Wavin is a full service provider offering customers end-to-end solutions including consultation, design, implementation and complete after-sales service.
The Wavin piping systems business
Wavin is a leading global supplier of plastic piping systems and solutions and provides above and below ground solutions for hot and cold tap water, surface heating and cooling, soil and waste, rainwater management and last mile telecom.
Wavin's end-to-end solutions include consultation, design, implementation and after-sales service. Our customers are building and civil wholesalers, plumbing merchants, civil contractors, housing developers, large installers, utility companies and municipalities.
Highly respected within the construction industry, Wavin has a reputation for innovation and leadership and has an extensive product portfolio under the Wavin, OSMA, Hepworth, Hep2O, Thermoboard, Intesio and Certus brands.
Wavin is a full service provider. By early involvement with clients in project planning and estimation, we assist them to identify solutions that achieve the optimum long term results.
Working closely with municipalities, installers, real estate developers and architects, Wavin has gained an extensive local knowledge of market requirements and regulations throughout most countries in Europe.
Since mid-2012, Wavin has been part of the Mexichem Group, a leader in plastic pipe systems and in the chemical and petrochemical industry in Latin America. Wavin employs over 6,000 people worldwide.
Wavin is headquartered in Zwolle, The Netherlands and has offices in 24 European countries with manufacturing plants in 15 countries. The Wavin business in Europe is organised in 4 geographic areas: North West Europe, South West Europe, Central & Eastern Europe and South East Europe.
Wavin Overseas is the central export organisation of the Wavin Group. It is responsible for all activities outside of Europe and focuses on three key activities: Product Sales, Technology Partnerships and International Projects. An extensive international network of around 120 agents, licensees and distributors enables Wavin Overseas to supply Wavin piping systems solutions wherever needed. The export organisation has its headquarters in Dedemsvaart, The Netherlands, and has representative offices in China, India and Dubai.
The company is committed to innovation at all levels of our design, production and supply chain. Our goal is to achieve 20% of revenues from products less than five years old. In addition, profitability is increased through product rationalisation and other operational improvements. New product ranges such as the successful Hep2O Plumbing System and underfloor system utilising Wavin's Hepworth push-fit technology are made from Polybutene-1 (PB-1).
The Hep2O pipe is manufactured from flexible PB-1 and the pipe comes off the coil straight and can be easily cabled through joists, making installation fast and easy. The packaging is designed to stay intact and feed the product as required. This allows the remaining pipe to be pristine for the next project.
All fittings are rigorously tested at Wavin's fully accredited testing Hepworth facility. Only when systems have been proved under appropriate temperature, pressure and loading conditions are they ready for the company's unique, industry leading 50 year guarantee. The Hep2O range has a guarantee twice as long as other plastic systems. This indicates the level of confidence Wavin has that Polybutene-1 is the best material selection for pressurised hot and cold water systems.
Wavin piping systems are the benchmark for excellence and product innovation. They are precision-manufactured using the most advanced injection moulding and extrusion machines, materials and processes. All products comply with or exceed relevant European and British standards to ensure reliability and long-lasting service. The British Standards Institution has issued certificates registering Wavin as a firm of assessed capability, with a quality management system which meets the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001.
All Wavin manufacturing sites operate Environmental Management Systems which comply with the requirements of and are certified to ISO 14001:2004.