We are Amiblu
And GRP is our DNA.
We at Amiblu are a bunch of GRP nerds who are fiercely determined to tackle the world’s water crisis with modern and smart GRP pipe solutions. We operate in 125 countries worldwide and want to inspire people around the globe to value water as we should.
We create pipes and fittings from one of the world‘s most fascinating, versatile, responsible, and best-performance material: glass-fiber reinforced plastics, in short, GRP. We‘re top-to-toe committed to design and manufacture our products in a way that, once they leave our home ports, they are off and ready to make the world a more water-proof place.
Our pipe infrastructure transports water reliably to and from homes, industries, and every one of us. We work passionately on water security, wastewater discharge, and water-related needs of urbanization. We combine creative ideas, decades of experience, and modern composite materials to outperform existing solutions. We work with excitement towards a future where every person on the planet has access to a well-functioning water network.
Water is not a matter of course and endlessly available – climate change makes us unpleasantly aware of this. Less precipitation and higher temperatures lower groundwater tables. And heavy rains in combination with increasing urbanization, featuring more and more sealed surfaces, bring existing infrastructure to the limits of its capacity.
Each and every one of us needs water to survive. But it needs to be appropriately managed and valued, today and for the next generations, with the smallest possible environmental impact. And that‘s what we are here for: We reduce environmental impacts by making pipes that last for generations. Because the greenest product is the one you don‘t need to replace.
“We’re not just making pipes. We’re making long-lasting water infrastructure that protects one of the most precious elements.
Because the greenest product is the one you don’t have to replace.”
T. Andersson, M. Ausserwinkler & W. Stangassinger (CTO/COO, CFO, CEO/CCO),
Amiblu Management Board
Our long-term experience of more than half a century in GRP production and research makes us fit for future challenges. With an accredited GRP pipe testing laboratory in Norway, our innovative spirit is based on a solid R&D background. Amiblu’s headquarters is in Klagenfurt, Austria, and the company has production facilities in Germany, Spain, Poland, and Romania. It employs around 1,500 people worldwide.
Our licensee partners around the globe, plus an extensive network of sales and engineering offices, add a further global dimension. Wherever our customers require a high-performance solution, Amiblu experts deliver precisely what they need.
As a manufacturer of glass-fiber reinforced pipes and fittings, we are one of the pioneers in piping innovations of the last century. From unusual beginnings in the textile industry to today’s international supplier for water infrastructure – learn more about the history of GRP pipe systems and the Amiblu Group:
First production of centrifugally cast GRP pipes in Switzerland
Birth of the company Hobas
First GRP pipeline installed in Switzerland
First production of continuously wound pipes at Vera Fabrikker (Jotun) in Norway
Owens Corning USA buys GRP technology from Vera Fabrikker
Veroc Technology (later Flowtite Technology) established between Jotun and Owens Corning (50:50) for sale of technology
Opening of the first GRP testing laboratory in Sandefjord, Norway
First large-scale and technically demanding Hobas GRP jacking project in the world
Joint venture of Hobas and the Wietersdorfer Group
Owens Corning takes over Veroc Technology and changes the name to Flowtite Technology (in 1998)
The Saudia Arabian Amiantit Company purchases Flowtite from Owens Corning
First production of non-circular GRP pipes in Germany
Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 of the GRP testing laboratory in Norway
GRP pipes in excellent condition after 33 years in seawater
3 meter diameter wastewater pipeline jacked under Warsaw, Poland
Croatia’s most challenging irrigation project realized with Hobas Jacking Pipes
Biggest GRP potable water tank produced for Pitomača, Croatia
XXL GRP pipes De 3600 jacked beneath rail in Gdańsk, Poland
GRP pipes for Australia’s largest ever pressure jacking project
Singapore‘s first jacking project with GRP pipes
Largest-diameter microtunneled curve ever realized with GRP pipes in Warsaw, Poland
Flowtite pipes for the world’s largest desalination plant in Saudi Arabia
Amiblu is established with ownership of Hobas and Flowtite Technologies
Amiblu opens a state-of-the-art production facility for GRP fittings in Poland
Record sewer jacking with Flowtite pipes in Poznań, Poland
Premiere for Flowtite Orange by Amiblu in Switzerland
Premium partner of the Energy Globe (since 2020)
Amiblu introduces the most stringent life-cycle assessments in the industry
New world microtunneling record with Amiblu GRP pipes in Rome, Italy
Amiblu becomes part of the United Nations Global Compact
GRP pressure pipes ensures safe and sustainable water supply in Ivory Coast
Amiblu Spain receives “100% sustainable energy” certification