The structure of the plastics pipe industry in Europe has changed considerably over the last few years as it has been affected by the depressed state of the building and infrastructure sectors.
Compared with the previous edition of this report, published in 2008, 17 companies are no longer featured within the report because they have been sold, gone out of business or they no longer rank high enough to be considered within the top 50 largest players. A number of companies have responded to the crisis by restructuring their business or merging with others.
This report gives you an essential update into the activities and strategies of the 50 leading players such as Wavin Netherlands, Pipelife Austria, Polyplastic Group Russia, Nupigeco Italy, Aquatherm Germany, etc.
For each group or company the following information is given:
- Corporate details: Head office address, telephone, fax numbers, e-mail and website address.
- Ownership details: Name of the ultimate holding company or whether or not publicly or privately held.
- Business overview: A review of the corporate strategy and development to date in plastic pipes, including recent acquisitions, divestments, investments or other significant business changes.
- Financial results: Results for the period 2009-2013 with estimates of the proportion of turnover in plastic pipes.
- Plastic pipe operations: A complete listing of all plants operated in Europe with estimated polymer throughput for 2014.
- Non-European operations: This indicates where else in the world the group or company has plastic pipe extruders operations.
- Plastic pipe products: An assessment of the main types of pipe products produced.
- Other activities: An indication of the company’s involvement in other sectors of the plastics processing industry.
In addition this report also provides an overview of the market for polymers (polyolefins, PVC and others) in plastic pipe extrusion in Europe with an analysis of the market by end use applications. A comprehensive introduction also ranks the top 50 groups by polymer throughput.
This report is available in pdf format.