Philmac pipe fittings to support Paris water infrastructure

Specialist pipe fittings and valves manufacturer Philmac has entered the
French market with a new contract to supply pipe fittings for water infrastructure
in Paris and beyond.

The South Australian exporter was awarded the contract through its French
trading partner, the global water, waste and energy company Veolia. The
three-year agreement is the biggest single contract in France for Philmac and
follows successful trials of its bespoke and innovative products for the French
municipal market.

Philmac Managing Director Mark Nykiel observed that the award of the
major French contract was testament to the expertise and capabilities of the
people at the company, and also proved that investment in innovation within
manufacturing paid dividends.

Though Philmac has been supplying the French market since 2001, the
latest contract boosts the company’s growth potential in France.

Philmac invested considerable time and effort during the R&D phase
to design a product specifically for the unique requirements of water
infrastructure in France. Their extra strong, durable plastic pipe fittings are
made from a variety of highly engineered plastics and will replace existing
brass connections.

Philmac will supply fittings from within its 3G and universal transition
fitting (UTC) product range under the deal, which is expected to generate sales
of approximately 250,000 units per annum.

Philmac is a leading manufacturer and supplier of polyethylene pipe
system fittings and valves to national and global markets. Almost half of its
product range is exported to 30 overseas markets across Europe, the UK, the
Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. The company recently boosted its
Adelaide-based Research and Development team to build on its product innovation

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