Georg Fischer strengthens position in Canada

May 15, 2008 7:00 AM

Georg Fischer Ltd, Schaffhausen/Switzerland, acquires the business activities of Alfa Plastics Inc. in Brampton (Toronto), Ontario. The company is a specialized distributor of plastic pipes, fittings and valves for water treatment, chemical processes and other industrial applications with annual sales of about CHF 4.5 million and 20 employees.

Alfa Plastics has worked together with GF Piping Systems for the past 20 years and is currently an important distribution partner in Canada. The company will be renamed Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd. and will be responsible for managing the Piping Systems activities in Canada. The new company is expected to be transformed from its present business as a distributor to a wholly owned sales, service and stocking point for Canadian customers. In addition it will be used as a platform to provide current Canadian utility distributors with enhanced service and support on products from the recently acquired Central Plastics Company in Oklahoma, the leader in piping systems for gas and water distribution in North America. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2008.



Georg Fischer – Adding Quality to People`s Lives
GF Piping Systems is one of the three core businesses of the Georg Fischer Corporation and a leading supplier of piping systems in plastic and metal with global market presence. Connecting technology, fittings, valves, measuring devices and pipes are used for water conveyance and treatment as well as the transport of liquids and gases for industrial purposes. GF Piping Systems provides innovative, engineered solutions for the segments building technology, chemical process industry, cooling, life science, microelectronics, ship building, water and gas utilities and water treatment. Sales companies in more than 25 countries and representatives in another 80 countries ensure customer support 24 hours a day. Production sites in Europe, Asia and the US are near the customers and meet local requirements. The Georg Fischer headquarters is based since its foundation in 1802 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Key figures GF Piping Systems 2007
More than 3’600 employees worldwide (per 31 December 2007)
1096 MCHF sales
126 MCHF EBIT

Further information is available at www.piping.georgfischer.com

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