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.
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.
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.
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Haferkamp becomes Managing Director for sales, product management and Marketing
egeplast wins the Münsterland Innovation Prize for HexelOne® XXXL
product range extended with Fittings
a new generation of protective layer pipes
including egeBistro, training and technology center, as well as extended production facilities
High pressure pipe system HexelOne® SLM with protective layer for trenchless Installation
a new planning tool for trenchless installation of plastics Pipelines
Spin-off of the entire operative business of the limited partnership in the egeplast international GmbH
online tool for cost comparison of various pipe-installation processes
for continuous leak monitoring
Award of the CDU NRW Promotional Prize for innovative companies
1st Prize in the “Industry” category
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groundbreaking innovation for pipe extrusion
aerial view 1994
1984 Market introduction in the Netherlands of the protection pipe against contaminants (at the beginning of 1991, the product was called the SLA pipe)