as GF have GF Piping and GF Clean Water Foundation, a corporate social responsibility program to help improve access to clear drining water for some 300,000 people around the globe.

Sustainable use of water

The core competence of GF Piping Systems is the development, production and marketing of plastic and metal piping systems for the safe and secure transport of water, gas and other liquids in industry, utilities and building services.

Its product line includes fittings, valves, pipes, automation and jointing technology and covers all water cycle applications.


 

1802 Laying the foundations in Schaffhausen

On 3 June 1802, the 29-year old Johann Conrad Fischer (1773 - 1854) bought a water-driven mill in the Mühlental valley near Schaffhausen (Switzerland). He used the mill as a copper smelting plant and works for developing new alloys.

1933 Acquisition of Britannia Iron and Steel Works Ltd.

Georg Fischer bought "Britannia Iron and Steel Works Ltd." of Bedford (England) and began to produce malleable cast iron fittings in Britain.

1952 150th anniversary

Georg Fischer held an enormous gala on the Herrenacker in Schaffhausen to celebrate its first 150 years in business and in the same year successfully began to develop and manufacture fully automatic casting and molding systems using the Bührer system.

2016

GF kept in the first semester of 2016 its positive momentum. Sales reached CHF 1 863 million, 3% above the first six months of 2015. More information

GF Automotive has received a major global order for passenger cars’ structural parts from a well-known European car manufacturer. The contract amounts to EUR 84 million. The components will be simultaneously produced in Europe, China and the US as of 2018. More information

The 121th Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Georg Fischer Ltd will be held on 19 April 2017 at the IWC Arena in Schaffhausen. More information

GF Machining Solutions has agreed to purchase 100 percent of the shares of Microlution Inc., Chicago (Illinois, US), a specialist of micro-machining based on milling and laser technologies. More information

GF Piping Systems announces today the acquisition of PT Eurapipe Solutions Indonesia. It offers a unique platform for further growth in this important country. More information 

GF Machining Solutions has received a major order from a well-known US-based customer. The order consists of several high-end milling machines including automation and software for a total value of about USD 15 million as well as related training, support and services. More information 

Pietro Lori, current Head of GF Piping Systems, has decided to retire at the end of July 2016. The GF Board appointed Joost Geginat as new Head of GF Piping Systems effective 1 August 2016. More information

GF raised CHF 225 million on the Swiss capital market. The bond has a term of 10 years and carries a coupon of 0.875 percent. More information

GF announces that effective 1 January 2017, Andreas Müller will become Chief Financial Officer of GF. More information

At the 120th Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Georg Fischer Ltd held on 23 March 2016, the shareholders approved all proposals of the Board of Directors. Riet Cadonau was elected as new member of the Board. More information

Thanks to a strong second half-year, 2015 ended up better than it started, allowing GF to reach profitability levels not seen since 2006 and meet the 2011–2015 strategy targets published early 2011. More information

GF Linamar LLC to build its US light metal die-casting plant in Henderson County (NC). More information

GF Machining Solutions has received two major orders from well-known electronic device manufacturers. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector is one of the key market segments of GF Machining Solutions. More information

GF’s Chief Financial Officer Roland Abt (59) has been proposed for nomination as member of the Board of Swisscom AG. He has therefore decided to step down at the end of 2016. More information

 

Leading supplier of sustainable piping systems

GF Piping Systems is a leading supplier of piping systems made of plastics and metal. The division focuses on system solutions, high-quality components for the safe transport of water, chemicals and gas as well as corresponding services. Its product range includes fittings, valves, pipes, automation and jointing technologies and covers all applications throughout the water cycle.

GF Piping Systems supports its customers in over 100 countries through its own sales companies and representative offices. The division is present in Europe, Asia, and the Americas with more than 30 manufacturing sites and research and development centers, which also support energy-saving use of raw materials and resources.

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