History

In 1908, Engelbert Gröter founded his jute spinning works in Emsdetten. This pioneer’s initials are still found today in our company name. Confronted with ever-raising imports of jute from the low-wage countries of India and East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh), production was changed from jute to sisal carpeting in 1955. The company started production of plastic pipes, under the egeplast-Kunststoffe GmbH name, in 1958, just fifty years after its foundation. The reasons for this change are to be found in the desire to concentrate on a growth market. egeplast was one of the first German companies to manufacture hula-hoops, in the autumn of 1958, shortly after they came into fashion. The company’s head quarters remained at Emsdetten until the year 2000.

Relocation to our present premises at Greven followed in the same year, after completion of Europe’s most modern PE piping plant.

  • 2020

     

    egeplast acquires majority stake in Extena

  • 2019

     

    Dipl. Ing. Torsten Ratzmann becomes Technical Director

    egeplast is repositioning itself for the future. The previously two-member management team has been strengthened by another member as of 1 October 2019. Torsten Ratzmann joins the team as an experienced leader in the area of operations and innovation.

  • 2019

     

    Successful start for new pipe production facility in England

    egeplast UK Ltd. successfully commissioned a PE pipe production facility in England on 10 April 2019. This is an important step for the further internationalisation of egeplast’s business.

  • 2018

     

    egeplast strengthens management - Haferkamp becomes new management member

    Dipl.-Ing. Christian Haferkamp becomes Managing Director for sales, product management and Marketing

  • 2017

     

    Münsterland Innovation Award

    egeplast wins the Münsterland Innovation Prize for HexelOne® XXXL

  • 2015

     

    Future Symposium Pipe Networks

  • 2014

     

    egeplast develops egetherm® for industrial applications

  • 2014

     

    egeplast develops egeSlurry® for industrial applications

  • 2013

     

    egeplast is a system provider

    product range extended with Fittings

  • 2013

     

    Product novelty SLM® 3.0

    a new generation of protective layer pipes

  • 2013

     

    New council with chairman Hartmut Ostrowski

  • 2013

     

    New product egeliner® for close-fit-Relining

  • 2012

     

    New construction and move-in at the new corporate headquarters

    including egeBistro, training and technology center, as well as extended production facilities

  • 2012

     

    Market launch HexelOne® SLM

    High pressure pipe system HexelOne®  SLM with protective layer for trenchless Installation

  • 2012

     

    HDD-planner

    a new planning tool for trenchless installation of plastics Pipelines

  • 2012

     

    Spin-off of operational business

    Spin-off of the entire operative business of the limited partnership in the egeplast international GmbH

  • 2011

     

    egeplast in Top 100 ranking of Munich Strategy Group (MSG)

  • 2010

     

    Market introduction high pressure pipe system HexelOne®

  • 2009

     

    Webcalculator

    online tool for cost comparison of various pipe-installation processes

  • 2009

     

    Opening of the new training center with test range

  • 2008

     

    Launch of the 3L Leak Control

    for continuous leak monitoring

  • 2008

     

    Launch of the egeplast 9010® multi layer pipe

  • 2006

     

    Award for innovative companies

    Award of the CDU NRW Promotional Prize for innovative companies

  • 2006

     

    Introduction of the Full Quality Testing Cycle for complete quality control

  • 2005

     

    Expansion of location Greven

  • 2005

     

    Award of the Münsterland Prize for Innovation

    1st Prize in the “Industry” category

  • 2005

     

    Dr. Ansgar Strumann becomes Managing Partner

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  • 2005

     

    Product innovation SLM® DCT

  • 2003

     

    QuickSwitch

    groundbreaking innovation for pipe extrusion

  • 2001

     

    New building on a green meadow site

  • 1991

     

    Market introduction of the SLM pipe

  • 1987

     

    Extension of production halls

    aerial view 1994

  • 1984

     

    Market launch of pollutant protection tube

    1984 Market introduction in the Netherlands of the protection pipe against contaminants (at the beginning of 1991, the product was called the SLA pipe)

  • 1978

     

    Change of legal status to GmbH und Co. KG

  • 1962

     

    Spin-off of textile production and foundation of egeplast Werner Strumann KG

  • 1960

     

    Juteverarbeitung, 1960

  • 1958

     

    Commencement of polyethylene pipe production for drinking water supply

  • 1908

     

    Foundation of Engelbert Gröter Jute Spinning Mill in Emsdetten