And the Innovation Award Goes to: the 561/562 Check Valve

Jun 29, 2012 7:00 AM
Innovation AwardAward for the check valve

During the ACHEMA 2012 trade fair in Frankfurt, the most innovative equipment, products and processes in the chemical, pharmaceutical and process engineering industries were honored. A jury of experts was commissioned by Vogel Business Verlag (Process) to evaluate 110 applications submitted in 10 categories on their degree of innovation, quality, efficiency and cost efficiency. GF Piping Systems received the prize in the category: valves/seals/pipes/fittings. The jury awarded the distinction to the new generation of check valves. The focus of the development project was on giving customers of GF Piping Systems what they wanted, as well as implementing innovative technologies. For the check valve, a solution was found that reduces the wear and tear on the valves. Dominik Scherer, Product Manager, adds: “Another aim of this further development was to increase the lifetime of systems and cut back on maintenance “. These innovative improvements provide added value in terms of lower energy consumption and significant cost savings.

Georg Fischer – Adding Quality to People’s Lives
GF Piping Systems is one of three companies within the Georg Fischer group and a leading supplier of plastic and metal pipe systems with a global market presence.
Our portfolio offers connection technology, fittings, fixtures, sensors and pipes for the treatment and distribution of water as well as the safe transport of industrial fluids and gases. GF Piping Systems supplies leading innovative technical solutions for domestic engineering applications, the chemical process industry, food & beverage, life sciences, the microelectronics, shipbuilding, energy, water and gas supply industries as well as potable water treatment. Our distributors in more than 25 countries and representatives in a further 80 countries guarantee customer service around the clock. Production facilities in Europe, Asia and the US are customer focused and comply with all local requirements. Georg Fischer’s registered offices have been located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, since the company was founded in 1802.

Key figures - GF Piping Systems 2011
More than 5’040 employees worldwide (as of 1 March 2012)
1’174 million CHF turnover
137 million CHF EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes)

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Attila Albert

Attila Albert
Public Relations & Communication
Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd.
Ebnatstrasse 111
8201 Schaffhausen

attila dot albert #at# georgfischer dot com