FIP creates the first plastic valve made in Europe. Its plant is located in Sori, a small town on the coast of Liguria.
First plant built in Casella, in a 9000 square metre area.
FIP joints the British-owned multinational Glynwed International plc group, founded in 1930.
FIP become the first Italian thermoplastic manufacturing company to obtain ISO 9001 certification for its Quality System.
A second plant is built in Casella, with a total productive area of about 18,000 sqm, organised into three specialised production units.
The Glynwed Pipe Systems division accounts for 78% of the Glynwed Group’s business.
FIP exports its products to more than 110 different countries and is a world leader in thermoplastics for industrial applications and pressure piping.
The Glynwed Group’s Pipe Systems division merges with the Belgian Etex Group.
The ongoing growth of the Etex Plastics division requires its separation from the Etex Group, setting up an independent, autonomous entity: the Aliaxis Group.
The Aliaxis Group employs more than 15,000 people, is present in over 50 countries all over the world and is represented on the market by more than 100 enterprises.
FIP is one of the key brands of Aliaxis Utilities & Industry and at its head quarter in Casella, over 250 people are employed in the manufacture of top quality valves out of several polymers, a wide range of fittings and a line of electronic instruments for measurement and control of fluids. Besides R&D and production, the site also operates as a distribution center for FIP products all over the world.