The year 2000 saw the publication of the Georg Fischer Corporation's first environmental report.
Coperion Holding GmbH, headquartered in Konstanz (Germany), was created from the merger of the two Georg Fischer companies Buss and Waeschle with the Stuttgart-based Krupp Werner & Pfleiderer. The newly formed company is the market and technological leader in plastics processing.
GF Piping Systems acquired the Sydney (Australia)-based Industrial Pipe Systems Company (IPS), which was active in the gas and water supply segments in Australia and China. As part of the deal, Georg Fischer also acquired from IPS a 50% stake in Chinaust, a 50:50 joint venture set up in 1987 with the Chinese Lingyun Group.
GF AgieCharmilles acquired the high-speed milling (HSM) division of the Mikron Technology Group of Nidau (Switzerland). This move reinforced its leading position in the tool and mould-making sector.
Georg Fischer exited the foundry plant engineering business and sold its stake to DISA.