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.

  • 2022


    egeplast acquires Extena

    egeplast becomes 100 percent owner of the Swedish company Extena AB. Extena is the leading supplier of plastic pipes for infrastructure in Sweden.

  • 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

  • 2013


    egeplast expands its range to include moulded parts.

  • 2005


    Dr. Ansgar Strumann becomes Managing Partner

  • 2001


    New building on a green meadow site

  • 1998



    groundbreaking innovation for pipe extrusion

  • 1991


    Market introduction of the protective jacket tube

  • 1958


    Commencement of polyethylene pipe production for drinking water supply

  • 1908


    Foundation of Engelbert Gröter Jute Spinning Mill in Emsdetten